Today's News

  • Back in the saddle

    Jeremy Harrell had no idea when he started a veteran’s club last November how quickly it would grow.

    “It’s really grown faster than me,” he said.  “The idea was to get nine or ten veterans together once a month to share resources with one another, build camaraderie and just to get veterans out of the house.”

    In just six months, Harrell’s club has grown to 620 strong with veteran members from Louisville, Shelby County, Spencer County and the Southern Indiana area.

  • Ryan’s course opens at Red Orchard

    Red Orchard Park was a special place to Ryan Lee.

    He had camped there as a scout with BSA Troop 271 and run cross country there as a member of the Cornerstone Christian Academy team.

    That was why, when he was on track to become an Eagle Scout, he decided he would complete his project there by building a disc golf course to benefit the whole county.

  • County Fair begins next week

    For the 156th year, residents will have the chance to attend the Shelby County Fair and enjoy rides, shows and THE spectacle it has to offer.

    The festivities will start Monday.

    “The gates open Monday at 4 p.m.,” Carol Hance, a fair director, said. “That’s basically the start to the fun.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County fireworks ordinance gets positive 1st reading

    Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday night introduced an ordinance for first reading at its regular meeting that would regulate the use of fireworks county-wide.

    The proposed ordinance is the end result of discussions at a public hearing by the legislative committee where both opponents and supporters of regulating fireworks sounded their opinions on how the county should approach restricting their use. 

  • Code enforcement board to hear Marian Village case

    Residents of the Marian Village apartment complex who are frustrated with the management will soon have a chance to let their voices be heard.

    On Tuesday, the complex will be on the agenda at Shelbyville’s regular Code Enforcement Board meeting. And, according to code enforcement officer Chris Brown, that means the residents might see some relief from the many challenges they have faced at the complex.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County will take over transient room tax collection

    Shelby County Fiscal Court introduced an amendment that would change the way the transient room tax is collected.

    The only changes in the ordinance direct transient room tax collections to the occupational tax administrator rather than the tourism commission treasurer. 

  • Water cut off again in Marian Village

    In May, there were signs that conditions may have been improving at the Marian Village apartment complex. But Ruthie Swan, a resident of the complex who has lived there for years, said the problems that plagued the apartment complex in the past have come back, including the persistent water outages.

    “This makes the eighth time it’s been shut off here,” she said. “It just started doing it this year.”

  • Odyssey sees six Shelby teams compete at World Finals

     The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals each year brings together teams from around the world to face off in a creative problem-solving competition.

  • Two cases of hep A reported in Shelby County

    After an outbreak that saw a 96 percent increase over the average number of cases in Kentucky, hepatitis A has reached Shelby County.

    The North Central Health District has reported seven cases of hepatitis A in its region, including two in Shelby County.

    Roanya Rice, director of the North Central District Health Department, said most residents of Shelby County should not be concerned, but there are some groups who are at high risk.

  • Don’t stop the learning

     With a ten-week break ahead, students are eager to get their summer vacation started.  But officials with Shelby County Public Schools know the break isn’t always fun and games.  The gap in classroom time can create some major learning hurdles.

    “One of the things that we always are concerned about in summer is summer loss,” said Susan Dugle, SCPS chief academic officer, noting when kids are not engaged in reading, math activities or even discourse with one another, they can suffer from a learning loss.