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Today's News

  • An historical favorite

    Tonight will be the time to shine for local historians when the Shelby County Historical Society picks up the 2015 Kentucky History award for its history camp program.

    The ceremony, which will be at the old state capitol building in Frankfort, is the culmination of years of hard – but enjoyable – work, say members of the Shelby County Historical Society.

    “It’s a good feeling about getting recognized for your accomplishments. We’ve had a quality camp ever since we started,” said John Graham, director of Shelby’s camp.

  • SCHS officials seize pellet gun from student’s car

    Shelby County High School officials quickly responded to students’ concerns Thursday morning regarding a pellet gun found in a student’s car.

    “There were some students that had heard that another student had this item in their car,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.  “They let adults know.”

    He assured that the student had not brought the pellet gun into the school.

    The student walked with school officials to his car where they located and seized a Co2 pellet gun.

  • Minor injuries on I-64

    Two persons suffered minor injuries in a four-car accident on I-64 Tuesday afternoon.

    Shelby County EMS Director Jeff Ivers said he did not have the details of how the accident, which was worked by Shelbyville Police, happened, but one vehicle, a van, ended up on its side.

    That vehicle was one that contained an injured person, he said, adding that the woman, who was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, suffered only minor injuries. Another person in a another vehicle also had minor injuries.

  • Voter turnout light

    Election Day went smoothly, officials said, although the turnout was less than they expected.

    “I can’t say [about turnout] but I don’t think we’ve had fifty percent,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, who had predicted that figure last week.

    That light turnout was felt at the polls, said election workers.

  • Shelby students trending upward

    Since the beginning of the school year, Shelby County students, for the most part, have shown progress in reading and math.

    Although there was more improvement in reading than in math, the latter did show progress, said Lisa Smith, deputy superintendent of Shelby County Public Schools during a MAP presentation.

    She added that except for second graders, students are reading better than when school ended last spring.

  • Council pushes back from restaurant tax decision

    Food often brings people together. The consideration of a food tax to restaurant patrons also seems to do the trick.

    More than twenty residents gathered in front of city hall Thursday to organize their game plan going into the city council meeting to oppose a proposed 3 percent restaurant tax.

  • Human Rights ordinance tabled

    With two touchy topics on the agenda, the Shelbyville City Council had what was probably the largest audience they have seen in many years Thursday.

    Every seat in the council’s chambers was accounted for and the packed audience overflowed to the edges of the room, leaving many attendees stuck peering over shoulders in the hallway.

  • Trims & Whims expected to draw another great crowd

    It’s time to trade in the tricks and treats for some tinsel and toys because the annual Trims & Whims Christmas craft show has arrived.

    In its 35th year, the show offers numerous booths of holiday crafts, gifts, and décor, as well as tasty goodies.

    The Shelby County chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international organization of women educators, is hosting the event at Wright Elementary School and organizers say they expect nearly 100 vendors to be set up throughout the school.

  • Betty Buntin Matthews: Oct. 25, 1922 – Oct. 30, 2015

    Shelby County has lost a beloved daughter with the passing of Betty Matthews Friday at the age of 93.

    Matthews was very active in many aspects of the community, including her church family, but was especially renown as a local historian and genealogist, working with the Shelby County Historical Society and on an individual basis for many years, said her brother-n-law, Bill Matthews.

  • Celebration of Lights highlights holiday season’s start

    Like restless children on Christmas Eve, Shelbyville is eager to get the holiday festivities started. 

    We’ve seen the holiday décor going up all over town for some time now, but officials say that’s because it takes a few weeks to get the city ready for Celebration of Lights, the city’s annual holiday street festival with music, vendors, and of course, a tree lighting ceremony.