Today's News

  • New author writes history of Clay Village

    Juett D. Stucker Sr. will soon have a new book out, his first, about the history of Clay Village, where his family moved in 1943 when he was only a year old.

    The book, Memories of Clay Village, should be published sometime in November, Stucker said, and will be available for sale in December.

    Stucker said he has been working on the book for four years and has gone to great lengths to research it.

  • Local firm earns international safety recognition

    The engineering consulting firm of Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer Inc. (BCCLT), along with the University of Kentucky, was recognized last week at the Secured Cities Conference in Baltimore for their implementation of their innovative security project for the campus.

    Global security, risk and emergency management professionals from around the world competed for the top honors for security initiatives for cities, educational campuses, health care facilities and mass transit.

  • Sprucing up Main


    Things are sprucing up on Main Street as a new business set up shop earlier this month.

    Spruce now calls 700 Main Street home, where At Home on 7th and Main was previously located.

    The new home décor and gift shop is owned by Cortney and Tyler Henry.

    “The guy that was here before, he actually moved a block away from where we where, so we just kinda flip-flopped places, it worked out perfectly, and now we are five minutes from home,” said Cortney Henry.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Nov. 14, 2014

    Christmas parade will be Dec. 6

    The Shelby County Christmas Parade will be Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and the theme will be “Hometown Christmas.”

    The parade is sponsored by Shelby County Government, Shelbyville Government and Shelby County Fire Department.

    Clay Cottongim will be the Grand Marshal. Cottongim was scheduled to be the marshal last year, but the parade was cancelled due to the weather.

  • Simpsonville Police foil 2 thefts

    Thanks to some diligent work by security personnel at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and the Simpsonville Police Department, two large-scale shoplifting cases were thwarted.

    At about 3 p.m. Monday, police were alerted by the Loss Prevention Department of Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH store of two Hispanic males shoplifting from the store.

    According to the report, three Armani suits were stolen, but a suspect returned one of the suits to the store.

  • Roll Forming Aerospace recognized for safety measures


    For the second time in three years, Roll Forming has been recognized for their excellence in safety and health achievements.

    Roll Forming has six plants in across three states and manufactures structural metal parts used for various industries, including aerospace.

    Monday morning, employees with the Aerospace division at Roll Forming enjoyed a luncheon and a ceremony at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in honor of their excellence in health and safety.

  • Young director, big plans

    At the young age of 23 Kelly Samples McNew is the new Director of Shelby Prevention, a position that sat vacant for a year after funds ran short last fall.

    After graduating from Georgetown in 2012 with a degree in Communications and Media Studies, the Bagdad-native said she bounced from job to job while speaking to students and prisoners about the dangers of driving under the influence.

    “My brother and I were both hit by a drunk driver when I was 12. He was driving...he was 20. I flew from the backseat to the front windshield.”

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Garbage service to start on Jan. 5

    Though the Shelbyville City Council had a small agenda for Thursday’s meeting, big news was revealed. The contract for the long-awaited trash and recycling franchise has been signed, according to Mayor Tom Hardesty.

    “Mr. [Steve] Gregory [Shelbyville city attorney] and I have formalized a contract with Republic Services for our garbage franchise, and I signed a contract today [Thursday] for that,” Hardesty said.

  • Community foundation awards $46K in grants

    The Shelby County Community Foundation has been awarding grants to organizations for more than twenty years, providing nearly 100 Shelby County organizations with more than $1.3 million in donations.

    This year, 11 local organizations received a total of $46,720 through the Partnership Grant Fund, said Howard Griffith, chair of the foundation,

    “How many of you have enough money to fund your organization for the next two years,” Griffith asked rhetorically.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Nov. 12, 2014

    Prayer vigil to recall

    the day Trey Williams died


    Family and friends of the late Trey Williams will gather Nov. 19 night for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the third anniversary of his death.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Clifton Court in Shelbyville – just off Mack Walters Road – outside the house where Williams was shot and killed in a confrontation with two Shelbyville Police Officers on Nov. 19, 2011.

    Several dozen attended the event the last two years.