Today's News

  • The Early History of Allen Dale Farm, Part 5: An international romance

    If there is one thing in the world that I have always thought I could be without in the family and economize was a French Marquis.

    – Sue T. Henning

  • Arts group to sponsor local art show

     The Shelby Regional Arts Council (SRAC) will host its first-ever art gallery Sep. 19-20 at the First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    The gallery, the first of its kind in nearly 10 years, according to Howard Griffith, SRAC committee member, is only the beginning of the organizations plan to help revitalize the visual arts community in Shelby County.

  • Storm races through Shelby County

     As the weekend rolled in, storms rolled through Shelby County leaving trees in roadways and some without power.

    With wind gusts topping out around 70 miles per hour, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., work for Craig Myatt, Shelby County road supervisor, began just after 6 p.m.

    “I got the first calls from dispatch around six o’clock and we worked about four and half hours to get roads open,” he said. “We’re going back today [Monday] to pick up and clean up the locations we had.”

  • Titans adapting to new roles

    After a summer of adjusting to new roles, it could be a different look Collins boys’ basketball team next year.

    The Titans, who won the school’s first 8th Region title this season, must replace several key seniors including point guard Brent Kidwell and swingman Deion Cochran.

    “Record wise, we didn’t have what we would consider a great summer but neither did last year’s team,” Collins coach Chris Gaither said. “We did have a really good summer in terms of how a lot of our kids grew as players.”

  • Waddy traffic stop leads to foot chase

    A traffic stop in Waddy Tuesday afternoon led to a foot chase by deputies, said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective, Maj. Jason Rice said that about a dozen or more officers searched for the suspect, who fled when the vehicle was pulled over, just before the Waddy exit eastbound, at about 2 p.m.

    “He was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for speeding,” said Rice. “He’s from the Louisville area, and he did have outstanding warrants. We believe that’s why he took off and ran from the traffic stop.”

  • KSR brings show to Shelbyville

    Kentucky Sports Radio brought its travelling show to Shelbyville Monday and the Big Blue Nation turned out in droves.  

    With 147 die-hard University of Kentucky sports fans signing up for a drawing for free UK football and NASCAR tickets the event will likely be one of the best attended in the 41 city tour KSR is undertaking this summer.

    “This will definitely be a top 10 turnout,” KSR host and founder Matt Jones said. “To get this many people out on a Monday morning is really something.”

  • Embezzlement case coming up for arraignment

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee who was arrested last week after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center is coming up for arraignment.

    Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, who previously served as the youth services director for the park system, will have an arraignment hearing July 20 in Shelby Circuit Court.

    “They have to set it for arraignment,” said Shelbyville attorney Sam Carl, who, along with Bill Stewart, will most likely be representing Simmons.

  • Wyler dealership shuts doors

    A major auto dealership closed its doors last week with the unexpected closing of Jeff Wyler Chevrolet Buick GMC of Shelbyville.

    At least it was unexpected to the dealership’s 25 employees, who lost their jobs immediately, said Tim Hawk, the manager of the dealership.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board caps student supply spending

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday took another reluctant look at what it is asking parents and teacher to spend for children to attend school.

    Last month board members voted in approval of presented student fees, with some slight hesitance.

    Several board members noted that asking parents to pay student fees on top of the already climbing cost of supplies could be putting a financial burden on many.

  • Same-sex marriage legalized, issues still stand in the way

    On Friday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be joined in matrimony. 

    The debate over the legalization and recognition of the marriage of gay and lesbian couples was the complex and divisive battle of the decade.

    But while the ruling is a win for many, there are many left with questions and concerns about the implementation.

    “The county clerks [across the state] have brought up a lot of questions,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.