Local News

  • Google Fiber not reaching into Simpsonville

    Simpsonville officials have said that so far, despite working with officials in Jefferson County, Google Fiber has not approached them to negotiate to provide broadband internet service to the community.

    Though being located near the Jefferson/Shelby county line may seem like a logical motivation for Google Fiber to move into the community, Simpsonville city Administrator David Eaton said that no one from the company has reached out to them.

    “We haven’t heard anything from Google Fiber,” he said.

  • Property use under scrutiny

    One Shelby resident is looking to utilize his farmland as a scenic wedding venue, but some neighbors are fighting back against the plan.

    Kirby Alan Clore, who owns more than 340 acres on Clore Jackson Road, appeared before the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals in July seeking a conditional use permit (CUP) for an agricultural community farm and recreational facility that would allow the owner to hold a farmer’s market and weddings on his property.

  • Securing a line

    It’s not everyday you see dozens of men rapidly scaling a vast field of electrical posts, but the sight was available for the community’s viewing pleasure Thursday and Friday when the Shelby Energy Cooperative hosted the 2016 Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    For two days linemen from 26 electric cooperatives across the state participated in a series of competitive events that showcased their skills while emphasizing doing the job correctly and safely. 

  • Shelby man arrested for child porn

    A Shelbyville man is behind bars after being arrested as part of a nine-county child predator roundup, said officials from the office of the Kentucky Attorney General.

    Gary Stoops, 32, is charged with four counts of possession of matter portraying the sexual performance by a minor, a Class D felony.

    He is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • Fire departments join police in digital broadcasting

    On Monday, all fire departments in Shelby County, as well as emergency services, converted from old-fashioned analog radio system to a narrowband digital system.

    “We actually went to this new system at ten a.m. this morning,” said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    “It’s a switchover that was actually mandated by the federal government,” he said. “We were mandated, we had to do it. Today was the deadline, everybody did it today. We haven’t had any problems so far, no bumps or anything.”

  • Fundraiser to benefit former mail carrier

    Two local organizations, the Shelbyville Post Office and the Finchville Ruritan Club, have banded together to help a former mail carrier in need.

    Curt Waters, 52, is suffering from an extremely degenerative nerve disease that has left him not only unable to work but also in a wheelchair, said his former supervisor at the Shelbyville Post Office.

  • SCPS leads the way

    As the Project Lead the Way state conference started at Collins High School on Monday, it was Shelby County Public Schools that was front and center actually leading the way.

    “They asked us to host because of the growth in Project Lead the Way, math and sciences in Shelby County,” said John Leeper, SCPS director of innovation and college and career readiness. “We have over 250 people here today [Monday] – teachers and students and vendors and business and community members that are interested in Project Lead The Way.”

  • Cycle stops

    If you find yourself pedaling along Main and 4th streets, you’ll have a new place to park your bike – and more will be popping up around the city thanks to efforts from Shelby Main Street and those with Pegasus Industries Packaging.

    Shelby Main Street Executive Director Eilene Collins said the first bicycle rack in the community was recently installed in front of the judicial center on the northwest corner of 4th and Main streets and more are forthcoming.  “Based on public reaction, there could be four more downtown,” she said.

  • Dreams coming true

    Collins High School graduate Tyler Sopland is climbing his way up the Hollywood ladder one role at a time.

    And movie enthusiasts are likely to spot him on the big screen within the next year.

  • Heritage named school of distinction

    Heritage Elementary School paced Shelby County Public Schools scores K-PREP scores, jumping seven points from last year to lead the pack.

    And while Heritage showed a big improvement, the district took a stop back, dropping 2.2 points from last year’s score.