Local News

  • Shelby County Judicial Center opening: A wedding, then pure bliss

    Just the sight of the new judicial center gives Jason and Stevie Ballard a warm, romantic feeling.

    Just as the state-of-the-art facility represents a new era in Shelby County’s history, the structure also provided the perfect backdrop for the Ballards’ new beginning.

    They were the first couple to be married there.

    Stevie Ballard said she wanted to be the first to be married there so badly, she made sure no other couple would beat her and Jason to the altar, or rather, the podium.

  • William Kiser declared competent to stand trial

    A former Shelbyville business owner charged with stealing money from his own employee’s retirement fund has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Jesse Andrew Loving; Felon Loving is on the lam

    A Shelbyville man whose rap (record of arrest) sheet has includedthe attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery is on the lam.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road was to be sentenced Monday on charges in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He was supposed to be sentenced today, but he has escaped,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday.

  • Tractor trailer accident shuts down I-64

    No one was injured when this tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 64 eastbound near Waddy early Tuesday morning, although one pig was killed. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jeremy Younger said the semi, driven by Jeff Frazier, was transporting a load of pigs from Illinois to Tennessee when Frazier fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road and overturned just east of the Waddy-Peytona exit. The interstate was shut down from 3 to 9 a.m., and traffic was detoured to U.S. 60 through Peytona.

  • News briefs: Dec. 21, 2011

    Road crews are ready

    as winter rolls in
    Though no severe weather is in the forecast, with today being the first official day of winter, city, county and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews say they are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

  • Gregory replaces Chuppe a Shelbyville's city attorney

    For the first time since 1996, Shelbyville has a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe served in an emotional and respectful final meeting with the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night, then Mayor Tom Hardesty introduced his replacement.

    Shelbyville resident Steven Gregory, who formerly worked for the FBI and in government roles, will take over at the council’s first meeting on Jan. 5 for Chuppe, who retired because of new demands at his private law practice.

  • UPDATED: Henry couple to face 218 counts each in animal abuse

    EMINENCE – U.S. Marshals have arrested a woman suspected of operating a large puppy mill in rural Campbellsburg.

  • What you need to know about your new judicial center

    What will be in the new Shelby County Judicial Center?

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zoning recall requestnot being considered

    The Triple S Planning Commission has laid out a brief and somber agenda for Tuesday's December meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Stratton Center.

    The commission will review and vote on the budget – of which commissioners received a preview during the November meeting – review the 2010 audit and the only new business will be the potential subdivision of an agricultural plat on Hickory Ridge Road.

  • Montell's new bill would create an 'alert' for missing people with disabilities

    Last fall, when Debi McMurray saw that a young autistic boy was lost in Mercer County, she was heartbroken.

    "I was watching Channel 3, and Dawn Gee said that an Amber Alert couldn't be issued for this child because he wasn't abducted. I thought it covered everything," she said. "I just couldn't believe that the most vulnerable people [those with developmental disabilities] were not covered."

    The news hit McMurray even harder because her son, Chase, 22, is a severe autistic and is non-verbal.