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Today's News

  • 911 Water Service Fee discussed at meeting

    The Simpsonville City Commission is now the first local government in the county to discuss a 911 Emergency Services Interlocal Agreement update that would introduce a water service fee to residents.

    “This is an initial draft and a final copy is being constructed,” Mayor Cary Vowels told the commission Monday during their regular meeting. “The bottom line is 911 has to have a funding mechanism somehow.”

  • Shelby County Democrats to host Collins Dinner

    The primary elections are on the way, and Shelby County’s Democratic Party wants its voters to go to the polls informed.

    The local party will host its annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner Friday, and it has packed the bill with party hopefuls for multiple offices.

    “So far, we have Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, Heather French Henry, Kelsey Hayes Coots, Michael Bowman, Josh Mers and Sheri Donahue,” Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Kathy Mason said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: City, tourism set agreement on Main Street property

    The Shelbyville City Council approved 5-0 at its regular meeting Thursday to enter into a contract with Shelby County Tourism and Convention Commission, councilmember Pam Carter was not present at the meeting.
    The contract is for the 612-618 Main Street property where the city has planned to add green space, parking and more.
    The council will also have a workshop at 6 p.m. on May 21 at city hall, 315 Washington Street, to discuss proposed plans for the space.

  • Accreditation service update district's work

    Shelby County Public Schools District Assessment Coordinator Lisa Smith will share a report on the district’s accreditation with the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s regular meeting.

    The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the district’s office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Smith will share a summary report from AdvancED Accreditation Report. The district first received accreditation from AdvancED in 2014.

  • A model Model T

    Gene Dukes has been working with his hands all his life, but he did not create one of his crown achievements until after he retired.

    The pristine 1927 Ford Model T that sits in his workshop today didn’t always look that way. When he first got ahold of the car, it looked vastly different.

    “A really good friend of mine called me and said that they had sold their house,” Dukes said. “His wife had gotten [the Model T] for him for his birthday, and now they didn’t have a place to put it.”

  • A Homegrown Julep

    As a master gardener, Sheri Forrest knows a thing or two about growing many things. But since it’s Derby time, it’s the optimum time to share her insight on growing that one ingredient that makes one particular derby beverage so popular: Mint.

    The classic Mint Julep is all the buzz on the first weekend of May, but mint also has additional uses for culinary dishes and beverages.

  • Local woman has connection to Derby Poster artist

    When the most exciting two minutes in sports has wrapped, the artist behind this year’s poster will be celebrating in Shelbyville.

    Though Rhonda McEnroe, the poster’s creator, is from Owensboro, she has a local connection and has spent plenty of time in Shelby County and, according to sister Cheryl Hood, is looking forward to doing it again, starting with a Derby celebration dinner at Claudia Sanders’ Dinner House. 

  • Scholarship started in Palmer's memory

    An annual scholarship fund has been set up in honor of a Shelby County High School baseball player who died earlier this year.

    The Angel on Third: Blake Palmer Scholarship Foundation was established in March in hopes of adding some light to an otherwise tragic situation.

  • Horace Brown: Feb. 10, 1936 - April 20, 2019

    Longtime Shelby County surveyor, birdwatcher and conservationists, William Horace Brown, passed away Tuesday morning.

  • Food code updates to change training, dog regulations

    New updates to the state food code are coming this summer, bringing the state in line with more FDA standards.

    According to North Central Health District Environmental Supervisor and Public Information Officer Tony Millett, Kentucky restaurants can expect to see changes that shift the food code closer to newer FDA guidelines.