Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Student recognized for Mensa acceptance

    To kick off their meeting Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education recognized an exceptional middle school student for an outstanding accomplishment.

    Superintendent James Neihof honored West Middle School sixth-grader Treyden Stansfield for his acceptance into Mensa.

    “He was accepted into American Mensa as of April first of this year.  His IQ score from the InView Cognitive Abilities Test places him in the top ninety-nine point five percentile in the world. That’s a pretty impressive thing,” Neihof said.


  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Expanding the tobacco ban

    A new order could soon prevent patrons from using any tobacco or synthetic tobacco product inside a city-owned building or vehicle.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said that while smoking has been prohibited in city buildings since 2007, the council will hear a municipal order Thursday to expand that ban to incorporate smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and snuff and e-cigarettes.

  • Corpus Christi Music Fest is Saturday

    Organizers of a musical festival planned for Simpsonville Saturday say they expect the second annual event to draw twice as many people as it did last year.

    “We had about four hundred turn out last year; this year we hope to draw anywhere from eight hundred to a thousand,” said Tim Crawford.

  • Saddlebred group looking to help horses in need

    A New York-based horse rescue organization has stepped in to help get new homes for some Simpsonville Saddlebreds after the owner of the horses died last winter.

    Jennifer Hegg, secretary of Team American Saddlebred, said that her group found out at the last minute that although some horses had been sold as part of the dispersal of the property of the late Cheryl Shropshire, there were about a dozen more animals that were awaiting the arrival of a very undesirable fate.

  • Recanvass finds election results stand

    After months of primary campaigning, an election and an extra week for a recanvass and nothing changed.

    “What we saw today in the recanvass is that there was no substantial change in the vote totals that would alter the Republican nominee for governor or for commissioner of agriculture,” said Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • A growing Harvest

    What do coffee, ice cream, and golf have in common?  In Shelbyville the answer is Harvest Coffee & Café.

    Owned by Ben and Melinda Hardin, the local coffee shop and caféat 524 Main Street is known for their natural and healthy food selections and charitable ideas like “Pay What You Can Day” and their Pay it Forward wall.

    But the innovative ideas never seem to stop for flowing the husband and wife team as this month they announced the addition of Comfy Cow ice cream and dining service at the Shelbyville Country Club.


     Shelby starts at 1, Collins at 5:30



    On Saturday the class of 2015 will walk towards their bright new future. With two high schools in the County, planning to graduations has become a breeze, as the schools share the day and allow plenty of time for friends and family to attend both graduations.

  • Shelby Tourism has a new home

     The ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau has found a new home for their Welcome Center.

    The offices moved from sharing space with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby County Industrial Foundation and Shelby Development at the Cardwell House in downtown Shelbyville to its own historic house located at the other end of the city.

    The ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and Visitors Bureau has been around since 1989, but the new location, which opened on May 1st at 1011 Main Street, came with extended hours – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Conder named new principal at Cropper

    As the school year comes to a close, it marks a new chapter in the lives of many students as they prepare to advance a grade level, begin a career or leave for college.

    But in Shelby County, as the district prepares for a new school year, big changes are being made in the administrative roles, as well.

    Just less than two weeks after the district announced that Margo Whisman will fill the role of Shelby County High School Principal for retiring Eddie Oakley, the district has made a second major change.

  • Rebirth and rebuilding

    Spring is the season for rebirth, and that has certainly been the case for a Shelby County family this year after a dark and dismissal bout with death and destruction through fire a year ago.

    Kathy and Santiago Mejia have almost got their numbers back up to normal after losing 55 of their 75 dairy goats in a horrendous fire in May 2014. Smiling affectionately down at the newborn goat in her arms, Kathy Mejia couldn’t help glancing over to the empty spot where the livestock barn had stood, a shadow passing over her face.