Today's News

  • Good crowd expected for women’s health fair

    There are still tickets available, but they are going quickly for the 9th annual Women’s Health Fair, sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.

    Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, the entity is sponsoring the event, said more than 160 tickets had been purchased as of Thursday.

    “We anticipate having another good crowd, we usually have about 250 plus, and given the interest we’ve had, I anticipate that we will meet or exceed that this year,” she said.

  • Silver Ring Thing abstinence program returns to Shelby

    The Silver Ring Thing is making a return to Shelby County after a one-year hiatus and organizers expect another to be a big event.

    The event is sponsored by A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, which has brought Silver Ring Thing events to Shelbyville on previous occasions, most recently in 2012.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 21, 2014

    Cemetery clean-up and training

  • Students hospitalized when bus overturns

    The scene was horrific, a school bus lying overturned in a field, windshield crushed, the back emergency exit door hanging open and cries and screams from terrified students being loaded into waiting ambulances.

    George Blakeman, director of transportation for Shelby County School, paused as he looked at the bus and the deep trench the vehicle had gouged in the turf of the field on Aiken Road.

    “It’s just a miracle, but we don’t think anyone is badly hurt,” he said.

  • Cemetery caretaker arrested for selling plots and keeping money

    A caretaker at Bagdad Cemetery has been arrested for theft of cemetery property, as well as from individuals, police say.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of 5177 Elmburg Road, was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $10,000.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Jason Rice said that Kincaid took $1,350 from a man, on the pretense of selling him three grave lots for himself, his son, and his wife, who was ill.

  • School officials in holding mode on snow day relief

    Shelby County School officials say they are waiting to see what would happen with legislation proposed as a “snow day relief” bill for school districts.

    “We’re just in a wait and see mode about what the final thing will say, because it’s already changed two or three times from what they said it would be,” said Dave Weedman, director of student services for Shelby County Public Schools.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage discussion back on agenda


    Just as Shelby County Fiscal Court is moving forward with a very scaled back plan to help county residents with trash collection, the Shelbyville City Council has its plan back on the agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The council will have another discussion of the plan at Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

  • County to start stocking up salt… again

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry was one of the few road crews that didn’t worry about running out of salt this year.

    Because of excess storage space, something Henry fought for for just this reason, he added 1,500 tons of salt to the roughly 2,000 tons he already had.

    That paid off, as Henry was able to even sell some to Shelbyville when they ran low. To date, his crews have used 2,300 to 2,500 tons of salt, including about 75 tons on Monday.

    Now he’s looking at stocking up again, incase another epic winter follows this one.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 19, 2014

    Adopt-a-highway’s Shelby County Spring Clean Week is March 17-23

    Volunteers will be out in force this week cleaning Shelby County’s highways. for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week this week.

    “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers who help keep our highways and communities beautiful and litter free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.

  • Van overturns, but no injuries

    No one was injured Tuesday in a crash at noon at Freedom’s Way and Midland Industrial Road.

    Shelbyville Police Sgt. Garry Kuhlman said he did not yet know the details of what caused the two-vehicle collision, or how a van driven by Joseph Robinson of Eminence ended up overturned on its side. He was not injured, nor was the other driver, Kara Capps, also of Eminence. Shelby County EMS crews responded, but did not transport either driver.