Local News

  • News Briefs: June 22, 2011

    KY 395 closed between I-64 and US 60

    The Kentucky Transportation Department’s Highway District 5 will have KY 395 closed between US 60 and I-64 (exit 43) closed for through traffic for 30 days, which started Monday. The road is undergoing realignment. Also on KY 395 between US 60 and KY 12, from mile points 10.2 to 16.1, the district warns of delays due to resurfacing.

    Other delays.

  • EARLIER: Collins High School's turf field closed for summer

    Collins High School's state-of-the-art all-purpose field is in a bit of disarray.

    The field on the multi-sport stadium is surrounded by yellow caution tape tied to hurdles, ensuring no one will walk on the now slightly unstable sports turf.

    The multi sport Titan Stadium field is now off limits to the soccer, track and football teams that use it because soft spots have developed as a result of the extremely wet spring weather that has blanketed the area.

  • EARLIER: Deputy shoots family’s dog after feeling threatened

    A false alarm with a home security system led to the death of a family pet Saturday morning, and the Lewis family is still looking for answers.

    Having traveled to Lexington for their daughter’s softball game, Bart and Renee Lewis were alerted by a home security company that their alarm had been triggered around 8 a.m.

    “There was a burglary across the street a few weeks ago,” she said. “Since that burglary happened I said, ‘yes, send someone out.’”

  • Fair prepares for horse show

    As the Shelby County Fair moves forward, horses and their owners trot into town to compete in the Shelby County Horse Show.

    R.H. Bennett, Shelby County Fair Horse Show manager, said they’ve been preparing for the horses to come into town for about 10 days, and they have more horses coming than normal. Bennett said preparation for the show always takes a lot more time than everyone wants it to.

    “Most of the horses live here,” he said “but many of the trainers live out of state.”

  • Shelbyville woman says God told her plane had bomb

    A Shelbyville woman has been taken to a mental health facility in Ohio Sunday after telling officials that God told her there was bomb on a plane headed to Reagan National Airport from Dayton (Ohio) International Airport.

    According to the Dayton Daily News, the woman, a 54-year-old with a history of mental health issues, was driving around in her car and arrived at the airport just before 12:30 p.m. She then indicated to a ticket agent that God had told her that US Airways flight 2596 had to turn around because there was a bomb on it.

  • News Briefs: June 17, 2011

    State unemployment

    hits 2-year low at 9.8

    For the first time since February 2009 Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate fell below the 10 percent mark to 9.8 percent in May 2011, according to Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Humane Society ready to expand

    The Humane Society is ready for the second phase of its development project in the Hi Point Industrial Park, and that’s one of the items to be reviewed by the Triple S Planning Commission in its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Humane Society completed its new, 2,000-square-foot Mary Gaylord McClean Clinic last year on Hudson Boulevard, and now the organization is ready to add some outbuildings to its property.

  • EARLIER: Murder suspect arrested in Arizona

    Six months after the murder of an Anderson County woman left her cats homeless in the care of her vet in Shelby County, the man wanted in connection with her death has been apprehended in Arizona.

    A Kentucky State Police press release said Terrance Cram was taken into custody Wednesday in Goodyear, Ariz.

    Cram, 49, had been indicted by an Anderson County Grand Jury on June 7, charging him with the murder of Tena McNeely, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.

  • Dairy show kicks off fair

    Despite the heat and beating sun, the Shelbyville Dairy Show kicked off the Shelby County Fair Thursday afternoon.

    Vice President of the Shelby County A&M Association Ray Tucker said Thursday afternoon was a day for setting up and completing all the attractions, with most of the activities getting started in the evening.

    However, the Dairy Show sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture drew in a large crowd.

  • Simpsonville is getting a new fire chief

    The bad news is that the Simpsonville Fire Department had to trim its budget a bit, enough to merit cutting out a key position, that of administrative assistant.

    The good news is that Fire Chief Walter Jones has found a solution to the problem.

    He has stepped down as fire chief but will stay on as administrative assistant, a position that his wife, Kathy, had occupied.

    In his place, Assistant Chief Ronnie Sowder will step up as part-time fire chief.