Today's News

  • Pension crisis hitting on local level

      A letter sent earlier this month from Kentucky State Budget Director John Chilton put city, county and school board officials on notice that big pension budget changes were coming, whether they were ready or not.

    Chilton’s letter informed those impacted by the County Employees’ Retirement System (CERS) that they would face 50 to 60 percent increases in pension costs in the next fiscal year, 2018-19.

    According to the document, the City of Shelbyville would be looking at a jump from $1.1 million to $1.8 million from FY18 to FY19.

  • Walmart stalling Midland development

    When Planet Fitness moved into the Midland Shopping Center, the new destination, and its renovations, brought hope of revitalization to the area. 

    However, in the months since the fitness center remodeled the lot and opened, the surrounding spaces on the opposite corner have remained stagnant, and the former Tractor Supply building continues to sit vacant.

    And it appears Walmart may be to blame for the lack of progress.

  • A show ring of support

    Saddle up for Addie Shields

    WHAT: Benefit horse show and silent auction

    WHERE: Mount Eden Ruritan Club, 11199 Mt. Eden Rd. in Mount Eden

    WHEN: Sat. 4-11 p.m.

    COST: $2 at the gate, 6 and under free


  • Miracle Journee

    The day that Jasmine Brooks found out that the twins she was carrying were conjoined was the day she discovered how true anguish feels, she said.

    "I was terrified," she said. "I was scared, I cried – I didn't know what to think. I just kept praying to God."

    Her mother, Lisa Brooks, recalled the emotional moment.

  • A deadly stroll down memory lane

     While it’s possible a similar crowd of onlookers shared the same piqued interest, the atmosphere on Main Street in Shelbyville was likely quite different Saturday than it was on a fateful day 80 years ago.

    Upbeat music and historic cars set the scene on the corner of 6th and Main streets as crowds gathered around with phones and cameras in hand waiting for the excitement to unfold for the end of the sordid tale and murder of Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt.

  • Completing the Greenway Trail

    When Phase I of the Greenway Trail was completed this spring, park officials immediately set to work on Phase II of the project, which is now underway and features some upcoming construction around Clear Creek, officials say.

    Kerry Magan, the engineer for the project, said the structure would include about 16 pipes across Clear Creek in a subdivision near Lake Shelby.

  • Schools helping schools

    A month ago a devastating hurricane wreaked havoc across the western coast of Texas.  While here in Kentucky the initial shock and concern for the hundreds of thousands impacted by Hurricane Harvey has faded and our lives have moved on, many families in Houston and neighboring cities are still left picking up the pieces.

    But students across Shelby County schools have yet to put the devastation that left behind $40 billion in damage, out of their minds.

  • JHS gets $200K renovation grant

    Shelby County’s local hospital, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, has just had a great stroke of luck in receiving a substantial helping hand in the way of funding, officials say.

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation was recently awarded $200,000 from another well-known local organization to help improve emergency care at its facility on Hospital Drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Last collection for Clear Creek improvement bonds

    Council members likely gave an internal sigh of relief as they voted for the last time in favor of an ordinance of the city levying the annual assessment for the Clear Creek Subdivision Public Improvement bonds.

    “This is the last year,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said of the collection. “Thank goodness.”

    City Attorney Steve Gregory read the total, explaining the final bond payment is $81,933.74 with an administrative cost and expense for the city at $2,048.34, bringing the total amount to $83,982.08 or $1,584.57 per lot.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Working budget up for approval


    Members of the Shelby County School Board will consider for approval the 2017-18 Working Budget when they meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the district offices at 1155 West Main Street.  The Working Budget is the third and final phase of the budget. 

    The board approved a balanced Tentative Budget in May with a slight excess of revenues over expenditures – $4,715.