Local News

  • CUB donates parcels for downtown project

    The idea of a new downtown convention center has taken a step forward.

    Citizens Union Bank announced the donation of two parcels of land – the two “shotgun” houses at 818 and 820 Washington Street, adjacent to CUB’s branch at 9th and Main  – to the project.

  • Shelby County School Board: School review workshops begin Thursday

    The Shelby County Board of Education will launch three consecutive weeks of meetings with a workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday at Central Office, workshop meetings will follow on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

    In these sessions the board will hear school achievement reports from each individual school, starting with Clear Creek, Heritage, Painted Stone and Simpsonville elementary schools this week.

  • News briefs: Oct. 26, 2011

    Only about one-fourth of voters

    expected to go to polls Nov. 8

    Without a hot race to motivate voters, Kentucky is caught in a political malaise that will drive down turnout on Nov. 8, the state's chief election officer predicted this week.

  • State Treasurer: Candidates promise more efficiency on fewer dollars

    BARDSTOWN – The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky's government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he has created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn't made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • I-64 accident claims Shelby County man

    An accident that shut down Interstate 64 nearly two weeks ago has claimed the life of the son of a family long embraced by Shelby County.

    William A. Goodwin, 23, of Pleasureville died Friday at the University of Louisville Medical Center from injuries he sustained in a crash Oct. 13, Kentucky State Police said Monday afternoon.

    He was a 2007 graduate of Shelby County High School and a member of the Catholic Church of the Annunciation and was attending Jefferson Community and Technical College at the Shelby County Campus.

  • Purnell, old Ralph’s get zone changes

    Two zone changes were given a stamp of approval Tuesday night by the Triple S Planning Commission that, if passed by Shelby County Fiscal Court, would allow two long-standing businesses on opposite ends of the county to continue to grow.

    The first changed a parcel from commercial to light industrial for Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville. The company plans to build an addition onto its plant at 6931 Shelbyville Road.

  • Montell seeks to crack down on illegal aid

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) is taking dead aim at employers who hire people in the country illegally.

    Montell this week prefiled a bill that he said he hopes will reduce the number of employees who are in Shelby County illegally by putting more restrictions – and potential penalties – for those who do the hiring.

    Montell announced Wednesday that he will introduce BR 58 at the 2012 legislative session that would require all employers with more than 11 workers to use E-Verify, a system that checks Social Security numbers for authenticity.

  • Shelbyville sued for injury, employment

    Two lawsuits have been filed against the City of Shelbyville, one involving an injury and the other by a police officer who says he has been treated unfairly by the department.

    Richard Babiarz, a former police sergeant who is now a patrolman, filed suit Oct. 10 against the city, Mayor Tom Hardesty and the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Democratic Bus Tour comes to Shelby Thursday

    Instead of stumping to a crowd of people strolling through Veterans’ Park on a lazy autumn afternoon, a bus full of Democratic candidates seeking statewide office ended up making their platform in the basement of the Shelby County Courthouse, out of the rain and gusting wind.

    A small crowd of about 25 people crowded into the hallway outside the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon, and most of them were candidates and courthouse employees. Maybe half of them were from the public, including Democratic magistrates Tony Carriss and Hubie Pollett.

  • News briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Georgetown pursuing

    veterans museum