Today's News

  • Minister urges youth to attend MLK service

    Shelbyville’s 16th annual Martin Luther King Day service will be Monday, and organizers say they are hoping for a great turnout this year, especially from the younger crowd.

    “We are hoping for a good turnout because we feel this is an important time to spread the message of what Dr. King stood for,” said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church at 212 Martin Luther King St. in Shelbyville, where the service will take place at 1 p.m.

  • A VEX-ing competition

    With one team taking home top honors at the first competition hosted at its own school, the Collins VEX robotics team made the Titans proud Saturday.

    VEX coach Tim Oltman looked around during the event and expressed his pleasure with the turnout.

    “We have thirty-five teams here from all over the state; they have three to eight members each. This is great for our first tournament ever,” he said.

  • Putnam pleads not guilty

    Simpsonville Police Officer Terry Putnam, who was arrested last week in connection with the November burglary of that police department, will remain in custody after his arraignment in Shelby District Court Tuesday.

    Putnam, dressed in striped jail attire, stood silently next to his attorney, Brian Butler of Louisville, as Butler pleaded not guilty on his behalf.

    Although Butler gave an impassioned plea on his behalf for a bond reduction, Shelby District Judge J.R. RoBards refused to lower Putnam’s $50,000 cash bond.

  • Shelby teen dies in custody


  • Christmas bird count yields more sightings than last year

    Birdwatchers participating in Shelby County's 42nd annual Christmas Bird Count might have not seen a partridge in a pear tree, but they did spot lots of other birds.

    Established in 1900 by the National Audubon Society, the event is the longest running Citizen Science survey in the world. With thousands of observers across the globe participating in the count, valuable data is gathered to establish the movement, population growth, and trends of numerous species of birds.

  • Billion-dollar bandwagon

    With no players claiming a win after Saturday’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot rose past the several hundred million-dollar mark and, for the first time, into the billion-dollar range.  Now, at $1.5 billion, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is the largest in world history.

    In response, Americans are lining the sidewalks of lotto vendors, eagerly anticipating a quick jump into the nation’s 1 percent.

  • John Lyle Miller Oct. 25, 1927 – Jan. 12, 2016

    If you could describe the ability to overcome adversity with just a name, it would be John Lyle Miller.

    Miller passed away Tuesday after 88 very fulfilled years of life in Shelby County.

    “What really makes his life pretty unique in what he did accomplish, at age three he had a childhood disease that left him deaf,” Miller’s son, Mike, said, explaining that he learned to read lips with the help of his mother and grandmother and did not get a hearing aid until he was eleven- or twelve-years-old.

  • Shelbyville City Council-Council hears toy drive update

    The Shelbyville City Council met briefly Thursday and heard a report from Brad Haymond of the Shelbyville Professional Firefighters Local 4431.

    Haymond said thanks to many caring community members and businesses, the Shelbyville Fire Department and Shelbyville Professional Firefighters Local 4431 provided a happier Christmas this year for more than 100 children through their annual toy drive.

  • Putnam suspended without pay

    The Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting Thursday night was short, but not so sweet, as commissioners dealt with a disciplinary matter.

    The commission met for a half hour in closed session to determine a course of action regarding Simpsonville Police Officer Terry Putnam’s arrest earlier that day. Putnam had been arrested by Kentucky State Police investigators in connection with the burglary and theft of thousands of dollars from the Simpsonville Police Department on Nov. 6.



    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear the first Strategic Leadership Plan update of the new year when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Eddie Oakley, SCPS chief operations operator, and Lisa Smith, SCPS deputy superintendent/chief academic officer, will present an update on all five strands of the plan, SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

    “It will include a look back at the first half of our year and a view of our goals for the second half,” he said.