Today's News

  • Friends for life

    With tears in his eyes, Jerry Gribbins exposed a corner of his soul that wasn’t entirely his – he had lost a little piece of his heart to a complete stranger 16 years ago.

    He has never forgotten that newborn baby he found abandoned in the Dumpster behind his pawnshop on Washington Street in January 2000 – he has even carried the child’s photo in his wallet right along with those of his own grandchildren all these years.

    On Monday, he waited anxiously at his shop for a very special visitor.

  • County collects enough petitions


  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Plans for Zaxby’s property include annexation request

    At its previous meeting, the Shelbyville City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that, if passed on the second reading Thursday, will annex into the city of Shelbyville the existing Zaxby’s property on U.S. 60.

    Construction is already underway for the development of a new Zaxby’s restaurant to be located beside CVS Pharmacy, which is also located within the city, on the bypass. What will happen to the existing lot may very well hinge on the council’s decision tomorrow evening.

  • SCPS to offer free lunches

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week its participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

    Cindy Murphy, school nutrition food service coordinator, said the provision is a big step toward battling adolescent hunger in the county. Shelby County will participate at the elementary and preschool levels this up coming school year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Eagle Scout to upgrade Clear Creek outdoor classes

    Amidst the quiet room of education professionals, 13-year-old Spencer Cerlan stood up and approached the podium with confidence.  Though he was barely tall enough to reach the microphone, his words resonated throughout the room.  With a big smile, Cerlan eagerly shared his Eagle Scout project, an undertaking he’s been looking forward to for four years.

    Cerlan shared with the Shelby County Board of Education members Thursday his plans to develop an outdoor classroom for his former teacher, Parthanna Willis at Clear Creek Elementary School.

  • Unity event attracts large, diverse crowd

    While the nation continues to divide amidst the violence and tragedies worldwide, Shelbyville residents of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds came together Sunday in an event aimed at unifying our community and hopefully set an example for the rest of the world.

    Attendees enjoyed the company of one another as children laughed and danced to the music that filled the park.

    The event was a breath of fresh air considering the dark cloud of hostility hanging over the nation.

  • Zaxby’s lot considered for city annexation
  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.

  • Roy T. Hardesty: Dec. 17, 1921 – July 8, 2016

    Shelbyville has lost a respected member of the community who was very devoted to his country.

    Roy T. Hardesty Jr., 94, who passed away Friday, was a longtime member of the community who loved his country and his church, said his lifelong friend Catherine Cleveland.

    “He always came to the [Centenary] Methodist Church with his mother; I can remember him always being there,” she said, adding that as children, they attended the Sunday school there in Shelbyville.

  • Art, reading collide as schools tackle the summer slide

    Summer is typically the time to get back into shape. But for kids, the prolonged period out of the classroom can mean a weakening of the most important part of their bodies: the mind.

    Schools across the district are working to combat this issue with summer programs and activities aimed at keeping young minds sharp. 

    “Summer regression is a very real syndrome,” said Katey Martin, reading intervention/Title I teacher at Clear Creek Elementary.  “It doesn’t take long to lose the skills they learned with the long break.”