Local News

  • Water changeover next week

    Next week Shelbyville residents and those living in surrounding areas may experience some reduction in their water pressure as the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission will be changing its disinfection treatment from chlorine to chloramines.

    “We will not be shutting off water or anything like that,” Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said.  “We’re flushing out the system.  People might experience lower pressure momentarily if we are working near their homes.”

  • Body found in Shelby identified as missing Oldham County woman

    A farm on Cropper Road was the scene of a murder investigation Tuesday morning, as police recovered the body a missing Oldham County woman.

    “We were led to that location by the suspects who were charged with her murder, but we cannot say whether it’s her remains until they are positively identified at the medical examiner’s office in Louisville,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson of Post 5, Tuesday morning.

  • Rockets hammer John Hardin, take Region 2 title

    The doubters just add incentive to the Shelby County High School football team.

    The Rockets found motivation in the fact that Bulldogs were favored despite Shelby’s better record and schedule, and rolled to a 44-14 win at John Hardin Friday to coast to the Region 2 title.

    The Rockets (12-1) pushed the lead far enough to force a running clock on the Bulldogs, despite the fact that perennial power John Hardin had reached the regional finals for the seventh straight year.

  • Matthews named Citizen of Year


  • KSP working Simpsonville investigation

    No arrests have been made in connection with a break-in at the Simpsonville Police Department, but the investigation is still ongoing, officials say.

    Kentucky State Police are continuing with the polygraph procedure this week, said spokesperson Kendra Wilson.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said he does not know if they plan to run polygraphs on just his personnel or whether they will include everyone that works at city hall.

  • Community Thanksgiving services are Tuesday, Thursday

    Ministers involved in an annual community wide Thanksgiving service coming up Tuesday say they are working to make sure the event will be more memorable than ever this year.

    “We will be replicating what we did last year and using the same template,” said Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, where the service will be held at 7 p.m. again this year.

    But there is a change on the horizon that Pusateri said he is looking forward to.

  • Matthews ready to work on HRC

    Despite the outcry from some concerned citizens earlier this week to have the recently appointed William (Bill) Matthews removed from his seat on the Shelby County Human Rights Commission, Matthews said he’s ready to serve.

    “I’m very positive about it, there’s a need for it. I want this to be positive rather than negative,” he said.

  • Parks hoping to putt for dough

    Derrick Griffitts, PGA professional at Clear Creek Golf Course, is hoping to tackle a new 18-hole golf course, but his sights are set on a much smaller scale than which he’s accustomed.

    “Right now it is just in a preliminary stage,” he said. “We are looking at mainly the feasibility of a mini golf course at the golf center.”

    This week, Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation began advertising requests for bids for an 18-hole mini-golf course anticipated for the practice area at Clear Creek Golf Center.

  • Triple S Planning Commission

    The Triple S Planning Commission heard a brief report from executive director Ryan Libke when they met Tuesday.  Libke said his office has issued 62 total permits for the month of October, 26 of which were for dwelling units, brining their total permits for the year to 500, 259 of which have been dwelling units.   That number, he said, surpassed last year’s, which was 224. Libke said the numbers show a positive upswing.

  • Congressional award program reaches Simpsonville youth

    Christian Care Communities and the Christian Care Foundation have joined forces with the United States Congressional Award Program to offer a new service in Simpsonville that they believe will benefit both young and old.

    The program, which will use Simpsonville Christian Church as its first site, aims to build youth through four aspects – voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness, and exploration, and through the partnership youth will be connected with Christian Care Community mentors through Simpsonville Christian Church.