Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tennessee man killed in I-64 crash

    A Tennessee man was killed in a fatal accident on Interstate 64 Wednesday afternoon that sent his passenger to the hospital and tied up the interstate and surrounding roadways for hours.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jeremy Younger, a member of the accident reconstruction team, said that Franklin M. Creasman, 53, of Decatur, Tenn., was killed and his passenger, Theodore Layman III, 51, also of Decatur, was injured when the Toyota pickup truck they were in crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.

  • ELECTION 2015 – Republican bus tour stops in Shelby

    With just days left on the calendar before Election Day, political candidates are hot on the campaign trail, hoping to get their names in as many households as possible.

    “Last week we traveled two-thousand miles,” said State Rep. Ryan Quarles (R-Georgetown) a candidate for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner. 

    On Thursday, Andriot’s Paint Flooring and Blinds joined Quarles’ list of campaign stops as he and Allison Ball, the Republican nominee for Kentucky Treasurer, for a quick meet and greet with the community.

  • Rothenburger to run for State House

    If Rob Rothenburger’s vision for the future comes to pass, Shelby County will lose an experienced county judge-executive, but would gain a state representative who has a finger on the pulse of the community, he said.

    “It's my intention to file my candidacy for state rep for the 58th district of Kentucky,” he said just one day after State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) announced he would not run for re-election in 2016.

  • Shelby prepares for Election Day

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry is breathing a sigh of relief after being able to recruit enough people to work at the polls after a severe shortage, she said.

    “We’ve got plenty of precinct officers now,” she said, adding that she and her staff are busy, not only training them, but also taking care of some last minute preparations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    “We've just had our voting machines checked out,” she said. “One of them, we had to replace, the one that malfunctioned on Primary Election Day.”