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Today's News

  • Freak snow brings early winter temps

    The three inches of snow that fell in Shelbyville on Monday was a rare occurrence for this time of year, forecasters say.

    Although it’s true that last year Shelbyville experienced a dusting of snow twice in the month of November, there hasn’t been a snowfall to match Monday’s for 108 years. In Nov. 14, 1906, Shelbyville got three inches of snow. The second highest snowfall in November before Turkey Day was on Nov. 4, 1936, when 7.4 inches fell.

  • Duanne Puckett named Citizen of the Year

    Duanne Puckett, a former editor for The Sentinel-News, retired spokesperson for Shelby County Public Schools, and a writer for Shelby Life Magazine has been named Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year.

    The honor was presented to Puckett during the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual award’s luncheon, held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House last Wednesday.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Magistrates approve vehicle purchases, commend departments

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court gave its approval Tuesday for the county’s EMS department to purchase three paramedic response vehicles.

    The bids for the vehicles arrived last week after they were advertised with the bids for the Sheriff’s vehicles’ in order to save money, EMS Chief and Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.

  • Shelbyville City Council:Trash details to be heard Thursday

    When the Shelbyville City Council meets Thursday night, there will only be one item on the agenda, but it should provide plenty of discussion.

    “Republic is going to come and roll out the plan for the new garbage franchise set up to go on January fifth,” said City Clerk Inez Harris.

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise is finally in place.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Schools continue Leader in Me training

    Mike Clark, director of student services for Shelby County Public Schools, will present an update on the third strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan, Healthy and Responsible Students, when the Shelby County Board of Education meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Clark will discuss the progress schools across the district have made concerning the implementation of the Leader in Me initiative with students, which follows the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

  • JHS to build new hospital

    Land purchased by KentuckyOne Health near I-64 could be the future home of a new Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.

    “It's an exciting day for us here at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Kentucky One,” said Jewish Hospital Administrator Rob Murphy. “I mean, obviously, the Shelby County community and the surrounding counties that we serve with Spencer and Henry, we're very invested in these communities, and we look forward to the opportunity to grow and build a new campus.”

  • UPDATE: Coroner's office id's man shot by KSP trooper

    The Jefferson County Coroner's office has identified the man shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper in Shelbyville Sunday night.

    Christopher Horine, 42, was shot after the office approached the home on Hazel Lawn in Shelbyville.

    According to reports, the officer was responding to a trespassing call when Horine fired on the trooper twice. At that point, the trooper then returned fire, striking Horine.

    The suspect was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Louisville.

    The trooper was not injured.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Diageo to request more warehouses, zone changes

     

    Shelby County’s newest distillery, Bulleit Bourbon, owned by Diageo America’s Supply, Inc. has more business with the Triple S Planning Commission next week.

    The commission will meet Tuesday at 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville, and will hear an amended development plan proposing six additional warehouses and two zone change requests for the distillery.

  • Light Up Simpsonville is Saturday

    Saturday is Simpsonville’s time to shine, and shine it will when city officials plug in the connection for the city’s holiday lights.

    Light up Simpsonville will get underway at 6 p.m. at Wiche Park in the middle of town on U.S. 60, an annual event targeted at getting people in the holiday spirit.

    Chris Truelock, Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director, said everyone looks forward to the event and many take pleasure in the traditional activities.

  • Arts council wants to share its vision

    A year after losing their gallery on Main Street, Shelby Artists on Main has a new focus and will soon have a new name for their group, as well.

    And the group wants to share its vision with the community.