Today's News

  • UPDATED: Eminence man identified as victim in Southlawn shooting

    Kentucky State Police have identified Jon Monroe, 53, of Eminence as the man found shot on Southlawn Drive Sunday evening.

    The investigation at 638 Southlawn in Shelbyville is continuing and an autopsy is expected to be conducted today.

    KSP is still searching for a suspect.

    According to KSP reports, Monroe was shot several times inside the home off U.S. 60 just east of Shelbyville around 7:30 p.m. He was then taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was later pronounced dead.

  • Job Corps gives students hope, independence, life long skills

     Before he had clear hope about his future, before he knew how successful he could be, before he connected with mentors who helped him believe in himself because they believed in him; Keandre Harris was a hard working young man trapped in a cycle of dead-end jobs but unable to afford an education.

    That’s when his grandfather suggested he apply for Job Corps.

  • Nichols family named WKU Philanthropists of the Year

    George Nichols III and his wife, C.J., remember what it was like to be a first-generation college student.

    The two attended Western Kentucky University and, after graduating, have made it a part of their mission in life to make it easier on students making the same journey.

    Now, the two former Shelby County fixtures have been recognized as WKU’s Philanthropists of the Year, and George Nichols believes that their efforts with programs supporting first-generation students is part of the reason why.

  • Expanded internet services coming to Shelby County

     Shelby County Fiscal Court approved an agreement with Charter Communications that magistrates hope will help the county bring internet providers to more rural areas.

    “The biggest issue facing Shelby County, and so many counties that we serve, is the extension of our services into more rural areas,” said Charter Communications Attorney Ben U’Sellis. “There are a number of things we’re trying to do to improve that.” 

  • Shelbyville honors Hardesty

    The Stratton Center was packed wall-to-wall Wednesday afternoon with friends, colleagues and family members supporting out-going Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty for his many years of dedication and service to the community.

    About 150 guests attended Hardesty's retirement party and several took an opportunity to speak and express their gratitude, including those from the Shelbyville fire and police departments who presented Hardesty with gifts for his of support their departments.

  • David Marshall Long October 23, 1936- December 19, 2018

    Shelby County lost a beloved leader with the passing of former mayor, State Representative and State Senator Marshall Long.

    The community honored Long's service to Shelby County and the state in June with a dinner at Science Hill Restaurant. During the event, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty announced June 28 as Marshall Long Day and presented Long with the title of ambassador of the city.

    Hardesty mourned the loss of his predecessor Wednesday morning.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County bids farewell to longtime magistrates

    Shelby County Fiscal Court celebrated the service of three magistrates who cast their final votes on Tuesday.

    Judge-Executive Dan Ison presented magistrates Tony Carriss, Hubert Pollett and Michael Riggs with the Shelby County seal and a custom-made blanket to celebrate their years serving the county.

    “This is over sixty years of service that’s stepping down,” Ison said. “That is a lot of tough battles.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Ardmore Crossing plans move forward

    When asking for a waiver on sidewalk requirements, developers proved during Tuesday's Triple S Planning Commission meeting that not all regulations are cut and dry.

    Representatives with Ardmore Crossing at Shelbyville Road and Ardmore Lane presented their preliminary plat and argued their case for not including sidewalks on the western perimeter of the development.  

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council says goodbye to longtime members

     A few Shelbyville citizens will take their rightful seats for the last time in the council chambers Thursday afternoon as the Shelbyville City Council hosts its final meeting for 2018.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty announced earlier this year his decision to retire from the council after 15 years in the position.

    The city will host a party in his honor from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Stratton Center.

    Also vacating their seats is 8-year city council member Bobby Andriot and 12-year council member Donna Eaton.

  • SAFE patrol sponsor announced in Shelby

     A multitude of Kentucky highway safety employees and officials assembled at the Shelby County Welcome Center off Interstate 64 Tuesday morning for the announcement of a sponsorship for the state’s roadside service.

    Safety Assistance for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) is a program that provides free roadway assistance service and has provided nearly 350,000 assists on major highways throughout Kentucky over the last decade.