Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Resolution ready for fiber agreement

    Shelbyville is one step closer to high-speed fiber optic internet access.

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Thursday, it will hear a resolution authorizing the city to enter into a franchise agreement with Fiber Technologies Network, LLC.  This will be the first company to enter into an internet telecommunications agreement with the city since an ordinance was established over the summer requiring such.

  • Putnam pleads guilty to Simpsonville PD robbery

    Terry Putnam, the former Simpsonville Police officer standing trial in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the Simpsonville Police Department, has plead guilty to the crime.

    Putnam entered the open plea Tuesday morning. With an open plea, the judge will decide his sentence. That court date has been set for March 6.

  • UPDATED: Fire at Shelbyville Dollar General under control

    Firefighters responded to a structure fire at Dollar General in Shelbyville on Mt. Tabor Court, off Boones Station Road near Kroger, at about 11:30 a.m. Friday. The fire was under control by just before 1:15 p.m., and Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker said one person as being treated for what they believe was smoke inhalation.

    Baker said they are still unsure how the fire started.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Julio J. Infantes Jr., 28, of 2317 Shannon Road in Paris was arrested Sept. 7 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.

    Erika B. Edwards, 23, of 352 High St. in Richmond was arrested Sept. 10 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • No plea in works for Putnam

    There is still no plea agreement on the table for Terry Putnam as he heads back into court for his final pretrial conference Tuesday leading up to his trial date of Jan. 30.

    A jury trial for Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, had been moved again due to scheduling conflicts.

  • MLK community service moves to new location

    On Monday, the Dr. Martin Luther King Day service in Shelbyville will be held at a new location, but one that is very appropriate said organizers of the event.

    “We will be at Bethel AME Church on Clay Street this year, said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church, where the service has been hosted for the past several years.

  • EMS to change county's ambulance policy

    The Shelby County Emergency Medical Services committee has heard the public’s questions and is responding by reversing a policy that will now allow patients to choose their hospital, as it had in the past.

    The county's EMS Committee drew up the changes at its meeting Tuesday night after coming under fire from the public about not allowing patients to dictate to paramedics which hospital they wished to go to, rather than the closest – which is most often Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Shelby, Collins face off for 3rd time

    The Collins boys’ basketball team will not be the only team missing a key piece tonight.

    Shelby County’s Josh Edwards will begin serving his two-game suspension for an ejection tonight and will not be available for the matchup.

  • Heady named Ky. Mountain Trail, Ultra Runner of Year

    After nearly two decades of both trail and long-distance running, USA Track and Field has named Shelby County resident Cynthia Heady the Kentucky Mountain Trail and Ultra Female Runner of the Year.

    “Honestly, receiving the award was more humbling than anything,” Heady said. “I just love running, and it’s neat to be recognized for it and it makes me realize how much I want to give back to the running community.”

  • Edwards to compete in second all-star game

    A month after being named to the Louisville Metro All-Star team for his kicking prowess, Shelby County kicker Josh Edwards will take part in the 10th annual Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl in Gatlinburg, Tenn. on Jan. 21.

    Edwards was a standout for SCHS during the 2016 season, handling both punting and kicking duties.

    The senior is also a member of the school’s basketball team, and at one point, was juggling practicing for two all-star games as well as the hoops squad.