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Today's News

  • County renews interlocal 911 agreement

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a new 911 Board Interlocal Agreement at its meeting Wednesday night, which had been moved due to the July 4th holiday.

    In the past, said Shelby County Judge Dan Ison, the agreement had been updated every five years, but had had not updated for six years, he said.

    Most of the changes reflect changes in board personnel, said Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Janet Cuthrell, who has replaced former Shelby County Judge-Executive Rusty Newton as the county’s board representative.

  • Drowning in drainage dilemma

    Shelbyville resident Stephanie Sanford and her family are up a creek without a paddle.

    “I don’t like my kids coming out here as much because of mosquitoes attracted to the stagnant water,” Sanford said, glancing over her deck rail into a moat of sorts in her own backyard. “We’ve had fish, snakes, turtles.  It can get quite interesting.”

  • Shields benefit a success

    A benefit event on June 24 for young Addie Shields aimed at helping cover the costs associated with her cancer treatments garnered more than $36,000 in donations including this $5,000 donation from Shelby County Charities. Another benefit event, a horse show, is set for September 30.

    Shields' father shared his appreication. "Thank you to everyone that took time out of your busy schedule to make this benefit a success. I am very grateful to all of you, my friends."

  • LAND forum draws crowd at Jeptha Creed

    Shelbyville was home to the second of three forums across the state on Linking Agriculture for Networking and Development (LAND) Wednesday at Jeptha Creed Distillery.

    Although Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said the partnerships between the commonwealth’s $6 billion agriculture industry and the $30 billion manufacturing industry are officially forming at the state level, ongoing partnerships between local agriculture producers and local manufacturers have existed for decades.

  • Beautiful inside and out

    Crowned last October as Miss Heart of Louisville’s Outstanding Teen, Collins High School senior Noelle Thompson recently competed in the Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen Scholarship pageant.

    Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition is the little sister to the Miss America Scholarship pageant and is one of the largest scholarship organizations for girls and women in the United States

  • Twice the treatment

    For more than two decades Shelbyville Physical Therapy has operated solely with Sheri LeCompte at the helm.  But she’s eager for a change.

    “I opened the clinic in 1994 and this is the first time that I’ve taken on a partner and, of course, the most exciting thing is that it’s my daughter.”

    LeCompte’s daughter, Mallori LeCompte Lancaster, said joining her mother’s clinic was not always on her radar, but it is the perfect fit.

  • A change of taste

    The building at 1534 Midland Trail has seen its share of food fares from around the world.  Over the past few years it has been home to a Mexican, Japanese and most recently an Italian restaurant. 

    But over the weekend, owner John Rothenburger decided it was time to revisit his roots.

    “We have moved into becoming a country buffet,” he said.  “This is the style of food I grew up cooking and eating.”

  • A priceless trip

    For many, it probably felt like just another Monday in Washington, D.C.  But for Lily Hobbs, June 19th was likely a day she will never forget.

    In the midst of her summer break before starting her fourth grade year at Cornerstone Christian Academy, Hobbs went on what you could call a field trip of a lifetime.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show: The show goes on

    No figures are available yet for just how many people turned out for this 2017 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but organizers say crowds were tremendous.

    “We had very, very good crowds on Wednesday and Saturday; Friday, we postponed and Thursday, it rained pretty hard, but Wednesday and Saturday had wonderful crowds, a lot of spectators and exhibitors,” said Horse Show Manager Peter Fenton.

  • Shelby vet hangs an important wreath

    Shelbyville’s William Markert has seen his share of the world.  His brief time in the military seventy years ago took him to England, Paris and Germany.

    And last month, at 94-years-old, he notched another trip in his belt.

    On May 20, Markert and his daughter joined nearly 70 other veterans and their guardians on a flight from Lexington to Washington, D.C.

    The trip, sponsored by the University of Kentucky, presented the group with an opportunity to tour numerous memorials, accompanied by university president, Eli Capilouto.