Today's News

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at abouit 5:30 p.m. He steered back onto the road, but overcorrected, and ran off the road again, flipping the vehicle several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    It is not know why he ran off the road, but drugs or alcohol are not suspected as a factor in the crash.

  • Shelby man charged in murder turns himself in

    A Shelbyville man who had been on the run since Saturday on murder charges has turned himself in, said police.

    Kentucky State Police have been searching for Eugene Wade Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, along with Devante Hall, 24, of Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the shooting deaths of two people, Brandy Davidson, 25, and Devin Payton, 33, whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Scott Ferrell said Wade turned himself in at Post 6 in Dry Ridge at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Ben Allen Thomas: April 23, 1920 – June 6, 2016: A man with a heart for friends, family and community

    Shelby County has lost a treasured friend with the passing of Ben Allen Thomas on Monday.

    Thomas, 96, died peacefully at his home on Cropper Road, a place that meant a lot to him because of his deep roots in Shelby County.

    Thomas, who still lived in a house he had built on his family farm, was a fourth-generation farmer, devoted to helping other farmers with co-ops in tobacco and dairy, and was deeply involved in the management of the family farm, Chenoweth Farm, with four dairies, tobacco, cattle, sheep and other crops.

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  • County to tear down house in Bagdad

    County officials say they intend to become more stringent in taking action on houses that have been abandoned and are detrimental to the community.

    “What we're trying do is trying to get word out that we're really trying to work with property owners, because a lot of these people are just ignoring us,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Louisville man dies after I-64 crash

    Tyler Houghton of Louisville died at the University of Louisville Hospital following a single-vehicle accident that occurred early Saturday morning on I-64 in Shelby County.

    Reconstructionists with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office say that the accident happened at 3:39 a.m. at mile marker 35 westbound.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Meadows said in a release that alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

  • Avoiding the summer brain drain


    The last bell has rung and school has officially closed for summer, but that doesn’t mean our kids’ brains should take a vacation, too. 

    In fact, as our children’s days are now filled with bike rides and pool parties, experts note that it’s important to keep their minds just as active as their bodies.

  • Promoting good health

    An annual event Saturday offers an invaluable opportunity for men to safeguard their most precious commodity – their health.

    The 16th annual Men’s Health Fair being held at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville offers free health screenings for men, including everything from cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer, skin cancer and the PSA-prostate specific antigen.

  • Day-cations

    June has arrived and school is out. It’s officially time to start planning those summer family vacations. 

    But not every vacation requires a strict budget and a week off work.  The Bluegrass State is filled with numerous tourist hotspots and Shelby County’s prime location finds us a short drive from many of the most desirable spots.

  • Touring through Shelby County

    Not interested in hitting the road for the summer? Budget too tight for a week at the beach? Or are you maybe just looking for some quiet downtime at home?

    If so, you are in luck.

    Shelby County is full of fun, historic, educational and even some delicious stops. So why not treat you and your family to a classic staycation.

    Stay at home and act like a tourist in your hometown.

    Grab the Hawaiian shirt, the sandals, with socks of course, the big sun hat and slather on the sunscreen for a wild trip all within a few miles of your front door.