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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Donut shop owner murdered

    A small donut shop on Midland Trail is closed with a small, hastily scrawled, handwritten sign taped to the door, proclaiming the shop closed until further notice due to a family emergency.

    That family emergency refers to the death of Thai C. Le, owner of Donut Express, that police are labeling murder.

    The 54-year old was found dead at his home on Creekview Court in Shepherdsville Friday afternoon, according to Jeff Gregory, spokesperson for Kentucky State Police's Post 4.

  • Sharing the highway

    Is there a lack of consideration between cyclists and motorists?

    For one Shelbyville resident, that question is a resounding yes.

    “You’ll get people come right up behind you and honk their horns, within inches of you, any cyclist will tell you that,” said Jerry Tinney.

    As he adjusted his helmet and tugged on his gloves at the corner of 6th and Main streets, he gestured toward the roadway and passing vehicles.

  • Collins culinary arts team wins state

    The Collins culinary arts team is as hot as habanera.

    The cooking team won its state competition Wednesday at the Galt House in Louisville and will now start prepping for the national competition to be held in Nashville in July.

    “We were ecstatic,” first year culinary arts student and Collins senior Camden Hunter said. “We just looked at each other in awe and thought, ‘Did we really just win state? Are we really going to nationals?’ It hit us by surprise.”

  • Bed bugs found at SCHS

    Word hit social media last week that Shelby County High School was enduring an invasion of bed bugs but the district urges that the only infestation is that of growing misinformation.

    Shelby County Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said there have been a few isolated incidences.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Edwards Moving and Rigging moving on new development

    A new industry may be quietly tiptoeing into Shelby County.

    The Triple S Planning Commission convened Tuesday for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting and heard a development plan for an 87,500-square-foot warehouse on Everett Hall Road.  However, if there are plans in the works for the anticipated development, those involved aren’t ready to share.

  • Give Shelbyville some credit

    We put a lot of value on certain numbers. Some of us lie or express shame when sharing our weight, height or age.  But in all actuality, those numbers have little merit in comparison to your credit score. 

    A numerical representation of your financial habits, your credit score speaks volumes about you and a low number can have dire consequences on your daily life. 

    A poor credit score can prevent you from opening a credit card, purchasing a home, buying a car or obtaining a loan. 

  • Tourism tax will restore second burned lot

    An historic lot is ready to blossom once again in Shelbyville.

    Located at 617 Washington Street the Chatham House was the second lot ever purchased in Shelbyville.

    Built in 1845, the historic structure that once stood there was at one time a private home before being turned into apartments and even served as a brothel.

    The most recent owner, Lucy Kerman and her husband, Mark, were working to restore her father, Dr. Charles Chatham’s home when a fire destroyed the structure in April of 2013.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Katayama gets tax incentive

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council convened for its first meeting of the month after canceling its previous March meeting due to a lack of agenda items. 

    The council approved a resolution granting an incentive to Katayama American Company.

    Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation explained to the council that the Kentucky Business Assistance Program, created by the Kentucky General Assembly, would reduce the local 1.5 percent occupational tax to .75 percent for qualifying jobs.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to consider facility plan recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education will continue its conversation regarding future facility plans Thursday.

    The board will convene at 6:30 p.m. at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street and consider approval of the recommendation from the Local Planning Committee on 2017 amended District Facility Plan.

  • Simpsonville Baptist progresses with new plans