Local News

  • Shelbyville City Council: Sidewalk repair plan about to be sprung

    Although snow blanketed the region on Monday morning, spring arrives soon, which means the city of Shelbyville is about ready to continue to repair its downtown sidewalks.

    City Engineer/Director of Public Works Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council during Thursday's meeting that her department is about ready to restart the project it launched last year.

  • Snow causes power outages

    Shelby County isn't specifically mentioned in this report from the Kentucky Press News Service, but we know that Shelby County had some power outages caused by the 5 to 7 inches of wet heavy snow that fell from Sunday night until Monday morning.

    Shelby Energy officials reported at 1 p.m. that they still had about 300 customers without power in Shelby and Henry counties.

    Spokesperson Candi Waford said the outages were caused by snow on the lines and as it melts, the problem should clear up.

  • Statewide tornado drill canceled

    The statewide tornado drill that had been scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled.

    The decision comes in light of the devastating and deadly weather that struck Kentucky on Friday.

    No new date for the drill has been announced.

  • News briefs: March 2, 2012

    Still more help coming in
    war against synthetic drugs
    Shelby and other counties may soon get state help in their efforts to crack down on synthetic drugs.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court last week passed on first reading a new ordinance to ban such drugs, and Spencer and Anderson counties have similar legislation. And as of Wednesday, the House of Representatives was moving ahead to try to get a law in place to do just that.
    In fact, The Herald-Leader reported that two bills to fight drugs won approval from the House Judiciary Committee:

  • Readiness measures show students not quite

    Shelby County Public Schools came away with mixed results in the 2011-12 EXPLORE and PLAN test results released by the state on Tuesday.

    EXPLORE tests are given to eighth-grade students and PLAN to sophomores, and the results are used to help gauge college and career readiness. The tests are put together by ACT, Inc., the same company that administers the ACT test, which is used as an entrance measure for college.

  • Collins’ engineering program now certified

    Collins High School's Project Lead The Way program received national certification last week.

    The PLTW Pathway to Engineering program started in 2010 at Collins, and four different courses are offered to students starting in eighth grade.

    Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization, which provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs along with a rigorous curriculum.

  • Wills bids for release on bond

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, will try again next week to earn her release.

    Wills went to prison in December, when Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation for failure to honor her restitution schedule.

  • Update: SCPS cancels after-school care, some evening events

    Shelby County Public Schools is notifying parents that due to the potential of dangerous storms after-school care has been cancelled along with some evening events.

  • Mercury spill doesn’t linger

    Shelby County High School reopened Thursday morning without delay after an incident had the school on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.

    Assistant Superintendent Kerry Whitehouse commended the school and all those involved through a release issued by Shelby County Public Schools Thursday morning.

    ""It is gratifying to know so many community and school individuals come in a second's notice to work together when an incident such as this occurs," he said.

  • ELECTION 2012: Schumm says he has right experience

    LA GRANGE – A Crestwood resident is one of the last candidates to file for the U.S. Congressional seat being vacated by Republican Geoff Davis.
    Walt Schumm, a builder/developer and real estate agent, joins six other Republicans and two Democrats vying for the seat.
    Shelby County was moved into District 4 after the reapportionment approved two weeks ago by the General Assembly.
    Schumm is also the vice-chair of the Oldham County Board of Education. He has served on the board for 10 years.