Today's News

  • Fore! a good cause

    It started with just one family facing a hard time.

    Michael Long had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and 23 years ago, a group of golfers hosted a charity golf tournament to help his family raise money.

    Though Long himself passed away, the tournament took on his name and continued. Since then, it has become one of the county’s biggest annual charity events.

    And this weekend, The Michael Long Memorial Golf Scramble will return to the Shelbyville Country Club for the 23rd time.

  • Awards season starts next week

    Senior awards nights

  • Shelbyville travel agency under suit

     A Shelbyville-based travel company is facing legal action following a multitude of complaints from several customers who say they are owed thousands for cancelled trips.

    According to a press release, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office, with assistance from the Shelby County Sherriff’s Office and the Louisville Better Business Bureau, is taking legal action against a Shelbyville-based Travel Crazy for allegedly canceling booked trips and failing to refund more than $91,000 to 40 customers.

  • KSP investigating fire, 2 deaths

    Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

    The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.

  • Keep your garden beautiful and safe

     Spring has finally sprung – the birds are chirping and plants are blossoming.

    But in addition to all the beauty in nature, danger can be lurking in your own gardens.

    Walt Reichert, the horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, said there are many plants that grow naturally in the area that can be toxic to animals and even humans, in some cases.

    So before you decide to plant, take consideration of any animals that might be hanging around your house, yard or farm.

  • Conditions improving at Marian

    A large pile of trash used to be visible when entering the Marian Village Apartment Complex. Now, however, only the largest items remain.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers confirmed that the complex had a new contract with trash collectors that would allow for regular collection of the trash that had been building up for more than a month in both the dumpster and outside of vacant apartments after evictions.

  • West’s Stone earns Teacher Achievement Award for 2nd time

     The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA).  Joining the ranks once again this year is West Middle School’s Emmanuel “Manny” Stone. This is the second time in three years Stone has been named among the honorees.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Renter sewer security deposits approved

    Simpsonville’s City Commission approved an ordinance during Monday’s regular meeting that would allow the city to charge security deposits to renters. 

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District set for a night of recognitions

     Thursday evening’s Board of Education Meeting will be filled with recognitions as the district hosts its regularly scheduled meeting at Big Picture Learning Academy, located at the Shelby campus of the Jefferson Community and Technical College at 1361 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.  The meeting is set for 7 p.m. but those interested in attending might want to arrive early as a packed house is expected to turn out for a multitude of acknowledgements.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Budget for 2018-19 is $10.2m

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting the 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget. 

    Topping off the ordinance, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty delivered his annual budget address.