Today's News

  • Trails project will break ground Tuesday

    Shelbyville City Council members got an update Thursday night from Parks and Recreation officials about an upcoming project to build a hiking trail through the downtown area.

    Clay Cottongim and Dee Maynard, members of the park’s Foundation Board, outlined the $200,000 project that will consist of a 10-foot wide concrete path running from Stratton Bottom to the 7th Street Bridge.

    The trail already exists as a footpath, worn bare over the years by those seeking a picturesque place for a serene walk along Clear Creek through the city limits.

  • Keaton McMurray, Jan. 4, 1996 - April 19, 2015

    Keaton McMurray won’t get to attend his high school graduation or take his girlfriend to the prom, two things that were high on his priority list as he knew his time on Earth was drawing to  a close.

    But there is one thing that the cancer-stricken teen accomplished – he inspired all who knew him by his selfless acts and his strong faith, said his mother, Debi McMurray.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District puts focus on ATCs needs

    The Shelby County Board of Education awarded a bid for a new Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machine headlined during Thursday’s meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Superintendent James Neihof explained to the board that the bid was for a computer-controlled metal milling machine that will be programmed by the students.

  • No inuries in Spencer County bus crash

    No one was injured when a school bus from Spencer County ran off the road Monday afternoon on Mount Eden Road and ran through a plank fence.

    The accident happened shortly before noon as Bus No. 2022 ran off the roadway at the intersection of Charleston Way and Mount Eden Road, about three miles south of Weissinger Golf Course.

    The bus driver, Shannon McCauley, said a tractor-trailer forced her off the road, as she was returning to Spencer County with 11 high school students that she had just picked up from the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

  • Elmburg Road RR crossing to be closed Tuesday and Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced a temporary road closure in Shelby County due to railroad crossing repairs, said spokesperson Andrea Clifford.

  • Shelbyville company prepares for expansion

    A Shelbyville Company is one step closer to making an expansion it began in 2010 a reality.

    Bekaert Corporation, located on Isaac Shelby Drive, will submit its development plan to the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday.

    Construction on the 55,224-square foot expansion to the plant’s existing 260,000-square foot facility, which manufactures drawn steel wire products, will begin soon, said plant manager Kendall Hall.

  • The landline decline

    Phones have come a long way in 139 years. And with the growing desire for more convenient and cost-efficient devices, landline phones could soon be joining pagers and rotary phones in the communication graveyard.

    Statistics show that the number of households still possessing a landline is decreasing rapidly, thanks to a plethora of cellular and broadband phone services.

  • District honors Hicks as Teacher of the Year

    With red eyes and huge smile, an emotional Adam Hicks proudly accepted the honor of Shelby County’s ExCEL Teacher of the Year Tuesday evening.

    After, Hicks said he was grateful for the recognition.

  • Triple S Planning Commission – Breighton Apartments back with a plan

    The preliminary plans for the controversial apartments anticipated for Breighton Circle at Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville will be presented to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday when it convenes for its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m.at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The plan proposes the development – labeled Shelby Oaks Apartments – of a 216-unit apartment complex with type-A amenities to be located just behind Regal Shelbyville Stadium 8.

  • Farmers market kicks off next Saturday

    The return of the Shelby County Farmers’ Market is just a week away and organizers say they are eager to kick off a 14th season.

    Elizabeth Rosenburg, secretary of the farmers’ market, said attendees this year will be treated to some new selections.

    “We have lots of new vendors,” Rosenburg said. “We have a man that raises mushrooms, a pork vendor.”

    In addition, she explained, beef and lamb vendors from previous years will be returning.