Today's News

  • Judge-Exec predicts flat budget


  • Halfway house on Main?

    Plans to open a halfway house in Shelbyville are underway, say officials with the Department of Corrections, who Monday disclosed the location as 630 Main St.

    Lisa Lamb, director of communications for the Kentucky Department of Corrections, said those proceedings are still not finalized.

    “The Finance Cabinet has not received the signed contract from the vendor as of yet,” she said.

  • Bagdad Days celebrates 25 years

    Organizers of the Bagdad Days Festival are buzzing with excitement about the 25th anniversary of the event, which will mean even more fun than usual.

    “We just want to emphasize that it’s going to be a little bit bigger and better this year,” said Parade Chair Carol Hance.

    Her husband, Jimmy, chuckled as he described her role in the event.

    “Actually, she’s done ninety percent of the work,” he said.

  • William E. Matthews: April 30, 1930 – May 13, 2017

    The community has lost a true friend with the passing of William E. Matthews on Saturday.

    “Bill was a good man and it’s a loss for the community,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty. “I’ve known the Matthews family since I was a child.”

  • King arrested for shoplifting

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court who pleaded guilty in April to embezzling more than $23,000, has been arrested for shoplifting.

    King’s situation is uncertain, said Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt.

    “She’s plead guilty but not been sentenced, and now committed a new offense pending sentencing,” she said.

  • Halfway house could come to Shelby

    Details are still developing about the possibility of a halfway house being established in Shelby County, but the concept is being explored, officials say.

    “We are under discussion with someone about opening a halfway house there in Shelbyville, yes,” said William Knight, Kentucky halfway house coordinator. “It has to go to the Department of Corrections.”

    Corrections officials did not respond to a request for more information on the matter by the press time Thursday afternoon.

  • Battle of the burgers

    Perched eagerly on their barstools, 10 competitors lined the perimeter of the counter at Johnny Rockets Wednesday hungry for more than just a few burgers – they were craving a big win.  Decked out in his fifties-style diner attire, a Johnny Rockets employee wiped his brow as he rapidly stacked sliders ten-high on ten plates and contenders looked on waiting for the countdown to begin.

  • A welcoming touch

    Shelby County is already known for its reputation as the Saddlebred Capital of the World and now it's well on its way to carving out another distinction as a Mecca for visitors.

    Tourism officials released figures on last year's financial scenario a few days ago to coincide with National Travel and Tourism week, and Katie Fussenegger, executive director of ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, expressed satisfaction with Shelby's progress in 2016.

  • “I hope this is a new era for human rights in Shelbyville”

    A newly revamped Human Rights Commission is ready to take up an old issue.

    The commission has sent a Fairness Ordinance and positive recommendation to each of the county’s governing bodies – the Shelbyville City Council, Simpsonville City Commission and the Shelby County Fiscal Court – is inviting the groups to commission’s next meeting on June 12 to discuss the proposed ordinance.