Local News

  • Shelby County School Board: Lunch, breakfast prices may be increasing

    The Shelby County School Board will be asked to approve an increase in breakfast and lunch prices for the 2014-2015 school year during Thursday’s regular meeting at the new Northside Early Childhood Center, at the corner of 8th and College streets.

    The current price of elementary lunches will increase by 5 cents, from $1.95 to $2.00, and the district’s middle and high school lunches will increase by 10 cents, from $2.15 to $2.25.

  • Icelandic horses find a new home in Shelby

    After riding an Icelandic horse at 7, Carrie Brandt knew what she wanted to do with the rest of her life.

    Now, 14 years later, that dream is coming to fruition.

    Brandt, 21, and her mother, Maggie, have opened Lettleiki Icelandics, an Icelandic horse boarding, breeding and training facility on the 105-acre Swallowland Farm on Eminence Pike in Shelby County.

    Construction continues humming at the facility, which features a barn built by Joe Barmore with local Amish workers finishing the tongue and groove roof, an arena and 1,000-foot straight track.

  • East’s Vogel is Teacher of the Year

    Michelle Vogel never doubted her decision to go back to school and get her teaching degree.

    That passion comes from a desire to make a difference in her pupils’ lives, and last week she got confirmation from her peers that her passion is shining through.

    Vogel, a sixth-grade teacher at East Middle School, has been named Shelby County ExCEL Teacher of the Year.

    Vogel said she cannot express how honored she feels representing the district as teacher of the year and credits collaboration for her growth.

  • School board denies discrimination allegations

    The Shelby County Board of Education has denied allegations of discrimination in a lawsuit filed by a former associate principal and teacher at Collins High School.

    Victoria Coleman filed the suit, which claims sexual discrimination against the Board of Education and Superintendent James Neihof, in November, and in January the district filed a response that states why suit has no merit.

  • Luther “Waddy” Jesse: Aug. 5, 1927 – April 17, 2014

    The community of Waddy is not alone in mourning the passing of man who was active in so many humanitarian endeavors all across Shelby County.

    Luther “Waddy” Jesse, 86, died Thursday after a lifetime of service to the county, involved in everything from teaching Sunday school and home visits for First Baptist Church, to serving on numerous committees and volunteering for the Henderson House.

  • Hilltop remains open even without power

    A delivery truck pulled a utility pole down on top of Hilltop Garden Center Monday morning, smashing the back of the building and knocking out power to several homes in the area.

    But the owners, Gerald and Sandy Stucker, didn’t let a little thing like a smashed building and no electricity slow them down.

    Not much, that is.

  • Poole to ask for shock probation for a 3rd time

    Next month, Linda Poole will go before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, to ask for shock probation for the third time.

    John Taylor, Poole’s Louisville-based attorney, made a motion before Hickman Monday to once again ask for shock probation again for Poole, 59.

    That hearing is set for May 15, at which time, Hickman will decide if he will once again take her request in consideration.

    Poole had initially asked Hickman for shock probation in November, and then again in February, but has been turned down each time.

  • NEWS DIGEST: April 23, 2014

    Bevin to stop in

    Shelby County

    Matt Bevin, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, will have two stops in Shelby County on Monday.

    Bevin, who is running against incumbent Mitch McConnell in the May primary, will have a lunch meet and greet session from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Tumbleweed, 1700 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, and a Town Hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.


    Republicans welcome candidates

  • Interstate 64 lane closure in Shelby County

    A two-mile stretch of Interstate 64 eastbound in Shelby County will be closed this morning for roadwork.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced just before 9 a.m. that a steel plate at the end of a bridge needs to be replaced, and that the right lane will be closed between miles 35 and 37.

    They expect the work to finished and the lane to be reopened in a few hours, but could not provide a more exact timeframe.

  • Commissioners provide protection For cemetery with plat approval

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved splitting a tract in Majestic Oaks into two lots during Tuesday’s regular meeting, and with that approval it provided protection and the hope of future preservation for one of the county’s more than 300 historic cemeteries.

    Linda Clemmons, secretary of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board, left the meeting at the Stratton Center relieved.