Today's News

  • Bonds to be considered at school board meeting

    The members of the Shelby County Board of Education will pull double duty at Thursday's meeting.

    The board members are also the members of the finance corporation that issues bonds for the district, because by law school boards in Kentucky cannot issue bonds.

    This meeting, however, will be to refund bonds for Painted Stone Elementary.

  • News Briefs: June 23, 2009

    Shelbyville on the air

    The Shelbyville Amateur Radio Club transmits its signals around the world from the Shelby County Emergency Management office at 98 7th Street from 2 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday. This year's annual contest is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League.

  • EARLIER: City resident says cars parked on streets may be safety issue

    Melvin Sams said he sees what he thinks is a dangerous situation, so he took it to the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night.

    Sams, a longtime resident of Ashland Avenue, said that residents and visitors parking on his street – and the adjacent streets of Plainview Avenue and Bayne Acres – are creating a situation that could be problematic.

  • A new menu of dining opportunities


  • Business Briefcase June 18, 2010


    Child care facility gets rating

    Jacobs Ladder Child Care on Haven Hill Road in Shelbyville has been given a 2-star rating by the Stars For Kids Now program. These ratings for child-care facilities are based on factors such as staff ratios, curriculum and staff education and training. The ratings extend to 4 stars.


    Frankfort board hires new manager

  • Martin to star in new show at theater

    Olivia Martin will play the lead role of Ellie Greenwich in the Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of "The Leader of the Pack."

    This hit Broadway musical celebrates the life and times of Ellie Greenwich, whose doo-wop sounds skyrocketed to the top of the sixties charts. Greenwich wrote the show.

    Veteran theater director and actor Cyndi Powell Skellie is directing.

  • WICHE: Tending the summer tomatoes

    I have some healthy looking tomato plants in the garden this year, which is refreshing after last year’s diseased lot. Nothing is ripe yet, but all in all things look promising despite the pop-up down pours and the 90-degree weather.            

  • More kids staying in school, graduating

    Shelby County Public Schools showed strong improvement in graduation numbers according to the state’s non-academic report this year, the district did struggle in other areas.

    Shelby County dropped more than 3 percent in the Transition Into Adult Life category, falling behind the state average for the first time in three years. Shelby checks in almost 1 percent behind the state’s 97 percent.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 11, 2010

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  • EARLIER: The world has lost one of the good guys

    I must tell you today about a guy I have known and loved like a brother.

    The words don’t come easily. They bounce around in my brain and find their way to my fingers in clumsy and inadequate sequence. I pound at my keyboard in earnest hope of intellectual inspiration, but here goes.

    I first met Don Collins on a muggy August afternoon in Jackson, Miss. We had grown up 45 minutes apart, but it took a quarter century and 600 miles to germinate a friendship that would stand stalwart to the flow of time.