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Today's News

  • Conversation on youth safety

    Fifty years ago a man spoke out against violence, unfairness and mistreatment. In honor of his birthday, young adults in the community will be afforded the same opportunity.

    “The Shelbyville Area NAACP will be hosting a community service project on... Saturday...at the Shelby Co. Public Library in honor of Dr. Martin L. King,” Janice Harris, president of the local branch, said.

    The event will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Shelby County Public Library.

  • Pretty in Pink Pajama Party pleases participants

    Young ladies from all grade levels came dressed in their PJs and ready for a night of pampering and fun Friday evening at Pretty in Pink Boutique in downtown Shelbyville. 

    Tammy White, who owns and operates the store with her family, held the shop’s first pajama party –which boasted a Disney Frozen theme– on the stage located at the back of their store. 

    Nearly a dozen girls enjoyed karaoke, face painting, manicures, hot chocolate, popcorn, movies and music while their parents had a night out.

  • West bound lanes reopened after injury accident

    The west bound lanes of I-64 are back open after one person was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with serious injuries.

    The accident happened on I-64 at around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, which left both westbound lanes closed.

    Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the one vehicle accident happened when a 17-year-old driver ran off the road, flipping her vehicle several times. She was the only occupant and no other vehicles were involved, he said.

  • Zoning recommendation questioned

    The Shelbyville City Council had an extensive list of questions for the developers of property located on the corner of Breighton Circle and Brunerstown Road when the council convened Thursday at City Hall.

    The council, and members of the public, had many concerns for the development of the property located just off the interstate, and questioned the recommendation they received from the Triple S zoning commission.

  • Shelbyville named one of 10 safest cities in Kentucky

    From taking your kids to the park to finding your car still in driveway in the morning, there aren’t too many places preferable to Shelbyville when it comes to living in safety.

    At least not according to a recent study, and many residents in Shelby agree that assessment is right on the mark.

  • School board budget conundrum

    The Shelby County Board of Education briefly addressed the pending matter of reduced SEEK funding during their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at the district offices.

    Last month, the Kentucky Department of Education announced the cuts to Support Education Excellence in Kentucky (SEEK) funding, the primary revenue source for Kentucky’s public schools.

  • Ammunition found at Collins

    Phone alerts went out earlier this week to many parents across the district after ammunition was discovered at two Shelby County schools.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of empty shell casings found in the hallway at Collins High school.

    Deputy Ray White, Collins High School Resource Officer, said he was unable to share any information regarding the investigation but did say he felt it was “nothing dangerous, nothing earth shaking.”

  • Harris: Legendary trainer returns to Simpsonville

    Legendary Saddlebred horse trainer Don Harris is back in Shelby County and at 83 years of age is showing no signs of slowing down.

    And why should he? He’s received many of the industry’s highest honors including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Equestrian Federation, a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Saddlebred Horse Association and Horse World's Trainer of the Decade and Trainer of the Century, and the awards continue to roll in.

  • Will’s Grill opens in Simpsonville

    The temperature might be blistering cold in Kentucky this week, but things heated up in Simpsonville Wednesday when Will’s Grill officially opened for business.

    Halfway through the day, owner Will Hawkins said business was already booming.

    “We fed about 96 people that came into the store but we probably put out 150 orders,” he said.

    The take-out BBQ restaurant had a successful grand opening day, despite a few hiccups with the payment system.

  • Pain wanes at the pump

    People are finally getting a break at the pump, but experts say that won’t last forever.

    “These relatively low prices may continue for about another month or so, but I think we're looking at some sort of increase as we approach the late winter or early spring,” said Patrick DeHann, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com.