Today's News

  • Kayaking incident prompts water rescue

    Much like the weather Wednesday, a leisure activity for a group of young men quickly went from pleasant to unpleasant when they flipped a kayak– prompting the aid of emergency responders from two counties.

    Shelby County Fire and Rescue and Shelby County EMS were dispatched after 6 p.m. Wednesday in response to a water rescue at Rivals, off Haley Road on the Shelby/Spencer county line.

  • Annual Rotary auction is Saturday


    If you are seeking a little fun for a cause this weekend, heading to Claudia Sanders should be on your to-do-list. The Shelbyville Rotary Club will host its 16th annual auction and dinner tomorrow evening and it’s expected to be bigger and better than ever.

    “It has grown by leaps and bounds to the point now that we raise about twenty-five thousand dollars each year,” said K.C. Crahan, the newly appointed chairman.

  • Human rights to have 1st meeting

    The first meeting of the revamped Shelby County Human Rights Commission will be March 7, and officials say they hope to get things off to a great start.

    “Our primary goal at this point is to get everyone together, and provide the commissioners with the necessary information and resources thus allowing for a successful organization,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Shelby County produces 2 Merit Finalists

    This year Shelby County has the honor of recognizing not one but two, National Merit Finalists.

    Raley Suter of Collins High School and Emma Saarinen of Shelbyville and a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University, have advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Bevin’s proposed budget slashes could harm JCTC and beyond.

    Addressing a deficit of more than $30 billion in Kentucky’s pension fund, Governor Matt Bevin proposed some budget cuts in his State of the Commonwealth budget address late last month that could be a major blow to public postsecondary institutions.

    If approved by the legislature, Bevin’s spending plan would cut funding to postsecondary institutions by 4.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year and by 9 percent for the biennium.

    While many see that as cuts at our major universities, it will hit home as well.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to review 2015-16 goals

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear an update on its progress toward the 2015-16 board goals when they meet Thursday at district’s office, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The board members will hear from Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith about the district’s progress toward meeting the goals for the 2015-16 school year, which were set by the board last April.

  • Woven in history

    If you want to reminisce about the glory days of some of Shelby County’s prominent African-American athletes, then this year’s Community Tapestry is just the place to do that.

  • Curb repair needed in sidewalk project


  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City approves orientation periods

    The Shelbyville City Council’s Thursday meeting included two quick approvals. The council approved a second reading of an ordinance enacting and adopting a supplement to the code of ordinances for the city. The ordinance allows all ordinances passed in 2015 to be added to the City’s Code of Ordinances.

  • Old Stone Inn liquor license denied

    The immediate status of the Old Stone Inn is uncertain after an action filed in Franklin Circuit Court Wednesday by the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet.

    The civil summons served to Shelley Marie Thompson, states that the Old Stone Inn owes a large sum of money in taxes, penalties and interest and says “an injunction should be issued enjoining the operation of the defendant’s business.”