Local News

  • Fire leaves family homeless

    A family of three has been left homeless after a midmorning blaze gutted their house on Walnut Street Thursday.

    The two-story frame house belonging to Glenn and Terie Eilers at 1209 Walnut St. was still standing after firefighters from the Shelbyville Fire Department extinguished the blaze at about 11 a.m. but the interior, especially the upstairs, was gutted, and was not habitable.

  • Raptor on High

    A repair crew preparing to do restorative work to the steeple at Centenary United Methodist Church on Main Street got a surprise Friday when erecting scaffolding for the project.

    A great horned owl had become trapped inside the walls surrounding the inner most portion of the tower.

    “He can’t get out because he has a wingspan of about five feet, and the entrance where he went in is not that great,” said Tony Wilson with Thoroughbred Contractors.

  • Fairness groups plan to continue

    Despite a vote last month by the Shelbyville City Council to take no further action regarding a Fairness Ordinance, members of the Fairness Campaign and the Shelby County branch of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth aren’t giving up the fight, according to Leslie McBride of the Shelby County chapter of the KFTC.

    “We’re not going to give up,” she said.

  • Meeting your Good Neighbors

    Farming is the backbone of America and our daily survival depends on a farmer’s hard days labor.  But despite the vital role they play in our lives, and especially in a largely rural community like Shelby County, many don’t know what happens in the day-to-day work on a farm.

    This past weekend, however, the Shelby County Cooperative Extension hosted the 2nd Annual Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour.  Allowing more than 350 people to take a peek at a dozen of the typically hidden farms scattered throughout Shelby County.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD–Expansion plans to get a vote

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have two big expansion projects on the table when it meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at West Middle School. 

    This week’s agenda calls for a vote to conclude two discussions that were started during the board’s previous meeting earlier this month.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Street paving bid awarded

    Several streets throughout the city will soon receive a fresh coat of asphalt as Shelbyville City Council made a decision regarding the paving bids Thursday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Among five bidders, the board unanimously voted to award the bid to the lowest bidder, MAC Construction out of New Albany, Ind.  At $137,092.50, MAC Construction’s bid was nearly $5,000 lower than the second lowest bid of $141,901 from the local company, Shelbyville Asphalt.

  • More lane closures announced for Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced Tuesday that the right lane of eastbound I-64 will be closed at mile point 38 near the weigh station.  This lane closure is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  A crew will be working on the electronic systems associated with the weigh station.

  • Massie to speak at Cornerstone

    A local student was so impressed with a congressman that he met on a tour of the nation’s capitol in the spring that he asked him if he would speak at his school in Shelby County.

    Thursday, 4th Congressional District Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg), will speak to 8th through 12th grade students at Cornerstone Christian Academy in eastern Shelby County.

    “I thought he was pretty cool,” said Dallas Garriott, a 9th grader at Cornerstone.

  • I-64 lane closures announced for evenings on Sept. 23-24

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office today announced lane closures on Interstate 64 in Shelby County. KYTC crews will be working on both directions of I-64 on Tuesday and Wednesday between mile points 26 and 28 to apply an asphalt wedge to bridge ends.

    Work will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the westbound lanes of I-64 and shift to eastbound lanes Wednesday. The left and center lanes will be closed intermittently from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each night.

  • Louisville group helps spruce up men’s shelter

    A group of volunteers from Louisville, at the urging of a co-worker from Shelby, turned out Thursday to fix up one of Shelby County’s most visible charitable endeavors – the Open Door of Hope men’s shelter.

    With paintbrushes, scrapers and other tools in hand, volunteers set to work Thursday to give Shelby’s men’s shelter a brand new look.