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Today's News

  • No reported injuries in Hi Point fire

     Shelbyville Firefighters worked tirelessly in the cold Tuesday to control a fire that broke out at a home in the Hi Point Village subdivision.

    Assistant Chief Scott Evans with the Shelbyville Fire Department said they received a call just before 1:30 afternoon in response to a working fire in the garage at 1141 Summit Drive.

    Evans said three tenants were in the home at the time of the fire, along with at least one dog and an exotic pet.

    All made it out of the home safely.

  • District 1 Magistrate recanvass upholds vote

     A recanvassing of the race for Magistrate, District 1 has upheld Democrat Ross Webb’s victory.

    The recount, requested by Republican candidate Gary Walls, retained Webb’s 16-vote edge over his opponent.

    Walls said he requested the recanvass because he wanted to better understand the result, citing a business philosophy he learned from reading Stephen Covey.

  • Simpsonville to light up the town

     To follow Shelbyville’s Celebration of Lights, Shelby County will host an encore Christmas light celebration this weekend with the 16th annual Light Up Simpsonville.

    Simpsonville Parks Director Chris Truelock, who is helping organize the event, said the festivities will start at 6:30 p.m. under the stars outside under the Wiche Pavilion. 

  • Driver in wrong lane involved in fatal accident

    Melissa Webb, 53, of Finchville, died in an accident on Freedom’s Way Monday evening.

    According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Webb was driving a 2005 Ford F250 east in the westbound lane and collided head on with another vehicle, a 2014 Dodge truck. A third car, a 2014 Toyota, was also involved in the accident, but swerved off the road, avoiding most of the wreck.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for child pornography

    A Shelby man is behind bars and facing 100 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a release from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office.

    On Friday, Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested 62-year-old Joseph Steve Gable of Shelbyville after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding an individual who was uploading child pornography from a residence in Shelbyville.

  • Cinema improving quality

     Shelby County’s movie theatre is getting an upgrade. 

    The cinema has been purchased by a new company, Infinity, and for manager Derek Fitch, that makes it a prime time for some new additions and renovations. 

    “We’re going to repaint the front of the building, we’re putting in digital boards for the signage out front for the times and the concessions menu,” Fitch said. “We are going to be getting a liquor license pretty soon…Down the road, we will hopefully be getting some upgraded seating as well.”

  • Local student wins national logo contest

    Shelby County student Shelbi Medlin has earned national recognition for a piece of artwork that will soon be viewed by educators and future educators from across the country.

    Educators Rising, a division of PDK International (Phi Delta Kappa, a professional organization for educators), hosted a logo contest earlier this year, requesting submissions from students from across the nation.

  • Driver in wrong lane involved in fatal accident Monday on bypass

    An unidentified driver died in an accident on Freedom’s Way Monday evening.

    According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, a 2005 Ford F250 truck was traveling east in the westbound lane and collided head on with another vehicle, a 2014 Dodge truck. A third car, a 2014 Toyota, was also involved in the accident.

  • Helping Hand

     For many Shelby County residents, November kicks off a time of extra giving and goodwill. 

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas soon after, many might be wondering the best way to show a giving spirit. Luckily for them, there are plenty of local charities that have an answer. 

    One of those charities is Operation Care, offers multiple local services.

  • Agribusiness Network gives Bulleit award

     While the Agribusiness Industry Network has been naming an Agribusiness of the Year for 26 years, there are some unusual things about its latest pick.

    For 2018, the network chose to honor Bulleit Distilling Company, which opened a distillery in Shelby County in 2017, and according to Chairman Gary Huddleston, the network decided to choose a company that had made a big splash in a relatively short time.