Today's News

  • County dedicates monument to fallen corrections officers

    Shelby County has only had two fallen law enforcement officers, and former jailer Bobby Waits thinks it is time they were recognized.

    Waits and a group of county officials were on hand to dedicate a memorial on the Shelby County Detention Center in front of jail employees and family members of the fallen officers.

    “This is something that needed to be done a long time ago,” Waits said. “It’s been a long time coming, and certainly both these guys are very deserving.”

  • Marian Village remedies problems found in KHC inspection

    An inspection by the Kentucky Housing Corporation resulted in the relocation of one Marian Village resident in early July.

    According to KHC, an inspection found multiple violations of public housing standards, including several for electrical hazards such as exposed wiring or open panels and blocked fire exits.

    KHC confirmed that those violations had been remedied, but that one unit, not listed on the critical violation form, did not pass inspection and that the resident living in that unit has since been given a voucher to relocate.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board approves JCTC Campus startup funds

    On Thursday, the Shelby County Board of Education voted to provide $200,000 for startup funds for the JCTC campus.

    The district recently acquired the building and property and said the funds are necessary to accommodate the students that will utilize the facility.

    The funds cover necessary changes to the fire alarm and burglar alarms, locks, security cameras and HVAC controls. It also covers Wi-Fi upgrades, instructional technology equipment and funds for contingencies for any unforeseen needs such as furnishings, signage and flooring repairs.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Zone change to hear first reading

    In May, the Triple S Planning Commission voted to give a positive recommendation for a zone change request for 98-acres of property at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and LaGrange Road from Agricultural to R-3 (multi-family residential) on 94.89 acres and to C-2 (commercial) on 3.76 acres.

    The Shelbyville City Council then had the option to either do nothing and let the commission’s recommendation go into effect automatically or review the matter by July 10.

  • Corn Fest is 'ear again

    If you are looking for a family friendly event that will be more than a kernel of fun, head on over to Gallrein Farms this weekend.

    The third annual Corn Festival will be Saturday at Gallrein Farms, 1029 Vigo Rd., and co-owner Randie Gallrein said it is an event that residents will not want to miss. 

  • The scoop on staying cool during National Ice Cream Month

    On Sunday, America celebrated National Ice Cream Day. But no worries if the day slipped past you unnoticed. This great country has dedicated an entire month to the sweet treat.

    In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed National Ice Cream Day into law in recognition of the industry’s economic contributions. And, noting that more than 90 percent of the U.S. population enjoys the sweet treat, Reagan also proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month.

  • Church hosts monthly day of service to the community

    If you love Shelbyville, Christ Community Church has a monthly event just for you.

    Love Shelbyville Day is a day of community service that CCC hosts on the fourth Sunday of every month that replaces the church’s usual religious service. 

  • One injured in tractor rollover

    A Shelby County woman sustained several injuries over the weekend after an outdoor activity led to an accident.

    A 55-year-old woman was hauling creek rock in a trailer behind her tractor Saturday afternoon on her farm, located on the 11000 block of Cropper Road, when one wrong turn resulted in her being launched from the machine. 

  • Human trafficking targets children

    More than 500 hundred Kentucky children have been victims of human trafficking over the last three years and that number is continuing to climb every day. 

    And Cara Starns visited the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday, letting members know that this is happening much close to home than they think.

  • Updated immunization requirements

     Along with shopping for new clothes and school supplies, a trip to your pediatrician should also be included on your child’s back to school to-do list.

    Kentucky recently passed new regulations requiring additional vaccinations for students. Effective July 1, the law now requires students receive a vaccination for hepatitis A and a second round of the Meningococcal vaccine.

    The recent hepatitis A outbreak is now considered the worst in the nation, with more than 960 confirmed cases in the state.