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

Local News

  • Diploma program showing results

    Shelby County Board of Education meetings are rarely as crowded and as uplifting as Thursday’s edition.

    The boardroom at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville, was packed with smiling faces despite the looming budget discussion that was on the agenda.

    But before the board and administration could get knee deep in figures they were presented with an early graduation candidate, one that has shown as much or more perseverance than those that will line up at Shelby County and Collins high schools this coming weekend.

  • Shelbyville plugging spot with help from county, state

    The city of Shelbyville has been forced to stop inspecting new construction after former Building Inspector and Chief Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Tennill left his position.

    Tennill recently had missed work for a few long stretches of time because of illness, and he could not be reached for comment.

    The empty position leaves the city without a building inspector, but Darrell Willard has remained as the city’s code enforcement officer, dealing with local code enforcement.

  • Firefighters gearing up for Crusade for Children

    Even with the economy not yet back up to par, fire departments around Shelby County are hoping that the community will remember the children as firefighters continue their collection efforts this week for the 59th WHAS Crusade for Children.

    “We began our collection efforts in Cropper [last week], and we will be continuing in our other areas Wednesday and Thursday,” Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said.

  • 2-car crash claims unborn baby on KY 44

    A pregnant Taylorsville woman was severely injured and her unborn baby killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening on KY 44.

    Cortney Stump, 21, of Taylorsville was a passenger in a Dodge Ram pickup truck operated by Alex T. Franklin, 19, of Waddy, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    The Dodge failed to negotiate a curve approximately 2.7 miles west of Taylorsville on KY 44, crossed the center line and struck a Chevy Suburban head-on, the news release said. The Dodge was traveling west; the Suburban was traveling east.

  • Teen injured on railroad track

    A teen who was injured on a railroad track shortly before midnight Sunday night has been charged with criminal trespass for being on the track, illegally, police said.

    Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin said the teen, 17 years old, was walking along the tracks on Bailey Avenune when he fell and hit his head. He was taken to the hospital and treated for the injury.

    The police report, made out by officer Jeff McClellan, said that the teen was intoxicated.

    The track belongs to Norfolk Southern Railroads.

     

  • Halls in top 10% of voting

    The Hall family still has hope to win a new van through Mobility Awareness Month.

    Margaret Hall’s 14-year-old son Glenn was born with a rare chromosomal disease, partial trisomy 6Q, that has left him confined to a wheelchair.

    Since she can’t afford a van, Hall entered her son’s story into a national contest in which the top three vote-getters will receive a fully-customized 2012 wheelchair-accessible van.

  • SCHS students net nearly $1 million

    Mired in state testing and final exams, Shelby County High School students and their families were able to take some time to celebrate on Wednesday.

    SCHS students reported 28 scholarships, totaling nearly $1 million, and more are expected to be divulged in the final week of school.

    About 75 students filled the front of the SCHS Theater and took turns being recognized for their hard work and preparation for the next stage of their lives.

  • EARLIIER: Case is back on in huge pot bust in Southville

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and inexplicably set free by federal authorities has been indicted again on those same charges.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds.

  • Memorial Day celebration set for Grove Hill

    The spirit of patriotism will abound again this year when Shelby County celebrates Memorial Day.

    Memorial Day festivities will begin at Grove Hill Cemetery with a walking tour that will start from the chapel at 9:30 a.m. and take in some monuments of those who served in the armed forces, will be hosted by Friends of Grove Hill. Some of those deceased veterans served in the Revolutionary War.

    After the tour, led by historian Mike Harrod, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1179 will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at the chapel.

  • Election 2012: And now it’s on to Round 2 in November

    After having a higher voter turnout than expected in Shelby County – at 19 percent – political leaders in Shelby say they will soon be gearing up for the fall election.

    “We’ll start seeing some activity in the next couple of weeks because the state Democratic Convention is the first week in June,”  Shelby County Democratic Chair Fielding Ballard III said.

    “So I expect things will start hopping around that time.”