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Today's News

  • 2019 General Assembly: Priorities include school safety, tax bill fix

    With a new legislative session beginning, Shelby County’s congressional voices have a few goals, both new and old, they’d like to address.

    Both local legislators, Representative Rob Rothenburger (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), said a pair of major focuses for the state in the coming legislative session are school safety and an overhaul that would tighten language that had unintended consequences in last year’s tax reform bill.

  • Donna Jones-Hocker named MCM principal

    Construction is well underway for Shelby County's newest instructional institute and at the helm will be a familiar face.

    Donna Jones-Hocker will serve as the first principal of the new Marnel C. Moorman School, which is expected to open this fall for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Shelby County Public Schools announced this week the decision to name the Shelby County High School alumnus to the position after eleven years of service to the district.

  • New Meineke owner has passion for community service

    A long-established business owner is making his way into Shelby County, and that could be good news both for local motorists and charities.

    Bryan Brown recently opened his 13th Meineke Car Care Center in the former Moore’s Automotive on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, and while it’s his newest location it’s also closest to home.

  • Remembering those we lost in 2018

    Over the past few weeks many of us gathered with families and soaked up the time with loved ones. But prominent seats around the dinner table were left unfilled for many families in Shelby County.

     

    Susan Crabtree Fenton

    In January the community said goodbye to Susan Crabtree Fenton.  She was preceded in death by her parents Charles “Red” Crabtree and Nancy Riester Crabtree who both passed away in 2015. All were well-known in the Saddlebred community.

  • Mount Eden Road project moving forward in 2019

    It's a project that's been pushed to the back burner time and time again, but officials ensure work to widen Mount Eden Road will at last come to fruition in 2019 with construction work starting very soon.

  • Shelbyville shooting leaves man dead

    Officials are still trying to piece together the events that unfolded Sunday night at an east Shelbyville residence that left one Eminence man dead.

    Jon Monroe, 53, was with his friend Stacie Whitaker at her residence at 638 Southlawn Drive in Shelbyville around 7:30 p.m. when they heard a knock at the door. Upon opening the door, Monroe was shot multiple times.

    "The shots came from outside of the residence and fired into the home," Kentucky State Police Trooper Sean Wint said, explaining another person in the residence dialed 911.

  • Green family property to be memorialized

    A piece of Shelby County history will live on for many years to come thanks to the dedicated efforts of several leaders in the community.

    In October, Shelby County Magistrate Mike Miller came before the council with a request aimed at recognizing the Green family who has deep roots in Shelby County.

    Miller asked the council to consider a dedication to their family with signs recognizing their former property on Old Eminence Pike, which is now owned by the city.

  • Shelbyville City Council - Road to be named for Marshall Long

    During his last meeting as mayor of Shelbyville, Tom Hardesty announced an honor for a beloved predecessor.

    Former mayor, State Representative and State Senator Marshall Long passed away last Wednesday and just one day later during the Shelbyville City Council, Hardesty announced the Discovery Blvd. expansion to Midland Industrial Blvd. will bear Long’s name.

  • Shelby nurses save a life at Planet Fitness

    Cynthia Heady, RN, and Kasie Nutter, RN are used to performing life-saving techniques in the Jewish Hospital Shelbyville Emergency room. But when they were forced to put their knowledge to the test on the floor at Planet Fitness a few weeks ago, the experience was anything but typical.

    "We were working out and all of a sudden we heard a woman yell for help," Nutter said. "We turned around and we saw the gentleman and he was laying face down at first, right in front of the treadmill."

  • Queen of the ice

    It’s 6 a.m. on a Monday and Sara Dutton’s ice skate blade just struck the ice at the Iceland Ice Complex in Louisville.  

    While most people have yet to sip their first cup of coffee, this Collins High School sophomore already has driven 25 miles from her Shelbyville home for a 90-minute morning workout so she still has time to get to school.