Today's News

  • 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.

  • New cops on the beat

    Three new police officers are on the job at the Shelbyville Police Department; all fresh from the police academy.

    The three new officers graduated from the academy on a Friday and began at Shelbyville P.D. the following Monday, said Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin.

    “They all graduated from the police academy on October seventh, and they have started their training with us,” said Goodwin.

    The academy consists of 23 weeks of training at Eastern Kentucky University.

  • Men with a mission



    For the past half-century, Bobby Hudson and Marshall Long have worked side by side to expand the industrial climate in Shelby County.

    They have been together so long they may be losing their separate identities, what with having birthdays only one day apart, on Saturday and Sunday, joked Hudson.

    “Mine is on the [October] twenty-second; his is the twenty-third,” he said.

    Both will be 80 years old this weekend, although Marshall said he isn’t owning up to that.

  • Leadership Shelby under new leadership

    For the first time in 15 years, Leadership Shelby has a new person at the helm that has been a board member of the organization since graduating from the program herself in 2012.

    MaryAnn Gramig took over as executive director in July, replacing longtime director Rosemary Riggs who retired the previous month.

    “It’s been going great so far,” she said, adding that Riggs has since provided some invaluable advice.