Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Student fees, classroom supplies an area of concern

    The divisive topic of student fees and supplies came to the forefront Thursday in the Shelby County Board of Education meeting, as board members debated possible solutions to ease the financial burden placed on parents, while simultaneously considering the classroom needs of teachers.

    “I feel sorry for the parents that are having to pay a ton of money, plus buy all this other stuff,” said board member Joanna Freels, a retired school teacher.


     Shelby County Fiscal Court will hold a special called meeting to close the 2015 Fiscal Year on June 29 at 8:30 a.m.

    “The fiscal court always has a special meeting at the end of the fiscal year to close out the current fiscal year budget and to pay year-end bills,” said Rob Rothenburger, Shelby County judge-executive.

    The meeting will be held outside of normal meeting times, which usually occur the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively.


  • Public health training is Thursday

    A training exercise that will bring emergency responders, health officials and others together to collaborate on how to handle a public health emergency will be held Thursday at Shelby Christian Church.

    The Strategic National Stockpile is being hosted by the Kentucky Department of Public Health with the help of officials from the Center for Disease Control.

    Thursday’s exercise will center on dispensing medication to the community, said Jason McDonald, spokesperson for the CDC.

  • A digital safety measure

    As police forces across the country have come under fire for officers using extreme and sometimes deadly force when reportedly acting in self-defense, departments and the public are looking to gather more information to help keep both officers and suspects’ safe.

    And many forces are turning to body cams, small digital recording devices that can help keep an extra set of eyes on incidents involving officers, to provide safety measures for both the public and the police.

  • Car crashes into Governor’s Square

    A Shelby County man was injured Thursday afternoon when his car crashed through the front of a vacant building in Governor’s Square shopping center.

    Shelbyville Police say that they still don’t know that caused Danny Hardin, 64, to run through the building, located at 196 Governor’s Square, between Christ Community Church and Paradise Spirits and Fine Wines at about 12:30 p.m.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – McDonald’s planned for Simpsonville

    While gossip concerning Simpsonville’s future development has stalled recently, it seems there is finally some merit to the McDonald’s rumor.

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will hear development plans for a McDonald’s restaurant planned for 1101 Buck Creek Road on the outskirts of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, the lot formerly occupied by a BP station.

    The restaurant will sit adjacent to two other newly established restaurants: Culvers and Bob Evans.

  • Horse show sizzles

    Opening night of the Shelby County Fair Horse may not have enjoyed a large spectator turnout, but the 75 or so people in the stands made up for quantity with quality.

    For a small crowd, they managed to make plenty of noise, whooping and hollering loudly enough to earn a gold star for audience enthusiasm.

    That gusto got through to both horses and riders, who showed great form and resiliency, with 21 classes, that included some new faces, plus lot of well-loved favorites.

  • Let freedom run

    Booze and barbeque are often associated with Independence Day festivities.  But officials with the Shelby County Parks system are looking to change the mentality by providing families an opportunity to celebrate the day in a healthy way.

    “It’s a 5K race that we’re putting on and it’s in conjunction with our Shake the Lake firework event,” Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens said.

    By offering the event, Pickens said they hope to provide families a healthy way to celebrate Independence Day together.

  • Cedarmore plans big summer

     As summer rolls in and kids grow bored in the long hot days that lie ahead, many parents look to summer camps to provide entertainment for the restless legs running about.

    Cedarmore Camp provides just that for those looking for a camp that provides Christ-centered worship and Gospel teaching.

    Cedarmore, which has been working with Crossings Ministries since 1997, is located near Bagdad and is open to students in third through 12th grades.

  • 153RD SHELBY COUNTY FAIR: Demolition Derby highlights new fair events

     Food, rides, animals, car shows, drag races and more. The Shelby County Fair kicks off Monday and there’s no slowing down the event.

    And the 153rd event will feature an old favorite.

    “We’re also bringing back the demolition derby, which I think will be some big things this year,” said Ray Tucker, president of the Fair Board.

    The demolition derby will replace some of the tractor and truck pull events, which Tucker said were getting a little too expensive.