Today's News

  • Food, fellowship, fundraising

    Fried chicken benefit

    WHAT:A benefit dinner with live and silent auctions for Steve Osowicz’s kidney transplant.

    WHEN:5-8 p.m., Saturday

    WHERE:Catholic Church of the Annunciation ACC building, 105 Main Street

    If you are looking for food, fellowship and the opportunity to snag some great auction items all for a great cause, look no further than the Catholic Church of the Annunciation.

  • County to hold drug abuse forum

    A county sponsored community drug abuse forum will address several issues residents are facing concerning the problem of drug abuse in Shelby on Tuesday morning at the Stratton Community Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison and several community partners are coordinating the event between medical and emergency service officials who will speak at the 3-hour event.

  • Road widening from KY 53 to Rocket Lane pushed back

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates discussed the status of some highly anticipated road projects at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    State Rep. Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) told the court that the widening project scheduled for Mount Eden Road was still on schedule for 2019, but that in the meantime, he hopes a proposal to resurface a portion of the 7000 block of the roadway will be approved.

  • I-64 fatality claims one

    A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 Tuesday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, a retired jockey, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Long, who was returning home from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, said. Rice.

    A longtime jockey in Kentucky, Long was at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

    He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

  • Planners table turnout issue for resident’s property
  • Human remains undergoing forensic exam

    After trying unsuccessfully to identity human remains that were found in Waddy in January, investigators have turned to forensic experts for help.

    A human skull brought home by a dog in January and additional skeletal remains that were later found, have been turned over to the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, said investigators.

  • Mother Nature eggs it up

    A beautiful sunny day, great weather, with lots of laughing children scrambling to find the most brightly colored Easter eggs made for a very enjoyable Easter/Earth Day event on Saturday.

    With the Easter Bunny and Mother Nature sharing the spotlight at Red Orchard Park on the same day this year, Earth Day and Bunny Day drew quite a crowd, he said.

  • Farmers taking freaky weather in stride

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

    The Kentucky Climate Summary for April 10 to April 16, a report compiled by several agencies, including the UK Ag Weather Center, extension agents, farmers, and the state and national departments of agriculture, reports that above normal temperatures remained in place throughout that period throughout the state, peaking Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s for much of Kentucky, pushing the state to a fourth straight week of above normal temperatures.

  • Equine event to be held at Metzgers

    If you’re in the mood to befriend a horse and help out a worthy cause at the same time, you might want to take in Help A Horse Day Sunday and Monday at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville.

    The event will feature orphaned horses – a miniature named Lil’ Sebastian and foal, Dwight – brought in by the Kentucky Humane Society Equine program known as CARE (Connect, Assist, Rescue and Educate) helps horses, as well as cats.

  • Shelby woman on United flight says incident was avoidable

    Thanks to the power of social media and smart phones, news has quickly spanned the globe regarding a passenger that was forcibly and violently removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday for refusing to voluntarily give up his seat. 

    If you’ve seen the disturbing footage, you’ve likely heard the screams of David Dao as officers yanked him from his seat, followed by the cries of another passenger, Mary Myers, in his defense.