Local News

  • Simpsonville is on the trail

     Tourism departments across the south unveiled this week the Civil Rights Trail that spans across 14 states and is comprised of more than 130 historical landmarks, museums, churches, courthouses and memorials that were pivotal to the advancement of social equality during the volatile 1950s and 1960s.

    The Whitney M. Young, Jr. birthplace in Simpsonville is included among those sites.

    Kentucky Department of Tourism’s Commissioner, Kristen Branscum said Whitney Young played a crucial role in civil rights history.

  • Back by popular demand

    Temperatures might be low enough in Shelby County to make a polar bear shiver, but the housing market continues to heat up after a hot 2017. 

    Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke informed commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting that the market is flourishing.

    For December, he said, the commission issued 42 total permits.  Of those, 19 dwelling units were created, he said.

    Those numbers put the commission at 718 permits issued for the year, 518 of which were dwelling units.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bulleit’s visitor center approved

     Shelby County’s Bulliet Distilling Company is one step closer to building its long anticipated visitor center and tasting room, and joining the Bourbon Trail. 

    On Tuesday, Triple S Planning commissioners approved development plans for the 11,570-square-foot visitor center with 165 parking spaces, 3 bus parking spaces and a guard shack with 3 parking spaces at the entrance on agriculturally zoned property across from boat dock road.

  • Kids embracing SnoGo

     Kids across many states this week have been treated to an extended winter break.  But inclement weather and closed school doors haven’t slowed the learning at Shelby County Public Schools.

    Thanks to SnoGo, the district’s non-traditional instruction program, students across the district have faced little educational interruption.

  • No new information surfacing

    The Shelbyville Asian Buffet was still open for business on Tuesday, but there has been no further information from state and federal law enforcement agencies on an investigation that began last week into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including the Shelbyville location at 89 Howard Drive.

    Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office had said that it was joint investigation at several locations at Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange, and the Asian Buffets in Frankfort and Shelby.

  • Shelby weathers the cold

    Shelby came through the winter’s most recent snowstorm over the weekend and into Monday with flying colors, said those that had to deal with the weather more directly.

    “We had a few [traffic] accidents, but nothing major,” said Shelby County Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers. “It was really pretty quiet – we really got lucky.”

  • UPDATED: Shelby County Public Schools will return to school on a two-hour delay for Thursday Jan. 18

    Shelby County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for Thursday Jan. 18.

    For more information, visit the district's website at www.shelby.kyschools.us.

  • Cold front headed for Shelby

    Forecasters are once again doling out a rather nasty scenario for this weekend, they say.

    “As precipitation continues into Friday, temperatures are going to crash as a strong cold front pushes through,” said Evan Webb, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.  “It’s going to create a scenario of pretty inclement weather from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

  • Sharing the dream

    “Come and bring your children,” said Rev. Rob Marshall, who will be one of the speakers at the Martin Luther King Day service Monday.

    “Our children need to be a little more involved in our previous history in light of where we are now – we’d like to see some of them attend the service.”

    The service will be at 1 p.m. at Bethel AME church on Henry Clay Street, for the second year in a row. MacArthur W. Pendleton, pastor of Bethel, said he has enjoyed hosting the service for the past two years.

  • Where there’s smoke, there are taxes

    Kentucky legislators are looking at hundreds of ways to increase funding for the state as they work on new budget for the coming year.

    One such revenue boost being seriously considered is increasing the state’s cigarette tax by $1, with similar proposals for other tobacco products.