Local News

  • Board chooses firm to design new schools

    The Shelby County Board of Education finally settled on an architect for the district's two new building projects.

    K. Norman Berry Associates has been selected to serve as the architect for both the new school on the Southside location and the new early childhood center at the Northside location.

  • Thou shalt not post Commandments on door

    Last week a paper copy of the Ten Commandments once again found its way to a place of prominence: the front door of the Shelby County Courthouse.

    The 8-by-11-inch copy was taped to the inside of the door, next to the sign banning food and drink.

    Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller, who took down a framed copy of the document after Shelby County resident Linda Allewalt took issue with it being posted in the driver’s license office, said he had seen the copy on the front door of the courthouse but didn’t know who put it there.

  • County’s budget has cuts to EMS

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger’s recommendations for the county’s budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year won’t include any tax increases, but it would mean a significant tightening of the belt for Emergency Services and no pay increases for county employees.

    When the Shelby County Fiscal Court met on Monday, in lieu of Election Day on Tuesday, magistrates received a copy of the proposed budget to take home and study.

  • News briefs: May 18, 2011

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  • EARLIER: Primary Election 2011: Rob Rothenburger falls to James Comer in first statewide race

    After a vigorous go at his first statewide race, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he is not too despondent at his defeat at the hands of state Rep. James R. Comer of Tompkinsville in the Republican primary for commissioner of agriculture.

  • EARLIER: Bancroft pleads guilty to girlfriend’s murder

    LAWRENCEBURG – Gary Bancroft is almost certain to spend at least the next several decades in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court to murdering his girlfriend.

  • Intersection work delayed until May 25

    Plans to repair the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55 have been delayed until May 25 because of rainy weather conditions.

    The changes will require some overnight lane closures.

    Check back for more details.

  • Election 2011: Democratic rally built with pride

    The Shelby County Democratic Party welcomed nearly all the statewide candidates for next week’s primary election to town Wednesday for its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    The Science Hill Inn dining room was near capacity with not much more than standing room left as 110 folks filed in to hear the Democratic candidates speak.

    “We were very, very pleased,” local party chair Fielding Ballard said. “It was actually even a little better than we expected.”

  • Your turn to speak on 7th Street plans

    The public will get its first official look at the 7th Street Corridor Plan at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

    The public hearing, which is required by law, gives those interested a chance to speak on what they like or don’t like with the plan and encourage the commissioners to either adopt the plan or make changes.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke will give the short presentation.

  • A chorus of praise for top teacher

    Frances Fonza loves music.

    “I just love to share music,” she said. “I want the students to love it as much as I do.”

    That love of music obviously has spilled over to her students, based on the successes the different choirs in events ranging from Atlanta to Nashville and Cincinnati to Indianapolis to Chicago.