Today's News

  • Shelby one of healthiest counties

    Shelby County is one of Kentucky’s healthiest counties.

    A national study, the County Health Rankings, released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, places Shelby County 12th among the state’s 120 counties for its healthfulness.

    The study examined a number of health factors such as health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment, as well as mortality and morbidity (quality of life).

  • Special election today on whether to grant country club a liquor license

    A special election will be held Tuesday to allow the Shelbyville Country Club to sell liquor by the drink

    The election will only be for precinct G-103 in Shelbyville and voting will be held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said in order to have the election, the club needed to get a petition from those living in the area, which members did.

    “They needed a hundred and forty signatures, but the petition actually had more names than that on it,” she said.

  • Shelby man arrested on marijuana charges

    A Shelby County man was arrested Wednesday by Kentucky State Police narcotics detectives who were responding to information that he was trafficking marijuana out of his residence on Aiken Road. 

    Patrick Moore, 26, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces, trafficking within 1,000 yards of a school, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Info sought on break-in and vandalism

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a break-in where vandalism occurred.

    The incident happened at 500 Midland Blvd., in a neighborhood behind Midland Plaza, where stores such as Tractor Supply are located.

    The break-in happened between 3 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, when someone kicked in the door of a vacant residence, damaging the door and its frame.

    Once inside, the intruder also damaged the floor and knocked several holes in the wall.

    The damage is estimated at more than $500.

  • Betsye’s Blooms consolidating operations

    Betsye’s Blooms, a storefront fixture in Simpsonville for three decades, now will be part of that community only with its phone numbers – but it’s not forsaking Shelby County.

    The principal owners of the flower shop, Nancy Rankin and Bryan Baines, who bought out founder Betsye Spaulding in the spring 2008, are closing up their shop on U.S. 60 and consolidating operations with the Blooms florist they own in La Grange.

  • New business: Spa @ Camp Nightengale

    Address: 6733 Taylorsville Road, Finchville


    Who we are:  Karen Ross, whose Dog Grooming By Karen had been a popular and successful business for pet owners before it closed when she married in 2007, is joining forces with Camp Nightengale to create a new grooming experience. Camp Nightengale is a boarding facility that is owned by veterinarian Jack R. and Sarah Nightengale.


  • Shelby woman sees need to help Japan

    With all the calamity going on in Japan, one woman in Shelbyville wants to make a difference – if only she can get some help.

    Mallory Taylor said she saw the horrible destruction on television after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed coastal cities, killing thousands, and then unleashed the threat of nuclear contamination across the county.

    “I was crying and upset. It was terrible,” Taylor said. “I just wanted to do something.”

    And that’s what she set out to do – in any way that she could.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, April 1, 2011



    Christopher W. Caudill, 26, of 358 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested March 28 at that address and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. He was also served with a Shelby County bench warrant for theft by deception under $500 (cold checks).


    Alcohol Intoxication


  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments, April 1, 2011

    Ernest J. Blakeley was indicted for being a persistent felony offender.

    Derrick G. Harvey of 201 Centennial Drive No. 1 in Frankfort was indicted for being a persistent felony offender, indeterminate.

    Laura A. Chase of 3000 Ash Avenue in Peewee Valley, Ky., was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C Felony, second-degree escape, a Class D Felony and first-degree criminal mischief, a Class D Felony.

  • Matthews’ company, Biagi team for new book

    William E. Matthews, who has been in the publishing business in Shelbyville for decades, is joining forces with photographer Greg Biagi to produce a new photographic book that he hopes will bridge history for Shelby Countians.

    Matthews, who owns the publishing company Historic Kentucky, said that his company and Biagi, who owns Greg Biagi Photos, are producing a full-color, hardcover book with the working title of Shelby County Today.