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Today's News

  • Students honor Blake Palmer

    The passing of a loved one is always painful for those closest to their heart. But the untimely loss of a young impacts an entire community.

    When Shelby High School junior Blake Palmer passed away Thursday night as a result of an auto accident, family, friends, teammates and classmates came together in mourning, and the impact of such a young life taken so suddenly reverberated beyond the county line.

  • Water and wind woes

     The skies opened up on Kentucky and the flood waters poured in, dropping what seemed like buckets of water on Shelby County this week.

    Ron Steve, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said Tuesday morning that Shelby County had received around three inches of rain over just a 48-hour period.

    Though we are tiptoeing toward the typically wetter months, the heavy rainfall experienced this week is greater than average, Steve said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council moves forward on interlocal agreements

    The Shelbyville City Council cast the final vote necessary for an interlocal agreement regarding the way the county's tourism board collects and distributes transient room tax from hotel stays.

  • Continuing to serve

    The Kentucky Counseling Association recently honored Shelby native William "Bill" Young as its 2018 Alumni Volunteer of the year.

    The organization, which represents counseling professionals who work in educational, health care, residential, private practice, community agency, government, business and industry settings, is comprised of more than 1,200 members.

    The honor recognized those who continue to serve in the counseling field even into their retirement.

  • Barrel Room nearly open

    Wade Mattingly, co-owner of Old Louisville Brewery with his brother Ken, said he's in the home stretch of the development stage and his new Shelbyville taproom will likely open in the coming weeks.

    Mattingly began his work on the building at 622 Main Street last year and in the past 12 months he worked to reveal a hidden, historic gem.

    Exposed beams stretch from the floor to the extra tall ceilings, not only support the roof but also reflect a unique design element that is apparent throughout the space.

  • SCHS student dies in car wreck

    Shelby County High School student Blake Palmer died in a car wreck Thursday night.

    Driving rain was a factor as the car reportedly hydroplaned off the road.

    According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, the wreck occurred around 5:43 p.m. at the 1300 Block of Hempridge Road. Palmer's car was the only vehicle involved and he was the only occupant. 

  • NAACP working for lynching memorial

     

    The NAACP local branch will host a Soul Food Dinner Feb. 22 in celebration of Black History Month and will include a conversation about its new community awareness project.

    Shelbyville NAACP President Janice Harris is working alongside the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) to place a marker in Shelbyville in memory of those lost in lynchings that occurred in the county.

  • Convention center moving forward

    The idea for the project was born nearly a decade ago but it seems a long discussed convention center for Shelbyville is gaining steam again.

    Simpsonville City Commissioners voted on Monday in favor of a new interlocal agreement with Shelbyville and Shelby County that adds an additional 1 percent hotel tax (on the existing 3 percent tax) to cover operating costs of a convention center once the center is completed.

  • Working to build a better community

    Many people are familiar with the NAACP and its role in America’s Civil Rights Movement, but too often people think of the group in a historical note.

    However, many chapters of the NAACP are active thriving and continuing to make a difference in their communities nationwide, including right here in Shelbyville.

    While we take the time celebrate Black History Month, it’s important that we remember that the NAACP’s role in our history and continue to embrace its part in our present, as well.

  • Farmers Feeding Families seeks to disperse funds to non-profits

    Last year, Metro United Way teamed up with local farmers to create the Farmers Feeding Families initiative to build a bridge from local farm to those affected by food insecurity in Shelby County.

    The program raised $42,000 through events and solicitations since the beginning, and the committee recently issued a Request for Proposals to disperse these funds through Shelby County nonprofits.