Local News

  • SPD officer Gentry settles case with Oldham County

    Oldham County government has reached a settlement with Shelbyville Police Sgt. Bruce Gentry, who a jury awarded $600,000 for his discrimination suit against the county's police department.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 11, 2011

    Joint Project Graduation
    scheduled for SCHS, Collins

    The 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools will have a joint Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 11 (date pending more snow days).
    Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors, to provide a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free.
    Volunteers are needed for 2-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food between the hours of 11 p.m.-5 a.m.

  • Patients in Shelby now down to 1 MRI option

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville already has started making changes at its Stonecrest Diagnostic Imaging, formally known as Diagnostic Imaging Shelbyville.

    On Wednesday, just two days after a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine was installed at the hospital to replace a 5-year-old one that had broken, workers removed the MRI from Stonecrest to  transfer it to another facility owned by Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare.

  • SCHS captures academic district

    The split to two high schools hasn’t impaired the ability of Shelby County’s academic teams.

    Shelby County High School won the Governor’s Cup district competition on Jan. 29 at Henry County High School with two first-place team finishes and four individual top finishes, and Collins added another individual first-place finish.

  • Craig to go to court next Friday

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    A long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville charged with stealing thousands of dollars from her employer will be heading back to court Friday.

  • Woman poisoned by gas improving

    A Shelby County woman hospitalized for two weeks  after being overcome by carbon monoxide, is beginning to show signs of recovery.

    Jennifer Lewis, 35, who was discovered unconscious along with four family members at her home on Beech Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision on Jan. 27, remains unconscious at Jewish Hospital Louisville, Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said, but family members are expressing more hope in recent days.

  • Animal groups unite for fund raising event

    The groups that support animal care in Shelby County are getting together Saturday for their first joint fundraiser, and those animals may be getting a big boost.

    Only a handful of tickets remain for Monarchs, Mutts and Meows at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, which will benefit five groups that support the no-kill efforts in Shelby County.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 9, 2011

    Survey says Kentuckians
    support rights for gays

    Some 83 percent of Kentuckians say gay people should be protected from discrimination in the workplace, in housing and in public places such as restaurants, according to a survey released Monday by the statewide Fairness Coalition. That is an increase of 18 percentage points since 2004, when a similar survey was conducted.

  • Board will close out Heritage sewer issue

    The Shelby County Board of Education will close out a big project at its regular meeting on Thursday, but it's not Collins High School yet.

    The board will consider approval of closing the Sewage Treatment Plant Replacement project at Heritage Elementary during their meeting at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary.

    The process started about a year-and-a-half ago when it was found that the maintenance and upkeep of the old treatment plant was going to cost more than a new one. The old plant had been moved to Heritage from Wright Elementary.

  • Census will bring changes