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Today's News

  • Utility poles on U.S. 60

    Residents may have noticed a large gravel lot along U.S. 60/Frankfort Road, south of Bluegrass Farm and Lawn, that is filled with Kentucky Utility trucks, men in hardhats and lots of steel poles.

    KU is replacing wooden utility poles along U.S. 60 and will add a transmission line for greater capacity due to safety concerns, community growth and liability.

  • Steel utility poles on U.S. 60

    Residents may have noticed a large gravel lot along U.S. 60/Frankfort Road, south of Bluegrass Farm and Lawn, that is filled with Kentucky Utility trucks, men in hardhats and lots of steel poles.

    KU is replacing wooden utility poles along U.S. 60 and will add a transmission line for greater capacity due to safety concerns, community growth and liability.

  • Possible EF-1 tornado damages barns and crops

    An unconfirmed EF-1 tornado or wind event ripped through a narrow section of Shelby County July 2, felling trees and damaging barns and crops.

    The National Weather Service could not confirm nor deny a tornado, but agency meteorologist Kyle Wilkinson said tornados might hide in a line of thunderstorm. If it’s a quick formation, it may never be recorded unless an agency or individual reported the incident and NWS investigated before debris was moved or hauled away.

    Lloyd Farms off Orphan Road suffered damage, as did a next-door neighbor’s barn.

  • SHIFT formula balances state highway plan

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet resorted to science to prioritize the state’s highway plan transportation projects recently.

    In 2016 Gov. Matt Bevin tasked KYTC to create a data-driven formula to help find a more balanced system to rank transportation project priorities due to limited state transportation funds, according to KYTC District 5 Information Officer Andrea Clifford.

    And the Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT) was born.

  • Shelby native starts brand management company

    On her podcast, Shelby County native Allie Hembree Martin celebrates entrepreneurs who take chances, but it took her a while to do so herself.

    “To me, you have to be brave enough to take that jump and make that leap into owning your own business,” she said. “You have to love yourself enough to make that jump.”

    But Martin has finally taken the plunge and is building her own company. She has launched Fame and Fortune, a brand management service that combines aspects of marketing and public relations.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: County requests commission consider zone change for Norfolk Southern property

     The Triple S Planning and Zoning commission will consider another item referred by the Shelby County Fiscal Court at its next regular meeting.

    The commission will look at changing the Norfolk Southern Railway Company land, located near Isaac Shelby Drive, Joyes Station Road and Interstate 64, from Agricultural to Light Industrial. In total, the change will encompass a little more than 350 acres.

  • Shelby teacher sings at Carnegie

     Although the opportunity to perform at such a venue as Carnegie Hall may be rare, that’s not why Courtney Sturgill chose to make the journey.

    Sturgill, a choral teacher at Shelby County High School, was more interested in reuniting with an old mentor who had a profound impact on her own journey, both as a musician and as an educator.

  • Parks and Recreation fish fry

    Good fish, good company — and a view.

    That’s what Shelby County can expect at the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Lake Shelby.

    Lake Shelby, a Parks and Rec. property, benefits from net sales.

    Fish dinners cost $10 for adults and $7 for kids and include:

    fish sandwich

    potato wedges

    cole slaw

    hush puppy

    drink and

    ice cream

    Food items may also be purchased a la carte.

  • Post 37 goes 1-2 in Ashland

     Over the weekend, Post 37 hit the road for a three-game swing in the Ashland Tournament.

    Shelbyville dropped two close games, 4-3 to host Ashland and 3-2 on Sunday and to Greenwood, S.C. on Saturday, and hammered Gastonia, N.C., 9-1 on Sunday.

    Shelbyville head coach Matt Buresh was pleased with the pitching efforts over the weekend, and with several players missing action is pleased to get other players some reps.

  • Go Fund Me started for Shelby County softball

     Shelby County softball needs your help.

    What started as an independent middle school age softball team six years ago has evolved into a combination of students from East and West middle schools picking up support from the Shelby County school system two years ago. But the team has received limited funding.

    They rely heavily on parent donations, and need support from the community to reach a $10,000 fundraising goal to aid in field maintenance and equipment.

    The girls currently play at Clear Creek Park and rent the field for practices and games.