Local News

  • Shelby Count School Board: Budget exceeds $63 million

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday approved a balanced budget of more than $63 million, according to Greg Murphy, the district director of finance.

    “As we stated in January [when the draft budget was approved], the budget includes sufficient funding to meet our debt service requirements, which is one of two things that is required by the board,” he said. “One is to meet the debt obligation, and the other is to meet your salary obligations, and the budget does that.”

  • Chatham house likely will be torn down

    More than a year after being nearly destroyed in devastating fire, a Shelby County landmark home is to close to meeting its demise, owners say.

    Lucy Kerman, daughter of Dr. Charles Chatham, the home’s former owner, spoke sadly of the future, or probable lack of one.

    “My husband and I are trying to make a decision about what to do,” she said. “As much as I would have liked to restore it, it takes a whole lot of money to do that.”

  • Little library grows from big love of reading

    Micca Watts-Gordon chuckled when asked if her 3-year-old son Eli could read yet.
    “Well, he thinks he can,” she said.

    The tyke’s love of reading is no doubt a reflection of his mother’s own love of books, a passion that inspired her to start her very own “Little Free Library” on Bridlewood Avenue in Shelbyville.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 28, 2014

    Matthews’ book signings

    Bill Matthews will be signing copies of his new book “Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy” at three locations.

    Matthews will be on hand at Citizens Union Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at First Christian Church Sunday following the 11 a.m. service and at Amber Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 4. At Friday’s opening event, the book’s editor Duanne Puckett and graphic artist James Mulcahy will join him.

  • Shelby seniors earn $1.4 million in scholarships


    Friends and family members held flowers, snapped photos and wiped prideful tears from their eyes as one by one, seniors at Shelby County High School took the stage Thursday afternoon to receive awards and scholarships totaling more than $1.4 million.

  • Collins, Simon Kenton 8th Region baseball game called for lightning

    The Collins High School baseball team had struggled at the plate all night Tuesday, trailing underdog Simon Kenton 5-1 and headed into the 6th inning of the 8th Region Baseball Tournament semifinal game at Henry County High School.

    But maybe a 19 hour break is just what they need.

  • Escaped prisoner from Clark County arrested on I-64

    Kentucky State Police have arrested an escaped prisoner in Shelby County. after a pursuit on I-64.

    Fabian H. Valentine, 37, of Louisville, was arrested by KSP after he escaped from a Correctional Transport Officer at a rest area in Clark County.  Valentine allegedly stole a white 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe from the rest area, fleeing the scene.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Preliminary work continues on second sidewalk phase

    Six months after the completion of new sidewalks in downtown Simpsonville, officials say they are working on phase two, which includes installing a sidewalk on the north side of the U.S. 60.

    But the end is not in sight yet, and won’t be for at least another year, said Simpsonville City Manager David Eaton, who said in his financial report to the Simpsonville City Commission Wednesday that the project had comprised a hefty expenditure in last year’s budget, roughly, $750,000.

  • Memorial Day services to be at Grove Hill

    Memorial Day Service

    Where:Grove Hill Cemetery, Mount Eden Road

    When:Presentation at 9:30 Monday with a service at 11 a.m.

    For more info:Contact Roger Green at 502-633-6331


    Grove Hill Cemetery will once again play host to the county’s Memorial Day services.

  • Committee: Hauler’s price “ridiculous”

    After requesting that solid waste haulers submit prices for county residents, Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates were disappointed at the results they received on Monday when only one price was turned in at a staggering cost.

    “It’s ridiculous,” said Magistrate Tony Carriss, chair of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee, which requested that the companies turn in prices. The court, however, had no authority to ask for prices.