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Today's News

  • Promotional scammers targeting businesses

    Reports are coming in from across the nation concerning a scam in which an Iowa-based organization, CW, or City Wide, Promotions, is contacting local businesses claiming to be working with or on behalf of the area chamber of commerce or school sports programs seeking advertisement for calendar booklets.

    It appears the scammers may now be targeting the Shelby County region.

  • Safely spring forward

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Calendar bill moves forward

    Due to a calendar conflict, the Shelby County Board of Education rescheduled their regularly planned Thursday meeting and convened instead on Tuesday for a special-called meeting.

  • Filing doesn’t have to be taxing

    With the confusion surrounding the possibility of delayed tax returns, tax-filing season got off to a rocky start.

    Nancy Kasey and Violeta Garner with Liberty Tax on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, confirmed that because the IRS issued a delay in releasing some refunds because of enhanced fraud protection with those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credits (ACTC).

  • County gives easement to Kentucky Wired Project

    At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Shelby County Fiscal Court granted a deed of for an easement to the Kentucky Wired Project.

    The easement is located at 401 Main St. at the Shelby County Judicial Center.

    The project, the first step toward moving Shelby County’s rural areas forward in terms of high speed Internet access, enables Shelby County to be included in the initiative, whose goal is to connect all 120 Kentucky counties with gigabit internet.

  • Small town with a lot of heart

    If you'd like to settle down with a good book, a soon-to-be published book detailing the history of one of Shelby County's smallest towns might be just what you're looking for.

    Cropper Reflections is a collection of stories and photos that tell the history of Cropper, located in the northeastern portion of the county.

    Author Mike Grimes, a resident of Cropper, said stories date back to the first settlers who came to this part of Kentucky in the 1780s.

  • Shelby not involved in new state program

    As a new statewide program consisting of an internship program between students and manufacturers takes off around the state, Shelby County has found itself on the outside looking in. But local officials are setting the ground work to get involved in the program.

    “This is our third recruitment class, so the idea is, we’re growing it, and we feel like in another year or two, there will be that need to expand it out to Shelby County,” said Debbie Anderson, who heads up the Kentucky FAME Greater Louisville Chapter.

  • Cold front could bring snow

    Snow in the forecast will probably just mean some inconvenience for most people if that scenario comes to pass, but road crews are gearing up for the possibility and farmers are worried about fruit crops.

    “I heard that most of it is going to hit south of us, but we are ready for whatever happens,” said Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt.

  • Turner sinks Anderson for region title

    Since last Wednesday’s victory over Oldham County, Collins senior Dominique Turner has had one goal: Make it back to Rupp Arena for the Sweet 16 State Tournament.

    The forward got his opportunity with five seconds remaining in regulation and down 53-52 to Anderson County, stepping up to the foul line with a chance to put his team ahead in the 8th Region Championship game.

  • Shelby struggles in season opening loss

    Shelby County’s 2017 campaign got off to a rocky start Wednesday night, as the Rockets were defeated handily by Trinity, 10-0, in just five innings of action.

    Shelby’s hitting was non-existent in the loss, with the team being shutout on both the scoreboard and in the hits column.