Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Redistricting proposal approved

    The Shelby County School Board Thursday approved a proposal from the redistricting committee to set the new school boundary lines for the 2019-20 school year.

    The boundary lines were not changed from the previous proposals.

  • Ministerial Association to celebrate MLK day Monday

     For as long as Kilen Gray can remember, Shelby County has hosted a yearly celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    “I’ve been pastor for thirty-three years…It predates me,” said Gray, president of the Greater Shelby County Ministerial Coalition. “It’s been a significant part of our community for years.”

    And this year will be no exception. St. John United Methodist Church will host the community worship service memorializing the civil rights pioneer at 1 p.m. Monday.

  • Discovery Blvd. expansion raises traffic concerns

     With a new school, new housing development and new road in the works, traffic concerns for the Midland Industrial Drive area are on the rise.

    The city of Shelbyville along with Shelby County government and Shelby County Public Schools are currently working together to construct a road that will connect Discovery Boulevard to Midland Industrial Drive, providing new access to the Collins High School area via Freedom's Way.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Waddy Dollar General comes back to zoning

    After more than two years off the table, a request for a zone change in Waddy for the development of a Dollar General will come back before the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday during the regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    The request pertains to the same 1.5 acres of property located on the north side of Frankfort Road approximately 1,100 feet west of Elmburg Road.

  • Snow expected over weekend

     So far, the tail end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 have brought Kentuckians mild weather, but meteorologists say change is coming.

    “It looks like we’ve got a pretty decent potential for a winter storm system heading into the weekend,” said Brian Schoettmer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Precipitation would start as snow late Friday night into Saturday morning.”

  • Flu cases on the rise statewide, but Shelby cases are limited

    The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services has reported widespread flu activity in Kentucky for the first time this flu season, but Shelbyville’s confirmed cases have been limited.

    According to the CHFS, as of Jan. 4, Shelby County reached 17 confirmed flu cases, Louisville Metro hit approximately 600 confirmed cases and the number of confirmed cases statewide hit 1,372.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Ison gives state of the county

     Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison presented a State of the County address to update residents about last year’s progress in 2019’s first fiscal court meeting Tuesday.

    “As 2018 came to an end, we in Shelby County had another wonderful year,” he said.

  • Shelby fire recruits four-legged friend

     The Shelby County Suburban Fire Department recently recruited a new member to its team and he's ready to lend all four paws when necessary.

    Last Friday the department adopted a Dalmatian mix puppy, Tucker.

    Jennifer Stenger with the Shelby County Fire Department said the team had waited some time for the perfect opportunity to adopt a four-legged friend.

    "We had a dog a long time ago. Her name was Fluffy. She lived with us for a while," she said, noting when Fluffy passed away everyone took it very hard.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Redistricting proposal coming to board

    The Shelby County Public Schools Redistricting committee will present its final recommendation for the 2019-20 school year during Thursday’s regular school board meeting at 7 p.m. at the district offices, 1155 West Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The changes are due to the scheduled opening of the new Marnel C. Moorman K-8 school set to open this fall.

    According to SCPS Public Relations Coordinator Cyndi Skellie, board members will listen to the revised proposal and have the opportunity to ask questions.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council welcomes new, honors former members

     Newly elected Shelbyville Mayor David Eaton returned to the seat on Thursday for the first time in 17 years.

    Eaton, who previously held the position from 1995-2002, kicked off his first meeting back at the helm of the Shelbyville City Council by honoring his predecessor Tom Hardesty with an ambassador recognition.

    Hardesty served the city for 16 years as mayor after 23 years on the council.