Local News

  • Cloverbrook Farms looks to add 20 lots

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a proposed final plat for Cloverbrook Farms subdivision at Tuesday’s meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

    The Cloverbrook Farms Phase II will add 20 lots zoned into R-4 for Single-Family residences.

    According to Triple S Planning Commission’s Executive Director Ryan Libke, work will continue off an approved preliminary plot for the whole subdivision.

  • Feeding Shelby’s hungry

    Five food banks dot the landscape in Shelby County, each operating on its own timeframe and with its own set of standards and guidelines on who is served.

    As a collective, the food banks provide more than 1,400 people with food each month, and the groups are talking about working together to make sure all the needs are met.

    However, when approached with the idea of joining forces, each says a divide and conquer mentality seems to work better due to the circumstance surrounding each food bank.

  • Legislators dish politics at chamber breakfast

    About 50 people turned out Wednesday morning to hear local lawmakers discuss this year’s legislative session at a breakfast sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    The crowd wanted to hear views from Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) on such topics as hemp, heroin, and road construction.

  • Health and fitness event Saturday at FAC

    This year’s annual Health and Fitness Fun Day at the Family Activity Center promises to be fun for all.

    The event, which is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, will include a family community health fair with information on several health-related topics, and free pedometers will be given out to the first 100 participants.

    Rachelle Sharar, administrative assistant at the Shelby County Extension Office, which has been in charge of the event for the past 10 years, said they hope to entice people to come out and show them how to get active.

  • 2 SCHS students selected for Gatton Academy

    Shelby County High School sophomores Nolan Hughes and Emma Saarinen have made history, but at the rate they’re going it may not be the last time.

    Hughes and Saarinen have been selected to join the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University, and it is the first time that two Shelby County students were selected in the same year.

  • Boy Scouts continue to thrive in Shelby County

    Despite the Boy Scout of America’s contentious decision to accept openly gay scouts and the closing of one Shelby County’s Boy Scout Troops, enrollment numbers remain vibrant in the county.

    In 2013, Bill Pacey announced as scoutmaster he would shut down Finchville Troop 137 after the Scout’s decision. Pacey had served as scoutmaster for 10 years over a troop of six scouts, which featured two who were close to earning their Eagle Scout certification.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Fairness group holds silent protest at city hall

    A local group supporting a fairness ordinance for Shelbyville attended Thursday’s council meeting, but didn’t raise a fuss over the council’s December decision not discuss or act on the proposed ordinance.

    Nine members of the Shelby County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth took seats at the council meeting, most of them carrying signs and all wearing colored duct tape over their mouths.

  • Roy Butler: 1927 - 2014

    Shelby County has lost a man with a passion for helping others, especially those he could reach through his four decades helping build government-assisted benefits in the commonwealth.

    Roy Butler, 86, of Clay Village, passed away Monday of complications from Parkinson’s disease.

    His daughter, Lane Butler Jacobs, cited his 42-year state government career that spanned the administrations of 11 different governors and culminated as Commissioner of Medicaid Services for the Cabinet for Human Resources, a post he held from the late 1980s until 1992.

  • Longtime clerk sues school board

    A longtime accounts payable clerk has filed suit against the Shelby County Board of Education, claiming she was unfairly demoted after taking medical leave and that her pay was cut, as well.

    Tammy White of Shelbyville alleges in her suit, filed March 12 against the board, that she developed health problems last year and had to take a medical leave from Feb. 28 to March 2; she had also taken a month and a half medical leave in the spring of 2011.

  • National Envelope shutting its doors

    After 42 years a longtime Shelby County company will close its doors in June because of a conflict with the building’s landlord, company officials say.

    Cenveo, headquartered in Texas, last year, purchased National Envelope Company, which has been located at 252 Pearce Industrial Road since 1972.

    A spokesperson for Cenveo announced the plant’s closing on Friday.