.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Hornback’s Senate territory grows north

    Shelby County’s state senator is going to be covering a few more miles this term.

    The redistricting plan passed Wednesday by the Senate extends the District 20 served by Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) from three counties to the south of Shelby to a long swathe of northern and western counties.

    In fact, the map looks like most of the territory covered by the 8th Region in high school basketball.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Best, Bottom to lead group

    The Triple S Planning Commission has a new look for the new year.

    The commission is now minus two long-serving commissioners in former chair Gil Tucker and vice chair Ed Rudolph, but two new members joined the table at Tuesday’s meeting.

    George Best, a new Shelbyville appointee, will take over as the new chair, and Dudley Bottom, a Shelbyville appointee since 2009, will be the vice chair. Jake Smith, a Simpsonville representative since 1981 and the longest tenured, will remain as the treasurer.

  • EARLIER: Beshear’s budget leaves Shelby delegation glum

    The streets of Frankfort and halls of the capitol look as gloomy as the winter weather this week after Gov. Steve Beshear's budget proposal Tuesday night.

    Those raging against spending in one area and cuts in another are just not out there this year.

    "It's just a very somber feeling in Frankfort right now," state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said. "Hopefully, this is the worst of it, and we'll see an improving economy and revenue on the rise, which we're starting to see, but it's too little too late for this cycle."

  • KSP closes probe in shooting of teen

    More than two weeks after a Shelby County Grand Jury ruled that a Shelbyville Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a teen in his grandmother’s home, the investigation has been closed.
    Kentucky State Police Det. Ben Wolcott had said after the grand jury ruled Jan. 4 that he expected to wrap up the investigation into the shooting of 19-year-old Trey Williams by Shelbyville Police officer Suzanna Marcum that week, but that has stretched two more weeks.

  • Simpsonville may add property on Buck Creek

    If a proposal given preliminary OK by the Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday moves forward, the city soon will become a bit larger.

    Responding to a request by a representative from Trio Realty Co., city commissioners approved on first reading an ordinance that that would annex 82.356 acres south of Interstate 64. The second and final reading would be heard Feb. 7.

  • Shelby County tourism commission wants delegate from Simpsonville

    Simpsonville now has a full-fledged delegate on the county’s tourism commission.

    Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Visitors Bureau, told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday that it was time the city had an appointee on the tourism commission, joining three positions each held by delegates from Shelby County Fiscal Court and Shelbyville City Council.

  • Shelby County School Board: Digital data boards help track students

    The Shelby County Board of Education rang in the New Year with its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday.

    The board opened by electing Eddie Mathis as its new chairman and Doug Butler as the vice chairman. After that and some recognition in honor of National School Board Month, the board quickly was down to work.

    The staff opened with a report on data boards, which are often discussed during meetings, especially those that involve test scores.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: First glance at budget for 2012-13: Grim

    The Shelby County Board of Education received some grim news with the first look at its 2012-13 budget.

    The draft budget, which is a state-mandated review of projected receipts and expenses, was presented at Thursday's meeting and with it came an appeal from Superintendent James Neihof that the board members talk to the county’s leaders in Frankfort about continuing cut costs in education.

    In his report, Neihof said the state needs to get back to the funding level it provided in 2008.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Annexation ordinance not ready for review

    The Shelbyville City Council will have another short agenda this week, but it could be altered.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, the council had just one item to take up, the correction of a clerical mistake on the ordinance that increased the pay scale of the fire fighters.

    "It's just something about the hours that firefighters work, because they work different hours than normal jobs," Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

    The amendment to the ordinance, he said, doesn't change the pay scale for anyone.

  • EMS moves closer to cool new home

    Emergency Services Director Todd Early gave Shelby County Fiscal Court an update Tuesday on progress in EMS’s move into its new headquarters.

    The county last year purchased for $650,000 from Schwan Food Service a 5.5-acre facility at 101 Old 7 Mile Pike, and EMS will relocate this year from the building it has outgrown on Hospital Drive in Shelbyville.

    “The conveyor system has been removed, and the electric doors have been replaced; now we just need to remove the cooler,” he said.