Today's News

  • Germinating the industry

    An informal discussion of growing industrial hemp drew about 50 people Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office, which yielded both a lot of information and a barrage of questions from the audience.

    The event, conducted by the Department of Agriculture, featured a couple of hemp processors, as well as state ag officials, who spoke to the crowd about everything from the value of hemp as a food source to logistical problems in harvesting it.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Council will cast final vote on non-partisan elections


  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Committee recommends 4 percent tax increase

    The Shelby County Board of Education gathered with members of the budget committee for a formal work session during its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday and learned their recommendation included a two percent teacher raise. The proposal, however, was a double-edged sword as it accompanied the recommendation of generating those funds by increasing the county’s property tax by the maximum four percent rate.

    Rates can be increased by more, but would require a public vote, not just action by the school board.

  • Shelby teams face off in academic competition

    Elementary schools across Shelby County competed in district competition of the Governor’s Cup over the weekend and two Shelby schools brought home top honors.

    The district event at Clear Creek Elementary saw Wright, Simpsonville, Southside and Clear Creek compete.  There the Simpsonville Bobcats came out on top.

  • Shelby deputy coroner dies suddenly

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell died unexpectedly Friday at his home in Shelbyville of a gunshot wound.

    “He was deceased upon our arrival of an apparent gunshot wound,” said Maj. Istvan Kovacs of the Shelbyville Police Department. “The actual cause or source of that is still under investigation.”

    Kovacs declined to elaborate on whether the fatal gunshot wound was accidental or self-inflected, or any details surrounding the situation, but said that no one is charged in the death.

  • Saluting the African American soldier

    Patriotism and the military service of African Americans from Shelby County, particularly during World War I and II, will be the focus of the annual Community Tapestry event this year.

    The event, which is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Northside Early Childhood Center at 821 College Street in Shelbyville, is a popular annual event that showcases a portion of our community’s African American history through exhibits and speakers to share the pride and accomplishment in Shelby’s African American community.

  • District receives $3.2 million workforce grant

    With an additional $3.2 million in its pocket, Shelby County Public Schools can maintain its focus on developing students into the highly trained workforce the community needs.

  • Giving back to the lake

    In their own appreciative nod to the community, new neighbors, Bulleit Distilling Co., recently installed a new boat ramp at Guist Creek, providing boaters with more accommodating launches throughout the year.

  • Youth with a mission

    “I really love to see the fulfillment on the homeowner’s face when they get the work done,” said Hailey Wood.

    “They really need it and it’s a really heartwarming experience. That’s what keeps me coming back – it’s so needed in the community.”

    Wood, 18, a senior at Shelby County High School, is one of several local students who will be joining hundreds of middle and high school students from around the state and even the nation this summer in a project called Kentucky Changers.

  • Changing with change

    The Shelby County Humane Society got its wish granted recently on the backs of thousands of wishes from the community.

    The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass presented a donation of more than $1,400 to the Shelby County Humane Society – funds accumulated one coin at a time from the fountain in the center court of the shopping center.