Local News

  • Food worker has Hep A

    A food service worker from Huck’s gas station in Simpsonville has just been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

    A press release from North Central District Health Department stated that an employee handled and cooked food from June 2-22 while ill. According to the health’s department Environmental Director, David Cammack, there have been 10 recent cases of Hep A around the county.

  • New milk contract will help farms

     Just shy of his family’s 100th anniversary in the dairy business, John Kalmey had decided to close up shop on his Shelby County farm.

    But then, Maury Cox, the executive director of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, came to him with a ray of hope: a southern Ohio farmer-owned cooperative known as Scioto.

    “Working with them, they were able to find a market for the milk,” Cox said. “It has to travel or be hauled to West Virginia.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Detention Center to dedicate monument to fallen officers

     According to Shelby County Jailer Darrell Cox, only two law enforcement officers in Shelby County history have died in the line of duty.

    And next week, they will be honored on July 12 at 2:30 p.m.

    Cox and other county officials will unveil a monument to Charles D. Wentworth, who died in the line of duty April 11, 1983, and Luther Willis Hammond, who died Feb. 18, 1957, he announced at the July 3 Shelby County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Hammond was jailer and had served for 11 years. Wentworth was a deputy jailer.

  • Rite Aid set to close

     Signs outside of the Shelbyville Rite Aid doors and a greeter at the front entrance of the store this week directing customers to information regarding the pending changes.

    Shelbyville’s Rite Aid is preparing to close their doors at the end of the month as the corporation completes its merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

    Last year Walgreens announced their plans to purchase more than 1,900 Rite Aid stores across the nation in exchange for cash proceeds of $4.157 billion.

  • Frankfort man wanted for questioning in murder reportedly in Shelby area

    Shelby officers are attempting to locate a man for questioning in regards to a murder that occurred in Franklin County this morning.

    The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has identified Derek Garten of Frankfort as a suspect and say he is believed to be in the Shelby County area.  Garten is driving a 1997 Black Toyota 4Runner with Kentucky plates 052-XRV and a Marvel Punisher emblem on the front plate.

    Authorities have been advised to approach the suspect with caution.

  • BREAKING: Simpsonville food worker infected with Hepatitis A

    A food service worker from Huck’s gas station in Simpsonville has just been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

    A press release from North Central District Health Department said that this employee handled and cooked food from June 2 to June 22 while ill.

  • KFB Ag conference educates students

    Three Shelby County high school students attended a Kentucky Farm Bureau conference this June to help them expand their knowledge for their futures in agricultural fields.

    Kentucky high school juniors going into their senior years were invited to apply for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Agricultural Leaders conference. This five-day leadership program was held at both Murray State University and the University of Kentucky. The program was designed to teach students more about agriculture and enlighten them on agricultural pathways they could follow.

  • Family's service dog needs your help

    A Bagdad family’s pet turned into a much-needed service dog has been diagnosed with cancer, and he needs your help.

    Griswold, a St. Bernard mix, has been with 17-year-old Hannah Frye for nearly a decade, and despite his diagnosis of lymphoma he’s rarely left her side.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council to vote on bypass zone change

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will convene at city hall, 315 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. and council members will discuss the matter of a zone change that has left many neighboring county residents up in arms.

  • SCPS finalizes purchase of JCTCS campus

    Shelby County Public Schools announced in May their intent to purchase the Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus.  The sale of the campus was recently finalized giving SCPS the building along with 60 acres of land.

    The college said the agreement is a result of years of work to strengthen their impact on the educational and workforce community.