Local News

  • Schools learn about new federal grading

    The Shelby County Board of Education heard a brief report on the changes the state will see after the No Child Left Behind waiver was accepted by the federal government.

    During Thursday’s meeting at Southside Elementary, SCPS Superintendent James Neihof told the board that the first year will set a base for the each school and district in the state, and from there goals (Annual Measurable Objectives, or AMO) will be set.

  • You need lots of green to see Big Blue

    March Madness hits the commonwealth with a fevered pitch not matched anywhere else in the country.

    For the past seven years the greater Louisville area has been ranked the top city in the basketball TV ratings, and according to Neilsen it has had the highest average viewership for the national championship game in each of the last 10 years, and that's without having the universities of Kentucky or Louisville in the game.

  • Shelbyville City Council; Jewish Hospital to have public bond hearing

    Jewish Hospital officials will have a public hearing before Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council to take comment on the refinancing of its bonds.

    The council is not required to vote on the issue, but Mayor Tom Hardesty at the last meeting of the council encouraged members to attend in a show of support.

    The hearing will start at 6:15 p.m., with the council meeting at 6:30.

  • License decision on Ethington Auto is sealed

    A judge has issued a recommendation on how the criminal charges against Ethington Auto would affect that dealership’s license – only no one will say what that decision is.
    Sam Carl, attorney for Donnie Ethington and William Ledford, said he has received the report from Administrative Law Judge Edwin A. Logan but is not at liberty to discuss it at this time.

    “I have gotten his report,” Carl said.

  • KSP’s tornado relief aid: ‘Overwhelming response’

    Imagine row upon row of bottled water, canned food, piles of clothing and mounds of every kind of personal hygienic products you can think of – and a team of people scurrying around sorting, packing and loading it into trucks – and you will have a sense of the scene Tuesday at Kentucky State Police Post 12 in Frankfort.

    Troopers, post employees and volunteers alike worked feverishly to get literally a parking lot full of donated items packed into several large trucks to take to tornado victims in Eastern Kentucky.

  • News briefs: March 14, 2012

    Is that summer arriving

    in Shelby County today?


    Near record heat is forecast to arrive in Shelby County today.

    Little more than a week after the year’s biggest snowfall, temperatures are projected to climb near or past 80 degrees today. The average high for March in Kentucky is 56, and the record high for the month is 83.

  • Finchville couple injured in crash

    A Finchville couple was hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash Friday night.

    Tracey Brooks, 48, and Darryl Brooks, 49, were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital by air transport and ambulance, respectively, where Tracey Brooks is listed in serious condition, hospital officials say.

    David McArthur, media spokesman for the hosptial, said Darryl Brooks is not a patient, and so must have been discharged, he said.

  • I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be 1 lane tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office announces temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2).  This lane closure is scheduled for 6 p.m.-midnight tonight.  KYTC crews will be performing bridge deck repairs.

  • Shooting in Martinsville injures one

    A Shelby County man was shot Sunday night at 7 p.m. in Martinsville and taken to the University of Louisville.

    Gregory Newton, 21, of Marion Village was treated at U of L for non-life-threatening injures and has been released, said hospital medial spokesman David McArthur.

    Shelbyville Police said they do not have a suspect in custody and know very few details at this time.

    “We are still interviewing witnesses but not getting much cooperation,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Bob Schutte on Monday.

  • News briefs: March 9, 2012

    Montell’s bill to create

    alert moves to House floor

    House Bill 125, sponsored by state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), was passed out of the House Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee on Thursday morning.

    Known as the “Chase McMurray Act,” the bill creates an alert system similar to the Amber Alert system for missing persons with a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury.