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Today's News

  • Election 2019: Adkins, Henry campaign in Shelbyville

    A pair of Democratic candidates were some of the first to say they were at the Paddock Coffee Shop in Shelbyville. 

    Gubernatorial candidate Rocky Adkins and Secretary of State hopeful Heather French Henry hosted a meet-and-greet at the new event space, drawing multiple Shelby County residents, including some current and former fiscal court magistrates. 

    Henry was the first to speak. 

  • Triple S sticks on better buildings

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday made a statement to commit to quality building materials and ensuring that new buildings fit into the surrounding environment with the decision recommend against proposed zone change at Smithfield Road and Sanford Lane in Shelbyville.

    The request was to change the zoning from Residential R3 to R4 for a proposed 96-unit apartment complex near the fairgrounds on Smithfield Road. The 5.2-acre development also included more than 2 acres of green space, per regulations.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: State listens to road requests

    Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appeared at Shelby County Fiscal Court to learn more about what the county needed from the state’s road department. 

    Representatives from KYTC came through Shelby County during a listening tour that would take them around the state. 

    The two members of the cabinet to speak included Gray Tomblyn II, the commissioner of rural and municipal aid, and Matt Bullock, the chief district engineer. 

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION: Storage facility on Midland Trail expanding

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved a preliminary planned unit development for the Space Center Storage self-storage facility at 1990 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, while also helping easing the concerns of neighboring homes.

    The development plans a 66,000-square-foot expansion on five acres adjacent to the existing facility that will stretch to the west and include additional storage space and possibly some covered vehicle parking in the back.

  • The Paddock wants you to come in and stay a while

    After 25 years as a basketball coach, Jeff Rogers was ready to hang up his whistle and move onto the next phase of his life.

    But the idea of retirement wasn’t going to stick, so he and his wife, Stacy, looked for something they could turn into a family business.

    With her background in hospitality through the WinShape Foundation, a non-profit group started by Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, a coffee shop and café seemed like a good fit.

    And after years of moving following his career, the couple knew it was time to come back home.

  • Shelbyville City Council - Shelbyville moves forward on interlocal agreement

    The Shelbyville City Council hosted a special called meeting last Thursday to replace its previously canceled meeting on April 4.

    During the meeting, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance for the adoption of an interlocal agreement between the cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville and Shelby County establishing a joint tourism and convention commission and levying a transient room tax. Because some wording was changed from the previous ordinance, it had to come back before the council for another first reading.

  • 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.

  • Notre Dame fire hits home

    On Monday, the world turned its collective eyes to Paris as tragedy struck one of the city's most famed historical structures.

    Millions mourned as they watched flames rolling off the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral via live video footage.

    But for those who have physically stepped through the threshold of the massive structure, the misfortune was like losing a friend.

    "It was sense of loss," said Cheryl Van Stockum, who visited Paris with her husband, Reggie, last September.

  • Hypes recognized with Teacher Achievement Award

    After earning the district's Teacher of the Year recognition in February, East Middle's Zachary Hypes is back in the spotlight with another top teacher honor.

    The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2020 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA).

  • SCPS makes changes to keep Sno-Go days a go

    After the state passed legislation to alter non-traditional instruction for K-12 students, most commonly referred to as Sno-Go Days through Shelby County Public Schools, the Board of Education Thursday approved continued participation in the NTI program for students.