Today's News

  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.

  • Roy T. Hardesty: Dec. 17, 1921 – July 8, 2016

    Shelbyville has lost a respected member of the community who was very devoted to his country.

    Roy T. Hardesty Jr., 94, who passed away Friday, was a longtime member of the community who loved his country and his church, said his lifelong friend Catherine Cleveland.

    “He always came to the [Centenary] Methodist Church with his mother; I can remember him always being there,” she said, adding that as children, they attended the Sunday school there in Shelbyville.

  • SCPS Teacher named state’s History Teacher of the Year

    Shelby County’s Teacher of the Year is in the educational spotlight once again. As the county’s 2016 ExCEL recipient, Emmanuel Stone can now add Kentucky History Teacher of the Year to his list of accomplishments.

    Stone, a West Middle School teacher, holds a Master of Arts degree in school counseling from the University of the Cumberlands and a bachelor’s degree in history teaching from Eastern Kentucky University and is working to complete an education specialist program in school counseling from the University of the Cumberlands.

  • Stephen Robert Hornback: Sept. 28, 1927 – July 1, 2016

    With the passing Friday of Stephen Robert ‘Bob’ Hornback, Shelby County has lost a native son that his friends describe as an “icon of the community.”

    A lifelong farmer, he had a real passion for the land and for animals, especially his dogs.

    His son, Paul Hornback, said he and his family were very touched at the outpouring of support from the community at his father’s funeral Wednesday, because that gesture was a testament to how much his dad meant to the community.

  • A gift of kindness

    Chris and Kelley Wise beamed with pride while looking at their 5-year-son, Braxton, who was all smiles after having just made enough money during a family yard sale to buy a big item on his wish list.

    And it’s largely in part to the gift of a total stranger.

    Braxton Wise will be able to get his Xbox after setting the goal to raise the money starting with a lemonade stand at the family yard sale.

  • Anglin announces intention to plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Let freedom ring

    Soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday got a warm welcome home at a ceremony at Shelby Christian Church in their honor, along with a big surprise when they saw that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was also standing by to greet them.

    “Truly, we were amazed to see the governor there, that he would come by and welcome us home and say a few words, well, it really meant a lot to us,” said the unit’s commander, Maj. Ryan Irvine of Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    There was plenty of horsing around at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but it was all in the spirit of equine competiveness.

    “The competition was pretty stiff – there were some really good horses, some defending world champions and, I’d say, ten or fifteen potential world champions, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, along with his brother, R.H. Bennett.

    The two show organizers had estimated that up to 350 horses would be competing, but numbers were actually above that, said Bennett.

  • Walmart evacuated after suspicious suitcase spotted

    Fears that a suspicious looking black suitcase left unattended at the Shelbyville Walmart Saturday afternoon might be an explosive device were unfounded, authorities say.

    That determination came after a nearly 3-hour effort from three agencies, which involved evacuating the store, clearing out and blocking off the parking lot, and examining the object with sophisticated equipment from a Lexington bomb squad.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.