Today's News

  • EARLIER: New Kroger Marketplace with lots of fanfare

    Kroger No. 39's grand opening on Wednesday was a smashing success, store officials said, with more than 1,400 shoppers coming out to check out the new store.

    Several items were given away, and the store had live entertainment from the Bluegrass band, Kentucky Blue.

    Excitement has been so high among Kroger employees this past week as they put the final touches on Shelbyville’s new Kroger Marketplace that you can see it in the air – literally.

  • What we think: Census figures show what we already knew

    By now you have read the description of the new statistical face of Shelby County as drawn by the 2010 census. We doubt you were surprised any more than we were about what this analysis discerned about our community.
    To understand that Shelby County has seen burgeoning growth in the past decade – 38 percent more residents than in 2000 – doesn’t require a degree in statistics or even a detailed market analysis.
    We’ve seen the growth just by driving around our communities.

  • House OKs compromise on Medicaid

    There may be good news on the horizon for the Medicaid impasse created two weeks ago when a heated squabble broke out in Frankfort, leaving a $166 million deficit in next year’s budget unresolved.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday that a compromise bill passed the House very favorably, with only 4 nays against it, that he is very hopeful will be accepted by the Senate.

  • Waiting to watch the NCAA Tournament games

    Last Thursday afternoon, when everyone from Fulton to Flatwoods was mesmerized with the bouncing of a basketball in one place or another, there were two people I know who did their best to avoid that madness that tends to grip us in March.
    That would be my wife and me.
    Yes, on Thursday, the geniuses who program the NCAA Tournament chose to have the University of Louisville play Morehead State at 1:45 p.m. and Kentucky to square off with Princeton about 45 minutes later.

  • Silver Ring Thing returns to Shelby Christian Church

    For the second year in a row, Shelby Christian Church will host the Silver Ring Thing, a high-tech, two-and-a-half-hour stage performance that uses music, comedy, special effects, video and personal testimonies to promote sexual abstinence until marriage.

    The event, which is 7 to 9 p.m. today, is targeted toward young people, and the organization, The Silver Ring Thing, is a youth ministry founded in 1995 by Denny and Amy Pattyn in Yuma, Ariz., in response to escalating numbers of teen pregnancies in that area.

  • MY WORD: Sen. Paul has it right on education

    Ms. Zion’s letter (“Sen. Paul’s view on education,” letters, March 16) about Sen. Paul’s view of the Department of Education illustrates what has gone wrong with government in this country.
    Most people recognize that government has grown too large, over reached its constitutional authority and spent too much money. Yet a segment of our population still seems to believe that government is the answer to any and all problems.
    Those people criticize anyone who take a stand to change the current state of government.

  • Major mayoral memories

    When four former mayors of Shelbyville get together to talk about their heydays, there's bound to be some reminiscing, some joking and even some well-deserved boasting.

    There was all of that and more when Marshall Long, Neil Hackworth, Donald Cubert Sr. and David Eaton – men who bridged two decades at the helm of Shelby County’s  seat – gathered Thursday night as the “featured speakers” for a meeting of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Man arrested for robbery for taking girlfriend’s cellphone

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Monday night and charged with second-degree robbery for stealing his girlfriend’s cell phone, police say.

    According to a Shelbyville Police Report, Corey Arnez Reed, 36, of 110 Monica Drive in Shelbyville, grabbed his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his children, in a headlock. He then struck her with his fist as he wrestled the phone away from her, the report said.

    What’s more, it happened in broad daylight in a public place, the corner of Martin Luther King and College streets at 11 a.m.

  • Shelby’s population continues to go boom

    As the 2010 U.S. Census numbers slowly start to trickle in, the first round of population statistics surprised no one in Shelby County: We’re growing, and we’re growing fast.

    What the numbers did prove is that Simpsonville, Shelbyville and Shelby County are growing with purpose, and each entity has been able to take that growth in stride.

    Simpsonville and Shelbyville both ranked as two of the fastest growing cities in the state.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 23, 2011


    Irvin Amador, 30 of 62 Autumn Ridge Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 19 on Eminence Pike and charged with speeding, no operator’s license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and no registration plates.

    Sheila R. Belluscio, 59, of 829 Clarks Lane in Louisville was arrested Feb. 19 on I-64 and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and operating on a revoked or suspended operator’s license.


    Alcohol Intoxication