Today's News

  • That face on your TV may be someone familiar

    “It seems like only yesterday when she graduated from [Shelby County] high school, and now she’s living in Hollywood, within walking distance of the Walk of Fame.”

    Those are the words of Eve Lawson Lewis, the mother of Ruby Lewis, a member of the Class of 2003 who just finished up a national tour of the Broadway musical Greaselast year and has moved on from musical theater to television.

  • New signs of times on I-64

    There’s a bit of a civil war breaking out in eastern Shelby County, and the first shot wasn’t even heard.

    This is about Waddy and Peytona – or is it Peytona and Waddy? – neighbors along KY 395, which crosses Interstate 64 about 10 miles east of Shelbyville.

    You may not have noticed, but if you travel eastbound on I-64, new signs placed there by the state now list the exit for “Peytona/Waddy” rather than giving Waddy the top billing it has had since the exit opened in the late 1950s.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 11, 2011


    Andrew H. Stalker, 21, of 534 Hanna Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 4 on La Grange Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, speeding, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and not having a prescription drug in its original container, first offense.



  • Shelby teacher is drawing up a new career

    If you venture into a T.J.Maxx store these days and look for some art for your home, you actually could be supporting a Shelby County woman’s new business.

    By day Liz Ruff is a special education teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, but an avocation born of a childhood of moving has led her through a circuitous route to a hot new career in children’s art.

    Ruff, 42, produces acrylic illustrations on canvas that are sold as decorative accessories for children’s rooms, and they have become, she says, a very busy and lucrative enterprise.

  • New Business: Five Point Firearms LLC

    Address: 40 Mack Walters Road, Village Plaza Shopping Center, Shelbyville


    Who we are: Diane and Larry Mott are a husband and wife team with experience in firearms and retail operations.  Larry is also an honorably discharged U.S. Marine with significant training and experience in personal and diplomatic protection as well as an avid hunter. Diane has many years of retail experience in big box stores and takes great pride in providing superior and individualized customer service. Larry and Diane live in Mount Eden.

  • Business Briefcase: March 11, 2011

    Restaurants, businesses unite for cycling event in Shelby

    Retail and entertainment outlets in Shelby County are uniting as part of a cycling tour that would bring visitors to establishments around Shelbyville to sample a variety of cuisines.

    The 2011 Sip N' Spin bike rides will be April 16 in Shelby County, offering rides through the countryside and neighborhoods that culminate at Claudia Sanders Dinner House for a tasting paired with a sampling of traditional Kentucky adult beverages.

  • Ag Report: March 11, 2011

    Kentuckians celebrate Ag Day on Wednesday

    Wednesday is National Ag Day around the country, and Kentuckians are embracing the celebration.

  • News Briefs: March 11, 2011

    Stratton Center’s remodeling forces
    Fiscal Court’s meeting to be moved

    The location of the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court set for Tuesday has been changed because of remodeling at the Stratton Center.
    The meeting will be held at the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Building, which is located at 98 7th St.
    The time of the meeting will remain 10 a.m.
    Galbraith-Riley get new campaign manger

  • Shelby schools place in Mason-Dixon

    In one of the biggest kickoff track & field meets in the state, the Collins and Shelby County teams started their springs a little early at the 51st annual Mason-Dixon Games.

    Louisville Central won both Class AA meets at Broadbent Arena in Louisville, but the Rockets’ boys’ and girls’ team each finished 13th, and the Titans’ boys’ squad tied for 24th-place.

  • Real estate deeds: March 9, 2011

    Meadowbrook Estates LLC to Steve Clark, 141.467 acres, Mulberry Pike, $10 and considerations

    Federal National Mortgage Association to Todd J. Clifford, Lot 23 Midland Estates Sec. 1, $79,500

    Joseph D. and Ashlyn P. O’Brien to Shelbyville Properties LLC, Tract 2, Sunny Meadows, $1

    Bret D. and Joy Osborne to Bret D. and Joy Osborne, Lot 182, Midland Estates Sec. 7, $1

    James W. and Ann Murphy to James A. and Jillian M. Kiger, Lot 6, Todds Station Phase 1, $177,500