Today's News

  • Longtime firefighter is city employee of the year

    Sgt. Carlton Holbert, a firefighter of 7 years at the Shelbyville Fire Department, constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty – that’s why he was named firefighter of the year for 2013.

    “Carlton is a wonderful employee and supervisor,” said Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding. “Carlton has the respect of his subordinates as well as his supervisors. He is a real team player. He constantly volunteers for extra training opportunities as well as tasks when we need him.”

  • Escaped prisoner from Clark County arrested on I-64

    Kentucky State Police have arrested an escaped prisoner in Shelby County. after a pursuit on I-64.

    Fabian H. Valentine, 37, of Louisville, was arrested by KSP after he escaped from a Correctional Transport Officer at a rest area in Clark County.  Valentine allegedly stole a white 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe from the rest area, fleeing the scene.

  • Storms rip through Shelby

    Nearly 10,000 people in Shelby found themselves without power Wednesday night after a vicious thunderstorm rolled through the county, tearing huge trees out of the ground by the roots as if they were matchsticks.

    Power was knocked out to several traffic lights, including the intersection at U.S. 60 and Freedom’s Way when the storm hit at 9 p.m.

  • Committee: Hauler’s price “ridiculous”

    After requesting that solid waste haulers submit prices for county residents, Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates were disappointed at the results they received on Monday when only one price was turned in at a staggering cost.

    “It’s ridiculous,” said Magistrate Tony Carriss, chair of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee, which requested that the companies turn in prices. The court, however, had no authority to ask for prices.

  • Collins students earn $2.1 million in scholarship

    The Collins High School Auditorium was packed Wednesday night with teachers, administrators, parents and community members watching students receive scholarship after scholarship.

    In all, the school’s seniors earned more than $2 million in scholarships.

    That figure, though staggering, does not quite equal last year’s record total of $2,157,700, but Collins Principal John Leeper said he was very pleased.

  • Collins High School Awards 2014



    Kiwanis Club Best All Around Female

    Elizabeth Langlois  


    Rotary Club Best All Around Male

    Ryan Ruff


    DAR Citizenship Award

    Shelby Logsdon


    Female Athlete of the Year

    Sydney Cloyd


    Male Athlete of the Year

    Lawson Page


  • Simpsonville City Commission: Preliminary work continues on second sidewalk phase

    Six months after the completion of new sidewalks in downtown Simpsonville, officials say they are working on phase two, which includes installing a sidewalk on the north side of the U.S. 60.

    But the end is not in sight yet, and won’t be for at least another year, said Simpsonville City Manager David Eaton, who said in his financial report to the Simpsonville City Commission Wednesday that the project had comprised a hefty expenditure in last year’s budget, roughly, $750,000.

  • Remembering a lost graduate

    When Shelby County High School seniors take their seats for commencement exercises, a vacant seat will be designated for a student who would have graduated this year if cancer had not stolen her too soon.

    “Emma never got to go to high school, but she kept up with her school work at home,” said Robin Durham of her daughter, Emma, who died in 2012 at age 16.

    “Now, she would have been a senior, and seeing all her friends graduating, well, the feeling is bittersweet,” she said.

  • Memorial Day services to be at Grove Hill

    Memorial Day Service

    Where:Grove Hill Cemetery, Mount Eden Road

    When:Presentation at 9:30 Monday with a service at 11 a.m.

    For more info:Contact Roger Green at 502-633-6331


    Grove Hill Cemetery will once again play host to the county’s Memorial Day services.

  • Election 2014: Polls close with few problems

    With Tuesday’s Primary Election in the rearview mirror, officials are beginning to plan for the November election, and they said some help from citizens would make things run more smoothly.

    “One big problem we had was people not knowing where to vote,” said Sue Carole Perry, Shelby County clerk.

    After redistricting went into affect last year, many voters, she said, were turning up at the wrong polling precincts.