Today's News

  • Blue Gables renovations slow down

    When work began on the old Blue Gables motel last summer, officials with the Shelbyville Preservation Group, a non-profit group in charge of renovating the property for the purpose of turning it into multiple store units, said they anticipated at least some rooms would be ready by the fall of 2014.

    However, by the summer of 2015, SPG representatives acknowledged they might have been too ambitious with their timeline and said units may be closer to completion by the late summer or early fall of this year.

  • Event recognizes Sept. 11 attacks

    An event Saturday at First Baptist Church will feature fun for the entire family, but its main purpose is to honor first responders on the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, say organizers.

    “We want to invite the whole community; it's free, and we'll have cotton candy and snow cones and popcorn and helium balloons, ” said Maurice Hollingsworth, pastor of First Baptist.

  • Defining the lines of superheroes and bad guys

    Interested in Spiderman, Captain America or even some of the more diabolical iconic characters, such as Freddie Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street fame?

    Then you may want to stop by the Sixth and Main Coffee House Sept. 19 to catch an appearance by Matthew Walker, a graphic illustrator who brings those characters and others like them to life in comics.

  • Reliving history

    Squire Boone, younger brother to Daniel Boone, came to Shelby County in the 18th century seeking a safe location from the local Native Americans who were becoming increasingly aggressive.  Many soon followed and settled alongside but in September 1781 families abandoned their settlement along the banks of Clear Creek only to walk into a massacre.  More than two decades later, families will once again walk into a similar battleground to experience firsthand The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat.

  • SCCT sets the stage for darker plot

    They may share an issue of rebellious teenagers in a religious town, but that is just about where the similarities end between Footloose, which recently concluded at the Shelby County Community Theatre, and the theatre’s latest undertaking, The Crucible. But play director Dr. Jack Wann is confident that the show will be just as well accepted, despite the profound plot that is fairly uncommon here.

    “There definitely is an audience here and in the region for this type of theatre,” Wann said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Farrier looks to expand

    The Triple S Planning Commission will review two development plans when they meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Up for consideration, an amended development plan for Farrier Product Distribution, located at 361 Haven Hill Road.

    The amended plan calls for a 7,600 square-foot warehouse addition.

    FPD President Dan Burke said the addition is necessary, as they are outgrowing their current space.

  • City OKs brewing establishments

    It didn’t take the Shelbyville City Council very long Thursday night to make the decision to draw up an ordinance to include breweries, brewpubs, micro breweries and micro distilleries in the city’s zoning regulations.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD–District to discuss new graduation expectations


    Those concerned about the new graduation requirements may find some solace Thursday when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Wright Elementary School, 500 Rocket Lane.

    John Leeper, Director of Innovation and College and Career Readiness for the district, will present an overview of the Petition for Graduation, which will provide a breakdown of a different pathways students may pursue if they are unable to achieve the district’s new graduation standards.

  • Martinsville celebration, fellowship grow

    The smell of grilled goodies filled the air and vendors filled the streets Saturday in Martinsville neighborhood of Shelbyville. 

    The day, packed with activities, drew numerous attendees and was part of the community’s five-day celebration, combining Martinsville Day and Labor Day.

    Kevin Crittenden, an organizer of the event, said this was the first time they had elected to spread out the two celebrations across several days.

    And he said the idea was a success.

  • Showing true colors

    The sounds of hammering, drilling, sweeping serenaded volunteers hard at work Tuesday putting together a venue for an upcoming art show next weekend.

    As artists and members of the Shelbyville Rotary Club toiled in the hot sun, Howard Griffith, chair of the Shelby Regional Arts Council, was right in the midst of the minor construction project on the grounds of First Christian Church on Eminence Pike, helping workers erect temporary walls on which to display more than 100 pieces of artwork for the show, scheduled for Sept. 19-20.