Local News

  • Shelby County Clerk’s budget grows by 25%

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved the Shelby County Clerk’s budget Thursday, which was up significantly from 2012 based an increased receipts.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry’s 2013 budget is $10.9 million, up from her 2012 budget of $8.7 million, an increase of  25.3 percent. Her budget in 2001 had been $8.7 million as well.

    Perry said the increase this year was because of an increase in receipts.

  • News briefs: Jan. 4, 2013

    Schools set procedures

    for potential snow days


    The weather forecast through the weekend is pretty tame – maybe a few snowflakes on the weekend, but Shelby County Public Schools issued a memo to alert parents for how to deal with snowy weather, which includes access to information and decision times.

  • Teen injured in shooting New Year’s Eve

    A teen is recovering from a gunshot wound he received New Year’s Eve, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin said that on New Year’s Eve, police were dispatched to 116 Berea St. at 4:42 p.m. after receiving a call about a possible shooting.

    “We had a male juvenile who was shot and was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, and it is currently under investigation,” he said. “That’s all I can say at this time.”

  • Shelby student is playing with his future

    When Seth England took off for Eastern Kentucky University in 2011, he already had set his sights on a degree in computer science with a focus on programming, but at that time he couldn’t have known he would-be designing a game in Redmond, Wash., a year later.

    A 4.0 student at Shelby County High School and in that first year at EKU, England decided to apply for admittance to DigiPen Institute of Technology, a prestigious school focused on computer science, engineering and art, with an emphasis on creating video games.

  • EARLIER: Outlet malls: Army Corps nears sign-off for Horizon

    Horizon Group Properties soon may have no more impediments to its plan to build an outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    An official with the Army Corps of Engineers on Monday said that Horizon awaits only a final signature to gain permission to fill a pond on its building site south of Interstate 64 and west of Buck Creek Road.

    Carolyn Labashosky, a public affairs officer for Army Corps, said the permit is in the final stages of approval.

  • Parks process starts with interim

    Shelby County Parks board member R.H. Bennett will serve as interim parks director as the board begins to consider candidates to replace long-time parks director Clay Cottongim.

    Parks  Chairman Hubie Pollett said the board decided that was the easiest and most logical route to go until a new director can be chosen.

  • 2013 will keep some old issues out in the open

    As we move our focus to 2013 and begin planning for a fresh start with resolutions and plans for a more productive New Year, it’s important to remember that some things don’t go away with the flip of the calendar.

  • Shelbyville's former Curves’ facility now part of parks

    Shelby County Parks has a new women’s gym beginning as of New Year’s Day.

    That’s because the parks department has acquired the Curves facility, located at 165 Alpine Drive in Shelbyville.

    That came about because Curves owner Jamie Latona, who is retiring, decided to donate all of her exercise equipment to the parks department.

    The only problem was, there wasn’t any place to put the equipment, said Jeremiah Heath, director of the Family Activity Center.

  • News briefs: Jan. 2, 2013

    Weekend snowfall totals reach
    about 3 inches in northern county

    A light snowfall during the overnight hours Friday night and into Saturday morning didn’t cause any problems for motorists, and the road department had the situation well in hand, Shelby County Road Department Supervisor Carl Henry said early Saturday morning.

  • Weather forecast for New Years could be worse

    Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Louisville say that although Shelby County is under a winter weather advisory, they don’t foresee much in the way of inclimate weather.

    Meteorologist Robert Szappanos said on New Year’s Eve that a wintery mix could come through the area, with a little of the same for New Year’s Day.

    “We don’t expect much accumulation, maybe a half inch or less,” he said.

    The forecast for today, the first day of 2013, is for some light snow or rain, he said.