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Today's News

  • 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.

  • New interim EMS director named

    An interim EMS director has been named following the retirement of the longtime director Jeff Ivers.

    At Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison appointed Jerrett Barnes, a captain with EMS, to fill the position until a new director can be hired.

    “It’s a big task to take on, but I’m going to make it work,” said Barnes.

    Ison said he is glad to have Barnes in place until the position is filled, and that Barnes has applied for the position himself.

  • Historical biography challenges author

    If you’re a history buff, you should find a biography released last year by a Shelby County woman about Charles S. Todd an easy read.

    Author Sherry Jelsma said researching Political Quickstep, The Life of Kentucky’s Colonel Charles S. Todd was quite daunting

     “I enjoyed it very much, but I’ll never write another,” said Jelsma, a member of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Ag Commissioner Quarles visits Shelby

     As guest of honor, Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles dropped by the Shelby County Farm Bureau Board Meeting Monday and gave members an update on some pending bills that could impact their future productivity.

    The hot button issue on the table related to Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for truck drivers.

  • New faces in old places

    The City of Shelbyville has some new people in place and will lose others, as outlined at Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Istvan Kovacs told Mayor Tom Hardesty that he had hired two new police officers that were to be sworn in the following day.

    Brian Colebank and Kevin Bevil took the oath of office Friday, complete with solemnly swearing that they have not fought a duel with a deadly weapon, an archaic part of the oath that dates back centuries.