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Today's News

  • Get up and get started

    With New Year’s resolutions still firmly intact, getting healthy is always a focus in January. But how do you stay on track and on budget with your resolution? Try setting a goal to run a 5K. At just 3.1 miles, a 5K is an attainable goal, and trainer Todd Heady has put together a basic plan to help get a beginner ready to run into a healthier lifestyle.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council discusses bi-partisan election

    At the request of Mayor Tom Hardesty, following a recent citizen suggestion, city attorney Steve Gregory laid out to the Shelbyville City Council Thursday the necessary steps if the city council were to move to a non-partisan election.

    Council member Donna Eaton shared her support for the potential change.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Council debates water tower paint

    Jake Haworth, distillation manager for Bulleit Distillery, presented to the Shelbyville City Council Thursday the distillery’s desire to paint a mural on the newly erected water tower on Prospect Street.  Haworth presented a digital print of the proposed mural, showing one side of the tower closely resembling the bourbon company’s logo and the other simply reading Shelbyville, Kentucky.

  • New judge gets warm welcome

    The weather was bitter cold, but new Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison was delighted with the warm welcome he received from Thursday the public at his first meet-and-greet event to introduce himself to the community, he said.

    “I was absolutely overwhelmed, that on a cold, snowy night, that seventy or eighty people would come out, and couldn’t have been nicer in welcoming me to this new job,” he said. “We had people there from walk of life in Shelby County, from elected leaders to farmers.”

  • Ison takes over fiscal court

    Shelby County Fiscal Court officials started 2017 on a positive note, with newly appointed Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison laying out his vision for the next two years, as he serves the remainder of the outgoing Rob Rothenburger’s term.

    “I am very honored to serve with you, work with you and be a part of the team,” he told magistrates and department heads assembled at the Stratton Center Tuesday night.

  • Two different fires leave both families homeless

    Two familes have been left homes after house fires in Bagdad and  Shelbyville Thursday and Friday nights.

    Although no one was injured, a house fire on Christianburg Road Thursday night had devastating consequences for Bill and Amy Bryant, who were left homeless, said fire officials.

    Several fire agencies assisted the Bagdad Fire Department, including Shelby County and East 60 fire departments at the blaze that broke out at about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of Christianburg Road.

  • Fatality claims Henry County man

    Police say speed a factor in deadly crash

    One person was killed and another was injured in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in western Shelby County.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell pronounced Brandon Charles Baker, 20, of Henry County, dead at the scene of the accident on Lucas Road. His girlfriend, Ashley Cox, 18, of Smithfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Data reflects Shelby healthy children

    According to recently released data, Shelby County ranks 21 in the overall well being of children in Kentucky.

    Information relating to the well being of children was released in the Kentucky Kids Count Data Book earlier this month and provided county-level data based on 16 indicators in four categories: economic security, education, health and family and community.

  • EMS to review county's ambulance policy

    A policy instituted by the Shelby County Fiscal Court in July will be up for review next week by the county's Emergency Medical Servies Committee, offficials say.

    Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the policy of transporting only patients that meet certain criteria to out of county hospitals, may need revision.

    Several people have questioned the change, and wondered why they were not receiving the same service they had previously.

  • Collins students look to patent software


    Though not yet even in college, Collins VEX Robotics teammates Matthew Munsterman and Chris Embry are preparing to make an accolade in the robotics industry that even some lifelong engineers can’t claim.

    “Nobody has done this before,” Embry said of his teammate’s coding work. “So when he [Munsterman] works on stuff and explains it to me, literally nobody else in the world knows what this is, which is a pretty cool feeling.”