Today's News

  • 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.

  • Attaining appreciation

    Pews were filled and spirits were high Tuesday evening at Simpsonville Christian Church when local congregations came together under one steeple for a special Thanksgiving service.

    Violin music and a choir set the scene as guests took time to reflect on their blessings over the year.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, delivered the invitation to generosity before an offering was collected to benefit the Serenity Center. 

    Pusateri noted the value in sharing blessings with the organization.

  • Body found in Shelby identified as missing Oldham County woman

    A farm on Cropper Road was the scene of a murder investigation Tuesday morning, as police recovered the body a missing Oldham County woman.

    “We were led to that location by the suspects who were charged with her murder, but we cannot say whether it’s her remains until they are positively identified at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson of Post 5, Tuesday morning.

  • Restaurant tax to be back on city agenda


  • Christmas bows and traffic woes

    Just to get into the stores on Black Friday to fight the crowds and lines, customers must first battle the lines and crowds outside stores and navigating a mall parking lot on Black Friday is a lot like a mouse in a maze.

    Officials with the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass say they are expecting and preparing for a decent crowd this year.

  • Water changeover next week

    Next week Shelbyville residents and those living in surrounding areas may experience some reduction in their water pressure as the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission will be changing its disinfection treatment from chlorine to chloramines.

    “We will not be shutting off water or anything like that,” Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said.  “We’re flushing out the system.  People might experience lower pressure momentarily if we are working near their homes.”

  • #GivingTuesday

    Local officials want to give a global movement in its 4th year, #GivingTuesday, a more personal touch by encouraging people to give to a local organization that funds Shelby County charities.

    “We have a group of people that are going to be going out door to door to ask for dollars,” said Belinda Nichols, Shelby County Chair for Metro United Way.

  • Rockets hammer John Hardin, take Region 2 title

    The doubters just add incentive to the Shelby County High School football team.

    The Rockets found motivation in the fact that Bulldogs were favored despite Shelby’s better record and schedule, and rolled to a 44-14 win at John Hardin Friday to coast to the Region 2 title.

    The Rockets (12-1) pushed the lead far enough to force a running clock on the Bulldogs, despite the fact that perennial power John Hardin had reached the regional finals for the seventh straight year.

  • Matthews ready to work on HRC

    Despite the outcry from some concerned citizens earlier this week to have the recently appointed William (Bill) Matthews removed from his seat on the Shelby County Human Rights Commission, Matthews said he’s ready to serve.

    “I’m very positive about it, there’s a need for it. I want this to be positive rather than negative,” he said.

  • Matthews named Citizen of Year