Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Humane Society to add six buildings

    The Shelby County Humane Society presented development plans to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday to add six additional buildings to their existing spay/neuter clinic.

    Dennis Verkamp, a civil engineer land surveyor with Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer, Inc. explained that the development proposes six additional building on 60 acres.  Those buildings include a cat building, a dog building, an education center, a small storage building, a dog show building and potentially a barn for rescuing horses.

  • Bagdad will kick-off weekend of events with second Fall Fest

    To kick-off what could be the year’s busiest weekend in Shelby County, the Bagdad Ruritan Club is hosting its second Fall Festival.  The day of fun and fellowship will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the Ruritan Club building, 5632 Elmburg Road, and the cost is $7 per person.

    Booths will open on the Ruritan Club grounds at 8 a.m. and Ruritan Club President Austin Redmon said they expect many vendors and guests to attend.

    “We did really well last year,” Redmon said, noting that it was a great turnout for their first fall festival.

  • Board clears up graduation requirements

    As the district requires students to be college or career ready to graduate, some parents have recently expressed concern about those tracks and how their children can achieve CCR status.

  • ‘The gates are open, come on in’

    This Saturday, families will have the rare opportunity to peer behind the gates of our local farms and meet with those who work hard every day to provide the community with fresh fruits, dairy products, meat, vegetables and much more.

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office is hosting the third annual Good Neighbors Farm Tour and Corinne Belton, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources Corinne Belton, county extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, said they expect a huge turnout.

  • Homeless experience

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be homeless, with only a cardboard box for a home?

    Next weekend you can experience that situation, at least for one night.

    The Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter’s annual Sleep in a Box fundraiser will be held Sept. 25 beginning at 7 p.m.

    All you need to do to is to bring along either a cardboard box big enough to sleep in, or a small tent, some blankets and a $30 participation fee to the parking lot next to the shelter, located at 211 8th St. behind the Shelby County Public Library.

  • County submits business for incentive package

    After four years of working to meet state requirements for an occupational tax incentive package, Roll Forming Corporation is ready to reap the rewards of that venture.

    “Under the agreement, they were going to bring on thirty new employees – they actually brought on thirty-one, and they committed to a total estimated cost of eight-point nine million [dollars] and they’ve thus far already done over three millions worth,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • District ACT scores on the rise

    Shelby County Public Schools administration was pleased with improvements seniors recorded on ACT results posted for the 2015 graduating class.

    The report took into account that students were able to retake the exam on multiple occasions throughout the year, after taking it as juniors, as required by the state.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City advances toward chloramine conversion

    The Shelbyville City Council has a packed agenda for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 at City Hall, 315 Washington Street Thursday.

    The council is expected to consider a resolution concerning an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Shelbyville and the Kentucky League of Cities in order to enter into a lease agreement with the Kentucky Bond Corporation.

  • 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.