Local News

  • Town hall to feature local lawmakers

    With the 2018 general assembly over, some Shelby County residents may be wondering how some of the laws passed this year will affect them.

    And soon, they will have the chance to find out.

    Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will host a town hall meeting May 17 with Rep. Rob Rothenburger and Sen. Paul Hornback.

  • Master Gardeners to host sale Saturday

    After a harsh winter, Shelby County residents will soon have a chance to put some color in their lives.

    The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host its yearly plant sale this weekend, giving residents access to plants out of its members’ very own meticulously curated gardens.

    “What we do is we take plants from our own yards and then we pot them, label them and sell them to the public,” Master Gardener and sale organizer Marie Ridgway said.

  • Fore! a good cause

    It started with just one family facing a hard time.

    Michael Long had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and 23 years ago, a group of golfers hosted a charity golf tournament to help his family raise money.

    Though Long himself passed away, the tournament took on his name and continued. Since then, it has become one of the county’s biggest annual charity events.

    And this weekend, The Michael Long Memorial Golf Scramble will return to the Shelbyville Country Club for the 23rd time.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Renter sewer security deposits approved

    Simpsonville’s City Commission approved an ordinance during Monday’s regular meeting that would allow the city to charge security deposits to renters. 

  • Conditions improving at Marian

    A large pile of trash used to be visible when entering the Marian Village Apartment Complex. Now, however, only the largest items remain.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers confirmed that the complex had a new contract with trash collectors that would allow for regular collection of the trash that had been building up for more than a month in both the dumpster and outside of vacant apartments after evictions.

  • KSP investigating fire, 2 deaths

    Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

    The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.

  • Shelbyville travel agency under suit

     A Shelbyville-based travel company is facing legal action following a multitude of complaints from several customers who say they are owed thousands for cancelled trips.

    According to a press release, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, with assistance from the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office and the Louisville Better Business Bureau, is taking legal action against a Shelbyville-based Travel Crazy for allegedly canceling booked trips and failing to refund more than $91,000 to 40 customers.

  • Keep your garden beautiful and safe

     Spring has finally sprung – the birds are chirping and plants are blossoming.

    But in addition to all the beauty in nature, danger can be lurking in your own gardens.

    Walt Reichert, the horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, said there are many plants that grow naturally in the area that can be toxic to animals and even humans, in some cases.

    So before you decide to plant, take consideration of any animals that might be hanging around your house, yard or farm.

  • West’s Stone earns Teacher Achievement Award for 2nd time

     The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA).  Joining the ranks once again this year is West Middle School’s Emmanuel “Manny” Stone. This is the second time in three years Stone has been named among the honorees.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Budget for 2018-19 is $10.2m

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting the 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget. 

    Topping off the ordinance, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty delivered his annual budget address.