Local News

  • Animal shelter appeals to public

    A couple of weeks ago, officials at the Shelby County Animal Shelter announced they would have to begin to euthanize animals if they couldn’t move some of them out through adoptions.

    Tuesday, Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said the situation has improved only slightly. He said he understands that times are tough, and it’s harder to care for pets than it once was, but suggests an alternative for those who are thinking about bringing their animals to the shelter.

  • Eaton Corp up and running

    It’s official—Simpsonville’s state-of-the-art Eaton Corporation is now up and running.

    The Cleveland-based Fortune 250 company’s new twin Data Centers—its sister facility is located in Louisville—held a grand opening Thursday at the newly opened plant in Kingsbrook Park.

    Eaton’s vice president, Rob Agar opened the ceremony, with a welcome to dignitaries, including Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who remarked that the event marked an exciting day for both Simpsonville and Kentucky.

  • Alcohol suspected in crash

    Police are looking into whether alcohol and speed were factors in a single car crash Friday night that left a Shelbyville man in critical condition.

    Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said that John White III, 33, lost control of his car on Benson Road near Guist Creek Lake shortly before 11 p.m., running off the road and landing upside down in a ditch.

    “When we arrived, we found him trapped inside the vehicle unconscious,” Rice said.

  • Shelbyville woman interrupts Dayton flight with warning of bomb

    A Shelbyville woman is undergoing a mental evaluation in a Dayton hospital after she told employees at Dayton International Airport Sunday that God told her there was bomb on a plane traveling from there to Washington D.C.

    “She came to the airport and approached the U.S. Airways ticket counter and said she had been directed to our airport to warn us about a danger on a flight to Washington D.C., that there was a bomb on the plane and that people would be killed,” said Dayton Airport Director Terrance Slaybaugh.

  • City sidewalk project underway

    City officials say they have identified 400 pieces of property that need sidewalk repair and have sent out letters to those owners.

    That was the report that City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell gave to the

    Shelbyville City Council at Thursday’s meeting.

    A group of property owners has protested the city’s ordinance, which states that property owners must repair sidewalks that border their property or face fines and a possible lien if the city is forced to repair the area if work isn’t completed.

  • Signs disappearing from Shelby County roadways

    Ever stopped to ask for directions?

    Now finding one’s destination is becoming more and more difficult in Shelby County. The reason?

    People are stealing road and street signs. They are disappearing every day, not just one at time, but in droves, officials say.

    Road Supervisor Carl Henry brought up the issue last November, and at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates expressed concern that the problem was not dissipating, but growing.

  • Update: Shelby spared, no storm damage reported

    Shelby County officials, the Emergency Management Service and the National Weather Service have cleared the county from storm damage.

    The tornado producing storms that ripped through Louisville, leaving barns at Churchill Downs mangaled, only clipped the northwest corner of Shelby County and left no damage. Even the flash flood warnings expired without producing problems in the county.

    Northern and western Shelby County took the brunt of a storm that rolled into the Louisville area around 8 p.m. Wednesday  night.

  • News Briefs: June 22, 2011

    KY 395 closed between I-64 and US 60

    The Kentucky Transportation Department’s Highway District 5 will have KY 395 closed between US 60 and I-64 (exit 43) closed for through traffic for 30 days, which started Monday. The road is undergoing realignment. Also on KY 395 between US 60 and KY 12, from mile points 10.2 to 16.1, the district warns of delays due to resurfacing.

    Other delays.

  • EARLIER: Collins High School's turf field closed for summer

    Collins High School's state-of-the-art all-purpose field is in a bit of disarray.

    The field on the multi-sport stadium is surrounded by yellow caution tape tied to hurdles, ensuring no one will walk on the now slightly unstable sports turf.

    The multi sport Titan Stadium field is now off limits to the soccer, track and football teams that use it because soft spots have developed as a result of the extremely wet spring weather that has blanketed the area.

  • EARLIER: Deputy shoots family’s dog after feeling threatened

    A false alarm with a home security system led to the death of a family pet Saturday morning, and the Lewis family is still looking for answers.

    Having traveled to Lexington for their daughter’s softball game, Bart and Renee Lewis were alerted by a home security company that their alarm had been triggered around 8 a.m.

    “There was a burglary across the street a few weeks ago,” she said. “Since that burglary happened I said, ‘yes, send someone out.’”