Today's News

  • Community Christmas a success

    Piles of gifts and boxes of food sat in an entryway as cars lined the entrance of Shelbyville’s First Christian Church Tuesday afternoon eager to start the Christmas season with a blessing.

    This was the fourteenth year for Shelby’s Community Christmas event and Operation Care Executive Director Jennifer Decker said it was a wonderful day.

  • Trial date set for Humane Society case

    A case between a Shelby County Humane Society’s prominent benefactor and the former president is moving forward to trial.

    In June the Shelby County Humane Society opened up an investigation into the misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    A suit filed later that month by Mary Gaylord McClean against former Shelby County Humane Society President Mark Smithalleges Smith misappropriated $250,000 in matching contributions and redeemed a Certificate of Deposit in the amount of $115,000.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Hi-Point Industrial to present amended plat

    On Tuesday, the Triple S Planning commission will consider an amended plat with two variances and a waiver request for Hi Point Industrial Park, lots 11 and 12 on Hudson Boulevard.  The purpose of the amended plat is to adjust the common property line between the two lots.

  • Jean Logan: Nov. 10, 1928 - Dec. 11, 2018

    The recent loss of a Shelby County resident, known for her generosity, creativity, and love for the theater and Shelbyville Horse Show will be long remembered friends say.

    Jean Atherton Logan, 90, died Tuesday leaving a lasting imprint on the Shelbyville community.

    Logan, born and raised in Louisville, attended University of Louisville and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she studied fine arts and music.

  • Veteran’s Club donates car to Operation Care

    Jeremy Harrell is no longer in uniform, but his dedication to serving others has not faltered. Recently named Kentucky Veteran of the Year, the Shelby County resident has continuously served the veterans of the region and the community they live in as founder of the Louisville Veteran’s Club.

    This week the club gave back to the community with a vehicle donation to Operation Care.

    Executive Director Jennifer Decker said it is a blessing.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Redistricting forum draws questions of waivers

    Approximately 100 impacted community members turned out to the Blair Center Monday evening for a public forum on Shelby County Public School’s redistricting plan.

    Citizens had an opportunity to review the draft maps and discuss the changes with redistricting committee members before they went into public forum.

    “We had committee members there to listen to concerns and take notes,” SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Cyndi Skellie said, noting they followed by taking public input.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Increased water and sewer rates approved

     The Shelbyville City Council approved on second reading Thursday an ordinance revising the schedule of charges for the use of the consolidated municipal waterworks and sewer system of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission.

    The ordinance increases the rate by 5 percent on both water and sewer and revises the rates billed in beginning in February 2019 that are charged for water and sewer usage beginning in mid-December of 2018.

    The increase equates to about $2.14 more for a 5,000-gallon customer.


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  • Old breeds for new farmers

    Fresh to the farming industry, a couple in Waddy is working to replenish Kentucky with a rare bovine breed, and they are doing so in an untraditional way.

    Robert “Bob” Anderson and his wife, Jennifer, recently purchased a stock of Galloway cattle for their up and coming seedstock operation. And rather than joining their farm, the cattle joined their family.

  • Simpsonville teacher honored by Louisville Magazine

     Middle school can be hard, but Simpsonville resident Jennifer Wade Hesse wants to make it easier, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed.

    Hesse teaches at Frederick Law Olmstead Academy South, an all-girls school in Jefferson County. She was recently selected as one of seven Jefferson County teachers to be recognized by Louisville Magazine. This year, the magazine chose to select all the county’s teachers for its person of the year award, but put seven under a particular spotlight. Hesse was one.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court:County signs to participate in MS4 program

     The Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday voted to sign a notice of intent to begin an MS4 stormwater management program in Shelby County.

    “We were notified sometime in 2014-2015 that we would have to be prepared to deal with the MS4 program,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said at the meeting. “This is a federal program that is regulated by the EPA and delegated to states for management of stormwater runoff.”