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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Shelby County Kentucky!

People living here get the best of both worlds. Situated between Louisville and Lexington, it is a perfect place to settle. Not only do you get the downhome feel of a small town, but you are close enough to the more metropolitan cities to enjoy all aspects of life without the big city feel. Stroll the quaint streets of downtown Shelbyville, with its antique shops, coffee house and boutiques. Just a few miles down the road you'll find The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in beautiful Simpsonville.

Shelby County is known as the Saddlebred Capital of the World. Take a drive in any direction and marvel at the beautiful horse farms with horses grazing lazily in the fields.

Plan a visit to wonderful Shelby County!​​​


Federal Fiscal Recovery Funds

Effective 12/7/2021, the Fiscal Recovery Fund Committee has suspended application submissions for ARPA funds until further notice.  ​Funding opportunities will be revisited, and re-established once Shelby County receives the 2nd Tranche of funds from the Department of Treasury, expected mid to late May 2022.  A notice will be posted on the county website when the committee releases the re-established funding opportunties if any.​ Please check for all ARPA funding updates.  Shelby County Fiscal Court appreciates your dedication to the County and your interest in making it better!

The application to request Federal Fiscal Recovery Funds can be found on the Shelby County Treasurer page.  Please continue to monitor our website for announcements and status updates regarding these funds. ​
Here are some links provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that will help guide you:

U.S. Dept. of Treasury: Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

FINAL RULE EFFECTIVE 4-1-2022.pdfU.S. Dept. of Treasury- Frequently Asked Questions.url

COVID-19 Updates

  • COVID-19 HOTLINE:  The North Central District Health Department has opened a hotline to field all corona virus/COVID-19-related questions and concerns.  Beginning April 1, 2020, call (502) 390-2600 within the operating hours of Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm with any questions regarding symptoms, reporting of executive order violations, etc.