Today's News

  • Bevin visits with cattle farmers

    Matt Bevin, Republican candidate for governor, was back on the campaign trail Monday in Shelby County when he paid an informal visit to a cattleman’s association event hosted by Irvin Kupper.

    Bevin said the visit to the Kupper farm, which is also the farm of the Shelby County Cattleman’s Association president, made him realize anew how the county epitomizes all the good qualities throughout Kentucky.

  • Johnson leaves Operation Care

    Operation Care board members are staying quiet on how now former Executive Director Jeff Johnson left the organization.

    “He’s moved on; that’s all I can say,” said Charles Ashby, chair of the Operation Care board of directors.

    Ashby said he could not comment on the circumstances of Johnson’s departure, leaving many questioning why the longtime director would leave.

  • Straight from the horse’s mouth

    Pumpkins patches, pizza baking and a talking horse don’t typically have much in common, but last week at Gallrein Farms, they all came together to make a unique and fun classroom setting.

    “It was really nice to have the class,” Sarah Flattery, a second grade teacher at Heritage Elementary said.  Flattery and her students along with three other second grade classes attended a field trip to Gallrein Farms on Thursday and this year, in addition to touring the farm, students were treated to a special agriculture program.

  • Kids and donuts

    A Shelby County native who now teaches second grade in Georgia has written her first book, with a book signing scheduled for next week in Shelby County.

    Angela Francis Wilkinson laughed as she talked about the plot of the children’s book called Donuts Don’t Lie.

  • SCPS rolls out student computers

    Nearly every Shelby County Public Schools high student will be spending their weekend tinkering with a new Chromebook, thanks to the district’s commitment to pair every student with their own device by 2018.

    On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday students at both high schools piled into the halls and herded from station to station before finally picking up their Chromebook after much anticipation.

    Some stations took a bit longer than others to pass through but inevitably, all students left with smiles on their faces and devices under their arms.

  • Little lessons, big results

    A row of gigantic pumpkins with a cornfield in the background and three ordinary looking guys talking to a child may not sound like the set of a television show, but that's just what it was on Friday at Gallrein Farms.

    The three stars of the segment of A Day in Buck's Big World- a KET series- were Shelby County Farmers Jim and Seth Ellis and Bill Gallrein.

  • Caucus is a go

    The state’s Republican Party has made history in the commonwealth. On August 22, the GOP voted in favor by two-thirds majority to replace the Republican May presidential primary with a March caucus.

    Mike Biagi, executive director of the Republican Party and a Shelbyville native, said that switching to a caucus would increase the value of the state’s decision.

  • Booting out muscular dystrophy

    If you see a fire truck and several members of the Shelbyville Fire Department at Kroger this evening, don’t be alarmed.

    There is no fire or emergency, but the firefighters are battling an issue.

    “We’re going to do a one-day collection for Muscular Dystrophy,” Chief Kevin Baker said.

    The collection is part of a 60-year campaign called the Fill the Boot, made possible with a partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • Digging up the past

    If you’re looking to have a little fun this weekend, why not head over to Shannon Funeral Home on Sunday and do a little digging?

    From 1 p.m. to 4 the Shelbyville funeral home will be hosting Scoop, Bounce and Dig as part of their celebrations in recognition of 150 years in the business.

    Shannon Funeral Service, 1124 Main Street in Shelbyville, hosted an open house in April in honor of the occasion.

    “This is a thank you to community for their support,” owner John Shannon said, admitting he had a bit of fun with the name of the event.

  • Attorney charged with pistol-whipping man

    Shelbyville attorney James Tim Crawford was arrested Monday at the Shelby County Courthouse during court for allegedly pistol-whipping a man earlier this month.

    According to a police report, Crawford, 55, was charged with 2nd degree assault after striking a man in the face on Sept. 13 at 3:30 a.m.

    An arrest warrant indicates a revolver was used.