Local News

  • County working on new alcohol ordinance

    After a successful wet/dry election in mid-September, Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates are now working on updating the county’s alcohol ordinance to reflect the change from a moist county to wet.

    One further change that could come would be allowing packaged alcoholic beverages to be sold on Sunday.

    That suggestion came at Tuesday night’s meeting of the fiscal court.

    “I recommend we have Sunday sales both by drink and package,” said Magistrate Michael Riggs.

  • Preparing for the polls


  • Strong leadership

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping has a new face at the helm who has spent his first two months as plant manager making some changes he says are long overdue.

    Since coming onboard in mid-September, Mark Whitten, the plant’s new general manager, has made several moves that emphasize his role as a leader who listens to his employees, he said.

  • Zaxby’s expanding its reach

    Shelby residents may feel like they are experiencing a case of déjàvu right now as they pass by Zaxby’s buildings all across the county.  Simpsonville welcomed the chicken restaurant Monday with the first new location’s grand opening.  Meanwhile, the Shelbyville store is gearing up for its transition to the new site, which is currently under construction adjacent to CVS Pharmacy on the Shelbyville Bypass.

  • Murals to go up in Shelbyville today

    Starla Martin’s mural of a stabled horse on a Washington Street building has attracted much attention since it was revealed in September and organizers of the community public art project say there’s more where that came from.

    Today four additional pieces of artwork on large-scale banners promoting “ways to play” will be unveiled across downtown Shelbyville.

    Katie Fussenegger, Executive Director, ShelbyKY Tourism & Visitors Bureau said they are pleased with how quickly the project is coming along.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Simpsonville shows innovations


  • Webb listed for second transplant

    After nearly eight months of traveling, pleading, struggling and running the gamut of emotions, Shelby County resident Bobby Webb has finally received the news he’s so long awaited.

    Webb has officially been added to the lung transplant list for a second time.

    Webb has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic and life-threatening disease that changes how his body makes mucus and sweat. The disease is often a death sentence without a lung transplant, which Webb first received in 2011.

  • ATC students put education where their mouth is

    Halloween brings candy apples, candy corn and even candied popcorn balls among other sticky, gooey, sweet treats but for Heritage Elementary students, the focus Monday was on keeping their pearly whites in tip top shape.

    Smile Kentucky! provided students in grades 3-5 with a free dental screening and students learned how to properly care for their teeth.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Martinsville gym may come down


  • Pedestrian killed on Midland Trail

    A Shelbyville man was killed early Sunday morning while crossing the street in the 1600 block of Midland Trail.

    Jose Alberto Gutierrez, 28, received multiple injuries after being struck by a 2006 Chevrolet driven by a 17-year-old driver.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Office reconstructionists say that the accident happened as the driver struck Gutierrez as he was traveling east on Midland Trail at 2:51 a.m.