Local News

  • Breathitt woman killed on U.S. 60

    A state employee traveling through Shelby County on her way to a work site in Carroll County was killed Tuesday morning in an auto accident near the Franklin County line, officials say.
    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Martha A. White, 44, of Wolf

    Cove in Breathitt County was killed when the car she was driving was hit in the passenger side by a garbage truck at the intersection of KY 395 and U.S. 60.

  • Two families left homeless by fires within 24 hours

    Two Shelbyville families have lost their homes to fires within a 24-hour period, one on Sunday morning and the other on Monday morning, fire officials say.

    In Sunday’s blaze at Marshall’s Terrace, a woman received burns while rescuing her 3-year old from the blaze, Shelbyville Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

    “She was cuddling the child in her arms to get through the flames,” he said.

  • Tuesday is deadline to register to vote

    The Shelby County Clerk’s office urges people to remember that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is Tuesday.

    The clerk’s office will accept voter registration cards until close of business, at 4:30 p.m., and mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said.

    She explained the process of voting absentee.

  • EARLIER: Hunters Pointe residents hire lawyer for outlet mall situation

    The Triple S Planning Commission’s consideration this month of a proposed outlet mall for the south side of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville may be a little different public hearing than the first.

    Steve Porter, a Louisville-based real estate attorney, has been hired by the Hunters Pointe subdivision homeowners association to represent its interests around the development.

  • Road supervisor to make parking decisions

    The Shelby County road supervisor now has the authority to restrict parking on some streets and roads in Shelby County, but he says he has no particular neighbor targeted.

    “At this time, I do not have any plans for that, but that could change, especially as it gets closer to winter,” Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court passed on second reading Tuesday night an ordinance granting Henry the authority to establish no stopping, time-limit parking or no-parking zones on county roads, and even in some subdivisions.

  • Animal groups get donation to fund free spay/neuter clinics

    Shelby County Humane Society officials say they are thrilled with a $10,000 private donation that will allow them to offer free spaying and neutering clinics for pets whose owners need assistance.

    “We are reaching out to people who can’t afford to have their pets altered,” said Mark Smith, who is on the humane society’s board of directors. “We are able to offer free spay and neutering at no cost because the cost is being picked up this generous gift.”

  • News briefs: Oct. 5, 2012

    Tuesday is deadline to register to vote

    The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election is next Tuesday.

    The Shelby County Clerk’s office will accept voter registration cards until close of business on that date, and mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by that date.

  • Cemetery support group expands Web site

    The group that tries to preserve an important part of Shelby County’s history is trying to improve its presence in new media.

    Friends of Grove Hill, a non-profit support group for Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, have spiffed up its Web site to draw greater attention to those who are interred in the cemetery and those who help to preserve it and offer new tools to those who are interested in the cemetery and its history.

  • Election 2012: Simpsonville City Commission: Cary Vowels

    Cary Vowels who has survived at least one rocky election to be a Simpsonville city commissioner for 10 years, wants to give the job two more years.

    Vowels filed for re-election to the commission, where he has overseen the finance and parks committees.

    Vowels is one of five candidates for the four spots on the commission, to which he was elected in 2002. Elections are non-partisan and are held every two years, with the mayor elected to a 4-year term.

  • State finally OKs Simpsonville sidewalk plans

    SIMPSONVILLE – An otherwise moribund meeting Tuesday night of the Simpsonville City Commission – the only one that will be held this month – received a last-minute jolt of enthusiasm when Mayor Steve Eden and City Administrator David Eaton revealed that the long-state-shanghaied Village Center Sidewalk Project finally had received approval.