A Christmas Carol

Shelby County Community Theatre performs A Christmas Carol Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 8-11. For more information, visit ShelbyTheatre.org/audition. The theater is located at 801 Main Street, Shelbyville.


The Shelby County Public Library bookmobile community stops are back at three locations every other week: Simpsonville, Waddy, and Bagdad. The schedule is: Simpsonville from 11 a.m.-noon at the Feed Bucket (formerly Metzgers) on Dec. 13, and Jan. 3, 17, and 31, plus Feb. 14 and 28; Waddy from 11 a.m.-noon at the Waddy Baptist Church on Dec. 21, and Jan. 11 and 25, and Feb. 8 and 22; and Bagdad from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Old Fire Station on Dec. 8 and 22, and Jan. 12 and 26; and Feb. 9 and 23. For homebound who want to receive bookmobile services via porch-drops, email Shana Schack at shanas@scplibrary.net for more information or call the library at 502-633-3803.

Calvary Cemetery announcement

Calvary Cemetery, Inc. has a new policy that will go into effect Jan. 1. 

 All shepherd's hooks, standup decorations, concrete curbs, flags, flag holders, windmills, decorative rocks, flower poles, grave mounds, lights, statues, candles, bird feeders, balloons, toys and enclosures, hedging, borders, mulch, fences, etc. must be removed from graves/lots by Dec. 31, and will not be allowed going forward. Maintenance will remove what is left. If concerns or questions, write Calvary Cemetery, Inc. at Calvary Cemetery Board, Inc., P.O. Box 427, Shelbyville, KY 40066. 

Holiday party

The HorseSensing Holiday Party is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 in the barn at 270 Bagdad Rd. Everyone is invited to celebrate the season and visit horses. This will be potluck-style — A-G bring a side dish, H-L bring a dessert, M-Z bring a salad. Everything else will be provided. Questions, call 650.776.4313.

Master Gardener classes

Master Gardeners serve the community through gardening-related volunteer efforts in return for an extensive education in all aspects of horticulture and gardening.

The 2023 Master Gardener classes will officially start on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, and will be held on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. every other week through July. The classes cost $75 per person. To register for the introductory class Dec. 5 or for more information, call Skye Drane, horticulture technician, at 633-4593.


Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s Mainstage production of SHE LOVES ME are Dec. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. at the theater. Roles are available for actors age 18 and up, plus one teenage boy. Prepare to sing approximately 16 measures of a Broadway show tune, to read from the script, and perform a short dance audition. Performance dates are Feb. 2-5 and 9-12. For more information, go to ShelbyTheatre.org/audition. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

Free workshop

Regan Wann will be teaching a FREE workshop "Introduction to true storytelling and pitching your tale!" at Shelby County Community Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. This workshop is for anyone curious about true storytelling, want to know how to pitch their tale for a true storytelling show, and those interested in pitching a story for the upcoming TELLING TALES '23 on March 4. This workshop is for those 18 and older (adult themes and conversations are likely) and will take place in the Upstairs at 801 space. The workshop will be capped at 25 attendees, so reserve a spot. Advance registration is required. Go to ShelbyTheatre.org to register.

Veteran outreach

Veterans Rural Outreach hosts Thursday Veterans Night each week at Veteran's Village Community Center for vets and their families. 

Caregiver group

Family Caregiver Support Group: Shelby County (in-person) meets the third Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the U of L Health–Shelbyville Hospital, 727 Hospital Drive, Shelbyville.

Ham radios

Stubblefield Repeater Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at county fire station #1, Alpine Drive, for anyone who is a ham radio operator or interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.

Help for veterans

NABVets and Veterans Rural Outreach host help sessions for veteran benefit claims each Tuesday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Village meeting house at 506 Bradshaw Street. A National Service Officer will be on hand to help with claims. This is an ongoing program.

Al Anon meeting

Meets 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the back of First Christian Church, 60 Disciples Way. For more information, contact 502-487-0660. Please note time change.


