Today's News

  • Trick-or-non-treating

    Halloween is scary enough for many kids, but for those with food allergies, trick-or-treating can be a horrifying event.

    According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 5.9 million children in America have been diagnosed with a food allergy, meaning it’s likely that one out of every thirteen children knocking on your door Saturday is hoping your treat won’t trigger an allergic reaction.

    Veronica LaFemina, spokesperson from FARE, said therefore chances are at least one child on your block is managing an allergy of some sort.

  • TV sit-com pilot based in Shelby

    A TV sitcom that’s in its very early stages had its promo shoot Saturday in Shelbyville at the home of its creators.

    As Shannon Pyle looked around her crowded living room at the film crew that was getting things set up for the shoot, she smiled at the antics of the two young children who will star in the show – that is, if it’s picked up by a network.

  • Poll workers needed for Election Day

    With Election Day just around the corner, training will begin in less than two weeks for those that will work at the polls, but officials are getting worried about a critical shortage of those workers.

    “We were about seventeen short today,” Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said. “I’m not sure whether some people have moved, or just can’t work this time, and then some people have said they weren’t going to work anymore, it’s time for them to quit because they’re getting older.”

  • Hunger pains

    While it is often considered to be merely a third-world problem, starvation is an issue that hits a lot closer to home than you may think and in Kentucky it’s a rapidly growing problem.

    Kentucky is now ranked the fourth highest state in food insecurity, as nearly 1 in 6 homes in the commonwealth struggled for a meal at some point last year.

  • Are substitute teachers ready for classes?

    A violent scuffle between a substitute and a student at Collins last week has raised concerns regarding the experience and training required of substitutes.

    Last Thursday, substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht attempted to shove a student in an aggressive manner following an alleged verbal altercation between the two.

    The district has remained tight-lipped regarding the situation, saying only that the matter is under investigation and that Schildknecht would no longer sub in the district.

  • New manufacturing job training coming in Nov.

    Jefferson Community and Technical College will begin offering free training for manufacturing jobs with a new program set to start next month.

    The four-week training classes for Certified Production Technician [CPT] will be held at the JCTC Shelby County Campus, starting Nov. 2.

  • Diving into science

    Shelby County students sank their teeth into their schoolwork this week as fourth graders at both Wright and Clear Creek elementary schools dissected and examined the spiny dogfish shark.

    As sort of their own version of Shark Week, the dissection was preceded by art projects with shark themes, shark lessons and a day of external examinations.

    Wright Elementary science teacher Billy Betts said the external examination day gives students the chance to become more relaxed and comfortable with the shark before they cut into it the following day.

  • Governor’s Square continues evolution

    If you’ve noticed mounds of earth and construction cones placed all through Governor’s Square, you’re seeing the beginning stages for a new parking lot – but that’s not all.

    A new business is coming to the shopping center as well.

    Lee Webb, a commercial real estate broker who heads up Governors Square LLC, the entity that owns the shopping center situated on the corner of U.S. 60 and Mount Eden Road, said that construction would begin soon on the new lot.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL– Human rights seats reduced

    The seats may have been filled at city hall on Thursday during the Shelbyville City Council’s special called meeting, but that’s not the case for the county’s human rights commission, which happened to be the very issue on the minds of several attendees. 

    Prior to the meeting, several members of Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth lined the entrance of city hall holding signs that stated, “Fill the seats,” in objection to an ordinance that would reduce the number of seats on the Human Rights Commission from 11 to 7.

  • Boil water advisory

    The Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission has issued a boil water advisory for select customers in their service area beginning at 11 p.m. tonight.

    The commission experienced two leaks within their system and will need to shut off the water in order to make repairs.  As the pressure drops below 20 psi, there is a risk of contamination, manager Tom Doyle said, explaining that it is a precautionary measure and there is no contamination at this time.