Today's News

  • New zoning request won't merit new study

    The Triple S Planning Commission will cover an old topic at a new location when it meets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

    Because of improvements being made at the Stratton Center, this month's Triple S meeting will be held in the Tulip Room at Shelbyville City Hall.

    There are just three items of new business, two concerning Equestrian Lakes North, the newest portion of the subdivision.

    The developers have reworked the preliminary plat of the subdivision that boarders Clark Station Road and KY 148.

  • Shelby County Animal Shelter: Too many dogs, not enough food, lots of help

    With an overcrowded population and short on funding, James Collins, an animal control officer with the Shelby County Animal Shelter, turned to the community for help.

    And in a matter of hours they responded.

    "We have had a huge response," Collins said about an E-mail he sent yesterday requesting help with dog food. The shelter currently has nearly 70 dogs, but is set up with just 30 kennel runs.

  • Montell, Hornback not optimistic about session

    Shelby County’s lawmakers say they can see what’s going on in the General Assembly, and they’re not hopeful that even the special session Gov. Steve Beshear called for Monday will find a solution to the messy Medicaid impasse they are facing.

    Beshear called this special session – the ninth since 2001 – to fix a $166 million gap in the Medicaid budget that, if not addressed, he said would cause at least 30 percent rate cuts to Medicaid providers in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

  • That face on your TV may be someone familiar

    “It seems like only yesterday when she graduated from [Shelby County] high school, and now she’s living in Hollywood, within walking distance of the Walk of Fame.”

    Those are the words of Eve Lawson Lewis, the mother of Ruby Lewis, a member of the Class of 2003 who just finished up a national tour of the Broadway musical Greaselast year and has moved on from musical theater to television.

  • New signs of times on I-64

    There’s a bit of a civil war breaking out in eastern Shelby County, and the first shot wasn’t even heard.

    This is about Waddy and Peytona – or is it Peytona and Waddy? – neighbors along KY 395, which crosses Interstate 64 about 10 miles east of Shelbyville.

    You may not have noticed, but if you travel eastbound on I-64, new signs placed there by the state now list the exit for “Peytona/Waddy” rather than giving Waddy the top billing it has had since the exit opened in the late 1950s.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 11, 2011


    Andrew H. Stalker, 21, of 534 Hanna Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 4 on La Grange Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, speeding, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and not having a prescription drug in its original container, first offense.



  • Shelby teacher is drawing up a new career

    If you venture into a T.J.Maxx store these days and look for some art for your home, you actually could be supporting a Shelby County woman’s new business.

    By day Liz Ruff is a special education teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, but an avocation born of a childhood of moving has led her through a circuitous route to a hot new career in children’s art.

    Ruff, 42, produces acrylic illustrations on canvas that are sold as decorative accessories for children’s rooms, and they have become, she says, a very busy and lucrative enterprise.

  • New Business: Five Point Firearms LLC

    Address: 40 Mack Walters Road, Village Plaza Shopping Center, Shelbyville


    Who we are: Diane and Larry Mott are a husband and wife team with experience in firearms and retail operations.  Larry is also an honorably discharged U.S. Marine with significant training and experience in personal and diplomatic protection as well as an avid hunter. Diane has many years of retail experience in big box stores and takes great pride in providing superior and individualized customer service. Larry and Diane live in Mount Eden.

  • Business Briefcase: March 11, 2011

    Restaurants, businesses unite for cycling event in Shelby

    Retail and entertainment outlets in Shelby County are uniting as part of a cycling tour that would bring visitors to establishments around Shelbyville to sample a variety of cuisines.

    The 2011 Sip N' Spin bike rides will be April 16 in Shelby County, offering rides through the countryside and neighborhoods that culminate at Claudia Sanders Dinner House for a tasting paired with a sampling of traditional Kentucky adult beverages.

  • Ag Report: March 11, 2011

    Kentuckians celebrate Ag Day on Wednesday

    Wednesday is National Ag Day around the country, and Kentuckians are embracing the celebration.