Today's News

  • Clerk’s office in dire need of poll workers

    Precinct worker training

    WHAT:Training for poll workers

    WHEN:May 8, 13, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m.

    WHERE:Shelby County Courthouse, 501 Main St.

    MORE INFO:Must call Shelby County Clerk before sessions start at 502-633-4410, ext. 2 to register


  • Dean, CB&T still waiting on Supreme Court

    Shelbyville attorney Mark Dean and Commonwealth Bank & Trust will have to wait until at least May for a decision from the Kentucky Supreme Court in a lawsuit Dean brought against the bank.

    The court publishes decisions once a month, and when April’s decisions were released Thursday, again there was no news for Dean or CB&T.

  • Red Orchard Park Earth Day celebration is Saturday

    By Brad Bowman


    Despite chilling rain, frost and light snow covering part of the county earlier this week, the Earth Day celebration at Red Orchard Park on Saturday promises a sunny day in the 70s.

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation will showcase the revelry of recycling, pony rides and all environmentally responsible activities from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, at 704 Kentucky Street.

    Shawn Pickens, director of parks and recreation, has watched the event grow every year with a focus on green initiatives — and a little fun.

  • Commissioners provide protection For cemetery with plat approval

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved splitting a tract in Majestic Oaks into two lots during Tuesday’s regular meeting, and with that approval it provided protection and the hope of future preservation for one of the county’s more than 300 historic cemeteries.

    Linda Clemmons, secretary of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board, left the meeting at the Stratton Center relieved.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 18, 2014

    SCHS presents Spectrum arts program Tuesday

    Shelby County High School will host Spectrum, an all-art evening community program, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

    Culinary Art students will prepare a Kentucky-themed dinner of hot browns, cheese grits and assorted deserts.

    Visual art students will display their pieces in the high school lobby.

  • Magistrates set May 19 as deadline For trash prices

    A meeting Tuesday set for Shelby County magistrates and solid waste haulers to discuss the possibility of publishing rates ended with very little information and some confused haulers.

    Legislative Committee members met with representatives of four trash/recycling companies – Legacy, Republic, Rumpke and Waste Management – and asked that they make a two-year commitment to a price, which will be published by the committee.

    “What’s in it for us?” asked Tim McNally with Waste Management.

  • Garbage ordinance isn’t ready for the curb

    Although Mayor Tom Hardesty and City Attorney Steve Gregory had believed the contentious curbside garbage and recycling franchise ordinance would be ready for the April 17 meeting of the Shelbyville City Council, it will not be discussed this week.

    In fact, the council will not meet due to lack of an agenda; instead opting to cancel Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Both Hardesty and Gregory said that they want more time to make sure the ordinance is right.

  • Democrats honor Collins at annual campaign kick-off

    Shelby County Democrats routinely kick-off the campaign season with the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    But next year, they plan to celebrate local heritage with a famous Shelby Democrat.

    Shelby County Democrat Party chair Fielding Ballard announced Thursday during the annual event that next year’s dinner will be labeled the Martha Layne Collins Dinner.

  • Transcending spiritual boundaries

    A Protestant church in Shelbyville has embraced a traditionally Catholic tradition and added a somewhat unique twist.

    Church members at First Christian Church, 1000 Eminence Pike, have been very receptive to having the Stations of the Cross set up in the sanctuary, and what’s more, they even constructed them all by hand, said pastor Dave Charlton.

  • State road project will repave 4 county roads

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to accept a state-funded road plan that will cover the repaving of four county roadways.
    Matt Bullock, the chief engineer for district 5 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, presented the Rural Secondary Road Program. The budget for the program is set by accounting $6,500 per mile for the 133 miles of county-maintained roads, and includes $3,862 for the county judge’s expenses.

    Bullock said those figures have not changed in the past several years.