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Today's News

  • County helps fund historical marker

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has agreed to help fund the cost for a highway marker to be placed at the site of the "Simpsonville Slaughter."

    The historical marker will be located near the U.S. 60 and Webb Road intersection, about a half mile west of Simpsonville.

  • Today's choices shape my future

    The Shelby County Optimist Club held an essay contest entitled Today's Choices Shape My Future. John Blair won first place in the competition, and Thomas Solinger placed second.

    Also participating were Stephen Price, third place; Travis Adams and Mara Judd. Blair advanced to the Kentucky-West Virginia level.

    Following is Blair's winning essay.

  • Doing local research

    My name is Arlene Cohen and I live in New Jersey. I recently spent time in Louisville, Shelbyville, and Bagdad, Kentucky, researching the history of a woman named Jewett Snook Connell.

  • Bistro revived: Restaurant under new ownership

    When Maggie Herrick was 9 years old, her favorite place to eat in Shelbyville was Bistro 535. The restaurant's downtown location, fantastic food, and local flare gave the establishment an indelible charm that made a lasting impression on the young girl.

    And now, with a college education and nine years of experience in the restaurant industry behind her, Herrick has returned to the community to run the Bistro.

    Herrick, who will run the Bistro with her boyfriend, Matty Beal, said owning the restaurant is a dream come true.

  • International ambassadors: Local group to visit Europe for business, tourism

    A coalition of local officials will travel to Europe next week in order to strengthen ties with foreign businesses and governments.

    The group is composed of members from the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation, The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and the Shelby County Tourism Commission. They will leave on Wednesday, July 9, and will stop in four countries during their 10-day visit.

    The trip is a collaborative effort between those organizations in order to promote local business and tourism.

  • Post 37 wins two of three

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team split two games with Bowling Green Monday and drilled Franklin County Tuesday to move to 14-7 on the season.

    Head Coach Jim Wiley said he was a little disappointed with his team's effort against Bowling Green.

    "We hit the ball very well in the second game, and really we hit the ball well enough to win both -- we should've won both, really."

    Shelbyville lost 8-5 in the opener, but came back to win 10-3 in the second game.

  • The fake hills of Shelby County

    The only Shelby County that many Americans will ever see is the land along 1-64.

    After passing through the modern sprawl of Louisville, the county line is a welcome site to weary eyes. The land, which is known for its pastoral beauty and natural splendor, draws more tourism and business into the community than any advertisement ever could.

    That splendor has now been compromised.

  • Crime spree targets unlocked cars

    Police are warning the public to lock their cars following a rash of car break-ins last week.

    The suspects still have not been apprehended and Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs cautioned citizens to keep their vehicles locked and not to leave valuables in their cars.

    "It's just not a safe place to keep things," he said.

    A total of 13 car break-ins occurred in the city altogether, with nine of them happening on June 26 and four on June 29.

  • Police investigate Hispanic gang activity

    Do Hispanic gangs exist in Shelbyville?

    "The answer to that is very clear -- yes," said Jailer Bobby Waits.

    Waits, though perhaps more emphatic in his opinion than some others, is not alone in believing that Hispanic gangs are present here.

    Shelbyville Police and the Shelby County Sheriff's Office both agree that the gangs exist, but say that ,so far, their activities have been mainly confined to spray painting graffiti and what they call "recruiting."

  • Progress one bite at a time

    Bite. Chew. Swallow.

    Most of us can perform the motions of eating all too well. But for Reanna Miller, 4, who has a rare disease called Townes Brock Syndrome, eating is a challenging - and sometimes dangerous -- chore.

    Reanna has already endured heart surgery, is partially deaf, has been on a ventilator and suffers from gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). For much of her life she has been fed via a feeding tube in her stomach.