Local News

  • Council pushes back from restaurant tax decision

    Food often brings people together. The consideration of a food tax to restaurant patrons also seems to do the trick.

    More than twenty residents gathered in front of city hall Thursday to organize their game plan going into the city council meeting to oppose a proposed 3 percent restaurant tax.

  • Trims & Whims expected to draw another great crowd

    It’s time to trade in the tricks and treats for some tinsel and toys because the annual Trims & Whims Christmas craft show has arrived.

    In its 35th year, the show offers numerous booths of holiday crafts, gifts, and décor, as well as tasty goodies.

    The Shelby County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization of women educators, is hosting the event at Wright Elementary School and organizers say they expect nearly 100 vendors to be set up throughout the school.

  • Logan family cemetery dedication is Saturday

    Members of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board are excited about the dedication of a cemetery this Saturday that has special significance to the county.

    The dedication will be held at noon at the Logan Family Cemetery on Brunerstown Road to declare it a Kentucky Pioneer Cemetery, said Linda Clemmons, secretary of the board.

  • Local insurance company to partner with Louisville firm

    A Louisville insurance company, Logan Lavelle Hunt, has entered into a partnership with Nethery Insurance of Shelbyville.

    The companies have not merged, and each will still retain its own name and office location – Nethery is at 500 Main St. – but will function in conjunction with one another.

    The main focus will be on growing the property and casualty sector for Nethery Insurance, said Keith Nethery.

  • A Broadway debut

    Just as soon as Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis takes your breath away with one project, she surpasses it with something even more awesome.

    Fresh from playing the lead role in the Las Vegas musical Baz, which had all her friends and family in Shelbyville talking, Lewis has now landed an even more impressive role – she’s been cast in the lead role in the upcoming Broadway musical, Paramour, which is being done by Cirque du Soleil.

  • Rothenburger to run for State House

    If Rob Rothenburger’s vision for the future comes to pass, Shelby County will lose an experienced county judge-executive, but would gain a state representative who has a finger on the pulse of the community, he said.

    “It's my intention to file my candidacy for state rep for the 58th district of Kentucky,” he said just one day after State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) announced he would not run for re-election in 2016.

  • Tennessee man killed in I-64 crash

    A Tennessee man was killed in a fatal accident on Interstate 64 Wednesday afternoon that sent his passenger to the hospital and tied up the interstate and surrounding roadways for hours.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jeremy Younger, a member of the accident reconstruction team, said that Franklin M. Creasman, 53, of Decatur, Tenn., was killed and his passenger, Theodore Layman III, 51, also of Decatur, was injured when the Toyota pickup truck they were in crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.

  • Shelby prepares for Election Day

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry is breathing a sigh of relief after being able to recruit enough people to work at the polls after a severe shortage, she said.

    “We’ve got plenty of precinct officers now,” she said, adding that she and her staff are busy, not only training them, but also taking care of some last minute preparations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    “We've just had our voting machines checked out,” she said. “One of them, we had to replace, the one that malfunctioned on Primary Election Day.”

  • ELECTION 2015 – Republican bus tour stops in Shelby

    With just days left on the calendar before Election Day, political candidates are hot on the campaign trail, hoping to get their names in as many households as possible.

    “Last week we traveled two-thousand miles,” said State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) a candidate for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner. 

    On Thursday, Andriot’s Paint Flooring and Blinds joined Quarles’ list of campaign stops as he and Allison Ball, the Republican nominee for Kentucky Treasurer, for a quick meet and greet with the community.

  • A Christmas tradition


    Christmas traditions vary from person to person. For some, putting up the tree kicks off their holiday season, for others, its Black Friday shopping.  But in Shelby County, The Christmas Gala at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries marks the commencement of the holidays for many.

    Matt Burnett, CFO of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, said since the 1960s, people from all over Kentucky have been coming to the Gala as part of their holiday traditions.