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Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to move on Midland Industrial Road expansion

     The Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday that could help ease traffic concerns around Collins High School.

    During the regularly scheduled meeting, 6:30 p.m. at 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will consider for approval the acquisition of a section of property northeast of Collins High School in order to allow for the construction of a road to connect Discovery Boulevard to Midland Industrial Drive, providing commuters an alternative route in and out of the campus area via Freedom’s Way.

  • Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show tomorrow

    Polka Dotted Pineapple Boutique and Wakefield-Scearce Galleries are joining forces this week to bring the first Juleps and Jockeys Fashion Show.

    “It’s going to be a Derby fashion show featuring our store,” said Dori Lewis, owner of The Polka Dotted Pineapple. Lewis said the show would feature designer and name brand fashions from the boutique, as well as lavish hats created by local designers. Models will rock the runway tomorrow evening in the hottest Derby trends for 2018.

  • Painting the town

     Collins High School is making its mark on the town with a trio of artists working to complete a mural for travelers from around the country to enjoy. 

    Collins High School art teacher Gary Joe Barriger, along with seniors Rachel Everage and Lindsay Creque, have been working for some time to complete a mural at the rest area off I-64 in Simpsonville. 

    Creque said how she came to be a part of the project is very fascinating.

  • Harp fights wildfires in Oklahoma

    Raging flames, choking smoke, uncertainty, danger and being in harm’s way to protect others is a big part of Michael Harp’s life – a part that he accepts willingly and courageously.
    A firefighter from Shelby County, he is on his second week of battling a searing rash of wildfires in Oklahoma.
    Michael Harp is among the latest wave of personnel that have been pouring into Oklahoma from Kentucky and surrounding states to help battle large and numerous fires in the state, many larger than 100 acres.

  • Local prom prepping
  • Seminar to focus on fair housing

    Shelby will be home to a free event Wednesday that will focus on fair housing, and organizers of the event encourage the public to attend.
    “This is the 50th anniversary, so during the month of April we are commemorating the passage of the Fair Housing Act by doing extra activities across the state and reaching out to communities that we don’t interact with on a daily basis,” said Kyle Chafin, program coordinator of the Lexington Fair Housing Council, the entity that is sponsoring the event in conjunction with the Shelby County Commission on Human Rights.

  • Panhandling a complex issue locally

    Is panhandling a big problem in Shelby?

    It depends on who you ask, but the answer is, though generally no, the situation does exist.

    Some officials have said the situation appears to be linked to the homeless, others not so much.

    “It’s not really a panhandling issue in Shelbyville, it’s more of your traveling individual trying to get from point A to B, like they’re thumbing their way, trying to get somewhere, that’s the kind of thing we have,” said Jon Walker, director of men’s ministries at Awake Ministries.

  • Film crews close Main Street

    A possible remodeling show with a focus on an historic Main Street property has been the big talk around town for several weeks. But any definitive information has been sparse, with emails to HGTV returned solely with a link to current casting information.

    However, on Monday, as drivers found themselves detouring around Main Street throughout the day, those involved with the undisclosed project found it difficult to continue keeping their enterprise under wraps.   

  • Easter activities make for busy weekend

    Saturday is going to be a busy day for the Easter Bunny, with several organizations holding Easter egg hunts that afternoon.
    No matter where you live in Shelby, you’ll be able to take your little ones to gather their eggs, with hunts scheduled for just about every corner of the county, from Simpsonville to Finchville to Cropper to downtown Shelbyville.
    That’s not to mention Shelby County Parks and Recreation’s annual Bunny Days at Red Orchard Park.

  • Shelby student helps organize March of Our Lives

    On Saturday, students from across the region joined those from around the nation for a “March of Our Lives,” a student movement sparked by the recent school shootings.

    Alexis Bailey, a junior at Shelby County High School, joined more than 50 others to organize the event on a local level, and said her involvement was aimed at tightening gun laws and increasing safety measures in schools.