Today's News

  • District looks to continue efficiency improvements

    Energy improvements will be part of the discussion for Shelby County Public School Board’s meeting Thursday.

    The will board will consider approving K. Norman Berry Associate Architects to begin a building envelope project for Painted Stone Elementary School.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Approved budget is almost $9 million

    The Shelbyville City Council gave approved on first reading a nearly $9 million budget for 2014-2015.

    For the fiscal year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 the city budget will have expenses of $8,717, 033, balancing for the year. The city plans to carry over the same general fund balance of nearly $4 million that it will carry over from this year.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, in his budget address, stated public safety services will come first as budget priorities.

  • Family left homeless in Mount Eden Fire

    A Mount Eden family has been left homeless after a house fire destroyed their home Saturday.

    Bobby and Jessica Loving were at home, at 7609 Hempridge Road, when the fire broke out Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

    Lt. John Butler with the Mount Eden Fire Department said the fire started in the kitchen.

    Jessica Loving, he noted, had been cooking and went outside to check on her grandchildren. While she was still outside, her husband, who was mowing the grass, saw smoke coming from the house.

    The house was a total loss, Butler said.

  • Bagdad fire suspicious, officials say

    A fire that heavily damaged a home in Bagdad has some suspicious elements, so much so that an investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze, officials say.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that just before the call of a fire at 6046 Elmburg Road came in at 8 p.m. Sunday night, a call had gone out for a domestic dispute at the residence. Because of that, he said, his crews had to wait until sheriff’s deputies arrived and declared the scene safe for firefighters.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 7, 2014

    Goodbye to old Southside

    Shelby County Public Schools will say goodbye to the old Southside Elementary School on May 19 with a public event from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. At the event, community members will have the opportunity to claim a brick from the old school, sign the register for the Time Capsule and add items to the Memory Book that will be bound and housed in the new building, which is scheduled to open on the same property to start the 2014-15 school year.


    Conway to seek governor's mansion

  • Winning Withgreatpleasure


    According to Shelby County Thoroughbred horse owner, breeder and trainer Valerie Blethen, a good horse will sell itself.

    And with great pleasure, she and her husband, David Blethen, have watched their star mare Withgreatpleasure do just that.

    The Blethens have raised Thoroughbreds in Shelby County for 12 years, but Withgreatpleasure galloped past the others in comparison.

  • In triumph, memory and honor

    A Shelbyville woman is headed back for her third walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivor’s Parade Friday, but the experience will be bittersweet.

    Ellen Jacobs, herself a breast cancer survivor, today will walk with close friend Georgianna Dotson of Jefferson County, who is also recovering not only from breast cancer but also from the loss of her husband.

  • WMS earns national energy conservation recognition

    West Middle School was recognized last month for energy conservation improvements to the school.

    The Environmental Protection Agency named West Middle as one of the top overall finishers in reducing energy usage across the nation in its Energy Star National Building Competition.

    Billed as the Battle of the Buildings, 3,000 entries competed in energy reduction aimed at energy efficiency.

  • West student wins state writing award

    After reading Christina Dimari’sOcean Star, West Middle School sixth-grader Mary Grace Vest said she felt a renewed sense of faith.

    That experience led Vest to write a letter about how the story changed the way she thought about life. And earlier this month she found out that her letter inspired others to recognize her.

  • Hospital has new administrator

    For the first time in more than a decade, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has a new leader at the helm.

    Rob Murphy replaced longtime hospital president Michael Collins who retired after 11 years, taking over officially May 1, the day that Collins stepped down.

    When Murphy attended Collins’ farewell receptions, held last week and Wednesday, he became a little more familiar with hospital staff, but he already knew his way around the facility very well. Murphy formerly worked at JHS as a radiology director.