Local News

  • A life-changing trip

    Imagine growing up in a community, building a life there and having to flee in fear for your own life.

    Fortunately, most of us will never face a horrific situation like this, but it is the tough reality for many people residing in Karen State.

  • Collins students build Little Free Libraries

    More Little Free Libraries are up and running around Shelby County, all thanks to some Collins High School students and faculty.

    Little Free Libraries are exactly what they sound like: mini libraries where people can access books for free in their communities. These small cabinets secured onto pedestals hold issues for all ages.

    A nationwide organization that aims to bring books to people who have limited access, Little Free Libraries aims to help people form connections with their neighbors in the community.

  • Bus, do your stuff

     Even though summer is in full swing, Shelby County Public School officials plan to keep exercising kids’ minds – through educational physical exercise.

  • County Fair begins next week

    For the 156th year, residents will have the chance to attend the Shelby County Fair and enjoy rides, shows and THE spectacle it has to offer.

    The festivities will start Monday.

    “The gates open Monday at 4 p.m.,” Carol Hance, a fair director, said. “That’s basically the start to the fun.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County fireworks ordinance gets positive 1st reading

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday night introduced an ordinance for first reading at its regular meeting that would regulate the use of fireworks county-wide.

    The proposed ordinance is the end result of discussions at a public hearing by the legislative committee where both opponents and supporters of regulating fireworks sounded their opinions on how the county should approach restricting their use. 

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County will take over transient room tax collection

    Shelby County Fiscal Court introduced an amendment that would change the way the transient room tax is collected.

    The only changes in the ordinance direct transient room tax collections to the occupational tax administrator rather than the tourism commission treasurer. 

  • Code enforcement board to hear Marian Village case

    Residents of the Marian Village apartment complex who are frustrated with the management will soon have a chance to let their voices be heard.

    On Tuesday, the complex will be on the agenda at Shelbyville’s regular Code Enforcement Board meeting. And, according to code enforcement officer Chris Brown, that means the residents might see some relief from the many challenges they have faced at the complex.

  • Water cut off again in Marian Village

    In May, there were signs that conditions may have been improving at the Marian Village apartment complex. But Ruthie Swan, a resident of the complex who has lived there for years, said the problems that plagued the apartment complex in the past have come back, including the persistent water outages.

    “This makes the eighth time it’s been shut off here,” she said. “It just started doing it this year.”

  • Two cases of hep A reported in Shelby County

    After an outbreak that saw a 96 percent increase over the average number of cases in Kentucky, hepatitis A has reached Shelby County.

    The North Central Health District has reported seven cases of hepatitis A in its region, including two in Shelby County.

    Roanya Rice, director of the North Central District Health Department, said most residents of Shelby County should not be concerned, but there are some groups who are at high risk.

  • 125 years on Main Street

    On special occasions, the bells at First Presbyterian Church still ring out through the community. 

    The church, located near the center of Shelbyville, is the home of the only working hand-pulled church bell in Shelbyville, according to Joyce Dotson, First Presbyterian’s Clerk of the Session.