Local News

  • Second city employee files complaint against employer

    A second employee has filed suit against Tom Doyle, the manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission, alleging sexual harassment.

    Tonya Stearman, a 12-year employee, has asked to be added to the existing lawsuit against Doyle, filed by Debbie Clarke in December 2011, alleging sexual harassment and assault and battery.

    The suit also names the commission, saying that certain members in management knew of Doyle’s inappropriate behavior and did not discipline or terminate him, nor decreased his supervision.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: CVS will submit plan for new store

    Just about four months after taking over Smith-McKenney in the Village Plaza shopping center in Shelbyville, CVS will be moving its store to the intersection of U.S. 60 and the Shelbyville Bypass, where the condemned Wesley Apartments now stand.

    The company will present its long-awaited development plan to the Triple S Planning Commission at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.

    The plan calls for a 13,225-square-foot retail center, with a pharmacy and drive-thru, and includes 69 parking spaces.

  • SCHS locks down and impresses first responders

    As police in Taft, Calif., sort through the details of yet another school shooting on Thursday, Shelby County Public Schools continued its district-wide practice of lock-down protocol.

    Shelby County High School had law enforcement, medical and emergency services out to the school to help conduct a full lock-down drill, and Principal Eddie Oakley and the school’s visitors said they were pleased with what they saw.

  • Shelby Broadband building fiber network

    A Shelby County business will be the first in the state to offer one of the fastest Internet service connections available.

    Shelby Broadband, based in Simpsonville, is in the beginning stages of installing in the infrastructure to provide fiber-optic line service to home customers, pushing the capabilities of their Internet service well beyond any others available across the commonwealth.

    Once the service is up and running, which should be later this year, the company formerly known as Shelby Wireless will offer the fastest wired service.

  • News briefs: Jan. 11, 2013

    Governor, legislators support bond plan for universities

    Gov. Steve Beshear, joined by a bipartisan group of legislative leaders and state university presidents, Thursday announced a plan to approve the issuance of bonds by Kentucky’s public universities for campus improvements supported by university revenues.

    These agency bonds will be issued by the individual universities over the coming months, and will allow the schools to fund critical renovation or construction projects at no cost to Kentucky taxpayers.

  • Mount Eden blaze destroys downtown building


  • Finchville horse farm foreclosed for $1.65 million

    A 300-acre horse farm in Finchville is under foreclosure for more than a $1.5 million after the owners defaulted on their mortgage.

    Lee and Margaret Wilburn of Jefferson County bought the property at 701 Duvall Lane in April 2006 for $1.650 million, according to court records.

    Wilburn is listed as the owner of Sto Properties, LLC in Prospect. That company also is named on the foreclosure suit against the Wilburns by Eclipse Bank in Louisville.

  • EARLIER: Horizon gets final approval for outlet site

    Horizon Group Properties finally has cleared the last hurdle standing in the way of its planned 9-building, 364,000-square-foot outlet mall development in Simpsonville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Solicitor’s license to become more difficult

    The Shelbyville City Council jumped right into the New Year with a new ordinance at Thursday’s first meeting, passing on first reading a measure to update and amend the requirements to obtain a solicitation license in the city.

    The ordinance makes it more costly and provides more safeguards for residents from those companies that sell door-to-door. It does not pertain to non-profits going door-to-door, such as Girl Scouts selling cookies, but does address permits for non-profits standing at intersections.

  • Massie wants to eliminate gun-free school zones

    Newly elected U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie’s opening bill since taking the District 4 seat – to repeal the prohibition on guns on school campuses – has gained some attention but not necessarily support from the leaders of the institutions his bill purports to support.

    When the U.S. House and Senate convened last week to begin the 2013 session, a flurry of bills were filed in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and President Barack Obama’s mandate for tougher gun control restrictions.