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Today's News

  • History in the making

    If you’re looking to envelop yourself in the deep roots of Shelbyville you don’t need a time machine, just a computer.

    Since December, local photographer Jim Cleveland has spent countless hours uploading thousands of local, historical images to a Facebook account, giving visitors to the page a rich history lesson.

    “We’ve had about 55,000 glances at these [photos] from what it’s showing on the reports,” Cleveland said.

  • ‘Booger’s Bench’ installed on Main Street

    An iconic figure in Shelbyville who passed away two years ago is surely smiling down from heaven, his friends say, after a touching memorial to him was finally installed Tuesday on Main Street.

    A brand new metal bench situated in front of the 2nd Street parking lot will soon bear a plaque sporting the name William “Booger Bill” Pearson.

  • Owning their environment

    With a couch, colorful string lights, palm trees on the wall and even a ball pit, Erika Darin’s class seems more like a lounge than a classroom.  But her students don’t treat the class like a play place. 

    The students in Darin’s second grade class at Simpsonville Elementary are on task and concentrating on their work. 

    As you look around the room, you see focused students learning in a way that works best for each of them.

  • Employee put on leave after teen’s death at Lincoln Village

    A Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center employee was placed on special investigative leave with pay earlier this week after a teen died within 24 hours of her arrival at the Elizabethtown facility earlier this month, according to the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.

    Gynnya McMillen, 16, died Jan. 11 at Lincoln Village following a reported domestic violence incident at her mother’s residence in Shelbyville in the early morning hours of Jan. 10.

  • Diageo distillery should be complete by year’s end

    While the site is active and bourbon is already aging on Benson Road, it will be nearly another year before Diageo’s Bulliet Bourbon Co. is fully up and running with production.

    “There may be some things happening, but for it to be fully operational, and really going like it’s expected, that will be the end of the year,” said Ashley Bauer, spokesperson for Diageo.

    She added that a timeframe mentioned at a media event at the distillery in mid-October about production beginning this summer had not been made precisely clear.

  • ELECTION 2016: Crowded Shelbyville City Council field will have a primary

    While the Republican Presidential Caucus has received most of the publicity for the early election cycle in the state, Shelby County will still have a Republican Primary on May 17.

    As the deadline to file as a candidate for the 2016 election passed on Tuesday, Shelby County was left with eight Republican challengers for the Shelbyville City Council and two challengers for the Republican nomination for the 58th House District, which consists of only Shelby County.

  • Whooping cough making comeback

    The Northern Kentucky Independent District Health District reported a spike of pertussis, or whooping cough, cases in 2015-16 in Northern Kentucky, with 73 cases reported between Nov. 1 and Jan. 12, and other cases have been popping up around the state, including in MetroLouisville.

    The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services defines pertussis as a highly contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

    The disease can cause long coughing spells and even lead to death, especially in infants.

  • SCHS cheer climbs to the top

    While most of us where bundled up inside last weekend to avoid old man winter, the Shelby County High School cheerleading squad was heating up the competition at Jam Live, a cheer competition held throughout the United States.

    The contest took place at the Kentucky International Convention Center and local teams, as well as teams from surrounding states – including Missouri, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana – took part in the event.

    But it was SCHS who earned top honors in the school division and a bid to compete on a national level.

  • Shelby company ranked as one of state’s best places to work

    Edwards Moving & Rigging got word last week that it had been selected as one of the best small companies to work for in Kentucky, but the news didn’t come as a big surprise.

    “Honestly, I’ve been here two years and everything we listed that we feel makes this a great place to work has been in place long before I got here,” said Diane Breeding, human resources manager for Edwards.

  • Free industrial training

    Next month KentuckianaWorks, the Greater Louisville Workforce Development Board, is offering a free four-week course in production training with the aim of generating and preparing recruits to fill an employment void in the county’s industrial field.

    With a multitude of industrial facilities in Shelby County, there are an abundance of career opportunities available to the community.  Unfortunately, there does not seem to be an abundance of community members avidly seeking employment, and manufacturers are getting restless.