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Today's News

  • Superintendents express concern over HB 205

    Ten superintendents from the North Central region of Kentucky met Monday at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative in Shelbyville in a unified show of support against House Bill 205, the proposed tax credit bill for tuition assistance.

    If passed, superintendents say it could divert millions of dollars from public schools – money they say schools cannot afford to lose.

  • KSP investigates suicide at B&N

    A suicide closed the B&N Food Mart in Bagdad Monday evening.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, an unidentified man died by suicide inside the market. 

    Trooper Bernie Napier, the Public Affairs Officer for Post 12, said the unidentified man apparently died in front of his wife, from whom he had been separated.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Tourism interlocal agreement up for adoption

    Last month the county's three governing bodies of Shelby County, Simpsonville and Shelbyville came together to sign an interlocal agreement to reestablish a joint tourism and convention commission. The agreement also relates to the way the county's tourism board collects and distributes transient room tax from hotel stays.

    The new agreement designates 45 percent of the tax to the county, 15 percent to Shelbyville, 15 percent to Simpsonville, 20 percent to the parks department and 5 percent Simpsonville’s parks department.

  • Tourism interlocal agreement gets final approval

    Simpsonville City Commissioners Monday approved an ordinance adopting an interlocal agreement between the cities of Shelbyville and Simpsonville as well as Shelby County to establish a joint tourism and convention commission and levy a 3 percent transient room tax, also known as a bed tax.

    Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County reviewed and repealed ordinances written in individual codes and re-established a joint Shelbyville, Simpsonville and Shelby County tourism and convention commission via the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement.

  • Waddy distillery still a possibility

    Though little discussion has stirred recently regarding the project, plans for a distillery in Waddy are still moving forward.

    "We are still working very hard to raise the capital so we can begin," said Judy Hollis with Hollis Jones & Associates, and one of the organizers of Grain, Limestone & Oak LLC.

    Hollis said they are making progress.  "We are still planning to move forward."

  • Walking with a world of purpose

    Several times a year Erik Bendl puts on his Red Wing boots to take a walk, which can last a few hours, a day, a week or a month or more.

    What’s even more outrageous is he strolls tethered to a 6-foot canvas inflatable world globe that becomes quite a showstopper along the way. It certainly did as he strolled through Shelby County on Tuesday.

    Bendl and his globe have meandered through 48 states, and he’s annihilated many, many pairs of Red Wings since he started his long-distance walks in 2007.

  • SCHS student invited to GMU event

    A Shelby County High School sophomore has been invited to attend the prestigious and invitation-only George Mason University’s Washington Journalism and Media Conference this summer. But she nearly tossed exclusive invitation away thinking it was a gimmick.

    When Gabrielle Tornow took the PSAT last fall, she was asked if she would like for colleges to send her information, and she accepted. Weeks later among the literature that flooded her mailbox was a special invitation she originally mistook as just another pamphlet and she nearly trashed it.

  • Fighting childhood hunger

    Though only 16 years old, Shelby County's Heaven Redmon is determined to end childhood hunger, and in just six months she's already made a significant dent in her cause.

    "I've already collected over 24,000 items," she said.

    Along with her mother, Tiffany, Redmon has hosted several collection drives and pageants to garner a multitude of non-perishable donations hoping to quiet tiny rumbling tummies across Shelby County.

  • Waddy murder suspect heads to court

    Friends and family of 53-year-old William "Moe" Riddell are still struggling for answers after Riddle was found murdered inside a home early in the morning on Feb. 20.

    Police have shared little additional information on the open case.  However, friends and family say they understand Riddle was gunned down execution-style after Myers accused him of being a "snitch."

  • Rockets tame Bulldogs 4-2

     The Shelby County baseball team played its first game of the season, and first game under new skipper Erik Phelps, Monday as they topped the visiting Male Bulldogs, 4-2.

    The Rockets took an early lead 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning when Marcus Collins scored from third when Male’s Crew Egan tired to pick off Kaden Dugle at first.

    The Rockets would add another run in the bottom of the second inning on an RBI single from Blake Cook to make it 2-0.