Today's News

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports


    Julio J. Infantes Jr., 28, of 2317 Shannon Road in Paris was arrested Sept. 7 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.

    Erika B. Edwards, 23, of 352 High St. in Richmond was arrested Sept. 10 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shelby unemployment office could close next month

    Shelby County’s unemployment office is slated to either close or have reduced hours as early as February as part of a state consolidation to save millions of dollars and will eventually result in 12 hubs scattered throughout the state.

    The nearest one to Shelby County would be located in Louisville.

    Andy Hightower, policy advisor for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, said that much collaboration must be done before the move takes place, which will involve 31 unemployment centers.

  • No plea in works for Putnam

    There is still no plea agreement on the table for Terry Putnam as he heads back into court for his final pretrial conference Tuesday leading up to his trial date of Jan. 30.

    A jury trial for Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of the police department, had been moved again due to scheduling conflicts.

  • MLK community service moves to new location

    On Monday, the Dr. Martin Luther King Day service in Shelbyville will be held at a new location, but one that is very appropriate said organizers of the event.

    “We will be at Bethel AME Church on Clay Street this year, said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church, where the service has been hosted for the past several years.

  • EMS to change county's ambulance policy

    The Shelby County Emergency Medical Services committee has heard the public’s questions and is responding by reversing a policy that will now allow patients to choose their hospital, as it had in the past.

    The county's EMS Committee drew up the changes at its meeting Tuesday night after coming under fire from the public about not allowing patients to dictate to paramedics which hospital they wished to go to, rather than the closest – which is most often Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Shelby, Collins face off for 3rd time

    The Collins boys’ basketball team will not be the only team missing a key piece tonight.

    Shelby County’s Josh Edwards will begin serving his two-game suspension for an ejection tonight and will not be available for the matchup.

  • Heady named Ky. Mountain Trail, Ultra Runner of Year

    After nearly two decades of both trail and long-distance running, USA Track and Field has named Shelby County resident Cynthia Heady the Kentucky Mountain Trail and Ultra Female Runner of the Year.

    “Honestly, receiving the award was more humbling than anything,” Heady said. “I just love running, and it’s neat to be recognized for it and it makes me realize how much I want to give back to the running community.”

  • Edwards to compete in second all-star game

    A month after being named to the Louisville Metro All-Star team for his kicking prowess, Shelby County kicker Josh Edwards will take part in the 10th annual Kentucky-Tennessee Border Bowl in Gatlinburg, Tenn. on Jan. 21.

    Edwards was a standout for SCHS during the 2016 season, handling both punting and kicking duties.

    The senior is also a member of the school’s basketball team, and at one point, was juggling practicing for two all-star games as well as the hoops squad.

  • Collins to hit road for month of January

    The Collins boys’ basketball team will face by far its toughest test on the schedule when it plays 10 straight games away from home, beginning tonight against Shelby County.

    And the Titans will face most, if not all, of the games without starters Jacob Feltner and Nick Fort, as the duo recovers from injuries.

    Both guards were injured in Friday’s 59-51 win over district foe Spencer County, with both impairments coming during the final minutes of the game.

  • Gables growing

    If tenants have been waiting for someone else to test the waters at the recently redeveloped Shoppes at Blue Gables, they can comfortably dive in now.

    Shelby Preservation Group president Kerry Magan said about 20 potential tenants have come through to look at the spaces and the first units have been rented.

    “Our first tenant was Parkside Realty, locally represented by Jacob Gurney.  Jacob has been most helpful in publicizing the venue on Facebook.  He occupied the premises on January first,” Magan said.