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Today's News

  • Keep your garden beautiful and safe

     Spring has finally sprung – the birds are chirping and plants are blossoming.

    But in addition to all the beauty in nature, danger can be lurking in your own gardens.

    Walt Reichert, the horticulture technician at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, said there are many plants that grow naturally in the area that can be toxic to animals and even humans, in some cases.

    So before you decide to plant, take consideration of any animals that might be hanging around your house, yard or farm.

  • Conditions improving at Marian

    A large pile of trash used to be visible when entering the Marian Village Apartment Complex. Now, however, only the largest items remain.

    Shelbyville City Administrator Fred Rogers confirmed that the complex had a new contract with trash collectors that would allow for regular collection of the trash that had been building up for more than a month in both the dumpster and outside of vacant apartments after evictions.

  • West’s Stone earns Teacher Achievement Award for 2nd time

     The Kentucky Department of Education and Valvoline Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2019 Valvoline Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA).  Joining the ranks once again this year is West Middle School’s Emmanuel “Manny” Stone. This is the second time in three years Stone has been named among the honorees.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Renter sewer security deposits approved

    Simpsonville’s City Commission approved an ordinance during Monday’s regular meeting that would allow the city to charge security deposits to renters. 

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District set for a night of recognitions

     Thursday evening’s Board of Education Meeting will be filled with recognitions as the district hosts its regularly scheduled meeting at Big Picture Learning Academy, located at the Shelby campus of the Jefferson Community and Technical College at 1361 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.  The meeting is set for 7 p.m. but those interested in attending might want to arrive early as a packed house is expected to turn out for a multitude of acknowledgements.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Budget for 2018-19 is $10.2m

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting the 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget. 

    Topping off the ordinance, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty delivered his annual budget address.

  • Shelby Regional Arts Council appoints new leaders

     The Shelby Regional Arts Council has named Sherrie Head and Dan Illick to serve as the new curator and director, respectively.

    “We actually rotate every once in a while to keep things fresh,” said Head, who replaced former curator Pat Greer.

    An artist herself, Head said she specializes in reverse painting on glass and painting on tiles, which are sold as coaster sets.

  • UPDATED: Shelby County Fire Department, KSP investigating fire as possible arson

    Two people died Sunday morning in a fire on Gloria Drive in Shelbyille, and Kentucky State Police and the Shelby County Fire Department are investigating for arson.

    The fire reportedly started around 8:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Gloria Drive, which is just east of Shelby County High School off of Frankfort Road. When firefighters arrived on the scene they found the house, garage and a vehicle on fire.

  • Christiansburg filmmaker to debut documentary

    KET has teamed up with Kentucky Humanities for a new project, Kentucky Reads, and a documentary produced by Christianburg-native Tom Thurman will accompany the project.

    Kentucky Reads will use Kentucky-born author Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King’s Men to guide a statewide conversation on contemporary populism and political discourse, and their relationship to journalism.

    Several discussions will take place across five Kentucky cities and will feature a unique panel to guide the conversations.

  • SCPS looking to acquire JCTC campus

    During Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent James Neihof advised board members that the district is moving forward with the purchase of Jefferson Community and Technical College Shelby Campus.