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Today's News

  • Man arrested for Waddy stabbing

    A man was arrested after a stabbing in Waddy left the victim with multiple injuries. 

    Jose Ambrosio Lopez Verdin of Bagdad was arrested for stabbing an unknown victim 14 times. 

  • Glenda Beckham retires after 27 years at Simpsonville Elementary School

    Not everyone can shape young people, care for them and treat them like family when they have no blood relation.

    But Glenda Beckham is one of those special people.

    Beckham, custodial supervisor at Simpsonville Elementary School for 27 years, is retiring Sept. 30 to the dismay of students and staff.

    “To say she’s beloved is an understatement,”Simpsonville Principal Adam Hicks

    said. “She’s the heart of this school and hasbeen for 27 years.”

  • Shelby County School Board: District tax stays flat

    The Shelby County Board of Education voted to retain its tax rate for another year. 

    The board set the tax rate for schools at 73.1 cents per $100 for both real estate and personal property, retaining the rates from last year. 

  • Armed robbery suspect moved to LMPD custody

    The Shelbyville man who led police on a chase through two counties last Thursday has been transferred to Louisville and charged with multiple crimes.

  • 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. 

  • Shelbyville City Council to hear 2nd reading on pollutant limits

    Shelbyville City Council will host its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 19 with only one action item on the preliminary agenda.

    An ordinance amending the city code regarding pollutant discharge limits in the city’s publicly owned treatment works will receive a second reading.

    A first reading occurred at the last regular meeting on Sept. 5.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle discussed proposed changed at the previous meeting.

  • 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.