Local News

  • News Briefs: Jan.12. 2011

    Meeting, fund established
    to help Pearsons rebuild

    Another organizational meeting to help the Pearson brothers get their home rebuilt will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Fire Station on Alpine Drive. The brothers' home on Henry Clay Street burned down late last month.
    An account has been set up at Commonwealth Bank & Trust in conjunction with Shelby Christian Church. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can make checks payable to Shelby Christian Church with Pearson Brothers Fund in the memo line.

  • School board to honor teachers, hear key reports

    After about a month without a meeting because of the holidays, the Shelby County Board of Education will be back in action Thursday.

    The meeting will kick off early with a reception at 6:30 in honor of National School Board Recognition Month and for the new National Board Certified Teachers.

  • Same house, 2nd fire may be arson

    Officials say they suspect arson could be at the root of a house fire Tuesday morning at a home off Taylorsville Road near Finchville.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said the fire was doubly strange because the same house, located at 755 Heritage Lane, was damaged heavily by fire just last month.

  • Shelby County Schools closed Wednesday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday because of inclement weather, the fourth time this school year there has been cancellation.

    Snow has continued to fall in Shelby County, with about another inch forecast overnight that would be accompanied by strong winds.

    Makeup dates will be discussed at the school board meeting scheduled for Thursday night.

  • Closed schools, slippery spots greet commuters

    Another snowy morning -- albeit lighter snow -- found schools closed for the second consecutive day and some roads dotted with slick spots.

    Small accumulation overnight was enough to render some very slippery areas on side roads and community streets in Shelby County. Interstate 64, U.S. 60 and the county's other primary arteries were clear except for snow blowing across the asphalt.

    Windy conditions were expected to be a big part of today's forecast, with gusts reaching from 20 to 30 mph. More light snow flurries are expected througout the day.

  • KY 53 widening project meeting cancelled

    The public workshop on the KY 53 widening project that was scheduled for Tuesday evening has been cancelled.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the meeting was postponed because of the weather by ENTRAN, the Lexington consulting firm the state is using on the project.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled yet, but Hardesty said ENTRAN officials told him  it would likely be around the first of February.

  • EARLIER: McConnell's addresses terror in Arizona during visit to Shelby

    A scheduled forum for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell with a group of high school students from Shelby County turned into a public address about McConnell's views on the shooting Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others.
    McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator and the Senate Republican Leader, told 18 Young Leaders from both high schools and representatives from several media outlets who gathered at Collins High School that the events in Arizona were "unspeakable."

  • Shelbyville officials excited about KY 53 widening

    The Shelbyville City Council wrapped a brief first-of-the-year meeting Thursday, highlighted by the announcement of a public workshop on the KY 53 widening project.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty announced the workshop in his report near the end of the meeting. The workshop, which was Tuesday, comes on the heels of a meeting with public officials.

    "The state showed us a preliminary layout, and they're ready to get started," Hardesty said.

  • Water main repaired on Midland Trail

    A water main break that limited travel on Midland Trail, in front of Village Plaza, has been repaired.

    According to Shelbyville Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle, the break was repaired abut 3:15 p.m. It had limited traffic to one lane in each direction.

    “It’s a real mess,” Doyle said.

  • EARLIER: Trial in penis amputation case postponed

    A jury trial involving the case of a Shelby County man who says his penis was amputated without his consent has been postponed.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman said that the trial would be rescheduled because of concern that an article in Friday’s Sentinel-News would influence the jury pool.

    “The article’s detailed events of the case would have made it difficult to seat a jury,” he said.