Today's News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Amendment would allow earlier Sunday alcohol sales at distilleries

    Shelby County Fiscal Court introduced a measure that would allow for earlier alcohol sales on Sundays in certain settings.

    The court introduced an ordinance for first reading that would allow distilleries to sell souvenir bottles from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. The change in the ordinance would have no impact on facilities other than distilleries.

    Though the ordinance itself was specifically designed to satisfy a request from Bulleit Distillery, Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said it would apply to any and all distilleries that operate in the county.

  • Church News - June 7, 2019

     Abundant Life Ministries

    Located at 1100 Equity Street in Shelbyville. The pastor is Justin Barnes.


    All Saints Roman Catholic Church

    Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays, 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m. on Sunday, and Noon on Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Located at 410 Main St., Taylorsville.


    Allen Chapel United Methodist

  • Unity doesn’t mean we have to think the same

    By Dave Charlton

    1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,

    2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 

  • 1989: Tornado in Simpsonville causes light damage

    10 years ago…

    In 2009, the Shelbyville Fire Department started work on a brand new fire station and was looking at the possibility of completing it within 165 days. The new station, which would be the third of its kind, was being built on Warriors Way between Painted Stone Elementary and West Middle School. The building was planned to be 5,000 square feet and was planned to house two pieces of apparatus and a living quarters. Architect Quintin Biagi designed it to fit in with the style of the nearby schools.

  • Have questions about your property value?

    Shelby County property owners who have received notices about changes to their property value will have the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns during the Property Valuation Administrator’s open house.

    The PVA Office, located at 501 Washington Street in Shelbyville, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 17 for property value questions. The office will also be open 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 8 and 18. No appointment is necessary.

  • Counterfeit bills spread to Shelbyville stores

    A counterfeiting crime is currently under investigation by Shelbyville Police Department.

    On June 5, a short, black male entered Dollar General Store, 21 Village Plaza in Shelbyville and attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill to store personnel. When employees refuse the bill, the man took it back and left, SPD Sgt. Kelly Cable said.

  • Fair prep

    It’s that time of year again—time to gather your entries together for the Shelby County Fair, June 10-15 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    After all, time can slip away from busy Shelby County residents.

    The most popular entries typically are floral, quilts, baking and photography, according to Shelby County A&M Association Vice President Carol Hance. “They’re always big items,” she said.

    Other categories include canning, culinary, art, farm crops, painting and much more.

  • Ink on tattoo bill not dry yet

    Kentucky Department of Health (KDH) proposed new regulations April 15 to bar artists from applying tattoos over scarred skin, but a public uproar and media attention prompted potential reconsideration by the agency.

    Opposition raised by cancer survivors, burn victims, veterans, tattoo artists and more either attended the meeting to express displeasure or sent letters, email, voicemail and texts to the health backtracked on its original proposal.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II, Part 10: Hazardous combat training in San Diego, New Zealand


    Shortly after publishing “Close Calls During World War II: Part 5,” I read with a great deal of interest, in the New York Times Magazine of March 13 “The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier”
by British author Ed Caesar.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Republic Services gets requested rate increase

    Citing the rising cost of recycling, Republic Services representative Greg Butler came before the Simpsonville City Commission Monday and asked for a $1 increase for the services.

    The commission unanimously approved the increase, noting that Republic had not come before the commission since 2015 when it added recycling, while lowering the cost overall.