Today's News

  • County makes 4th appointment to human rights commission

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has made its fourth appointment to the Shelby County Human Rights Commission.

    Magistrates appointed Norris Beckley during the court’s meeting Wednesday, and all were in agreement that Beckley was a good choice.

    “I’ve know Mr. Beckley for a long time, he’s currently pastor of a church in Christiansburg,” said Shelby County Judge Rob Rothenburger. “I don’t think you could find a kinder, gentler person who cares more about his community than Mr. Beckley does.”

  • McConnell to highlight rededication ceremony

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Shelbyville) will return to Shelbyville next week to highlight a rededication ceremony of the city’s Veterans Memorial Park. 

    The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday on Veterans Day and will include remarks from McConnell, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Blue Gables ready to celebrate

    From 7th Street down to the courthouse, businesses are making final preparations for tomorrow’s Celebration of Lights.  But just a block back you’ll find workers pouring their energy into a corridor of buildings in hopes that at least a few spaces will be ready for visitors tomorrow, as well.

    Members of the Shelbyville Preservation Group will host an open house at Blue Gables tomorrow at 3 p.m. to showcase the progress of the renovation project.

  • Chiappetta seizes national title

    Catherine Chiappetta-Hill, daughter of Kay and Chip Chiappetta of Quinta Chiappetta, has once again honored her family name and made her parents proud, earning top honors at the Paso Fino Grand National Championship Show & Expo in Lexington in October.

    Showing four horses, she won the Championship and the Grand Championship and earned numerous additional accolades.

    Much of that success came aboard Atrevido de JH, a gelding.

  • Country Depot is back in business

    The Bluegrass Country Depot might have closed in 2010 when then owner Mark Stiff suddenly passed away, but his cherished establishment was not forgotten.

    Jeffery Wright and Anthony Hermes have reopened the local business and are looking to rekindle the community’s affinity for the country grocery store and restaurant at 6562 Frankfort Road.

    Hermes said they reopened the establishment to meet the area’s request.

    “Everybody in Clay Village wanted somewhere [to go] where they didn’t have to go into town,” he said.

  • New rooms are the cat’s meow

    The Shelby County Animal Shelter now has new digs for its feline population.

    The “cat condo” room sports four separate units which house two cats each.

    Lounging leisurely on plush cushioned beds, cats have not only comfy new beds, but also carpeted climbing poles, scratching posts, individual food and water receptacles, and even their own personal litter boxes, discretely located in each apartment.

    The cat condo room is separate from the cat room where other cats are in cages, said Animal Shelter Director Leon Federle.

  • An historical favorite

    Tonight will be the time to shine for local historians when the Shelby County Historical Society picks up the 2015 Kentucky History award for its history camp program.

    The ceremony, which will be at the old state capitol building in Frankfort, is the culmination of years of hard – but enjoyable – work, say members of the Shelby County Historical Society.

    “It’s a good feeling about getting recognized for your accomplishments. We’ve had a quality camp ever since we started,” said John Graham, director of Shelby’s camp.

  • SCHS officials seize pellet gun from student’s car

    Shelby County High School officials quickly responded to students’ concerns Thursday morning regarding a pellet gun found in a student’s car.

    “There were some students that had heard that another student had this item in their car,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.  “They let adults know.”

    He assured that the student had not brought the pellet gun into the school.

    The student walked with school officials to his car where they located and seized a Co2 pellet gun.

  • Minor injuries on I-64

    Two persons suffered minor injuries in a four-car accident on I-64 Tuesday afternoon.

    Shelby County EMS Director Jeff Ivers said he did not have the details of how the accident, which was worked by Shelbyville Police, happened, but one vehicle, a van, ended up on its side.

    That vehicle was one that contained an injured person, he said, adding that the woman, who was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, suffered only minor injuries. Another person in a another vehicle also had minor injuries.

  • Voter turnout light

    Election Day went smoothly, officials said, although the turnout was less than they expected.

    “I can’t say [about turnout] but I don’t think we’ve had fifty percent,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry, who had predicted that figure last week.

    That light turnout was felt at the polls, said election workers.