Local News

  • House fire on Todds Point

    Firefighters remain on the scene of a house fire at 2951 Todds Point Road, just north of Simpsonville.
    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Simpsonville Fire Department responded.
    Further details will be forthcoming.

  • Farm benefit will raise money for local charities

    Gallrein Farms will have its first Family Fun Fundraiser Saturday, and Randie Gallrein said she’s hoping folks will look past the heat and come out to support several local charities.

    “Everybody just loves the stuff we do in the fall, and families come out and have a great time, so we thought we’d give them another chance to come out and have fun on the farm,” she said. “Hopefully the weather won’t scare them off.”

    This time, though, the Gallrein family decided to give back while having fun on the farm.

  • News Briefs: July 22, 2011

    Gov. candidate David Williams to speak to Shelby County Republicans

    Kentucky Senate President and Governor candidate David Williams will speak and answer questions at the Shelby County Republican Party's next meeting at 7 p.m. on July 28 at the Stratton Center. The meeting is open to all registered Republicans. Donations of food items will be collected for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. For more information, contact party chair Jennifer Decker, 502-773-2326.

    State receives 2 education awards

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen jewelry

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information about a theft of jewelry that occurred between July 1 and July 12 in the 300th block of Coors Drive.

    At that time, two rings worth more than $500 were taken from the victim’s bedroom. One was gold with 10 diamonds, and an opal stone, while the other was gold with a diamond waterfall design.

    It is believed that a visitor to the victim’s home took the rings, as there was no indication of a burglary.

  • Sheriff’s office receives good audit

    The sheriff’s office has all its ducks in a row, at least as far as its finances are concerned, according to a state report.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office reported that the annual audit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office revealed no instances of noncompliance, and no matters of material weaknesses.

  • EARLIER: Scrap metal plant squeaks through Triple S

    A small, but vocal crowd showed up for a controversial zoning request at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Despite the opinions of those that came out for the meeting, the commission voted 4-3 in favor of the changing the Midwest Metals 10-acre property at 478 Kentucky Street from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2). Taking the first step in clearing the way for a scrap metal and recycling center to open on the property.

  • Shelby Countians are stuck on hot-and-sticky for a few more days at least

    The good new is temperatures are not expected to climb over 100 degrees, but the bad new is, they won’t have to in order to be deadly.

    That’s the opinion of meteorologist Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service, the agency that issued a severe heat warning for the entire state of Kentucky through 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The danger lies with high humidity, or the dew point, Sullivan said.

  • Simpsonville hires new maintenance worker

    After weeks of sharing the maintenance work at city hall, Simpsonville City Commissioners voted to hire a new maintenance person during Wednesday’s meeting.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he appreciated many people working around the office since there hadn’t been a maintenance man while City Administrator David Eaton and Public Works/Sewer Superintendent Bryan Romine had been doing interviews for the position over the past few weeks.

  • Sheriff’s office ‘has training in the works’

    In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior.

  • EARLIER: Special prosecutor appointed for Ethington case

    The state attorney general has appointed a special prosecutor in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto in Shelbyville.

    Henry County Attorney Jenny Harrod will now prosecute the case for the Kentucky State Police.

    Donnie Ethington, 70, of Shelbyville and William Ledford, 84, of Somerset, face 169 counts – two of them felonies – for failure to process paperwork properly in the sales of autos.

    The pair had a court appearance in Shelby County District Court Thursday for the purpose of assigning Harrod to the case.