Today's News

  • Sen. Paul commits to pay for caucus

    Presidential candidate Rand Paul has said that if the Kentucky GOP were to decide to switch to a caucus instead of a presidential primary, he would fund the event.

    “Senator Paul pledged to make sure that the caucus wouldn't cost the state party anything, and he stands by that pledge to fund it,” said Kelsey Cooper, Kentucky spokesperson for Paul. “The money is in the bank, and we anticipate the support of the full central committee for a caucus in 2016.”

  • Woman charged with videoing her children in sex acts

    A Shelbyville woman and her boyfriend have been arrested on several felony offenses connected with child pornography involving her own young children.

    Melissa A. Torres, 35, of Mount Eden Road, and Rafael Mendoza-Anorve, 39, of Shelby Hall Drive, were arrested Wednesday. Both were charged with promoting a minor in a sexual performance. Mendoza-Anorve was also charged with possession/viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, and Torres was also charged with distribution of the material as well as the use of a minor in a sexual performance.

  • Expanding knowledge

    As students across Shelby County pour into their classrooms next week, a young school will welcome its inaugural class of first grade students.

    Discovery Gym, located at 116 Main Street in Shelbyville, has expanded its building and is broadening the curriculum to include first graders for the first time since opening in 2012.

    “We opened up [in] July three years ago and we started out with morning preschool just a couple days a week and gymnastics in the evening,” said Discovery Gym owner and teacher Laura Shelton.

  • Stealing the show

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is more than a month into her new gig – a Las Vegas musical.

    The show, Baz, which started June 19, was inspired by the cinematic and musical films of famed director Baz Luhrmann. The show is a concert mash-up of star-crossed lovers from Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, taking iconic music and moments from each in a post-modern cabaret-style spectacle. The soundtrack includes A Little Party Never Killed Anyone, Lady Marmalade and Young and Beautiful.

  • Getting the show on the road

    When children head out to school next week, school officials will make sure they get there in safety and comfort, they say.

    Transportation Coordinator George Blakeman said Shelby County School’s fleet of 86 buses would be ready to hit the road

    That preparation has involved a lot of work, not only with making sure buses are ready, but also coordinating bus routes, getting drivers and bus monitors in place, as well checking out existing equipment and getting new technology installed on buses, said Blakeman.

  • Finishing what SCPS started

    In Shelby County, we reap what we sow, and not just in the fields.  Shelby County Public Schools has done an amazing job over the years in producing a bountiful harvest of students and those seeds are often replanted back into our school system.

    This year three of the districts four new principals are graduates of Shelby County High School, including newly appointed SCHS principal Margo Whisman.

  • The cost of education

    Back-to-school shopping is a financially plaguing problem for many. So last month Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof suggested parents restrict their supply list spending at $25.

    And while the cap is helpful, it is just a drop in the bucket for many parents when it comes to back-to-school shopping, which is now considered the second largest spending season next to the winter holidays.

  • Epic Crabtree legacy lives on through Hero

    The 2015 Shelbyville Horse Show will go down in the books as one of the most memorable and impressive since its establishment 26 years ago.

    Dedicated to the late Charles “Redd” Crabtree, this year’s show honored the famous trainer with another win.

    Crabtree may be gone, but his legacy lives on, as a former Crabtree-trained horse earned the title of 2015 Five Gaited Stake Grand Champion.

    “He had been in training with Redd Crabtree when he passed away,” horse show manager R.H. Bennett said.

  • Storm wreaks havoc with horse show

    The 26th Annual Shelbyville Horse Show opened with a bang Wednesday night, not from the horses, but from Mother Nature.

    Half an hour before the show was scheduled to begin — with socializing, eating and drinking already well underway — skies darkened rapidly, and wind began to whip tablecloths, skirts and hairpieces.

    The situation had the potential to be a serious situation, said Pam Ray, one of the event’s main organizers.

  • Outlet celebrates one year

    One year ago the ceremonial blue ribbon was cut and The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass officially opened.  Excited residents and out-of-town visitors poured into that day and they are still coming in droves one year later.

    “We welcomed approximately 5 million shoppers in our first year,” said Connie Dyer, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Horizon Group Properties.

    Not only has the Simpsonville shopping center been a success, it has financially surprised outlet officials.