Today's News

  • WICHE: The chicken or the egg?

    Yes, the age-old question about which came first springs to mind this time of the year as the stores start to stock the shelves with chicken-raising paraphernalia.

    We have a total of 130 chicks in brooders in the basement and garage. There are two sets: 3-week-old Brown Leghorns and Araucanas intended to join our laying hens, once they have fully feathered, and 100 Freedom Rangers, intended for the pasture of the nut grove, where they will range and grow to broiler weight for a May 7 appointment at the processors.

  • EARLIER: Main Street fire stirs memory of 1985, leaves opportunity in its wake

    As soon as the fire ignited at 616 Main Street early Wednesday morning, Main Street was changed forever.

    The intricately woven landscape of downtown Shelbyville, with buildings tied together at street level, upstairs or even through basements, was the perfect place for fire to ravage through several buildings. The quick response from Shelbyville firefighters likely being the only reason the fire didn’t consume the whole block.

  • EARLIER: Early morning fire leaves Shelbyville restaurant, lives in rubble

    One of Shelbyville’s most popular restaurants lies buried beneath a pile of rubble today, the headline victim of a devastating fire that spared four lives but killed four historic buildings in the city’s downtown.

  • Shelby teams earn spots in Odyssey state event

    Shelby County will send 15 teams comprised of students from nine different schools to Northern Kentucky University on Saturday to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind state competition.

    Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition in which teams of seven compete in a long-term performance, a spontaneous answer round and a style category.

  • Shelby woman wants to be a voice in agriculture

    A Shelbyville woman is one of 16 people around the state who is very interested in making a difference in her community when it comes to agriculture.

    Amanda Gajdzik, who with her husband, Matt, owns Mulberry Orchard near Bagdad, recently returned from Washington D.C., as part of a Kentucky Farm Bureau leadership class.

  • EARLIER: City-county trash deal: Details to come

    An hour-long joint workshop by city and county officials Wednesday night to discuss the aspect of the two governments working together on the issue of curbside pickup ended up with a both sides hopeful that could happen.

    Magistrate Tony Carriss, chair of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee, led the discussion at the Stratton Center, attended by members of the Shelbyville City Council, Mayor Tom Hardesty, the legislative commission and two members of the 109 Board, the entity that is responsible for solid waste disposal for the county.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Police officer rouses 4 from blaze

    Flames leapt high into the frigid predawn air Wednesday as dozens of firefighters from several departments struggled to combat both the flames and Mother Nature at a devastating blaze that destroyed three downtown businesses.
    But before firefighters even got on the scene, a heroic Shelbyville Police officer, who had spotted the flames while responding to a burglary alarm at the site – possibly triggered by the fire – rescued four men living in an apartment above a burning restaurant.

  • County wants to repair Vigo

    A large portion of a state road near Bagdad could be repaired this year if things go as anticipated, county officials say.

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates voted to use $208,000 allocated for county road maintenance to pave a portion of Vigo Road that road officials say is in bad need of repairs.

  • NEW BUSINESS: Back2Basics Cleaning and Floor Care, LLC

    Who we are:Owners Brenda A. Yocum and Benny H. Yocum Jr. are native Shelby Countians who started in the cleaning field 10 years ago. They gained their experience by working in the Shelby County Public Schools system and said they decided to take that experience and open their first business. They say their hope is to provide a long-lasting service to Shelby County and surrounding counties.


  • Business briefcase: March 8, 2013

    In an effort to meet the needs an expectations of its customers, Turner Insurance Agency has developed an app for iPhones.

    “As a local, independent agency, we wanted something customers could have readily available to make contacting us easier, keep their policy information at hand, and have access to helpful resources.  A customized app seemed to be the perfect solution,” agency owner Kurt Turner said in a news release announcing the app