Today's News

  • Anglin announces intention to plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Let freedom ring

    Soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday got a warm welcome home at a ceremony at Shelby Christian Church in their honor, along with a big surprise when they saw that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was also standing by to greet them.

    “Truly, we were amazed to see the governor there, that he would come by and welcome us home and say a few words, well, it really meant a lot to us,” said the unit’s commander, Maj. Ryan Irvine of Shelbyville.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    There was plenty of horsing around at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but it was all in the spirit of equine competiveness.

    “The competition was pretty stiff – there were some really good horses, some defending world champions and, I’d say, ten or fifteen potential world champions, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, along with his brother, R.H. Bennett.

    The two show organizers had estimated that up to 350 horses would be competing, but numbers were actually above that, said Bennett.

  • Red, white and new

    What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than by spending time with our family and friends, gorging on delicious foods and, of course, blowing things up? In Shelby County, the celebrations will encompass all that and more.

    With just five days left until the big day, plans for the annual celebrations in Simpsonville and Shelbyville are both underway and park officials are eager to share all the excitement this year will bring.

    The fun will start at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Monday for the Shake the Lake celebration at 6 p.m.

  • Walmart evacuated after suspicious suitcase spotted

    Fears that a suspicious looking black suitcase left unattended at the Shelbyville Walmart Saturday afternoon might be an explosive device were unfounded, authorities say.

    That determination came after a nearly 3-hour effort from three agencies, which involved evacuating the store, clearing out and blocking off the parking lot, and examining the object with sophisticated equipment from a Lexington bomb squad.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Damp start can’t slow show

    Despite a wet start, competition at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show was not impeded by the weather Wednesday night, and the show went off without a hitch, organizers said.

    “I was very pleased with it, we had a lot of horses turn out to show,” said R.H. Bennett, co-manager of the show, along with his brother, Edward “Hoppy” Bennett. “The weather kind of gave us a wet start early on, but it finally turned out nice, and we had a great [opening night].”

    The show, which runs through Saturday, had 20 classes on Wednesday.

  • Discovery Blvd development moves forward


    Other than several absences and a last minute date change, Wednesday’s Triple S Planning Commission Meeting presented no additional surprises. 

    The commission, with Jake Smith, Scott Merchant and Quintin Biagi absent, approved without question the final plat for development property off Discovery Blvd.

  • Simmons pays restitution for embezzlement from parks

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee, who was arrested in June 2015 after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center, has paid her restitution.

    After pleading guilty to a lesser charger on March 7, Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, the former youth services director at for the park system, last week was ordered to pay back the sum of $8,926 to the parks system. Simmons paid the money back on June 15 out of the $10,000 cash bond she had put up when she was arrested.