Local News

  • Lucky dog

    Every dog has its day, and for a dog living in a shelter for rescued animals, that was certainly true on Saturday.

    Surrounded by his litter siblings, their owners and many others, Sampson, a boxer mix, celebrated his first birthday at Metzger’s Country Store, complete with birthday cake, games, treats and a ton of fun.

    Peggy Beard with Woodstock Animal Foundation in Shelbyville said they have never had a birthday party for an animal before, but Sampson is special.

  • Shelby Rocket takes flight

    It has been said you should shoot for the moon because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

    Shelby native Daryl Woods is the embodiment of that phrase.  For most of his life he worked to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut.  But when medical troubles disqualified him from space travel, his path never faltered, inevitably landing him a job at NASA serving a vital role in space exploration.

  • Public works seeking input on storm water

    Residents with flooding, drainage and infrastructure concerns will have an opportunity to document those matters with the City of Shelbyville Public Works Department Tuesday.  The department will host a meeting to obtain information from residents to add to their Storm Water Master Plan at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington Street. Those unable to attend this meeting will have a second opportunity to share at 7 p.m. March 29 at Fire House No. 2, 99 Clubhouse Drive.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Commission approves Taco Bell plans

    Plans are moving forward for a second Taco Bell location in Shelby County.

    On Tuesday, Brian Long with Glaus, Pyle, Schomer, Burns & Dehaven, Inc. presented the plans at the Triple S meeting on behalf of the fast-food venue to be located along Mortown Road, just north of Interstate 64.

    The property is across from the new Tractor Supply location, has frontage along Taylorsville Road and is currently vacant and undeveloped.

    Long said the plans call for a 1,950 square-feet building with a drive-thru and patio, as well as 26 parking spaces.

  • Cropper student arrested for causing issue at SCHS

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Jamel Thompson Wednesday after the teen started causing a ruckus at Shelby County High School.

    According to the complaint warrant, Thompson ran into the school and chased his younger brother.

    The incident happened at lunch, at 12:04.

    Resource officer Gina Johnson described his behavior in a complaint warrant as wreaking havoc, and noted that he fled through the hallways of the school and called a teacher a profane name.

  • Investigators: Lincoln Village death caused by irregular heartbeat

    Elizbethtown News-Enterprise

    FRANKFORT — Authorities investigating the January death of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center have determined she died of sudden cardiac arrhythmia — an irregular heartbeat.

    Information was released during a news conference today in Frankfort with Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley.

  • Michael ‘Mickey’ Patterson, Oct. 18, 1960 - March 12, 2016: The loss of great writer, better friend

    As a somewhat fresh-faced and young journalist coming straight out of college, my choices for employment came down to a job in Kentucky with an area I was somewhat familiar with and one in South Carolina, where I would have had a network of friends to fall back on after graduating from the University of South Carolina.

    Boy I am glad I picked Kentucky.

    Now, there are a lot of reasons I’m glad I moved here – the people, the community, the friends I’ve made, I could go on and on. The community embraced me like I never could have imagined it would.

  • Putnam indicted in Simpsonville P.D. burglary

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, has been indicted.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said he intends to discuss the matter with the Simpsonville City Commission at its next regular meeting, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

  • County approves 2nd reading of zone change


  • Two arrested; large amount of heroin seized

    Deputies had no idea that a traffic stop Thursday night would turn into a potentially life-saving venture.

    Although it started somewhat routinely, the stop resulted in the arrest of the car’s two occupants and the removal of a large amount of deadly heroin from the streets.

    What’s more, one of those arrested was convicted for sexually abusing a young child and was not compliant with the sex offender registry.