Today's News

  • Five zone changes proposed by fiscal court

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a group of zone changes proposed by the Shelby County Fiscal Court at its June 18 meeting.

    Fiscal court requested five zone changes around the intersection of Frankfort and Peytona Beach roads.

    If approved, these requested zone changes would strip several areas of commercial zoning, changing them either to agricultural or residential.

    According to Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, the requests for zone changes were made at the request of residents in the area.

  • Study: Cash Bails vary by county

    The variance in standards in which Kentucky counties apply cash bail pretrial harms some of the most vulnerable and places families in difficult situations, a recent report says.

    The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, a nonprofit based in Berea, claims there is an arbitrary system of justice based on where defendants live, placing those with low incomes at greater risks of being harmed due to potential job loss, the likelihood of being found guilty or committing future crimes.

  • Durbin wins Ms. Kentucky Woman

    Miss Shelby County Fair, Miss Kentucky and Miss America.

    Pageants conjure mental images of young beauties striding down runways, but women of every age compete to be their best.

    And Cassie Durbin of Shelby County was just tabbed as one of the best.

    Durbin won the title of Ms. Kentucky Woman a Christian-based Ameri-Fest pageant for women 35 and over in Somerset April 18 and will move on to compete for Ms. United States Woman in July in front of an audience of 1,500.

  • Hudson retires as CEO and president of Shelby County Industrial and Development

    Mr. Shelbyville isn’t a male version of a beauty pageant. It’s the honorary title for Bobby Hudson, who is finally retiring after decades as a community leader.

    Hudson has spent more than a half of a century at Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation but will step down July 31 as president and CEO of the economic development organization.

    At 82, Hudson said, he’s had a good run.

    “I’ll always do something,” he said. “I’ll probably keep volunteering, that’s what I like to do.”

  • KBC blood drive July 3

    Blood is the gift of life.

    But donations throughout the country dwindle during summer, and lower donations may mean the difference between life and death for patients waiting for surgery, needing transfusions or with certain blood disorders.

    But Shelby County residents will have a chance to do their part when the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) bloodmobile rolls to Centenary United Methodist Church-Shelbyville from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 just before Independence Day.

  • Fair horse show opens Wednesday

    Some attend the Shelby County Fair Horse Show for the competition –counting strides taken, the poise of the canter or the skill of the rider. Others go to simply admire the beauty of the horses, mingle with friends or to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds that can only come from a horse show.

    Whatever the reasons for attending, there will be plenty to keep you entertained at the 157th Exhibition of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Shows start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and run through Saturday and usually end around 9:45. The cost is $5, including parking.

  • Shelby County man participates in D-Day commemorations

    In 1944, more than 160,000 Allied soldiers landed on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy to launch a massive offensive against the Axis powers.

    And now, 75 years later, one Shelby County resident is part of the group honoring those soldiers. 

    Jamie White Jr., a pilot with the Kentucky Air National Guard, was one of the American Troops to fly to France for the commemoration of D-Day’s 75th anniversary. 

  • Fiscal Court holds 911 workshop to gather information

    Shelby County’s Fiscal Court met for another 911 workshop to discuss methods to rescue the ailing service. 

    According to Judge-Executive Dan Ison, the meeting involved multiple speakers and was primarily informational. 

    Some speakers sought to inform the county about what the roles of some parts of the county’s 911 system are and why they are important to the dispatch center. 

  • Walmart to raise e-cig, tobacco purchase age

    Walmart isn’t satisfied with its tobacco policy, prompting a nationwide change.

    A corporate press statement from the big box retailer dated May 8 outlined a response to a letter from then-U.S. Commissioner of Federal Drug Administration regarding the company’s additional efforts to discourage tobacco and vaping product sales to minors.

    The release identified the company’s goal of 100 percent compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration policies regarding tobacco sales to minors.

  • Blue Gables receives preservation honor

    The transformation of an old motel and apartment building landed a local group on the state’s radar, resulting in receiving the state highest preservation honor at a recent awards ceremony.

    Shelbyville Preservation Group won the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Preservation Project award May 29 in Frankfort during National Preservation Month.

    According to a foundation release, The Shoppes at Blue Gables is an “outstanding example of building or site rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive reuse….”