Today's News

  • Fishing for Fair fun

    Exuberant colors, sticky powder sugar covered fingers, little boys and girls in fancy pageant outfits and smiles that stretch from one end of the county to the other – this is what the Shelby County Fair is made of.

    While the Shelby County fair just celebrated its 156 years in existence, this was my first year attending. As a summer intern from the suburbs of Chicago, I had never attended a county fair — ever. I have been in Kentucky for three years attending the University of Kentucky for print journalism, but a county fair was still a whole new experience.

  • Restaurant owner facing federal charges

    Federal prosecutors last week filed charges Fei Zhou Tang, owner of Shelbyville’s Asian Buffet, for employing and hiding undocumented workers.

  • Fireworks ordinance approved

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted to approve an ordinance banning the use of fireworks in the county between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m.


    The ordinance was passed unanimously on a motion by magistrate Tony Carriss and a second by magistrate Michael Riggs.

    The ordinance caused furious debate among Shelby County residents, with some in favor of heavy restrictions and others opposing the idea of any restrictions at all.

  • Local sweetheart Ruby Lewis stars in new Vegas show

    A local woman who has sung and danced her way onto Broadway and the Las Vegas strip is now taking part in telling the tale of another successful woman who first achieved stardom more than 60 years ago: Marilyn Monroe.

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis will play the part of Monroe in “Marilyn! The New Musical” at the Paris in Las Vegas. 

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board rejects school construction bids

    Shelby County Board of Education members approved on Thursday a recommendation to table the matter regarding the bids for the interim construction contract for the Marnel C. Moorman School.

    “We had a situation where all bids came in high,” superintendent James Neihof said. “We need to reject the bids tonight.”

    Per law, the district now has the opportunity to negotiate with the three lowest bidders of the four.

  • Fair continues with horse shows today

    Though the rides, the tractor pulls and the pageants of the Shelby County Fair are now a summer memory, one piece of the festivities remains. 

    The Shelby County Horse Show will begin Wednesday and continue through Saturday, giving fairgoers a chance to watch some of the best horses from around the country compete. 

  • Humane Society investigating missing funds

     An investigation is currently underway to uncover missing funds from the Shelby County Humane Society that could total into the hundreds of thousands.

    Gregg Neal, attorney for the humane society, said they are conducting an internal investigation and they do not yet know how much could be missing.

    “It’s a little premature,” he said. “We are getting a forensic audit done and we are waiting on the results from that. After we get that done, we’ll have a better handle on it.”

  • Freedom’s Way wreck still under investigation

    Accident reconstructions blocked portions of Freedom’s Way Tuesday morning as they collected data regarding a traffic collision that took the lives of two and left three others injured on Saturday.

    Preliminary investigation indicated that Kevin Sullivan of Newcastle was traveling in his 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on the bypass. At some point Sullivan crossed the median into the northbound lanes, Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said.

  • Paddleboarding hits Shelby

    One woman hopes to make a splash in Shelby County with a new paddleboarding business.

    A few weeks ago, Shelby County resident Jennifer Oates opened Kentucky Paddleboarding – a business renting paddleboards to people who are interested in getting out on the water.

    “[A paddleboard is] basically the shape of a surfboard – it’s a little wider and longer,” Oates said. “Surfing is where it originated from. A guy in Hawaii basically said, ‘How about adding a paddle to it?’ and then it became paddleboarding.”

  • RE/MAX Performance Realty welcomes new owners

    Shelbyville’s RE/MAX Performance Realty is under new ownership.

    Dale and Vickie Wesley, who have been with RE/MAX for seven years, said they purchased the agency from former owner Barry Webb in April.

    “We are running things pretty much the way Barry did,” principal broker Vickie Wesley said. “Everything is pretty much going to stay constant.”

    The office works with businesses, as well as residential and luxury homes.