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!

  • Juvenile in custody after fatal stabbing in Cloverbrook
  • SCPS closed on Feb. 12 due to weather, will not be a SnoGo Day

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Feb. 12 after snow and ice blanketed the area over night.

    The cancellation, however, will not be a SnoGo Day but instead just a regular closed day.

  • Shelbyville Police investigating fatal stabbing in Cloverbrook

    The Shelbyville Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing in the Cloverbook subdivision Friday night.

    A male victim suffered fatal stabbing wounds on Beamtree Drive at approximately 9 p.m.

    The investigation is ongoing, and SPD plans to release more information Monday.

  • 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.

  • Feeding the children

    It’s that time of year again when the public gets the chance to show their support for local school children, to see that students in need get enough to eat.

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee announced that Feb. 18-24 is Food Check Out Week and that Shelby County Farm Bureau will be collecting donations for the Shelby County Backpack Project. 

  • 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.

  • 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.