Today's News

  • Little library grows from big love of reading

    Micca Watts-Gordon chuckled when asked if her 3-year-old son Eli could read yet.
    “Well, he thinks he can,” she said.

    The tyke’s love of reading is no doubt a reflection of his mother’s own love of books, a passion that inspired her to start her very own “Little Free Library” on Bridlewood Avenue in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County School Board: Changes ahead for pilot teacher assessment program

    A pilot assessment program for teachers that launched this school year in Shelby County will take a new direction next year.

    Educators spoke favorably about the upcoming changes in next year’s program when they addressed the Shelby County School Board Thursday about the Certified Evaluation Plan.

    “The certified evaluation plan is quite different for next year, we have a new professional growth and effectiveness system that we’re going to be implementing,” said Cindy French, director of elementary schools.

  • Longtime firefighter is city employee of the year

    Sgt. Carlton Holbert, a firefighter of 7 years at the Shelbyville Fire Department, constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty – that’s why he was named firefighter of the year for 2013.

    “Carlton is a wonderful employee and supervisor,” said Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding. “Carlton has the respect of his subordinates as well as his supervisors. He is a real team player. He constantly volunteers for extra training opportunities as well as tasks when we need him.”

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 28, 2014

    Matthews’ book signings

    Bill Matthews will be signing copies of his new book “Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy” at three locations.

    Matthews will be on hand at Citizens Union Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at First Christian Church Sunday following the 11 a.m. service and at Amber Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 4. At Friday’s opening event, the book’s editor Duanne Puckett and graphic artist James Mulcahy will join him.

  • Escaped prisoner from Clark County arrested on I-64

    Kentucky State Police have arrested an escaped prisoner in Shelby County. after a pursuit on I-64.

    Fabian H. Valentine, 37, of Louisville, was arrested by KSP after he escaped from a Correctional Transport Officer at a rest area in Clark County.  Valentine allegedly stole a white 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe from the rest area, fleeing the scene.

  • Storms rip through Shelby

    Nearly 10,000 people in Shelby found themselves without power Wednesday night after a vicious thunderstorm rolled through the county, tearing huge trees out of the ground by the roots as if they were matchsticks.

    Power was knocked out to several traffic lights, including the intersection at U.S. 60 and Freedom’s Way when the storm hit at 9 p.m.

  • Committee: Hauler’s price “ridiculous”

    After requesting that solid waste haulers submit prices for county residents, Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates were disappointed at the results they received on Monday when only one price was turned in at a staggering cost.

    “It’s ridiculous,” said Magistrate Tony Carriss, chair of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee, which requested that the companies turn in prices. The court, however, had no authority to ask for prices.

  • Collins students earn $2.1 million in scholarship

    The Collins High School Auditorium was packed Wednesday night with teachers, administrators, parents and community members watching students receive scholarship after scholarship.

    In all, the school’s seniors earned more than $2 million in scholarships.

    That figure, though staggering, does not quite equal last year’s record total of $2,157,700, but Collins Principal John Leeper said he was very pleased.

  • Collins High School Awards 2014



    Kiwanis Club Best All Around Female

    Elizabeth Langlois  


    Rotary Club Best All Around Male

    Ryan Ruff


    DAR Citizenship Award

    Shelby Logsdon


    Female Athlete of the Year

    Sydney Cloyd


    Male Athlete of the Year

    Lawson Page


  • Simpsonville City Commission: Preliminary work continues on second sidewalk phase

    Six months after the completion of new sidewalks in downtown Simpsonville, officials say they are working on phase two, which includes installing a sidewalk on the north side of the U.S. 60.

    But the end is not in sight yet, and won’t be for at least another year, said Simpsonville City Manager David Eaton, who said in his financial report to the Simpsonville City Commission Wednesday that the project had comprised a hefty expenditure in last year’s budget, roughly, $750,000.