Local News

  • Health program is hitting stride

    What does a ton of cabbage, a playground and a visit to the dentist have in common?

    They are just some of the components that have been coming together in Shelby County as part of the MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) program that was instituted in 2000 by the Center for Disease Control for health departments.

    Since its inception, 29 states have implemented programs, including Kentucky; the concept was embraced in Shelby County a few years ago.

  • Fresh, ripe and right at your door

     With Shelby County’s deep agricultural roots and a continued push for more fresh and local produce, people are quickly turning to our county to meet their new dietary needs.

    Although many of those looking are businesses and restaurants, there are place for individuals to get that fresh-from-the-dirt produce without having to till a garden in their own backyard.

    Through CSAs, Community Supported Agriculture, individuals and families can sign up to receive the freshest fruits and veggies in season on a weekly, biweekly or monthly schedule.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Gravel parking lot violates regulations

    Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning Commission agenda included just one action item on the agenda, but the meeting was not exactly short and sweet, as an intriguing and frustrating matter was unveiled to the commission.

    Stuart Ulferts, attorney for the commission, said an issue was brought to his attention regarding a property owner who is in violation of zoning laws and refuses to rectify the situation.

  • Memorial Day Service

      To many, Memorial Day is a day off of work and a day to thank service men and women. But to those that served, it is a day to remember those who gave their lives for their country.

    As the tradition stands, the VFW Post 1179 will host a Memorial Day Service on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grove Hill Cemetery Chapel.

    Before the service Chaplain Lt. Col. Jay Padgett will give a small speech about the importance of Memorial Day and honoring the nations hero’s.

  • Spirited family business is taking shape

    Dirt is moving, corn is growing, and lifelong plans are finally coming into fruition for Bruce Nethery, as he and his wife Joyce are building their family distillery from the ground up, literally.

    Plans are underway for the 128-acre Gordon Lane property that will soon include a distillery, a livestock barn, five barrel aging barns, a rental barn, a gazebo and land with crops and livestock.

    Development of the property will come in multiple phases.

  • Bevin earns GOP nod

    A day that started out hectic for election officials in Shelby County with technical issues abounding, ended up more smoothly, including a predicted slim voter turnout.

    “We had five different [voting] machines that wouldn’t work, and you know, I was just bragging the other day how lucky we’ve been that we haven’t had problems,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    But those machines counted plenty of votes for GOP candidate Matt Bevin who carried Shelby County and went on to earn the Republican nomination for Governor.

  • Man charged in fatal accident

    A Lexington man has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash on I-64 in Simpsonville Saturday.

    Rosendo Rodriquez-Fuentes, 23, is charged with DUI, first-degree wanton endangerment, no operator's license and no insurance.

    His passenger, Luis Espinoza Carranza, 27, was killed.

    The three-vehicle accident happened at 4:45 am. Saturday morning at mile marker 30 on I-64 in Simpsonville, when Rodriquez-Fuentes hit an abandoned car that was parked in the emergency lane, said Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • Former finance officer arrested for theft

    A longtime county employee has been charged with embezzling more than $23,000, police say.

    Jenny King of Bagdad was arrested Friday and charged with theft by unlawful taking and 74 counts of forgery, said Maj. Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rice said that King is charged with and confessed to stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

    He said her confession doesn’t automatically seal the case, however, though it does facilitate it.

  • Property tax revenues up slightly from last year


  • Curtis turns attention to November election

        Saturday morning Drew Curtis visited Sixth and Main Coffeehouse for a meet and greet that marked the start of his active campaign in the Kentucky Gubernatorial Race for 2015.

    “I tried to get the ball rolling earlier, but the primary took over everyone’s mind,” he said.