Local News

  • Fire department extinguishes Christmas woes

    This year, more than 100 children in Shelby County will be treated to an unexpected merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of many residents and businesses in the community.

    Firefighter Dwayne Davis has led the Shelbyville Fire Department’s operation this year and said they have accumulated roughly $7,000 worth of toys and raised another $3,500 in cash.

    Davis said the majority of that money will be used to purchase coats, clothes and shoes.

  • Auto Truck Group to relocate to Simpsonville

    As the calendar flips to 2016, Simpsonville will welcome yet another business to its rapidly growing industrial base.

    Auto Truck Group has announced its relocation from the Louisville facility to an 80,000 square-foot facility at 30 Kingbrook Parkway in Simpsonville.

    Bobby Hudson, president of the Shelby County Industrial Foundation, said they are happy with the announcement.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Commission to consider Gordon Lane industrial development


    Two zone changes will top Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning meeting, 6:30 at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    The first zone change request is for 61-acres of property in the unincorporated area of Shelby County on the south side of Gordon Lane, just east of KY 55 and owned by Rut N’ Strut Distillery, LLC.

    The second zone change pertains to less than 10 acres of adjacent property on Gordon Lane.  Both zone changes have been requested from TDA Properties, Inc. from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (I-1).

  • Santa comes to Bagdad

    The community of Bagdad is eagerly awaiting its annual Christmas bash, and the feeling this year is the more, the merrier, said organizers of the event.

    “Last year, we had a record crowd, and a record number of children and we hope for the same kind of turnout this year,” said Bill Hedges, magistrate in District 4 and member of the Bagdad Ruritan Club, the entity that puts on the event.

  • Men’s shelter to hold Christmas open house

    The Open Door of Hope will be decked out in its Christmas finest Saturday in hopes that the community will turn out to help its residents ring in the holidays and support its mission at the same time.

    “This is an opportunity for the community to come in and see the facility and see what we do,” said Assistant Director Collin Johnson. “We hope people will come in and learn more about us, and it’s a good opportunity to learn about the mission.”

  • New meeting times announced for 2016

    The Simpsonville City Commission has made plans to change its meeting schedule for 2016. The Thursday dates will stay the same, but the time will change.

    Beginning next year, the commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. instead of 6:30, and will keep meetings on the same day of the month.

    The move came at the request of commissioner Cary Vowels, who has a conflict with work.

  • Police warn motorists to beware of deer on roadways

    The breeding season for deer this year has already yielded a tragic result in Shelby County with the death of a Bagdad man last week who was killed in an auto accident involving a deer collision.

    Kentucky State Fish and Wildlife deer biologist David Yancy said that even though auto fatalities involving deer collisions are rare – they average 2 or 3 per year statewide – that figure is not comforting to those connected such a tragedy.

  • VEX team up and rolling

    Though they were slow getting off the ground last year, the VEX club at Collins High School is quickly gaining ground this year.

    Two teams in the school’s program have already competed this year and are among the top ten in the state and the school hopes this weekend’s competition will push them to the top of the list.

    The Robotics Education & Competition Foundation hosts the VEX Robotics Competition, it is considered one of the ultimate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activity for middle school and high school students.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to approve calendar

    The district is expected to approve one of two proposed calendars tomorrow when the Shelby County Board of Education meets for its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 155 West Main Street.

    Earlier this year the district’s calendar committee released two calendars to giving parents and school personnel an opportunity to contribute to the decision through an online poll.

  • Shelbyville City Council – Restaurant tax passes

    For nearly a year, the Shelbyville City Council has bounced around the idea of passing a three percent restaurant tax that benefit the tourism commission. The commission, in turn, said it would split that tax with city, with the stipulation that the money raised goes toward community enhancement projects.