Today's News

  • 1 arrested after Louisville chase ends in Shelbyville

    A police chase that started in Louisville ended in the arrest of William Beard at Burks Branch Road in Shelbyville.

    A suspect at 1428 Burks Branch Road was arrested after a chase led police to what they believed to be his home. The suspect’s name has not been released at this time. 

  • Veteran's Rural Outreach and Awake Ministries help homeless vet

    Tommy Clark served in the U.S. Marines for four years in the early 1980s in Okinawa in the East China Sea between Taiwan and mainland Japan, South Korea and Beirut, Lebanon, an unstable country in the early 80s.

    April 18, 1983 a suicide bomber blew up 2,000 pounds of explosives near the U.S. embassy in Beirut. Seventeen Americans and 46 others lost their lives.

    On Oct. 23 that same year, another suicide bomber detonated 12,000 pounds of TNT at a Marine barracks, killing 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers, according to the U.S. Department of State.

  • Architecture present drawings, site plan to Shelbyville, get feedback

    On Thursday, EOP Architects and CARMAN, site design consultants and landscapers, presented a workshop to stakeholders regarding the Shelbyville Conference Center project.

    Designers presented 3-D renderings and site plans for the city-owned gathering place to be built at 219 7th Street just north of Washington with the goal of getting input from city council, tourism officials who will be housed in the facility and Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, who pledged $1.5 million toward the project.

  • Fussenegger honored by Today's Woman Magazine

    Shelbyville’s Katie Fussenegger is quite simply a woman on the move.

    And Today’s Woman magazine made that status official in its September issue.

    Fussenegger, executive director of ShelbyKY Tourism Commission since 2010, is the winner of this year’s Way to Go Woman in Leadership.

    The awards honor women under 40 who have impacted their communities. Nominations are made by people in a position to gage caliber of community engagement.

  • Simpsonvillle Fall Festival 2019

    New bouncies for adults and kids, a parade, food, pedal and horsey races and a petting zoo are only a taste of attractions in store for all ages at this year’s Simpsonville Fall Festival.

    Simpsonville Park will host the event from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 108 Old Veechdale Road. The event is a fundraiser for Simpsonville Parks and Recreation.

    The Purnell family will again put on Purnell’s City Breakfast from 7 - 10 a.m. in the gym. An adult breakfast costs $8, kids cost $6.

    Farmers will sell their produce at market 9 a.m. to noon.

  • Metro United Way Day of Action - outdoor classroom needs volunteers

    Metro United Way Day of Action is a chance to give back to the community, and the charity is asking for volunteers to install an outdoor classroom at the Dorman Preschool Center soon.

    From 1 - 4 p.m. Sept. 20, volunteers will gather to install an outdoor classroom at the Dorman Center, 719 Burks Branch Road.

    Workers are needed to assemble and install two bridges and dig and set a large xylophone in concrete and lay creek rock in a muddy creek bed.

    Hundreds of children will benefit from exploring music and nature.

  • Hargadon honored with 2019 Bell Award

    A well-known Shelby County man has snagged an honor reserved for the best charitable workers in the region – Shelby County resident and businessman Pat Hargadon was recognized with a 2019 WLKY Bell Award.

    “I was surprised,” Pat Hargadon said regarding the honor.

  • Southeast to open Shelby campus

    Louisville’s Southeast Christian Church announced plans this weekend to open a Shelby County campus in late 2020.

    SECC recently purchased the property at 196 Midland Blvd. and will turn the former Tractor Supply store in the Midland Shopping Center into a 26,000-square-foot campus, with a 600-seat worship center including classrooms and hosting spaces for gatherings and activities.

  • Election 2019: Adams hopes to fight corruption

     There’s one bottom line important piece of the Secretary of State’s job: handling elections. Michael G. Adams thinks he’s the candidate best equipped for them.

    “I’m the only candidate running to be the chief election official who has election experience,” he said. “That’s the primary role of the Secretary of State, to be the chief election official. She has other duties that are administrative, but the only field where there’s real policy making authority is in the elections field.”

  • Smithfield man hopes to help service dog training program

    To Rudy Lewis, his dog Annie, whom he affectionately calls Angel Annie, is a miracle worker.

    “This dog has done the impossible,” he said.

    Lewis credits Annie, a medical alert dog who helps warn him of potential problems down the road, with helping him get in front of a dangerous medical situation more than once.

    And now, Lewis wants to help get more miracle workers into the lives of the people who could use a miracle.