Today's News

  • New bench added by Squire Boone Statue

    A granite bench has been placed by the Squire Boone Statue at the east end of entrance to the city of Shelbyville.

    The bench was purchased with funds remaining after donations to purchase the statue.

    “There are still seven or eight stones [which were came over from England and were used to balance a ship] that can be purchased and engraved around the statue for one thousand dollars,” said Joe Ruble, who helped lead the charge to get the statue.

    The bench is engraved with the message:

    “I set and sing my souls salvation

  • Board gets first look at Moorman School interior

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday got the first peek, albeit a virtual one, inside the still being completed Marnel C. Moorman K-8 school during the regular board meeting at Painted Stone Elementary School.

    Board members were treated to a presentation from Studio Threesixty designer Julie McAfee, the primary designer for the school set to open this fall.

    McAfee presented renderings of the school’s interior and a detailed explanation of her design choices for color and contemporary furnishings.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: 2019-20 Budget to get second reading

    The Shelbyville City Council will get an early start Thursday with the Municipal Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Program fund public hearing at 6:15 p.m. at city hall, 315 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    After the council takes any public comment it will move into its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. where the second reading of the 2019-20 budget will take center stage.

    At the April 18 meeting the council heard on first reading a balanced $11.12 million budget that was more than 9 percent higher than the $10.2 million 2018-19 budget.

  • First grade students at PSE learn to swim in gym class

    Teaching a child to swim is not for the faint of heart. Teaching an entire first-grade class simultaneously takes patience, planning and a lion’s share courage.

    But that’s exactly what the first-grade teachers at Painted Stone Elementary are doing.

  • Women's Wellness event in Monday

    Ladies, if you’re interested in a fun-filled, high-energy community event where professionals present topics specifically focused on you, then be sure to get your tickets to the 14th Annual Women’s Wellness Affair.

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville will host the event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. Tickets are on sale now through today.

    Topics and events will include:

    Health and wellness education

    Tastings from Archer Roose Wines

    Food and fashion

  • Dispose of your old drugs safely

    The Shelby County Coroner’s Office want’s to make sure Shelby Countians have a way to keep old prescription drugs off the streets and out of our landfills and waterways.

    “We’ll be participating in the DEA’s [Drug Enforcement Agency’s] national Take Back event,” said Jeff Ivers, Shelby County coroner. “The DEA does this twice a year, and at the coroner’s office we’re big on getting those drugs property disposed of.”

  • Gemma’s Italian Plate opens in Shelbyville

     Brian Curella got his start working at the legendary Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville - and hopes to bring the skills he learned there to Shelbyville.

    “I’ve been around restaurants, hotels and bars either around a kitchen cooking or entertaining,” he said. “I did just about every hat as I grew older at that job.”

    Curella has opened up a new family restaurant - Gemma’s Italian Plate – at 535 Main Street in Shelbyville and hopes that it becomes a Main Street staple. 

  • Griffitts named Rocket girls’ golf coach

     Although he may be a new face to the Shelby County girls’ golf coaching staff, Derrick Griffitts is not a new name to the Shelby County community. The PGA Professional/Golf Course Superintendent of the Clear Creek Golf Center has been named the new head coach for Shelby’s girls’ golf team.

    Former coach and state champion Candice Wiley stepped down as the Rockets coach earlier this year.

  • Titans extend winning streak to 5

     The Collins Softball team wrapped its regular season with a 17-10 record and on a five-game winning streak after topping Mercy in a thrilling 14-13 game Wednesday and outlasting Mercer County 6-3 in a marathon nine-inning game Tuesday.

    Head coach Charlie LeCompte said this late season streak shows his Titans are peaking at the right time.

    After the Titans end the season with 5 consecutive wins, head coach Charlie LeCompte said it shows the character the Titans have been building throughout the course of the season.

  • Yellow Jackets sting Rockets on Senior Night

     The Shelby County softball team closed out its regular season home slate Tuesday with a visit from Woodford County.

    The 24-5 Yellow Jackets are one of the top teams in the 11th Region, and they showed why on Tuesday.

    Amid the Rockets’ Senior Night festivities, Woodford County went to work with seven runs over the first two innings and then the Yellow Jackets really poured it on.

    The visitors scored 13 runs in the third to take a 20-0 lead.