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Today's News

  • Police take WMS student into custody

    The Shelbyville Police Department was called to West Middle School Friday afternoon after a student was disrupting school.

    The student was taken into custody around 3:15 p.m.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the incident started when a student wasn’t happy with a situation at the school.

    Allan said there was no weapon involved in the altercation.

  • Project Linus to host Blanket Day March 24

    While Saturday was celebrated as National Blanket Day for Project Linus, Shelbyville organizers have moved the local date to March 24.

    After the group scrambled to make and deliver blankets to all the students at Marshall County High School in the wake of the school shooting, Shelby County coordinator Rebecca Jew figured her volunteers needed a little more time.

  • New building, new name

     In response to a rapidly growing student population, a new educational facility is in the works for Shelby County.

    A preschool through eighth grade center is under development adjacent to Collins High School, but the facility will initially house middle school students with preschool and elementary students to follow.

    With the new educational facility on the way, Shelby County Public Schools is now tasked with coming up with a name for the building, and they are reaching out to the community for ideas.

  • Shelbyville teen in custody following stabbing of family member

     An argument turned violent Friday night, leaving a 37-year-old man dead and a family struggling for answers.

    The incident occurred Friday evening in the Cloverbrook Farms neighborhood. Officers with the Shelbyville Police Department were called to a home on Beamtree Drive around 9 p.m. and discovered David Bryant with a fatal stab wound to the chest.

    A teenage suspect, who is related to Bryant, was later taken into custody, accused of stabbing Bryant to death.

    Because of the teen’s age, no name has been released.

  • Shelbyville rocks

    When it comes to friendly communities, Shelby is a shining example. But if you need tangible proof that Shelby County truly rocks, just look down.

    Scattered across the community, hidden in plain sight, you’ll find a plethora of colored, wildly decorated rocks adorning fun designs aimed solely at bringing a smile to the finder’s face.

    Many of those rocks direct the discoverer to the Facebook page: Shelbyville Ky Rocks!

  • Board reviews budget committee recommendations

    The Shelby County Board of Education took on the task of meeting new budget requirements and a slight budget deficit with recommendations from the board’s budget committee during Thursday’s meeting at East Middle School.

    “The 2018-19 Budget Committee was tasked with several objectives, one to recommend initiatives necessary to maintain progress with our strategic plan, to recommend ways to fund new initiatives and to recommend reductions to existing budget items which were no longer effective,” Susan Barkley, director of finance told the board.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves unmet needs

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education reviewed the district’s unmet needs for 2018.

    Some of the requested items include:

  • Local music educator honored at LEXI awards

     Local guitar instructor Paulie Felice was recognized last week at the fourth annual Lexington Music Awards.

    Program Director and senior teacher with Skinny Devil Music Labs Academy of Guitar, Felice was awarded the Jay Flippin Music Educator of the Year Award.

    This was the second time Felice received the honor, which is named for a well-known Morehead State University instructor who passed away in 2014.  Felice was previously recognized in 2015.

  • Disc golf coming to Red Orchard

     A new attraction is coming to the Shelby County Parks system this year that will offer excitement and outdoor fun for all ages.

    The Shelby County Parks Foundation announced this week the development of a new, 18-hole championship regulation disc golf course coming to Red Orchard Park. The development of such has been in the works for some time and was included in the park’s master plan that was created in 2007.

  • Sweets for your sweetheart

     With the most romantic holiday rapidly approaching, shoppers will tackle store shelves this weekend seeking their last minute gifts of cards, stuffed animals, red roses and, of course, confectionary affection in the form of conversation hearts and boxes of chocolates.

    In fact, according to CandyStore.com, conversation hearts and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are the two top selling candy selections this season, making up 10.2 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively, of all Valentines candy sold in 2017.