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Local News

  • 1 shot on Finchville Road, shooter apprehended

    A man was shot at 2595 Finchville Road around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, not far from Finchville Post Office and intersection with KY 55.
    Shelby County Sheriff Mark Moore said Shelby County deputies and Kentucky State Police worked together to apprehend the shooter quickly, before 2:30, and the victim was taken to Louisville University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    No more information is being released at this time.

  • Shelby sophomore tops essay contest

    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized last month four Kentucky high school students for winning her office’s 30th annual essay contest.

    Among those recognized was Shelby County resident Jillian Jacobs.

    Jacobs, who lives in the Waddy-Peytona area, attends Western Hills High School and earned top honors as the 10th grade winner in the contest.  She was recognized at a ceremony in Rupp Arena during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament on March 7.

  • Friends of Grove Hill receives tree grant

    LG&E and KU Foundation is helping to make the Bluegrass state a little greener with its Plant for the Planet grants.

    The Foundation awarded this year’s matching grants, ranging from $500 to $5,000, to 25 organizations across 10 Kentucky counties with a goal of enhancing the state’s tree canopy through tree planting projects.

  • Mattingly named new parks director

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks System welcomed a new face to the team this week with the hiring of Matthew Mattingly.

    Mattingly comes to Shelby County from Graham Memorial Park in Marion County, where he served as park director for nearly 15 years.

    Mattingly will fill the same role for Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Rec after longtime director Shawn Pickens stepped down from the position in February to take on a new role as Director of Parks and Recreation and Historic Sites for the City of Frankfort.

  • Habitat for Humanity gets grant to repair veterans home

     Shelby County’s Habitat for Humanity program wants to help one lucky veteran get his house in order – literally.

    The organization is using a grant from The Home Depot Foundation Critical Repair program to help fix up the home of local veteran David Warford.

    “We received a $15,000 grant to repair a home for a veteran,” Habitat director Pam Carter said. “In order to find that veteran who needed repairs for his home, I called the Veterans Outreach Program at the Serenity Center and I spoke with Carlen Pippin.” 

  • County begins research into harm reduction program

    Collins High School sophomore Treyden Stansfield is one of 95 students statewide selected to enroll in Carol Martin Gatton Academy located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in the fall.

    The two-year program is for high school juniors who are interested in advanced science courses and have exhibited high aptitude and scholarly excellence.

  • County begins research into harm reduction program

    According to Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, research on the possible implementation of a harm reduction program, including a needle exchange, is underway.

    Ison said that a committee has been assembled to research the effects of such a program, but the work is still in its early stages.

    “Currently, they are meeting and learning all the particulars as it relates to the issue,” Ison said.

  • Serving full circle

    It was in the late 1980s when the CEO of Jewish Hospital approached Judy Kees, then director of human resources, and asked her to put together a volunteer team.

    "Shelbyville back then was really growing with industry and we had a lot of people moving into town," Kees said, explaining they saw an opportunity to reach out to the newcomers.

    They began hosting meetings and giving tours, helping people find a spot where they could best serve.

  • Weathering a scammer storm

     Inclement weather season is upon us so it's time to get prepared.

    A big storm can carry hail, high winds, heavy rains and other problematic weather conditions, but one potential disaster situation homeowners are rarely prepared to handle is the flood of scammers that often follow.

    The Better Business Bureau wants homeowners affected by natural disasters to be aware of storm chasers and out-of-town contractors soliciting business.

  • A dwindling workforce

    Customers complained Wednesday morning as their breakfast needs went unmet at Burger King when the store reportedly failed to open on time due to a lack of staff.

    Though this could not be confirmed, it comes as little surprise.  Several new businesses, especially fast food restaurants, have failed to open on time in recent years because of staffing concerns.

    Starla Roden, district manager for Burger King, said she was not aware of a late opening Wednesday morning but said staffing has been an issue with the restaurant since they opened last summer.