Local News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tax rate remains flat

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of maintaining a flat property tax rate for the year at 73.1 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    Susan Barkley, the district’s chief finance officer, led a presentation on the 2018-2019 tax levy and said the tentative budget, prepared in May, was based on the prior year’s tax rate, so there was no need to make changes to the budgetary process.

  • Drainage issues plague Shelbyville home

     Jennifer Channell is getting tired of scooping water out of her basement and garage. At least six times in the past few years, Channell’s house has flooded during heavy rains.

    “It started where it would just creep into our garage, like two feet at a time,” Channell said. “We’ve probably sunk, out of our own pocket, probably twenty-six to thirty thousand dollars into it.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Zone change request for U.S. 60, Ardmore Lane

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning Commission will host its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street and topping the agenda will be another zone change request and preliminary subdivision plat for Ardmore Properties LLC and Pulte Group from (R-1) very low density residential to (R-4) multi-family residential district (R-4) – Shelbyville.

    Located at 2427 Shelbyville Road, U.S. 60, and Ardmore Lane, the preliminary subdivision plat proposes a single-family residential subdivision with 256 lots.

  • Robert "Bob" McAfee Pearce

    Born to Robert Howard and Mary McAfee Pearce, Robert “Bob” McAfee Pearce, 89, passed away in Louisville Tuesday.

  • Local band reuniting after 40 years

    After going their separate ways nearly four decades ago, a local Shelby band is reuniting tomorrow evening for one show that is sure to bring back memories.

    Formed in the early seventies, Hidden Image was a rock band made up of a group of Shelby Count friends.

  • Motorcycle club to maintain Simpsonville Slaughter site

    During the Civil War, a group of African American soldiers were ambushed and killed in Simpsonville, and one group wants to ensure they continue to be honored.

    The Kentucky chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, a motorcycle club made up entirely of African American members, will begin to care for the cemetery where the soldiers who died in that ambush, known as the Simpsonville Slaughter, are honored.

    The Buffalo Soldiers themselves were named in honor of early African American soldiers, who mostly served in the Western frontier from 1866 to 1944.

  • Good neighbors ready to welcome visitors

     The Good Neighbors Farm Tour is going into its sixth year, and according to Corinne Belton, it is set to be wildly different this year.

    Then again, the extension agent for agriculture said, it is wildly different every year.

    “Since we started the farm tour, one of our goals has been to try to get as many new and different farms each year as we can,” Belton said. “That way, it keeps folks coming back because it’s something new and different every year.”

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Chicken ordinance questioned again

    During Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting, resident Elizabeth Falen urged council members to revisit their ordinance for non-domestic animals.

    “I would like to see if we could get that changed,” she said, noting her concern was in regards to raising chickens at her home. “We believe that chickens really are not a problem.”
    The current ordinance notes that all non-domestic animals must be kept a minimum of 100 feet away from the property line in any direction.

  • Crusade fishing tourney Sunday

     Shelbyville Fire and Rescue is hosting its second annual fishing tournament to benefit the Crusade for Children this Sunday.

    The bass fishing tournament will take place at the Guist Creek Lake on Sept. 16.

    Gregory Horn, who is organizing the event, said sign ups would be at the marina from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, though early registration will be accepted.

    Numbers will be given out in the order of sign ups so those who would like to register early can contact Beth Williams at the fire department, 633-7101, or Horn, 807-5195.

  • Student leaders attend Hype Conference

    Shelby County Public Schools sent teams from Shelby County and Collins high schools last month to a KHSAA sponsored Hype Conference, aimed at building leaders and strengthening bonds.

    With various breakout sessions and motivational speakers, student leaders learned the value of setting goals, team building and overcoming adversity.

    Courtney Miller, sponsor of the Hype Team with Sharon Purdom at Collins High School, said she took four student leaders.