Today's News

  • Shelby Health Board considers leaving NCHD

     The Shelby County Health Board has voted to explore the possibility of leaving the North Central Health District.

    According to North Central Health District public health director Roanya Rice, the local board voted to explore the possibility of leaving the district at a recent board meeting.

    “They were going to look into what that would entail,” Rice said. “There was no official vote to actually split.”

  • Main Street business leaving customers locked out

    Main Street in Shelbyville has been buzzing with concern after a business owner seemingly vanished without word for several weeks. 

    Neighboring business owners say the mail has been collected, but regular business hours have not been maintained at Affordable Computers at 613 Main Street for quite some time.  In addition, they say a sign was taped to the door earlier this week announcing the business’ closure on Oct. 10.

  • Barrel Room nearing completion

    In January, Wade Mattingly, who established Old Louisville Brewery with his brother Ken in 2016, announced his plans to open a location in Shelbyville.

    Nine months later, the community is chomping at the bit, waiting for an opening date for The Barrel Room.

    Mattingly said he would love to open in the late fall, but he was hesitant to provide a more specific timeline.

    Since starting on the remodel of what was formerly a boutique clothing store at 622 Main Street, Mattingly said they have changed the entire concept of the originally planned layout.

  • Second redistricting forum draws more questions

    On Tuesday, the Shelby County Board of Education hosted a second forum Tuesday to give the public the opportunity to learn more about the redistricting process getting underway before the district opens the Marnel C. Moorman school next year.

    The presentation included redistricting framework and timeline and provided attendees an opportunity to ask questions regarding the process.

    Several members of the community also came out Monday at the first forum at Shelby County High School and asked questions ranging from transportation to impacted program opportunities.

  • Political signs raise questions

    It’s campaigning season and the yard signs are in full bloom. While many welcome the display of political endorsements, they are viewed as a nuisance to others – especially when they are improperly placed.

    City Attorney Steve Gregory said signs should not be put on public property or public right of ways and should only be placed on private property.

    “If it’s not your property, then you should obtain permission of the owner of that property,” he said.

  • Paris meets Shelby County

    A trip to Paris will be just a short drive away next Saturday as the Shelby Regional Arts Council hosts its first Black and White Gala at Science Hill Inn.

    The event, coined ‘Fun Night in Paris’, will include a cash bar, musical entertainment, a silent auction and a three-course meal featuring French dishes.

    As guests dine and mingle, they’ll enjoy the sights around them, as the interior courtyard of Science Hill Inn will be transformed to replicate the streets of Paris.

  • Suit alleges SPD illegally recorded teen

    A man formerly detained by Shelbyville Police is now seeking compensation for what he states was unwarranted time behind bars following an improper investigation.

    The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court by the Chicago law firm Loevy & Loevy last Thursday, states the police department illegally recorded a meeting between the defendant, Enrique Gonzalez, and his lawyer and used that information to frame him for a crime.

    Attorneys with the firm stated they were unable to provide a comment at this time.

  • SCPS redistricting meetings underway

     Several Shelby residents filed into the auditorium at Shelby County High School Monday evening to learn more about the redistricting process underway in Shelby County Public Schools.  

    To fill the seats at the Marnel C Moorman school, which is set to open in the fall of 2019, students at all schools in the district will need to be shuffled around.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - 2019-2020 calendar up for vote

    When the Shelby County Public Schools Board of Education meets Thursday, a decision will be made on the 2019-2020 calendar.

    Last month, Michael Clark, the district’s director of student services, presented an update on the calendar committee’s work and said parents, students, teachers and others involved with the district voted on two calendars that both included 175 days of instruction, four holidays, six professional development days, a starting date and a closing date.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council amends code enforcement ordinances

     On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council approved amendments for two ordinances. The first amendment, read by city attorney Steve Gregory, related to provisions in the property maintenance codes and revised the penalty provisions for those who violate the requirements of the property maintenance code.

    Gregory said language was added that gives the code enforcement officers more leeway in getting authorization to inspect the property.