Local News

  • Shelby native accepted in Michigan-based opera

    A path that began in Shelbyville has led Matasha Allen, a 2000 SCHS graduate, to a stage in a Michigan opera house.

    “Being in a full length opera performance is something that I have dreamed of,” Allen said. “I did an opera in college, but this will be my first opera opportunity with a professional opera that’s not school related.”

    As a child, Allen performed in choir and orchestra at SCHS and also in her church choir at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.

    Today, Allen is preparing for a more pivotal performance.

  • Shannon’s celebrates 150 years of legacy

    Shannon Funeral Service has stood the test of time, enduring five generations of ownership and five relocations through 150 years to offer grieving friends and family members an opportunity to honor their loved ones through their services.

    But Sunday their doors will be open to the community for a less somber occasion.

  • UPDATED: Police on look out for red SUV in Tuesday night shooting

    Shelbyville Police officials have confirmed that 28-year-old Larry T. Bell of Louisville was shot and killed in Shelbyville late Tuesday night at Centerbrook Apartments.

    At 11:59 Tuesday night, Shelbyville Police responded to a call of a possible shooting in the parking lot of the complex at 108 Berea Drive, between Martin Luther King and 9th streets in Shelbyville. At the scene they discovered a black male with at least one gunshot wound.

    Bell was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m.

  • Road funding down more than $200K


  • Trails project will break ground Tuesday

    Shelbyville City Council members got an update Thursday night from Parks and Recreation officials about an upcoming project to build a hiking trail through the downtown area.

    Clay Cottongim and Dee Maynard, members of the park’s Foundation Board, outlined the $200,000 project that will consist of a 10-foot wide concrete path running from Stratton Bottom to the 7th Street Bridge.

    The trail already exists as a footpath, worn bare over the years by those seeking a picturesque place for a serene walk along Clear Creek through the city limits.

  • Keaton McMurray, Jan. 4, 1996 - April 19, 2015

    Keaton McMurray won’t get to attend his high school graduation or take his girlfriend to the prom, two things that were high on his priority list as he knew his time on Earth was drawing to  a close.

    But there is one thing that the cancer-stricken teen accomplished – he inspired all who knew him by his selfless acts and his strong faith, said his mother, Debi McMurray.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District puts focus on ATCs needs

    The Shelby County Board of Education awarded a bid for a new Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine headlined during Thursday’s meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Superintendent James Neihof explained to the board that the bid was for a computer-controlled metal milling machine that will be programmed by the students.

  • Painted Stone surprised with fitness grant


    Painted Stone Elementary School teachers and faculty members received a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon when representatives from Project Fit America (PFA) announced that the school had been selected as a recipient for a two-year Fitness in Education program, worth nearly $30,000 thanks to funds and efforts provided by Baptist Health Louisville and Kelley Construction.

  • Raising money and awareness

    There may be a new date and location this year, but Trés Chic Shelbyville will offer the same night of fun to benefit the same great cause for the sixth annual event.

    Shifted from an indoor February event to an outdoor spring event, the 2015 gala will take place at Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville.

  • Park to get new playground equipment

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation officials says a project to replace the old playground equipment at Clear Creek Park with new, state of the art equipment is about to begin.

    “Over the past month or so, we have taken several significant steps toward making this a reality,” said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens, adding that a bid for the equipment was just accepted last week.