Today's News

  • Blaze destroys livestock barn in Finchville

    A blaze on Parent Lane in Finchville has destroyed a livestock barn. It is not yet known how many of the owner's horses were being housed in the barn, or how many, if any perished. 

    The blaze broke out at 400 Parent Lane sometime after 2:30 p.m.; multiple fire agencies responsed.

  • Break-in at Simpsonville PD, $30K stolen

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis has expressed outrage over a break-in at the Simpsonville Police Department headquarters early Friday morning.

    "Whoever did this, they have crossed the line," he said. "We will be seeking the maximum penalty when they are apprehended."

    Reportedly missing is about $30,000 in cash, narcotics and guns.

    KSP has started an investigation, but police officials are saying it’s too early to know exactly what is missing. A complete audit of the office’s evidence locker is underway.

  • Republican win spills over into Shelby County

    The Kentucky governor’s race on Tuesday culminated not only in a win for Matt Bevin, but also scored a big victory for the Republican Party, say local Republicans.

    “The Shelby County Republican Party has experienced steady growth for many years, and the November third election results will escalate the speed at which the GOP will become the majority party in this county,” said Republican Party Chair Jennifer Decker.

  • County makes 4th appointment to human rights commission

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has made its fourth appointment to the Shelby County Human Rights Commission.

    Magistrates appointed Norris Beckley during the court’s meeting Wednesday, and all were in agreement that Beckley was a good choice.

    “I’ve know Mr. Beckley for a long time, he’s currently pastor of a church in Christiansburg,” said Shelby County Judge Rob Rothenburger. “I don’t think you could find a kinder, gentler person who cares more about his community than Mr. Beckley does.”

  • McConnell to highlight rededication ceremony

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Shelbyville) will return to Shelbyville next week to highlight a rededication ceremony of the city’s Veterans Memorial Park. 

    The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday on Veterans Day and will include remarks from McConnell, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Blue Gables ready to celebrate

    From 7th Street down to the courthouse, businesses are making final preparations for tomorrow’s Celebration of Lights.  But just a block back you’ll find workers pouring their energy into a corridor of buildings in hopes that at least a few spaces will be ready for visitors tomorrow, as well.

    Members of the Shelbyville Preservation Group will host an open house at Blue Gables tomorrow at 3 p.m. to showcase the progress of the renovation project.

  • Chiappetta seizes national title

    Catherine Chiappetta-Hill, daughter of Kay and Chip Chiappetta of Quinta Chiappetta, has once again honored her family name and made her parents proud, earning top honors at the Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo in Lexington in October.

    Showing four horses, she won the Championship and the Grand Championship and earned numerous additional accolades.

    Much of that success came aboard Atrevido de JH, a gelding.

  • Country Depot is back in business

    The Bluegrass Country Depot might have closed in 2010 when then owner Mark Stiff suddenly passed away, but his cherished establishment was not forgotten.

    Jeffery Wright and Anthony Hermes have reopened the local business and are looking to rekindle the community’s affinity for the country grocery store and restaurant at 6562 Frankfort Road.

    Hermes said they reopened the establishment to meet the area’s request.

    “Everybody in Clay Village wanted somewhere [to go] where they didn’t have to go into town,” he said.

  • New rooms are the cat’s meow

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter now has new digs for its feline population.

    The “cat condo” room sports four separate units which house two cats each.

    Lounging leisurely on plush cushioned beds, cats have not only comfy new beds, but also carpeted climbing poles, scratching posts, individual food and water receptacles, and even their own personal litter boxes, discretely located in each apartment.

    The cat condo room is separate from the cat room where other cats are in cages, said Animal Shelter Director Leon Federle.

  • An historical favorite

    Tonight will be the time to shine for local historians when the Shelby County Historical Society picks up the 2015 Kentucky History award for its history camp program.

    The ceremony, which will be at the old state capitol building in Frankfort, is the culmination of years of hard – but enjoyable – work, say members of the Shelby County Historical Society.

    “It’s a good feeling about getting recognized for your accomplishments. We’ve had a quality camp ever since we started,” said John Graham, director of Shelby’s camp.