Today's News

  • A wonderful show

    On Friday the Shelby County Community Theatre will become Bedford Falls, as they bring It’s A Wonderful Life to the stage.

    Director Jack Wann said the performance is a perfect selection for the holiday season.

    “Certainly It’s a Wonderful Life as a movie is kind of an American icon. It’s associated with Christmas...it’s certainly a familiar story,” he said.

  • Nancy Crabtree: March 2, 1941 – Nov. 29, 2015

    Shelby County has lost a beloved member of the community with the passing Sunday of Nancy Crabtree.

    The wife of well-known horse trainer Redd Crabtree, who died in January, she is renown in her own right for her work with the Shelby County Community Theatre and the Shelbyville Horse Show.

    “She was a strong supporter [of theater], particularly decorations for opening night, working with the dinners,” said close friend Bill Matthews.

  • A Shelby Christmas weekend

    Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’ll be here about three weeks early checking his list.

    The big guy will arrive on Saturday and the first item on his itinerary is the Shelby County Christmas parade. Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said in addition to St. Nick, attendees would also see several floats and other parade spectacles.

    As of Monday, 12 floats and 26 other entries had already signed up, but Cowherd said he expects to see that number grow through the week.

  • MacFarlane honored as Farmer of Year

    When Marilyn Macfarlane set out to establish a horse farm four decades ago, she blazed a trail unheard of at that time.

    “Forty years ago, as the first single female to receive a loan from the local bank for farmland, she had the courage and talent to build an eight-stall cow barn into a state of the art equestrian facility,” Ferenc Vegh Jr. told nearly 400 people who attended the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club’s 61st annual banquet at Floral Hall.

  • Shelby man killed in crash

    A Shelbyville man was killed early Wednesday morning and two others were injured when they wrecked their car trying to avoid hitting a deer near Bagdad, police said.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said he pronounced David M. Bailey, 20, of Shelbyville, dead at the scene.

    Bailey was a front seat passenger in a car driven by Brandon L. Kohn, 19, of Bagdad.

  • Holiday shopping 101

    While Black Friday is a term we’ve grown accustomed to, the recognized retail holiday is no longer just a one-day event.  In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, nearly 33 million shoppers in the U.S. this year kicked off their Black Friday shopping yesterday while many of us where still sleeping off our turkey dinners.

    Let’s face it, those nights of camping out for Black Friday shopping are all but gone as more and more stores are opening early on Thanksgiving Day, competing for shoppers and slowly shifting Black Friday into a Gray Thursday.

  • Holiday volunteering

    Holidays are a time of hectic preparation as well as a time of joy, but for those who work to feed, clothe and care for the needy, it’s also a time to scramble to find enough volunteers to fill stockings, put food on tables and toys under the Christmas tree.

    “Ann Chadwell, she really needs help at [Shelbyville] city hall, organizing things and sorting toys,” said Karie Marcum, director of Salvation Army. “We need runners, just to go get things.”

  • Operation Care names new director

    It may seem that Jennifer Decker, longtime Republican chair for Shelby County as well as field representative for Sen. Rand Paul, is making a drastic change by resigning from those positions to take the reigns of Operation Care as its new director.

    But it’s really just a direction she has been moving toward for the past three years since she became an active volunteer and board member, she said.

    “Through that experience, I have become passionate about being part of the work being done there,” she said.

  • Leaving an enduring legacy


    Six months ago Shelby County’s little hero Blake Hundley traded his cape for a pair of wings but his mother Kelly Hundley hopes to see his legacy live on through the smiles of children fighting similar battles.

    At just six-years-old Blake was diagnosed with brain cancer.  For three years he battled the disease, spending many holidays confined to a hospital bed.

  • Trees and memories for sale

    Black Friday is in full swing and shoppers all across the country are fighting crowds and lines for the best deals of the season.  But if you are in the market for a live Christmas tree and some family memories, Shelby Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery can help you check those items off your list.

    Yesterday Ron Stella of Anderson County and Vivek Sarin, CEO of Shelby Industries, officially opened their four-acre tree farm at 175 McDaniels Road, adjacent to Shelby Industries.