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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Shelby resident and former LMPD officer faces federal sex abuse charges

    A former Louisville Metro Police Department officer and Shelby resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury for enticement, attempted enticement, possession of child pornography, transfer of obscene materials to a minor and distribution of child pornography.

    Betts, 34, has been charged with in an indictment that stems back to 2006, when he started his service with LMPD, through 2016.  He moved to Shelbyville in 2015.

  • Harrell earns Kentucky Veteran of the Year

     Our men and women in uniform don’t throw themselves into the battlefield for the glory or recognition.  They do so because they feel a calling to stand up for others and help those in need.

    And with Veterans’ Day coming this weekend, it’s important that we take that opportunity and others throughout the year to recognize those men and women for their sacrifice, work and continued work when they return.

  • Rothenburger and Hornback to serve another term in Frankfort

    Legislators Rob Rothenburger and Paul Hornback will both serve another term in Frankfort.

    The two took the election, both sailing by with comfortable leads to another term in congress.

    Hornback, a Republican, who faced a challenge from Democrat Dave Suetholz, won Shelby County with an almost 20 percent lead over his opponent, ending the night with more than 10,000 votes in Shelby County.

  • Eaton named Shelbyville Mayor

    A multitude of residents across the county poured into their polling locations yesterday eager to exercise their democratic right.

    With one of the bulkiest local ballots in recent history, it’s no wonder turnout was so strong with nearly 54 percent of voters coming out in the county.

    David Eaton will return to Shelbyville as Mayor, where he previously served for eight years before later becoming Simpsonville City Administrator.

  • Mark Moore wins sheriff

    Looking to fill the shoes of longtime Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong, Democrat candidate Gene Witt faced off against Republican opponent Mark Moore in this year’s election.

    Moore took the top vote Tuesday, edging out Witt with 56.7 percent of the votes.

    The pair both brought similar ideas and a wealth of experience to the table but it was in the specific areas of experience the two differed most.

  • Two incumbents to return to seats in fiscal court

     With three of its longtime magistrates retiring, Shelby County Fiscal Court was bound to see some changes this election.

    But voters have chosen to retain what magistrates they can, re-electing both incumbent candidates back to their seats.

    In the first district, Democrat Ross Webb will serve as the new magistrate after defeating Gary Walls by a razor thin margin of just 16 votes. He will replace retiree Hubert Pollett.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council relinquishes alley

    On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council during its regularly scheduled meeting, approved an order declaring real property unsuitable for public use concerning an old alleyway behind homes on Alton Road.  The family that owns the adjoining lot approached the city several weeks ago to discuss the alley, which they were already maintaining. The alley is no longer in use.

    “It can no longer be used for that [purpose],” City Attorney Steve Gregory said. “There’s no ingress or egress to it.”

  • Health department suggested septic changes

    Health Department officials have said they informed Circuit Court Clerk candidate Austin Redmon and his wife, Emma, that a septic tank in a former home they owned was undersized and not to current code.

    The Redmons have been named in a lawsuit filed by Courtney Sanders and Gregory Short and alleges the Redmons knew there were needed repairs to the system but did not inform the buyers per the sellers’ disclosure.

  • Celebration of Lights this weekend

    This weekend Shelby County will officially kick off the winter holiday season with the long anticipated Celebration of Lights.

    Shelby Main Street has been hard at work planning the city’s official Christmas lighting ceremony.