Today's News

  • A priceless trip

    For many, it probably felt like just another Monday in Washington, D.C.  But for Lily Hobbs, June 19th was likely a day she will never forget.

    In the midst of her summer break before starting her fourth grade year at Cornerstone Christian Academy, Hobbs went on what you could call a field trip of a lifetime.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show: The show goes on

    No figures are available yet for just how many people turned out for this 2017 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but organizers say crowds were tremendous.

    “We had very, very good crowds on Wednesday and Saturday; Friday, we postponed and Thursday, it rained pretty hard, but Wednesday and Saturday had wonderful crowds, a lot of spectators and exhibitors,” said Horse Show Manager Peter Fenton.

  • Shelby vet hangs an important wreath

    Shelbyville’s William Markert has seen his share of the world.  His brief time in the military seventy years ago took him to England, Paris and Germany.

    And last month, at 94-years-old, he notched another trip in his belt.

    On May 20, Markert and his daughter joined nearly 70 other veterans and their guardians on a flight from Lexington to Washington, D.C.

    The trip, sponsored by the University of Kentucky, presented the group with an opportunity to tour numerous memorials, accompanied by university president, Eli Capilouto.

  • Bullitt Co. teen dies in Shelby accident

    A late Tuesday night accident in Shelby County has taken the life of a Mount Washington teen, according to a report filed by the Kentucky State Police, who was also a junior at Shelby County High School.

    The one vehicle incident, which remains under investigation by KSP, occurred around midnight on Tuesday at 8151 Mount Eden Road.

    State police officials did not return messages seeking more information.

    Shelby County EMS, Mount Eden Fire and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Departments assisted at the scene.

  • Shields benefit tomorrow

    No parent wants to hear the horrific C-word when dealing with the health of a child.  But in April, just one week after their daughter, Addie’s, birthday, Logan and Tiffany Shields received that terrible news. Their daughter was diagnosed with cancer.

    Logan Shields explained that their ordeal began with a seemingly typical fever.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Hotel eyes Simpsonville property behind Pilot

    Plans are moving forward for the potential development of a hotel in Simpsonville. 

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convened Tuesday, commissioners approved a request to divide a tract of land that could get the ball rolling.

    Amy Cooksey with Mindel, Scott & Associates explained that the property owner has a client who looking for a two-acre site for a future hotel.

  • Light up the night sky

    Shelby County’s two fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations return for this year, but now residents won’t have to pick just one event.

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s Shake the Lake! celebration is July 1 at Clear Creek Park, and the date change had a lot to do with the Fourth of July falling during the workweek.

  • Big boy toys

    The sound of roaring engines accompanied by the sight of smoke plumes rising and dirt spraying into the air at the tractor pull attracts a large at the Shelby County Fair each year. 

    But unbeknownst to many, behind all the commotion on the motorsport track, a small-scale version of the excitement can be found in the barn.

    More than a hundred R/C vehicles of all types, colors, sizes, styles lined tables in the barn Saturday morning, accompanied by their drivers, eager to take to the track.

  • Spinning a yarn of love

    A beloved extension homemaker who passed away recently has bequeathed part of her legacy to charity.

    The Yarn Barn is a special sale with proceeds going to benefit three different charitable organizations.

    Yarn donated by Mary Margaret Krahulec, who passed away June 8, will be sold from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the event June 23-24 at the Shelby County Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road.

  • Superintendent receives accomplished rating

    Shelby County Board of Education Chairman Andrew Cline read into record Thursday the board's evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof for the 2016-17 school year.