Today's News

  • 2014 ELECTION, Family Court Judge: Myles carries Shelby County in family court race

    Shelby County Family Court Judge John David Myles came out on top in Shelby County in the race for family court judge in the 53rd judicial district, second division, against challengers Susan Meschler and Marie Hellard.

    Hellard, however, come out on top overall, with 45 percent of the vote, 7,250, to Myles’ 30 percent, 4,929.

    District wide – the district encompasses three counties, Shelby, Anderson and Spencer – Meschler came in with 23 percent of the vote.

  • ELECTION 2014: State Senate: Hornback retains seat

    Incumbent State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) reeled in 86 percent of the vote against challenger Gary “Tony” McCurdy Tuesday night, garnering 3,023 votes to McCurdy’s 454 votes.

    When Hornback was contacted about the results, he said, ‘How’d I do? No, I really don’t have any idea; I’m out in the fields planting soybeans.”

  • Election 2014, Sheriff: Shirley wins primary, earns right to face Armstrong

    A former Shelbyville Police chief with 20 plus years experience in law enforcement making his second run for the office of sheriff came out on top in Tuesday’s Republican Primary Election.

    Stewart Shirley, 51, who ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Armstrong in 2010, garnered 40 percent of the vote in the primary with 1,298 votes, to Bruce Gentry’s 35 percent (1,144) and Steven Ladden’s 23 percent (761).

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage ordinance waits on prices

    By Ashley Wilkins


    The City of Shelbyville’s new garbage and recycling franchise ordinance was approved on second reading Thursday at the city council’s meeting, but its fate hinges on securing a bid with a contractor that meets the council’s approval.

    The ordinance would bring several changes to the city’s refuse collection, including recycling collection every two weeks and a senior citizen discount.  The ordinance would also limit other licensed collection trucks from hauling in the area. 

  • Painted Stone receives Squire Boone Statue

    William Burbank Jr. and the Squire Boone Society presented Painted Stone Elementary School with a Squire Boone statue during an assembly Monday at the school.

    The statue is a replica of the one the society is planning for the east end of Shelbyville, and Burbank covered the $5,000 price tag for the first bronzed replica statue to be donated to the school.

  • Magistrates to discuss submitted trash prices

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates had requested that trash companies operating in the county submit public prices for customers by Monday, but they have decided to wait till Wednesday to disclose those prices.

    Fiscal court’s regular Tuesday meeting was moved to 10:30 a.m. today because of the primary election Tuesday.

    En lieu of forming a countywide franchise agreement, the court decided to ask the trash companies to publicly post prices with the county, ones they would be asked to honor for at least two years.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 21, 2014

    I-64 construction,

    Lanes, exits closed

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday that overnight lane closures will occur in Shelby County Thursday as Interstate 64’s eastbound lanes are shifted back to their original configuration.

    Eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. on Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, when construction crews will remove the temporary barrier walls and shift the traffic lanes.

  • Painting the Gables blue again

    A community-led project that started three years ago with the intent of purchasing and renovating the old Blue Gables Motel is finally coming to fruition.

    On June 16, the Shelbyville Preservation Group (SPG), a 501(c)3 which consists of several local investors, will take control of the building, closing on the property with current owner Mark Stivers.

  • 2 barn fires leave horses, goats dead

    Two barn fires in the county have left horses and dozens of goats dead.

    The Shelby County Fire Department was on the scene at 6 a.m. Saturday for a barn fire on Zaring Mill Road.

    The barn housed about 70 goats, but only about 15 were saved, according to assistant chief Jeff Ivers.

    “Somebody driving by saw the smoke and stopped and alerted the homeowners,” he said. “They got about 15 of them out, but by the time we got there it was fully engulfed.”

    The barn was a complete loss.

  • Former sheriff injured in fall

    Former Shelby County Sheriff injured in a fall has undergone one surgery already and is facing another, family members say.

    Harold Tingle, 77, was injured Saturday night when he fell in his bedroom, said his brother, Joe Tingle.

    “He got out of bed too quick, I think, got dizzy,” he said. “He fell and hit his head on an end table, and what it amounts to, he broke his neck.”