Today's News

  • Bevin’s transition team has strong Shelby feel

    Two members of Governor-elect Matt Bevin's 6-person executive committee heading up his transition team have strong ties to Shelby County and, now, important roles in shaping the future of his administration.

    Jerry Miller, a former Louisville Metro Council member who was elected to the House of Representatives, 36th District, in 2014, grew up in Shelby County and still belongs to the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Learning through the lens of others

    Though reading a book and sitting through a lecture is a good way to learn about a topic, students at the Area Technology Center in the Health Sciences career pathway know that stepping out into the world and uncovering the information firsthand is an effective way to not only learn a lesson, but to also retain that information for life.

    “This is an assignment they’ll never forget,” said Karen Smith, the health sciences teacher at the ATC.

  • A royal recognition

    The American Royal Horse Show each year brings together the best of the best, and no exception to that rule was made when selecting their royal guest of honor for the exhibitor’s party on the fourth night of the national competition.

    Shelby County’s own Don Harris, one of the most esteemed trainers in the Saddlebred industry, was selected as the honoree at the show last month in Kansas City.

  • Post office goes Peanuts


    Wright Elementary School played host to a unique ceremony Thursday, as Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Shelbyville Postmaster Vince Birk revealed the new Charlie Brown Forever stamps in honor of the iconic comic’s fiftieth anniversary.

    The event featured Christmas music from the Wright Singers, followed by remarks from local leaders and the announcement of the winners of art and essay contests, held in honor of the occasion.

  • Show to benefit Angel Tree

    If you’re looking for a way to help less fortunate children this Christmas and have fun at the same time, you might want to travel to Simpsonville next weekend.

    A benefit show, Ray Glenn and Friends, is sure to be a crowd pleaser, with numerous tribute artists coming together to perform numbers by such greats as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Rivers and Elton John.

  • County to apply for grant for equipment

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency officials plan to apply for a grant to help with the acquisition of new equipment.

    The equipment would be in the form of a monitor that would be installed at the agency’s new headquarters, EMA Director Paul Whitman told magistrates at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    “This will be between five hundred and seven hundred dollars, a small grant, just to help us out,” said Whitman.

  • Family raising funds for son stricken with cancer

    Michael Yocum is only 6 years old, and is already used to his fate of having to spend a big chunk of his time in the hospital taking cancer treatments, said his mother.

    “Sometimes he has chemo four days a week,” said Spring Yocum.

    Michael was diagnosed in March with a highly curable form of leukemia, but unfortunately, she said, the treatment is very extensive and long lasting – Michael must endure them for more than three years.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Restaurant Tax gets 2nd reading Thursday

    The Shelbyville City Council will address the matter of a 3 percent restaurant tax Thursday after numerous residents spoke out against the proposed tax at a meeting in November.

    The matter has headlined numerous meetings and workshops over the last year and a first reading was approved at a meeting in October.  However, the item had been added to the agenda late and many opponents of the tax argued at the meeting last month that they were not aware that it had been added and were not given an opportunity to speak against it.

  • Shelbyville Water Company starts chloramine conversion

    The Shelbyville Water and Sewer Company started its conversion to a chloramine water cleaning system today.

    While Manager Tom Doyle said customers should not notice a difference, there could be a slight change in water pressure.

    That’s because, Doyle said, they will be using the fire hydrants to flush out the system.

    He added that they would also be draining the elevated water tanks, but urged that no one is expected to lose service during the process.

  • Drugs a factor in Oldham woman’s death

    Drugs are considered to be a factor in the death of an Oldham County woman that was found in a shallow grave in Shelby County last week.

    KSP Trooper Joshua Lawson confirmed that Angela Hall, 34, knew the three Henry County men that were charged on Nov. 24 in connection with her murder.