Today's News

  • Flu season underway in Kentucky

    So far this year, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has confirmed nearly two dozen cases of flu, said health officials.

    "The Department for Public Health is reporting nineteen cases as of today [Wednesday], which is notable because it indicates we are seeing cases earlier than what is considered the typical start of our flu season," said Beth Fisher, spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Service.

  • Cycle stops

    If you find yourself pedaling along Main and 4th streets, you’ll have a new place to park your bike – and more will be popping up around the city thanks to efforts from Shelby Main Street and those with Pegasus Industries Packaging.

    Shelby Main Street Executive Director Eilene Collins said the first bicycle rack in the community was recently installed in front of the judicial center on the northwest corner of 4th and Main streets and more are forthcoming.  “Based on public reaction, there could be four more downtown,” she said.

  • Norton settles on name for children’s facility

    Norton Healthcare has announced that the children’s hospital it has owned and operated in downtown Louisville for nearly 50 years will now be named “Norton Children’s Hospital.”

    In a news release from Norton's Maggie Roetker said, "Children are at the heart of what we do, and Norton Children’s Hospital will continue the work of caring for, healing and serving children and their families in this community."

  • Shelby County family honored for adoption work

    Governor Matt Bevin recently honored Tim and Vikki Moulder during the Foster Care and Adoption Appreciation Dinner on Sept. 17 at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort.

    The family, there with five of their foster children, and one adopted child, received an award for outstanding service for their work for the Salt River Trail region, which encompasses Shelby County.

  • Final resting place in bustling location

    When Elizabeth Bull died in 1859, her family probably considered the location of her burial to be peaceful and serene.

    But 157 years later, the location of the small family plot is situated on a tiny patch of land between the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and a new McDonald’s restaurant ready to open on Buckcreek Road.

    The 30-square-foot plot is still surrounded by a rock wall, which is in fairly good shape, except for some crumbling stones on one end.

  • 95-year old publishes first book

    A new author at age 95, Harriett Abraham Rose shares stories of growing up in an extended Jewish family in Shelbyville and in Lexington, taking the reader through most of the previous century.

    The idea behind her title Not Necessarily Kosher quickly becomes obvious as her tales of her family and their unorthodox approach to both food and the major issues of the times unfold, encompassing horse and buggy days, the Great Depression, two world wars, the changing role of women, the Civil Rights movement and beyond.

  • Federspiel celebrates 25 years at library

    Pamela W. Federspiel, executive director of the Shelby County Public Library, celebrated her 25th anniversary at the library with a reception Friday.

  • Heartfelt award

    The Mission Lifeline Award recognizes the critical, life-saving role that emergency services personnel provide to patients, and this year, named Shelby County EMS as one of its very few gold award recipients.

  • Music to the ear

    Wakefield Scearce Gallery is well known for classical elegance, and a chamber concert it is hosting next Friday is no exception.

    At 7:30 p.m. Eric Genuis, a classical pianist and composer from Simpsonville, will be accompanied by two world-renowned soloists and a vocalist in a performance in the Science Hill Courtyard.

    The event will also feature light refreshment, said Patti Wilson with the Gallery.

  • Nifco looks to expand

    Representatives with Nifco presented an amended development plan during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting that called for a 26,000 square-foot addition to their existing 200,000 square-foot property on Hudson Boulevard.