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Today's News

  • Ted Igleheart: Feb. 17, 1930 – Nov. 5, 2017

    A light for justice is still burning in Shelbyville in the hearts of those who carry the memory of a beloved native son.

    Ted Igleheart, a longtime attorney who loved fighting the good fight so much that he refused to retire until his mid-eighties, passed away Sunday.

    “He exemplified his values in everything he did,” said Fielding Ballard, chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, of which Igleheart was active for more than 50 years, serving as precinct chair and on the executive committee for 25 years as secretary.

  • Trims & Whims this weekend

    Trims & Whims

    WHAT: Annual Christmas craft show

    WHEN: 9:30 - 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

    WHERE: Wright Elementary School, 500 Rocket Lane, Shelbyville

    ADMISSION: Free

    Several events will kick-off the holiday season in Shelby County this weekend, but only one will get you started on your own decorating.

    The Trims and Whims Craft Show will get underway Saturday and Sunday at Wright Elementary School.

  • Thanksgiving then and now

      Traditionally our Thanksgiving tables consist of crescent rolls, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course the turkey and dressing.

    However, a more historically accurate feast would actually consist of none of these menu items. 

    Historians have determined that the first Thanksgiving, shared by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag at Plymouth Colony in 1621, consisted of venison and porridge but the wildfowl of choice was likely not turkey.

  • Restoring history

     For more than 120 years, a Victorian gingerbread-style home at 1008 Main Street has withstood the test of time. And though it started to show its age some time ago, when current owner Daniel Raymond moved in four years ago, he eagerly got to work restoring the home to its former beauty.

    “I always wanted to restore a Victorian,” he said. “It turned out it’s a lot more than I thought it was going to be.”


  • Shelby County School Board - Heritage to give school board taste of the arts

    Shelby County Board of Education members will convene at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Elementary School for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  But before the meeting kicks-off, board members will have the opportunity to take in some school culture.

  • Shelby County Automotive is 2nd fastest in Fast 50

     Earning the No. 2 spot out of 50 and top honors in the $10 million to $25 million category, locally based Shelby County Automotive, Inc. earned the recognition of one of the region’s fastest growing companies during a ceremony last week in downtown Louisville.

    Shelby County Automotive is an auto and truck parts retailer with locations in LaGrange, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Winchester and Danville.  They are headquartered in Shelby County with the NAPA store at 114 Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Whirlwind experience

    The nation’s capital is full of exciting and fun sights and experiences, but for a Shelby County teen, the political side of the city was a thrill he’ll never forget.
    Ben Brown, a junior at Shelby County High School, journeyed to Washington, D.C. in September for a three-day trip to shadow his cousin, Kevin Yoder, a member of the House of Representative from Kansas.
    “It was really cool – I even got to take a picture sitting at his desk!” exclaimed Brown, his eyes sparkling as he described his experiences accompanying Yoder.

  • A digital eye on security

    A Simpsonville plant has the perfect employee – he never gets tired, doesn’t take coffee breaks and is never late for work.

    What’s more, he is very popular with his coworkers at Faurecia in Simpsonville.

    “Hi, Salt, good to see you,” said Jermaine Scott, as he approached him in the parking lot.

    Although Salt can speak, he is a being of few words – because he isn’t human.

  • Celebrating 50 years of firefighting

    It’s going to be a 5-alarm celebration on Saturday when the Shelby County Fire Department celebrates its 50th anniversary at fire station 1 on Alpine Drive, near Kroger off Boones Station Road.
    Festivities will include speakers, refreshments and even a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of deceased firefighters.

  • Homemakers to honor vets

    This year, the Shelby County Extension Homemakers will continue their tradition of honoring veterans with the 10th annual event on Sunday to honor all veterans – active, retired, and reserved – all men and women who have ever served the nation.

    The event will be held at 2-4 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office on Frankfort Road.

    It will include refreshments and a short ceremony that will begin at 2:30.