Today's News

  • MacFarlane honored as Farmer of Year

    When Marilyn Macfarlane set out to establish a horse farm four decades ago, she blazed a trail unheard of at that time.

    “Forty years ago, as the first single female to receive a loan from the local bank for farmland, she had the courage and talent to build an eight-stall cow barn into a state of the art equestrian facility,” Ferenc Vegh Jr. told nearly 400 people who attended the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club’s 61st annual banquet at Floral Hall.

  • Shelby man killed in crash

    A Shelbyville man was killed early Wednesday morning and two others were injured when they wrecked their car trying to avoid hitting a deer near Bagdad, police said.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said he pronounced David M. Bailey, 20, of Shelbyville, dead at the scene.

    Bailey was a front seat passenger in a car driven by Brandon L. Kohn, 19, of Bagdad.

  • Holiday shopping 101

    While Black Friday is a term we’ve grown accustomed to, the recognized retail holiday is no longer just a one-day event.  In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, nearly 33 million shoppers in the U.S. this year kicked off their Black Friday shopping yesterday while many of us where still sleeping off our turkey dinners.

    Let’s face it, those nights of camping out for Black Friday shopping are all but gone as more and more stores are opening early on Thanksgiving Day, competing for shoppers and slowly shifting Black Friday into a Gray Thursday.

  • Holiday volunteering

    Holidays are a time of hectic preparation as well as a time of joy, but for those who work to feed, clothe and care for the needy, it’s also a time to scramble to find enough volunteers to fill stockings, put food on tables and toys under the Christmas tree.

    “Ann Chadwell, she really needs help at [Shelbyville] city hall, organizing things and sorting toys,” said Karie Marcum, director of Salvation Army. “We need runners, just to go get things.”

  • Operation Care names new director

    It may seem that Jennifer Decker, longtime Republican chair for Shelby County as well as field representative for Sen. Rand Paul, is making a drastic change by resigning from those positions to take the reigns of Operation Care as its new director.

    But it’s really just a direction she has been moving toward for the past three years since she became an active volunteer and board member, she said.

    “Through that experience, I have become passionate about being part of the work being done there,” she said.

  • Leaving an enduring legacy


    Six months ago Shelby County’s little hero Blake Hundley traded his cape for a pair of wings but his mother Kelly Hundley hopes to see his legacy live on through the smiles of children fighting similar battles.

    At just six-years-old Blake was diagnosed with brain cancer.  For three years he battled the disease, spending many holidays confined to a hospital bed.

  • Trees and memories for sale

    Black Friday is in full swing and shoppers all across the country are fighting crowds and lines for the best deals of the season.  But if you are in the market for a live Christmas tree and some family memories, Shelby Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery can help you check those items off your list.

    Yesterday Ron Stella of Anderson County and Vivek Sarin, CEO of Shelby Industries, officially opened their four-acre tree farm at 175 McDaniels Road, adjacent to Shelby Industries.

  • Attaining appreciation

    Pews were filled and spirits were high Tuesday evening at Simpsonville Christian Church when local congregations came together under one steeple for a special Thanksgiving service.

    Violin music and a choir set the scene as guests took time to reflect on their blessings over the year.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, delivered the invitation to generosity before an offering was collected to benefit the Serenity Center. 

    Pusateri noted the value in sharing blessings with the organization.

  • Body found in Shelby identified as missing Oldham County woman

    A farm on Cropper Road was the scene of a murder investigation Tuesday morning, as police recovered the body a missing Oldham County woman.

    “We were led to that location by the suspects who were charged with her murder, but we cannot say whether it’s her remains until they are positively identified at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson of Post 5, Tuesday morning.

  • Restaurant tax to be back on city agenda