Today's News

  • Have questions about your property value?

    Shelby County property owners who have received notices about changes to their property value will have the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns during the Property Valuation Administrator’s open house.

    The PVA Office, located at 501 Washington Street in Shelbyville, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 17 for property value questions. The office will also be open 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8 and 18. No appointment is necessary.

  • Counterfeit bills spread to Shelbyville stores

    A counterfeiting crime is currently under investigation by Shelbyville Police Department.

    On June 5, a short, black male entered Dollar General Store, 21 Village Plaza in Shelbyville and attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill to store personnel. When employees refuse the bill, the man took it back and left, SPD Sgt. Kelly Cable said.

  • Fair prep

    It’s that time of year again—time to gather your entries together for the Shelby County Fair, June 10-15 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    After all, time can slip away from busy Shelby County residents.

    The most popular entries typically are floral, quilts, baking and photography, according to Shelby County A&M Association Vice President Carol Hance. “They’re always big items,” she said.

    Other categories include canning, culinary, art, farm crops, painting and much more.

  • Ink on tattoo bill not dry yet

    Kentucky Department of Health (KDH) proposed new regulations April 15 to bar artists from applying tattoos over scarred skin, but a public uproar and media attention prompted potential reconsideration by the agency.

    Opposition raised by cancer survivors, burn victims, veterans, tattoo artists and more either attended the meeting to express displeasure or sent letters, email, voicemail and texts to the health backtracked on its original proposal.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II, Part 10: Hazardous combat training in San Diego, New Zealand


    Shortly after publishing “Close Calls During World War II: Part 5,” I read with a great deal of interest, in the New York Times Magazine of March 13 “The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier”
by British author Ed Caesar.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Republic Services gets requested rate increase

    Citing the rising cost of recycling, Republic Services representative Greg Butler came before the Simpsonville City Commission Monday and asked for a $1 increase for the services.

    The commission unanimously approved the increase, noting that Republic had not come before the commission since 2015 when it added recycling, while lowering the cost overall.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Republic Services to request trash rate increase

    Republic Services, which handles the city of Shelbyville’s garbage franchise, will present a rate increase to the city at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the city hall, 315 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Republic Services had a representative at Simpsonville’s City Commission meeting Monday and requested a $1 per month increase, which was approved in Simpsonville.

  • Titans running at state

     The Collins boys’ track team took its highest ever finish Friday, placing fifth overall at the KHSAA State Track and Field Class AA Meet at the University of Kentucky.

    The top five finish was two spots better than last year’s seventh place finish.

  • Rockets run at State

     With almost 10 top 10 finishes, the Shelby County boys and girls’ track teams finished eighth and 12th, respectively, Friday at the Class AA KHSAA State Track and Field Meet at the University of Kentucky.

    The Shelby County boys had five top 10 finished and two top five finishes to lead the team.

  • Carroll is new AD for parks

     Former Shelby Storm president takes on task as FAC Athletics Director

    There’s a new sheriff at Clear Creek Park.

    Jonathan Carroll, former president of the Shelby Storm little league football, has taken over the Athletics Director duties at the FAC.