Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Fairness Ordinance back before council

    For the second meeting in a row, the Shelbyville City Council took comments from supporters of a Fairness Ordinance as they continued urging council members to take action on the matter.

    At the previous meeting, members of the Human Rights Commission came before the council with a presentation of the ordinance that promotes fair treatment to all people no matter their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age – over 40 – gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

  • UofL assistant football coach arrested for DUI

    University of Louisville tight ends coach Chris Klenakis was arrested in Shelby County on Interstate 64 west at 12:58 Sunday morning for driving under the influence, according to a Shelby County Sheriff’s report.

    Deputies were called to the scene after several reports of the subject driving “all over the road and swerving in and out of his lane.” Klenakis, 50, was driving his 2015 Toyota Highlander through the active construction site on I-64 west bound near milemarker 32.

  • KSP arrests 2 Shelby men on child sexual exploitation charges

    On August 16, 2018, the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Sedwin Osmel-Vasquez Carillo, 28, and Elder Rene Carrillo-Cruz, 26, on charges related to child sexual exploitation.
    Both men were arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspects using social media to distribute files containing child sexual exploitation.

  • Rockets open season with Holy Cross

    Both Shelby County and its opponent Holy Cross will each look to break in some new starters tomorrow night in game one of the King of the Bluegrass Bowl at Fairdale High School.

    Much like the Rockets, the Cougars will attempt to replace the majority of its offensive production from last season’s team, as running back Mario Convenuto made up 1,300 of the team’s 2,300 rushing yards in 2017.

    Luke Davis and Lex Thomas will be names to watch, both on the ground and through the air, having played sparingly last season for Holy Cross.

  • Titans travel to face Madison Central

    The Collins football team will open its season tomorrow night at the Roy Kidd Bowl in Richmond, as the Titans face off with Madison Central.

    The Shelbyville team will have its hands full on the ground, as the Indians threw the ball just 156 times all last season.

    Madison returns two of its top three running backs from last season, as Ethan Hahn and Freddy Chenault each helped the Indians rush for almost 2,500 yards as a team in 2017.

  • Shelby defeats Franklin County at home

    The Shelby County boys’ golf team defeated Franklin County at Weissinger Hills on Tuesday afternoon, its first victory over the Flyers since the 2010 season.

    “We beat Franklin County for the first time since the schools split, and we won by 15 strokes,” Rockets coach Casey Page said. “So far this season in every match we have shot a 167, and we only shot below that three times all last season.”

    Zach Houchin led the way at the meet even while not having his best outing, carding a 40 and leading the Rockets to a win.

  • Rockets show strong at pair of tournaments

    The Shelby girls’ golf team continued its solid start to the season, with the team turning in a pair of top four finishes at the Scott and Nelson county tournaments.

    The Nelson County Invitational saw the team secure a third-place finish behind the effort of Grace Clark, who turned in a 77 to lead the Rockets.

    “We are continuing to get better,” Shelby coach Candice Iceman said. “The girls had a very long day with two lightning delays. They were able to refocus and go in and out a couple of times.”

  • 1988: Everhart moves airport plans to Spencer County

     10 years ago…

    In 2008, a family was charged together in a streak of robberies that impacted Shelby and Jefferson Counties. Carol Chandler was arrested faced charges of second-degree robbery. Her husband, Kenneth W. Chandler, had previously been arrested earlier in the year after a string of robberies where he had threatened shopkeepers with a BB gun. A third member of the family, Kenneth Chandler, Sr., was arrested for robbing the Citizens Union Bank. The elder Chandler faced federal charges.

  • Police standoff ends in peaceful arrest

    A police standoff in Shelbyville Tuesday resulted in the peaceful surrender and arrest of Nathan Eric Ainsworth.

    According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, LMPD detectives had located Ainsworth, 33, in Shelby County and informed the local sheriff’s office that he had several warrants out for his arrest on theft-related charges, including fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • GOP gets new headquarters on Main Street

     The Shelby County Republican Party is getting a new home for the upcoming election.

    The GOP will open its headquarters at 519 Main Street in Shelbyville, allowing it to have a stronger and more visible presence.

    “We started kicking around, since the fall elections are coming up, whether we were going to open up an office,” Shelby County GOP chair Tony Harover said. “We agreed in the executive committee to move forward with it.”

    The office will provide several benefits to the local GOP.