Local News

  • News Briefs: Sept. 3, 2010

    Holiday closings

  • I-64 westbound to be closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office has announced the temporary closure of the left lane on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 45 and 46.  The lane closure is scheduled for tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and will allow for bridge deck repairs.

     The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Building a new school Part 2I: Diverse schools are absent of diverse leaders

     When Shelby County Public Schools redistricted to split the population before opening Martha Layne Collins High School, the goal was simple: have both schools mirror the county’s population.

  • Former Shelbyville man arrested for murder of girlfriend

    An Anderson County man, formerly of Shelbyville, has been arrested and charged with murder of his girlfriend, whose name is expected to be released later today.

    Gary Bancroft, 33, was arrested after police found the body of his girlfriend, also 33, in a container at their residence on Bardstown Road.

    Kentucky State Police said the murder is thought to be related to domestic violence.

  • Calipari to make first Shelby visit
  • McConnell addresses chamber on a variety of issues


  • Clark Station Road residents wary of development plan

    A 3-mile stretch of road elicited a long discussion during Tuesday's Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Residents of Clark Station Road, which connects KY 148 (Fisherville Road) to Buck Creek Road just north of Finchville, came out to protest the preliminary plat request for Equestrian Lakes North, saying the road is too narrow for the added traffic.

    The vote was tabled at the request of Rob Gartman, the project manager for Kentucky Plum Creek Properties, which owns the land.

  • Hi Point bills coming soon from city

    Homeowners in Hi Point subdivision phase 1 will get an extra bill for $1,690.51 in the mail soon.

    The City of Shelbyville held the first reading of the Clear Creek Subdivision bond assessment, which levies bond payments from those 53 homeowners.

    The bond was issued in 1993 by the developer, and the city agreed to be the bond collector when it was issued.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 1, 2010

    Road projects continue

    Construction delays are expected on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson/Shelby County line and the Simpsonville exit (mile points 23.2 to 28.1) because of roadway widening. Shutdowns of the eastbound and westbound lanes at Simpsonville for the demolition of the Buck Creek Road overpass were expected to end this morning.

    Several other resurfacing projects are under way in Shelby County this week. The are:

  • I-64 closure at Simpsonville delayed until Monday

    If you’re planning to head west of Shelbyville on Interstate 64 Monday or Tuesday nights, you might need to allow a little more time.

    That shutdown of I-64 at the Simpsonville exit to allow the demolition of the Buck Creek Road (KY 1848) overpass, originally scheduled for tonight and Friday night, won’t begin until 7 p.m. Monday.