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Today's News

  • Farmer loses livestock feed in mysterious silo collapse

    Ben Nutter shook his head as he gazed at the ruins of a large silo that mysteriously toppled over at his dairy farm Sunday night.

    “I never heard of one falling before,” he said, pointing to the 60-foot structure lying crumpled on the ground. “There’s six hundred tons of silage in it – that’s three-hundred acres of corn,” he said.

    Nutter’s wife, Shannon, said the collapse of the silo on their dairy/beef operation on Drane Lane near Eminence is a catastrophic event for them.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board enjoys the arts

    The halls of Heritage Elementary school were lined with brightly colored works of art and overflowing with proud family and friends for the school’s annual Art Night Thursday evening. 

    Hundreds of paintings, drawings, colorings and 3-D works of art hung from the ceiling, filled the windows and covered nearly every inch of the school’s walls while family members and friends filled the cafeteria, library and art rooms learning from students how to make their own works of art. 

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Zoning regs up for change

      When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street, for its regularly scheduled meeting council members will consider an ordinance enacting a text amendment to the city’s zoning regulations that would allow additions on some non-conforming structures without going before the appeals board.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said currently additions couldn’t be made to homes that are not in zoning compliance.

  • Simpsonville ready to shine

    For those that enjoyed Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights last weekend, Simpsonville will provide a seasonal encore for Shelby County this weekend with their annual Light Up Simpsonville celebration.

    The fun kicks-off with a countdown at 6:30 p.m. Saturday led by Mayor Eden and city commissioners gathered around the focal piece – the new 2,100 square-foot pavilion.

  • Shelby farm family honored

    Shane and Mary Courtney are the 2017 recipients of the Kentucky Agribusiness of the Year Award.

  • Author said new book was prompted by near death experience

    When Roger Snell lay near death in the hospital this past spring, his brush with the Grim Reaper chilled and changed him.

    When he recovered and left the hospital, he vowed to write a book about his glimpse into the afterlife, he said.

  • Blaze destroys barn

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a barn Friday afternoon on U.S. 60

    Crews from East 60, Shelby County and Waddy responded to the blaze but were unable to save the structure located in Clay Village. The owners of the property were not at home at the time of the fire at 4 p.m. No livestock were being housed in the barn, but a vehicle and some farm equipment was destroyed. No cause for the blaze is known at this time.

  • A ship’s best friend

     War is a troubling time.  It leaves scars on the body and mind of many who have dared looked into its eyes. 

    But as any military member will tell you, the painful memories of war are often mixed with funny stories, breathtaking worldviews and reminiscing of immeasurable friendships.

    The later is certainly the case for U.S. Coast Guard veteran Noble Roberts, who now lives in Shelbyville, and his fellow shipmates aboard the LST-793 who formed a bond with an unexpected member of the crew in the midst of World War II.

  • Magistrates hear broadband presentation

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard an informational presentation about the progress of Kentucky Wired, a high-speed internet network designed to bring broadband service to almost every Kentuckian.

  • Big things in small packages

    With November in full swing, the holiday shopping season is underway.  Scouring through sale flyers and some early released Black Friday ads, everyone is eager to get their hands on some great deals this year, hoping to make their special someone’s season bright. 

    Across America, even the less fortunate families have hope for at least a somewhat joyous December 25, with programs like Toys for Tots and the Angel Tree.  But outside of our prosperous nation, there are many children who will go without on Christmas morning.