Today's News

  • Durbin wins Ms. Kentucky Woman

    Miss Shelby County Fair, Miss Kentucky and Miss America.

    Pageants conjure mental images of young beauties striding down runways, but women of every age compete to be their best.

    And Cassie Durbin of Shelby County was just tabbed as one of the best.

    Durbin won the title of Ms. Kentucky Woman a Christian-based Ameri-Fest pageant for women 35 and over in Somerset April 18 and will move on to compete for Ms. United States Woman in July in front of an audience of 1,500.

  • Hudson retires as CEO and president of Shelby County Industrial and Development

    Mr. Shelbyville isn’t a male version of a beauty pageant. It’s the honorary title for Bobby Hudson, who is finally retiring after decades as a community leader.

    Hudson has spent more than a half of a century at Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation but will step down July 31 as president and CEO of the economic development organization.

    At 82, Hudson said, he’s had a good run.

    “I’ll always do something,” he said. “I’ll probably keep volunteering, that’s what I like to do.”

  • KBC blood drive July 3

    Blood is the gift of life.

    But donations throughout the country dwindle during summer, and lower donations may mean the difference between life and death for patients waiting for surgery, needing transfusions or with certain blood disorders.

    But Shelby County residents will have a chance to do their part when the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) bloodmobile rolls to Centenary United Methodist Church-Shelbyville from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 just before Independence Day.

  • Do or do not. There is no try

    By Jerry Cappel

    There is an old story of a tightrope walker who could perform many difficult and amazing stunts on a high wire. He would often perform in unusual places such as between buildings or over a canyon, without a net, to boost the dramatic effect.

  • 1924: Moonshine bust finds 20 gallons of whiskey

    10 years ago…

  • Church News - June 14, 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

  • Five zone changes proposed by fiscal court

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a group of zone changes proposed by the Shelby County Fiscal Court at its June 18 meeting.

    Fiscal court requested five zone changes around the intersection of Frankfort and Peytona Beach roads.

    If approved, these requested zone changes would strip several areas of commercial zoning, changing them either to agricultural or residential.

    According to Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison, the requests for zone changes were made at the request of residents in the area.

  • Recycling rate will increase $1 per month on July 1

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday approved an increase in recycling rates that will take effect in July.

    A representative for Republic Services, the city’s recycling and waste vendor, asked for and received a $1 increase per home at the June 6 council meeting.

    The rate will now cost $8.87, up from $7.87. Senior discount will still apply.

    Homeowners cannot opt out of recycling. Spreading the cost across a broader base keeps prices low.

  • Shelby County man participates in D-Day commemorations

    In 1944, more than 160,000 Allied soldiers landed on the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy to launch a massive offensive against the Axis powers.

    And now, 75 years later, one Shelby County resident is part of the group honoring those soldiers. 

    Jamie White Jr., a pilot with the Kentucky Air National Guard, was one of the American Troops to fly to France for the commemoration of D-Day’s 75th anniversary. 

  • Fiscal Court holds 911 workshop to gather information

    Shelby County’s Fiscal Court met for another 911 workshop to discuss methods to rescue the ailing service. 

    According to Judge-Executive Dan Ison, the meeting involved multiple speakers and was primarily informational. 

    Some speakers sought to inform the county about what the roles of some parts of the county’s 911 system are and why they are important to the dispatch center.