Local News

  • ‘Road rage’ cited in death on I-64

    Law enforcement officials continue to search for the cause of an accident on Interstate 64 that killed a Waddy man just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Matthew Hensley, 34, of Waddy was left dead at the scene after his 1998 Ford Explorer flipped several times and ejected him just east of Exit 32 in Shelbyville.

    According to witnesses, Hensley allegedly was engaged in a “road rage” altercation with another eastbound driver in a red pickup truck.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 11, 2011

    Mobile app provides parents with info on the go

  • Blackburn escapees are suspects in Finchville burglary

    Police are still searching for two men who escaped from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County on Oct. 2.

    Shelby County Sheriff Detective Jason Rice said Tuesday that the pair are suspected in a burglary that occurred last Wednesday at a residence on Fisherville Road in Finchville.

    He added that although there’s a strong possibility the pair have left the area, that it’s not a certainty, so he is urging people to remain on the lookout for them.

  • News briefs: Oct. 7, 2011

    Bridge on Benson needs

    repairs, to be limited

    A bridge on Benson Road is about to have a new load limit and lane restrictions because it has some shown some deterioration.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday it would limit the bridge over North Benson Creek, at Mile Marker 9.73 on KY 1779 to 15-ton loads.

    In addition, the roadway is being reduced to one lane on the bridge to restrict loads on the upstream side beams.

  • County buys property to merge waste facilities

    The Shelby County Convenience Center may become more convenient for Shelbyville residents.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District, listed on county tax bills as the landfill, spent nearly $655,000 last month on a little more than 25 acres on Windhurst Way, a parcel that is across from Ryerson Inc. at 920 Old Brunerstown Road.

    Director of Solid Waste Russell Thomas said Thursday that the new location will provide room to combine the two locations - the 7th Street Recycling Center and the Shelby County Convenience Center in Waddy - plus leave room for growth.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Elementary fails NCLB growth model

    After reading reports of increased scores and improvement across the board for the district in the Kentucky Core Content Tests, parents of students at Simpsonville Elementary School may have been surprised this week by what they read in a letter they received from the school.

    By only meeting nine of 10 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals this year and hitting only 10 of 12 in 2010, Simpsonville missed meeting the federal government's No Child Left Behind AYP goals two years in row, which means the school falls into the School Improvement Plan, Year 1 category.

  • Shelby woman gets diversion for embezzling

    A Shelby County woman sentenced in September in Jefferson Circuit Court to 5 years in prison for embezzling more than $70,000 from her employer will not have to serve any time.

    Andrea Nicole Murphy, 31, of 30 Lees Court in Shelbyville pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to fraudulent use of a credit card, theft by deception and misuse of electronic information.

  • New district lines get final approval from fiscal court

    Shelby County Fiscal Court rejected a zone change to allow a recyling facility to open on  Kentucky Street, but magistrates also addressed during their meeting Tuesday the new districts that they will serve starting in 2012.

    Those new magisterial district boundaries, redefined this past summer because of the 2010 census, are a done deal with the passing of a second reading of an ordinance that specified the changes.

  • Shelby woman hopes to raise enough money to regain her sight

    Savannah Sanders is much like other 21-year-olds, with many of the same hopes, fears and dreams.

    Except for one.

    She wishes fervently to be able to see the faces of her loved ones again someday soon.

    Blinded in a childhood accident 11 years ago and enveloped in darkness for past decade.

    But Sanders’ dream could become a reality, with a community-wide event scheduled this weekend to help raise money to pay for her corrective surgery.

  • Special judge named in Ethington case

    The appointment of a special judge in the case against the owners of Ethington Auto was confirmed Thursday at a hearing in Shelby District Court, in which yet anther date was set for a disposition hearing in the case.

    Special Judge Matthew Eckert, formerly of Jefferson County, will preside over the case because Shelby’s district judges had recused themselves because they know Ethington personally and one of them goes to church with him, Ethington’s attorney said Sam Carl.