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Today's News

  • TV series being filmed in Shelbyville

     Lights, camera, action!

    A Louisville-based production company is taking to the streets of Downtown Shelbyville to film their newest series, Reaper of the Soul.

    Directed by Rick Carr, the series originally started as a concept for a short film and then through collaboration with the shows writer, Wynema Osborne, has been turned into it’s current form of a series.

  • Sales of cool treats heat up

     As the days get hotter and longer, you’ll see more and more people screaming for ice cream, especially in July, which is National Ice Cream Month.

    And in Shelbyville there are several options to serve up scoops this summer including some new comers, like Harvest Coffee and Café, and a few tried and true favorites, like Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen and Baskin Robbins.

    Harvest Coffee and Caféis the newest ice cream player, but they feature a well-known brand in Comfy Cow.

  • Wet fields have negative effects on farms

    As the summer slips by with less sun and more rain, farmers are finding it harder to keep their heads – and their crops – above water.

    “At this point, it needs to dry up a little bit – we’ve had enough,” said Corinne Belton with a rueful chuckle.

    Belton, the agriculture extension agent for Shelby County, said many crops are beginning to suffer from too much rain.

  • Fire destroys barn on Rockbridge

    Fire officials are calling a blaze suspicious that destroyed a barn in which two goats died Monday.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said his crews were dispatched to a barn fire at 12:41 p.m. at 2404 Rockbridge Road, the home of Matiullah and Pam Safi.

    Upon arrival of the Shelby County EMS crew, they reported the barn was heavily involved with fire, and when Shelby County Fire Department crews arrived on scene, they found the barn had collapsed.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    DUI

    Kevin G. McIntosh, 54, of 88 Pearl St. was arrested June 6 at Washington and 4th streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce an insurance card and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

  • Housing market moving fast

    The trend toward houses spending less time on the market is continuing; say those in the real estate arena, which bodes well for the economy.

    “There’s certainly less days on the market,” said Chuck Kavanaugh, executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville, which includes the Shelby County chapter.

  • Young takes Big I title

    Riding a hot putter and ignoring the bad weather, Shelby County’s Lilly Young captured the championship of the 47th Trusted Choice Big I state tournament qualifier at Oxmoor Country Club Tuesday.

    Young, who will be a junior at Shelby County High School this fall, shot a 72-77–149 to edge Kie Purdom of Lexington who shot a 77-73-150. Young’s short game on the greens helped her to hold off a furious comeback from Purdom.

  • County to amend sign regulations

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court is in the midst of amending the county’s zoning regulations pertaining to large signs.

    Magistrate Tony Carriss said at Tuesday’s meeting of the fiscal court that the issue of signage and the changes that other counties across the state have been making regarding signage has been very intriguing to him.

    “It’s a very interesting topic,” he said.

    Magistrate Mike Miller said he thinks that updating the regulations is a good idea.

    “It keeps us ahead of the curve,” he said.

  • Wiley forgoes summer play for leg rehab

    For the first time in his life Zac Wiley isn’t spending his summer playing baseball.

    While other local college players are honing their skills this summer, Wiley has spent his time re-habbing an injured hamstring suffered this spring playing for Bellarmine University.

    “It’s been really weird,” Wiley said. “I haven’t played a baseball game in four months now. I have had a lot of free time, for sure.”

  • Gatton students are getting more than the sun this summer

    While many students are taking advantage of summer break by relaxing by the pool or earning some spending cash with a summer job, Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen are using their time off to broaden their education.

    Hughes and Saarinen are rising seniors with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. They were accepted into the program last year and could graduate next fall with enough credit hours to enter college as juniors.