Local News

  • Mount Eden residents are sore about run down buildings

    Some Mount Eden residents are upset about an unsightly building near the center of town they describe as an eyesore.

    “It reflects badly on the entire town; it gives the impression we just don’t have any pride in our community here,” Jim O’Malley said.

    The building in question is a dilapidated, vacant, 2-story building on the 1200 block of Mount Eden Road just inside the Spencer County line, which divides the small town of 2,172 that encompasses 38 square miles.

  • Police say teen chased woman, shot pellets at car, faces multiple charges

    A Taylorsville teen driving a stolen car has been arrested after chasing another car all the way down Midland Trail in Shelbyville and shooting at it out the window Wednesday night, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Major D. Goodwin said the incident began at Speedway on Midland Trail, when the 17-year-old, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, pulled up beside another car at Speedway at about 11:30 p.m.

    Goodwin said the teen did not know the woman in the other vehicle, and it is not known what prompted the incident.

  • EARLIER: Spencer woman tries false ‘citizens arrest’ of Judge Myles

    TAYLORSVILLE ­­­– A Taylorsville woman who believes she was treated unfairly by Family Court Judge John David Myles unsuccessfully called for the judge's arrest during court July 2 and was removed from the court room.

  • News briefs: July 11, 2012

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  • Titans will return to their home field this season

    It looks like Collins High School’s soccer and football teams finally will be back on their home turf this year – although it may not come by Monday’s deadline for tryouts.

    Contractors have been putting the turf back on the Collins’ multipurpose field during the past several days, and they will begin gluing the seams together possibly as soon as today. The seams are being glued this time instead of stitched, as they were originally, although both are approved instillation methods.

  • Shelby County School Board: Wright Elementary looking for another principal

    District officials and the Wright Elementary Site-Based Decision-Making Council are going to have to scramble to fill the principal’s position at Wright.

    Bethany Groves, who had been an assistant principal in Jacksonville, Fla., was hired in early May, but on Sunday she alerted the district that she was resigning the position, which started on July 1, citing family concerns.

  • Shelbyville City Council: New building inspector takes over

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty announced during Thursday’s meeting of the city council that Barry Edington is the city’s new chief code enforcement officer, taking over for Jeff Tennill who left the position in May.

    Edington, who lives in Bagdad with his family, spent the last eight years as a building inspector with Lexington/Fayette County and the 10 years before that in commercial construction.

    He said he made the move from the construction side to the inspection side at kind of a whim.

  • Burn ban now covers entire county

    Shelby County, under a partial burn ban during last week’s record-breaking heat, on Monday joined the 84 other counties that have enacted county-wide burn bans.

    The last week in June, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd had issued a ban on outdoor burning in his district, which is about half of the county’s 363 square miles. That came following two barn fires in Waddy in addition to a rash of hay and grass fires around the county.

  • Bagdad man killed in brutal accident on I-75

    The community of Bagdad is still reeling in shock from the tragic death of one of its residents in a horrendous accident on Interstate 75 in Laurel County on Saturday – an accident in which a Tennessee man has been charged with vehicular murder.

    Howard “Red” White, 49, was killed when he was struck by a truck driven by Austin T. Meredith, 24, of Sevierville, Tenn.

  • Detention center now housing Henry inmates

    The Shelby County Detention Center has been home to an average of a dozen extra inmates a day from Henry County for the past three months, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    “They were taking them to Carroll County, but Carroll County is full, so they started bringing them here,” he said.

    Waits said he and Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth do not have a formal contract.

    “We don’t have an actual contract right now, but we do have an agreement,” he said.