Today's News

  • Baking up love

    Monday is national cookie day, and what better time to honor the sweet treats than the first week of December? 

    After all, the holiday season for so many often brings fond memories in the kitchen with mom or grandma baking goodies for friends, family and neighbors.

    In fact, each year the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Homemakers gather together to share some of those memories and kitchen traditions before exchanging some baked goods using some passed down family recipes.

    It’s a wonderful tradition within itself.

  • Parading around town

    This weekend not one but two parades will kick off the seasonal celebrations in Shelby County.

    The fun starts tomorrow morning on Main Street in Shelbyville with the Shelby County Christmas Parade.

    Starting at 10 a.m., the parade will run down Main Street from Mack Walters Road to 1st Street.

    The theme for this year’s event is ‘A Movie Time Christmas’ which will pay tribute to the timeless films we watch every season.  

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider annual audit

    Board members will hear the annual audit report for the 2016/17 school year when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s central office 1155 West Main Street.

    “It’s just a standard procedure that we have to do per the Kentucky Department of Education and federal regulations,” SCPS public relations coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • Fighting the chill

    While millions are fighting the crowds of shoppers hoping to stockpile Christmas presents, one Shelby man is preparing to instead give back this season.

    Kenneth Stivers, a member of Indian Fork Baptist Church in Bagdad, has collected more than 200 blankets and 150 jackets to distribute to the homeless tomorrow.

    With the help of members of his congregation, as well as his wife, Carrie and 10-year-old daughter, Dixie, Stivers will distribute those items along with free bowls of chili outside of the Stratton Community Center tomorrow starting at 3 p.m.

  • Friends from Christmas past

      An adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is coming to the Shelby County Community Theatre and opening weekend will feature some spectacular guests.

    Writer Ian O’Connell, along with music writers Rosie Novellino-Mearns and her husband, Bill, will join director Jack Wann on Dec. 1 and 2 to watch their work come to life in Ebenezer.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Burger King development moves forward

    The first steps are in place for the development of a new fast food selection in Shelby County.

  • Longtime farmer honored

    In 1974 when he was a senior in high school, Ronnie Poole planted not only his first crop of tobacco, but also the seeds of what would become a lifetime labor of love – farming.

    Forty-three years later, he has reaped his greatest harvest – recognition of nearly a half century of devotion to agriculture.

    Taking the podium amid thunderous applause after being named 2017Shelby County Farmer of the Year, he took a deep breath in what was clearly an emotional moment.

  • Businesses gearing up for Small Business Saturday

    With the coming of the holiday season the national Small Business Saturday movement is back for its 7th season, an event local retailers are embracing more and more each year.

    Eilene Collins, executive director of Shelby Main Street, said that merchant participation has been increasingly steadily for the event since its inception in 2010.

    “We had a kickoff for that last month,” she said. “We invited business owners to breakfast and to pick up their supplies. All of the downtown businesses who wanted supplies have them.”

  • Living the stream

    When Jessica Neal graduated from Shelby County High School, she had no idea what the future had in store.

    “I had no idea that I would be in California and have this amazing career,” she said. “It never occurred to me.”

    Netflix Inc. recently announced the promotion of Neal to the position of Chief Talent Officer, leading the group responsible for culture, human resources, recruiting and coaching the global team behind the world's leading internet entertainment service.

  • Tis the season of shopping

    Though Thanksgiving is fresh on our minds, many consumers are ready to pack up the leftovers and tackle their Christmas shopping.  So tomorrow, as our kitchenware is just hitting the dishwasher, millions of consumers will hit the stores.

    In fact, 20 percent of consumers considering shopping over the holiday weekend say they plan to shop on Thanksgiving Day, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.