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Today's News

  • Dollar General heavily damaged by fire

    An investigation is continuing into the cause of a blaze at the Dollar General Store in eastern Shelbyville that occurred while the store was open for business Friday morning. 

    No one was seriously injured in the fire at the store on Mount Tabor Circle near Kroger, although one employee was treated for smoke inhalation, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker. 

    He added that while the fire is not yet considered arson, the investigation, which being conducted by several agencies, has not yielded an answer as to what started the blaze.

  • Torres sentenced to 25 years for child porn

    A Shelbyville woman was sentenced last week to 25 years in federal prison for making child pornography.

    On September 22, 2014, Melissa Torres persuaded two children under the age of 10 to engage in sexually explicit conduct. Torres, 37, videoed the encounter, and distributed it.

    Prosecutors say Shelbyville police began investigating Torres after someone found the videos and reported it to authorities.

  • Liquor license interest growing

    Two more county businesses have applied for a liquor license following B&N Food Mart in Bagad filing in late December.

    Walmart and Buck Creek Liquor Store have filed, the latter being in Simpsonville. Marvin Goetz, enforcement officer for Shelby County’s Alcohol and Beverage Control department, said the three businesses are in varying stages in the process of getting a license.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Resolution ready for fiber agreement

    Shelbyville is one step closer to high-speed fiber optic internet access.

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday, it will hear a resolution authorizing the city to enter into a franchise agreement with Fiber Technologies Network, LLC.  This will be the first company to enter into an internet telecommunications agreement with the city since an ordinance was established over the summer requiring such.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Budget first look shows deficit

    The Shelby County Board of Education took its first peek at the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and learned that starting with a deficiency could be likely.

    District Director of Finance Susan Barkley presented to the board the draft budget for Fiscal Year 18 (the 2017-18 school year), the first step in the budgeting process, and said they anticipate about $250,000 more in expenditures than in revenues at this point.

  • UPDATED: Fire at Shelbyville Dollar General under control

    Firefighters responded to a structure fire at Dollar General in Shelbyville on Mt. Tabor Court, off Boones Station Road near Kroger, at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The fire was under control by just before 1:15 p.m., and Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said one person as being treated for what they believe was smoke inhalation.

    Baker said they are still unsure how the fire started.

  • EMS to change county's ambulance policy

    The Shelby County Emergency Medical Services committee has heard the public’s questions and is responding by reversing a policy that will now allow patients to choose their hospital, as it had in the past.

    The county's EMS Committee drew up the changes at its meeting Tuesday night after coming under fire from the public about not allowing patients to dictate to paramedics which hospital they wished to go to, rather than the closest – which is most often Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Shelby unemployment office could close next month

    Shelby County’s unemployment office is slated to either close or have reduced hours as early as February as part of a state consolidation to save millions of dollars and will eventually result in 12 hubs scattered throughout the state.

    The nearest one to Shelby County would be located in Louisville.

    Andy Hightower, policy advisor for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, said that much collaboration must be done before the move takes place, which will involve 31 unemployment centers.

  • Simpsonville shooting investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a fatal shooting in early December at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelby County Deputy Sheriff shot and killed a burglary suspect inside the church.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at Simpsonville Baptist Church after being fatally shot by Deputy Corey Williams. Three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    Investigators said Thursday that the investigation, being conducted by the Kentucky State Police, has lagged somewhat due to a temporary shortage of personnel.

  • Celebrating MLK Day with art

    Shelbyville shoppers can leave Kroger over the holiday weekend with an extra item likely not on their grocery list– some heartfelt artwork.

    Customers on Sunday and Monday will get their items bagged in a piece of memorable art from Southside Elementary students who have decorated and colored bags all week in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.