Today's News

  • School Menus

    Each school will have its own separate menu during the last month of school. Call the Board of Education 633-2375 or check the Web site at shelby.k12.ky.us for school menus. Elementary schools will still have menus available. May 30 will be the last day of school. No school on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day

  • Beshear pledges support for industry - Applauds local manufacturing association

    Gov. Steve Beshear promised support for industries in Shelby County during his visit to the community Wednesday. Beshear, who spoke to a group of about seventy local business people at a luncheon at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, said there is no higher priority in his office than supporting Kentucky's industries and helping to create new jobs.

  • Vote 'yes' for Sunday sales

    Next week fiscal court will take up an ordinance that would allow the sale of liquor by the drink at restaurants in the county. We think magistrates should say yes.

    The measure would allow establishments that seat at least 100 patrons and get more than 70 percent of their sales from food to serve alcohol by the drink on Sundays. It would allow establishments such as Claudia Sanders Dinner House, the Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, the Cardinal Club and a few others to sell liquor on Sunday, just as more than 60 businesses in the city can do now.

  • Triple S approves ag divisions

    At the Triple S Planning and Zoning meeting Tuesday, the board:

    * approved a final PUD request for mini storage on Aristocrat Court in Simpsonville.

    * Approved an amended agricultural division request from Ellis and Lyndia Lutes at 9206 Cropper Rd.

    * Approved a minor plat request from Gilbert Abbot at 6406 Zaring Mill Rd.

    * Approved a development plan request from Steve Shelton for an ice vending machine at Governor Square Shopping Center on Frankfort Road and Mt. Eden Road.

  • The political process - Does it belong on YouTube?

    This is one of those "By-the-time-you-read-this" columns. I don't usually find much need to write those; however, these are By-the-time-you-read-this times we are living in.

    By the time you read this, we will know who has won the Kentucky primaries. I will have voted and had my say in the good old American process.

  • Rockets finish fifth in loaded region - Girls place ninth

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' track team hosted the Class 3A Region meet Wednesday, and both teams competed well.

    The Rockets took fifth place and the Lady Rockets ninth in what is widely considered the most difficult region in any class in the state.


    Stacey Eden and Matt Spencer led the charge for the Rockets. Eden won the 3,200 meter race with a time of 9:45.02 and anchored the 4x800 relay and ran on the 4x400 relay as well.

  • Edelson to leave Extension

    When Brittany Edelson came to the county 10 years ago, fresh out of college, she said the farming community here readily accepted her.

    But the farmers are having a harder time letting her go.

    "I've had grown men crying this week," Edelson said.

    Edelson, Extension agent for agriculture, will leave that post June 9 to work as an agronomist for Philip Morris International, based in Richmond, Va. Edelson and her daughter, Rayah, 3, will continue to live here in Shelbyville.

  • Bistro sold to former employee

    After more than 15 years of serving folks in downtown Shelbyville, the owners of Bistro 535 have decided to sell the establishment. Bill Hisle and Stuart Meredith are selling the business and property to Embry Herrick and family in order to concentrate their efforts elsewhere.

    Hisle and Meredith will maintain the catering wing of the business under the name of 535 Catering and also continue to operate the two Cattleman's Roadhouse restaurants.

  • Rolling Thunder visits Waddy

    When 300 motorcycles rumbled into Waddy on Wednesday, the bikers received a warm greeting as they gathered at the Flying J truckstop to refuel.

    The group, Rolling Thunder, was making its annual journey from California to Washington, D.C. to pay homage to American veterans at the Vietnam War Memorial at the nation's capital. Known simply as "The Wall," the monument, erected in Constitution Gardens in 1982, contains the names of all the veterans who served in Vietnam.

  • Summer Break activities open to students

    Summer Break does not necessarily mean students have to take a break from learning. Shelby County Public Schools wants students to continue the educational process over the Summer Break so that everyone can return to school August 6 better prepared for continued academic progress. A number of enrichment activities are being offered for all students. Most are free of charge.