Shelby Smithson

Shelby is originally from the Bluegrass State. She grew up in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where she discovered her love of writing. Shelby graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelors degree in TV Production, minoring in Journalism. While in school, Shelby worked as a reporter/co-host for Murray State's video magazine, Roundabout U. She also spent a summer as an intern at WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky. Shelby was excited to accept the position of reporter/producer at KAIT. Shelby and her dog, Blue, are happy to call Region 8 their new home. If you have a story idea, email her at

Recent Articles by Shelby

  City focuses on return of investment in Jonesboro parks

Businesses promote Christmas Crawl to push shopping local

Pecan harvest was the worst he’s seen, local grower says

A-State receives grant to purchase $89K SimBaby

Runoff results call for a new mayor in Harrisburg

Medical students use virtual reality teaching tool

City works to put traffic signal backup batteries at every intersection

A-State, food bank partner to host Holiday Concert

Sheriff’s department granted over $40K in equipment

City officials concerned about declining reserve funds

Local stores deal with Black Friday, prep for Small Business Saturday

Business boom bringing and keeping people downtown

Golf program expansion discussed, along with other updates at city council meeting

Greenway Trail progress moving right along

Ice skating rink opens in downtown Jonesboro

School projects highest graduation rate in years

Early road preps kept highways passable during snow

School art project turns into community service event

ARDOT begins early road preps for Wednesday night snow

School district discusses budget effects due to minimum wage hike