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Today's News

  • Driver in wrong lane involved in fatal accident

    Melissa Webb, 53, of Finchville, died in an accident on Freedom’s Way Monday evening.

    According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Webb was driving a 2005 Ford F250 east in the westbound lane and collided head on with another vehicle, a 2014 Dodge truck. A third car, a 2014 Toyota, was also involved in the accident, but swerved off the road, avoiding most of the wreck.

  • Shelbyville man arrested for child pornography

    A Shelby man is behind bars and facing 100 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, according to a release from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office.

    On Friday, Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit arrested 62-year-old Joseph Steve Gable of Shelbyville after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding an individual who was uploading child pornography from a residence in Shelbyville.

  • Cinema improving quality

     Shelby County’s movie theatre is getting an upgrade. 

    The cinema has been purchased by a new company, Infinity, and for manager Derek Fitch, that makes it a prime time for some new additions and renovations. 

    “We’re going to repaint the front of the building, we’re putting in digital boards for the signage out front for the times and the concessions menu,” Fitch said. “We are going to be getting a liquor license pretty soon…Down the road, we will hopefully be getting some upgraded seating as well.”

  • Local student wins national logo contest

    Shelby County student Shelbi Medlin has earned national recognition for a piece of artwork that will soon be viewed by educators and future educators from across the country.

    Educators Rising, a division of PDK International (Phi Delta Kappa, a professional organization for educators), hosted a logo contest earlier this year, requesting submissions from students from across the nation.

  • Driver in wrong lane involved in fatal accident Monday on bypass

    An unidentified driver died in an accident on Freedom’s Way Monday evening.

    According to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, a 2005 Ford F250 truck was traveling east in the westbound lane and collided head on with another vehicle, a 2014 Dodge truck. A third car, a 2014 Toyota, was also involved in the accident.

  • Helping Hand

     For many Shelby County residents, November kicks off a time of extra giving and goodwill. 

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas soon after, many might be wondering the best way to show a giving spirit. Luckily for them, there are plenty of local charities that have an answer. 

    One of those charities is Operation Care, offers multiple local services.

  • Agribusiness Network gives Bulleit award

     While the Agribusiness Industry Network has been naming an Agribusiness of the Year for 26 years, there are some unusual things about its latest pick.

    For 2018, the network chose to honor Bulleit Distilling Company, which opened a distillery in Shelby County in 2017, and according to Chairman Gary Huddleston, the network decided to choose a company that had made a big splash in a relatively short time.

  • Shelby resident and former LMPD officer faces federal sex abuse charges

    A former Louisville Metro Police Department officer and Shelby resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury for enticement, attempted enticement, possession of child pornography, transfer of obscene materials to a minor and distribution of child pornography.

    Betts, 34, has been charged with in an indictment that stems back to 2006, when he started his service with LMPD, through 2016.  He moved to Shelbyville in 2015.

  • Harrell earns Kentucky Veteran of the Year

     Our men and women in uniform don’t throw themselves into the battlefield for the glory or recognition.  They do so because they feel a calling to stand up for others and help those in need.

    And with Veterans’ Day coming this weekend, it’s important that we take that opportunity and others throughout the year to recognize those men and women for their sacrifice, work and continued work when they return.

  • Rothenburger and Hornback to serve another term in Frankfort

    Legislators Rob Rothenburger and Paul Hornback will both serve another term in Frankfort.

    The two took the election, both sailing by with comfortable leads to another term in congress.

    Hornback, a Republican, who faced a challenge from Democrat Dave Suetholz, won Shelby County with an almost 20 percent lead over his opponent, ending the night with more than 10,000 votes in Shelby County.