Today's News

  • Rothenburger to run for State House

    If Rob Rothenburger’s vision for the future comes to pass, Shelby County will lose an experienced county judge-executive, but would gain a state representative who has a finger on the pulse of the community, he said.

    “It's my intention to file my candidacy for state rep for the 58th district of Kentucky,” he said just one day after State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) announced he would not run for re-election in 2016.

  • Shelby prepares for Election Day

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry is breathing a sigh of relief after being able to recruit enough people to work at the polls after a severe shortage, she said.

    “We’ve got plenty of precinct officers now,” she said, adding that she and her staff are busy, not only training them, but also taking care of some last minute preparations for Election Day on Tuesday.

    “We've just had our voting machines checked out,” she said. “One of them, we had to replace, the one that malfunctioned on Primary Election Day.”

  • A Broadway debut

    Just as soon as Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis takes your breath away with one project, she surpasses it with something even more awesome.

    Fresh from playing the lead role in the Las Vegas musical Baz, which had all her friends and family in Shelbyville talking, Lewis has now landed an even more impressive role – she’s been cast in the lead role in the upcoming Broadway musical, Paramour, which is being done by Cirque du Soleil.

  • A Christmas tradition


    Christmas traditions vary from person to person. For some, putting up the tree kicks off their holiday season, for others, its Black Friday shopping.  But in Shelby County, The Christmas Gala at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries marks the commencement of the holidays for many.

    Matt Burnett, CFO of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, said since the 1960s, people from all over Kentucky have been coming to the Gala as part of their holiday traditions.

  • Northside opens space for more students

    Recognizing a need for more preschool opportunities in Shelby County, The Northside Early Childhood Center has opened 20 tuition-based spots for students in the community wishing to attend.

    Since Shelby County Public Schools reopened the facility in 2014 as a preschool the school has been a strictly needs based facility, providing a preschool education to those meeting federal guidelines or those with developmental delays or disabilities.

    Currently, there are 240 students enrolled in the school.

  • Logan family cemetery dedication is Saturday

    Members of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board are excited about the dedication of a cemetery this Saturday that has special significance to the county.

    The dedication will be held at noon at the Logan Family Cemetery on Brunerstown Road to declare it a Kentucky Pioneer Cemetery, said Linda Clemmons, secretary of the board.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Restaurant tax back for debate

    Two popular topics top the agenda for Thursday’s special called Shelbyville City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. at 315 Washington Street.

    The council will vote on a second reading of an ordinance that would establish a three percent restaurant tax. The tax would be split between the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission and the city, which could only use its portion for quality of life projects such as streetscape and façade enhancements, among other things.

    The city of Simpsonville passed a similar ordinance last year.

  • Substitute teacher looks to press charges against student

    Officials with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that a case has been forwarded to the Shelby County Attorney’s office concerning an altercation between a student and a substitute teacher that took place at Collins High School earlier this month.

    However, the substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht said he is the one looking to press charges.

    Schildknecht said the student verbally and physically assaulted him prior to a questionable shoving quarrel unfolding –a portion of which was recorded on a student’s cell phone.

  • Montell will not seek re-election

    Longtime legislator Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election to the 58th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives, choosing instead to retire.

    “For thirteen years I have been so very privileged to hold this seat and to represent – to the best of my ability – the hopes and dreams of the people of the 58th District,” he said. “I have enjoyed my experience working in Frankfort, but I believe the time has come to step aside and allow others to lead.”

  • Car fire closes Goodyear


    Restoration crews were already hard at work Tuesday afternoon repairing the damage at Goodyear Auto Service Center on Mack Walters Road in Shelbyville from a fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning.

    Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Doug Herndon said they were called to the scene around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after police had responded to a burglary alarm.

    Herndon said the fire was accidental and was attributed to a vehicle located inside one of the bays.

    No one was injured, though there was some damage to the facility.