Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - City reviews MS4 program

    City engineer and public works director Jennifer Herrell gave members of the Shelbyville City Council an overview of the MS4 (Municipal Seperate Storm Sewer Systems) Program during the regularly scheduled council meeting Thursday. 

    There are 104 governing entities in the program and once invited, those entities must participate.

    Shelby County, Herrell said, recently came on board to the program, which oversees "ditches, culverts, streets, curb inlets, anything that can collect water and discharge it."

  • Waddy murder suspect heads to court

    Friends and family of 53-year-old William "Moe" Riddell are still struggling for answers after Riddle was found murdered inside a home early in the morning on Feb. 20.

    Police have shared little additional information on the open case.  However, friends and family say they understand Riddle was gunned down execution-style after Myers accused him of being a "snitch."

  • Young Shelby star lands big role

     It’s not everyday a rising star gets the opportunity to share the big screen with some of Hollywood’s elites but that was the reality for Clear Creek Elementary School’s Morgan Pyle recently.

    Pyle joined in the celebration with several big names last month as she made her big screen debut at the Sundance Film Festival for her role in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

  • Datebook - Feb. 27, 2019

    This Week


    Stay Happy, Stay Healthy session

    Ever notice a connection between staying happy and laughing?  Having a sense of humore aids us in having a better quality of life.  Come learn more about the connection between health and humor at the Shelby County Extension Office at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

    Homemakers book club

  • The Lord works in mysterious ways

    Beth Kraft was preparing for a service at Shelbyville Wesleyan Church Sunday when she heard a loud crash.

    “Our youth pastor was in the back getting the baptismal ready for a baptism we were going to have later that day,” she said. “We thought maybe he fell over and knocked the water heater over or something, but then we saw this ginormous cloud of dust consume the building.”

  • Win or go home

     Is there a better time of year then playoff basketball? If there is, I don’t know it.

    With both Collins and Shelby County boys and girls’ basketball teams entering district play, the stakes have never been higher, and the presence was more then felt throughout the course of the game.

    In my first district playoff game as a reporter, I drove to Spencer County High School to cover the 30th District matchup between crosstown rivals, Collins and SCHS boys.

  • Rockets fall to Bearcats in District

     In game one of the 30th District Tournament Wednesday, the Shelby County girls’ basketball team faced a tall task in the district and 8th Region favorite Anderson County Bearcats.

    And despite getting guard Ray-Ray Stoudemire cleared to play Wednesday morning after a back injury had sidelined her last week, the Bearcats proved to be too strong n a 73-29 win.

  • Running Titans compete in UK Invitational

     The Collins Running Titans were back in action back on Feb. 16 as two participants – seniors Nathan Jacobs and TJ Rawlings – made the trip to Lexington to compete in the University of Kentucky High School Invitational.

    The event selects athletes from various schools across the country to show case their talents against other the other top athletes. Scores are based on individual performances rather then overall team score.

  • City to look at helping Kentucky Changers

    Before embarking on Tuesday’s regularly scheduled business, the Simpsonville City Commission heard a request for funding from Bob Perkins with the Kentucky Changers.

    The group is a ministry of Kentucky Women’s Ministry Union (WMU) and partners with cities and Baptist associations that provides middle and high school students the opportunity to serve those in need. The goal is to bring home improvements in the areas they serve.

  • Hughes to lead historical society

    The Shelby County Historical Society filled a new position recently when it hired Nicky Hughes as its executive director.

    Hughes, who began the part-time position several weeks ago, is typically on-site from noon-4 p.m. weekdays, and he is eager to meet anyone in the community.