Shelby County was established in 1819 with Hardin serving
as the first County seat. The name Shelby came from
General Isaac Shelby, an officer in the American Revolution
who was noted for his bravery and honesty, and was elected
Governor of Kentucky. The people of the County chose
the name Shelby because many of them were from Kentucky
and admired General Shelby a great deal.
The 420 square-mile county is a blend
of agriculture and industry giving Shelby County a stable
economy. The County is made up of 14 townships with
trustees handling duties in each, eight incorporated villages
(Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Kettlersville, Lockington,
Port Jefferson, Jackson Center and Russia) and one city
(Sidney). The population of the County is 49,423.
here to view a copy of the
Shelby County Annual Report (in PDF format)
THE SHELBY COUNTY TREASURER GIVES
A SIMPLER WAY TO PAY
As an added convenience there is now an account debit option available to pay your Real Estate Taxes and Manufactured Home Taxes. This is a practical alternative to paper checks & cash. The office will debit your account when the taxes are due or monthly if you are on a prepay or a delinquent pay plan. It is a secure payment option. You can sign up regardless of where you bank and there is no convenience fee for this service.
Click here to download the forms.
SHELBY COUNTY EMERGENCY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
On behalf of the Shelby County Public Safety Officials we are pleased to announce a new tool to rapidly communicate emergency messages to citizens. Utilizing a Federal Homeland Security Grant, the Shelby County Terrorism Advisory Team authorized the purchase of ‘TFCC Alert’' from the Columbus, Ohio based Twenty First Century Communications.
With TFCC Alert, Shelby County Emergency Officials will be able to send time-sensitive, targeted messages to select groups and geographic areas. The system is capable of reaching landlines, cellular and VoIP phones, Blackberries/PDAs, pagers and TTY/TTD devices for the hearing impaired. The primary use of the system will be to disseminate messages pertaining to the health, safety or welfare of the County/City/Schools/Agencies when affected by a perceived, emerging, or imminent emergency event.
With TFCC Alert Shelby County Emergency Dispatch Facilities will be able to send emergency notifications for situations such as:
- severe weather warnings
- water contamination alerts
- pandemic planning
- nuclear hazards and chemical spills
- missing persons
- hostage situations
To register for the Shelby County emergency notification system, please click here.