The Shelby County Tourism Commission Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at the Bell House, 721 Main Street, Shelbyville. It will be a special-called meeting because of the change of day and time. ShelbyKY Tourism normally holds its monthly board meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. at ShelbyKY Tourism & Shelbyville Conference Center, 219 7th Street. Open to the public. Tourism board meetings

Alzheimer’s association

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting is the first Friday of each month at 2 p.m. The meeting location has changed to Shelby Farms Senior Living, across from Kroger on Boone Station Road. Registration encouraged but not required. Email Andrianna.marshall@shelbyfarmssl.com with questions.

Adult education

Shelby County Adult Education offers work, community, and life skills, GED, reading, writing, math, college prep, NCRC, KESC. Free classes are at JCTC/Shelbyville Campus, 1361 Frankfort Road, Room 144. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 502-213-3669 or visit Shelby County Office of Adult Education at JCTC on Facebook.

Free English classes

Free remote ESL/English Learner classes are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and evenings. In-person classes also available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

For more information, call 502-220-9121 or visit JCTC Shelby County ESL/English Language Learners on Facebook.

On Mondays and Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church 300 East Main St. 502-220-9121 or Shelby Adult Ed on Facebook.

Diabetes support

Join a free diabetes support group led by a nurse diabetes educator from North Central District Health Department in partnership with the Shelby County Extension Office. For more information, contact Maranda Burgin RN at 633-1231, ext. 256 to register or NCDHD.com to register/be notified of classes.

Head Start

Clear Creek and Painted Stone have openings for 3- to 4-year-olds' Head Start. Applicants must provide proof of income and child’s birth certificate. Additional documents may be required Spots are limited. Apply at Ovec.org/3/home or 502-633-2348 or 502-633-7705.

Senior services, program

The Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 207 Washington Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Lunch is 11:30 with daily activities for 60 and older. Reservations: 502-633-2218.

Bible study

Operation Care holds a Bible Study 9–10 a.m. each Wednesday at 708 Main St. Open to the public. | 502-633-1965

ALC pregnancy resource

A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, provides help/hope to women and families facing or have experienced a crisis/unplanned pregnancy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 711 Henry Clay St., behind Operation Care on Main Street. Appointments not required, but can be made at 502-647-0300. Free/confidential services include pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, infant supplies, support for men, abortion recovery and pregnancy information including education on parenting, adoption and abortion. Spanish speaking services available. ALCshelbyville.com.

Patriot Guard riders

A volunteer non-profit organization protecting loved ones from protesters at memorial services honoring fallen military service members and provides a final salute at funerals of first responders/honorably discharged veterans. Members don’t have to be veterans or riders. To join the PGR or request their attendance at a funeral/memorial, visit PatriotGuard.org or call 502-320-4382.

Operation CatSnip

Offers monthly spay/neuter clinics, weather dependent, with a financial donation for Shelby County. No dogs accepted. 502-220-0271 | ocki@twc.com.

Women in recovery

An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 8043 Main St., Campbellsburg. 502-220-8098.

Community recovery

A Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind, 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesdays at Shelby Christian Church, 2375 Frankfort Road. Enter door #9. Childcare available.


Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professional support, 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. We need mentors for children ages 7-16. BBBSKY.org or call 502-753-3745.

Christian-based recovery

Celebrate Recovery support groups use a 12-step program for all hurts, habits and hang-ups including drugs and alcohol. Groups for men and women meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sundays at the Awake Building, 701 Washington St. 502-548-1561.

T.R.A.I.L. volunteers

To assist with therapeutic riding lessons at 4090 Webb Rd., Simpsonville. If you like horses, and/or enjoy working with special needs children and adults, this is for you. 502-876-7844.

Habitat applications

Candidates must submit applications for a preliminary interview. Proof required for need, ability to pay, willingness to partner with Habitat. Applications are at HabitatShelbyKy.org. and must be mailed to HFH of Shelby County, P.O. Box 728, Shelbyville, 40066. Habitat is looking for volunteers. Whether you have an interest in swinging a hammer or by serving on a committee. 502-633-5518 or ExecutiveDirector@HabitatShelbyKy.org.

CASA volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region is recruiting/training volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children in Spencer, Shelby and Henry counties. This is a rewarding experience to help a child in crisis. 502-647-2155 or CASARiverRegion.org No experience necessary.