Today's News

  • Verizon to add two towers to county

    There is good news and bad news for Verizon Wireless customers in Shelby County.  The good news: cell service in Waddy and on the eastern side of Shelbyville is likely to improve soon.  However, to rectify the gap in signal two towers need to be erected and many residents will be stuck starring at the bad news.

    David Pike, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, presented to the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday the requests for both towers.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Fourth Dollar General a no-go

    After hearing several lengthy, and at times heated, comments from the public, the Triple S Planning Commission ultimately made the decision to deny a zone change request for property on Frankfort Road, just west of Elmburg Road.

    With no questions or discussion, commissioners voted unanimously, with Quintin Biagi abstaining, against a zone change from Agricultural to General Commercial in order to develop a fourth Dollar General store in the county. 

  • Brandenburg Man killed on I-64

    A Brandenburg man was killed Friday night in the emergency lane on I-64, when he was struck by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Maj. Jason Rice said that John Madden, 55, was killed in the incident, which occurred at 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 37 eastbound.

    Madden was struck by a 2009 Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Fred Ditto Jr., 45, also of Brandenburg, who was not injured in the crash.

  • Charles Hurt: March 28, 1961 – September 16, 2016

    With four years on the court for the University of Kentucky followed by a career in the military, former Shelby County basketball star Charles “Atlas” Hurt left his mark on the community, the state and possibly even the world.

    “He was such a great guy,” Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said.  “He was a wonderful ball player here.”

    Hurt passed away Friday after a long battle with leukemia.

  • County will officially go wet mid Nov.

    Shelby County voters were heard loud and clear Tuesday when they overwhelminly approved packaged alcohol sales be available in the county, passing the special election vote 2,269 for and 802 against.

    The vote will now allow businesses in Shelby County to apply for a liquor license to sell packaged alcohol. The city of Shelbyville has been wet for some time.

    Many in favor of the change saw it as a step in the right direction for economic development.

  • Developer sues city

    A development company has brought suit against the City of Shelbyville alleging that officials have unjustly continued to condemn an historic building under renovation to become a restaurant.

    The suit, filed in Shelby Circuit Court Sept. 8 by Wise Capital Management Company, names the city, Mayor Tom Hardesty and Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington.

  • Man beaten in jail sues Shelby County

    A Spencer County man has filed suit against a former deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center alleging that he ordered inmates to beat him when he was incarcerated last November on a shoplifting charge.

    The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court Eastern Division in Frankfort by Joshua Reece, says William Anthony Carey, ordered other inmates to savagely beat Reece because he had had a former relationship with his wife.

  • Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built. Shelby introduced

    Shelbyville’s Roll Forming Corporation welcomed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday morning to launch his “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” Apprenticeship Campaign.

    This initiative sets forth a goal to increase awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship programs through the commitment of new energy and resources that will strengthen the currently 1,100 apprenticeship partnerships available in Kentucky, as well as working with prospective new employers.

  • County still working on broadband possibilities

    A committee established by the Shelby County Fiscal Court to study broadband internet options is still working on that issue, magistrates said Tuesday night.

    "We do have some updated information on broadband with the contracts that we worked on," he said.

  • New board member at Centro Latino

    Dan Feeser has come on board as Centro Latino’s newest board member.

    Feeser, who is director of engineering/innovation for Diageo North America, relocated to Shelbyville for the new Bulleit Distillery project on Benson Pike.

    He said that he and his wife have enjoyed living in Shelbyville so much that he has decided to retire here after completing this year’s Leadership Shelby program, giving him a chance to redirect his energy into making Shelby County an even better place to live.