Local News

  • Dozens of dropped-off cats run loose around Zaring Mill

    Ann Kalmey just can’t stand to see any more lost animals wandering around, or worse, on Zaring Mill Road.

    “If these cats could talk, they’d say, ‘We just want to go home,’” she said. “These are lap cats, not wild cats or outside cats, but lap cats.”

    Kalmey is referring to the latest group of cats to be dumped near her home, out in the country.

    Kalmey said she and her neighbors found a large group of cats in a field near a brush pile to be burned by another farmer.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville sets meeting to vote on pay increases

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday set a special meeting for next week to give formal approval for pay raises for the mayor and commissioners.

    The commission passed a first reading of an ordinance that would raise compensation for Mayor Steve Eden from $400 to $800 per month and for the four commissioners from $250 to $350, the first such raises since April of 2003.

  • News Briefs: April 23, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment drops

  • Events designed for candidates to meet voters

    With the primary election less than a month away, various organizations are stepping forward with events designed to help candidates meet their potential constituents.

    U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson attended a Republican gathering in Shelbyville on Thursday night, and the lineup of events continues tonight with a “Meet Your Candidate” pork chop dinner at the East 60 fire house at 9211 Frankfort Road.

  • Only 2 county jobs to get pay increases

    Magistrates approved only two raises for county employees at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    On the recommendation of County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and the Finance Committee, Finance Officer Karen Blake and Treasurer Paula Webb both received a raise.

    Blake got an increase of $651 per year, and Webb received an increase of $1,431, putting them at $40,651 and $57,431, respectively.

  • News Briefs: April 21, 2010

     Grayson in town Thursday

    Trey Grayson, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, will address the Shelby County Republican Party at its regular gathering Thursday night. The event, at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Community Center, is open to all registered Republicans. For more information, call chairperson Jennifer Decker at 633-4925.

  • Parks department to receive land donation

    Shelby County Parks and Recreation is expected to receive a substantial land donation for a park to be located in western Shelby County.

    The property, belonging to Dr. Roger and Diane Shott of Anchorage, consists of 400 acres and has an indoor riding arena and a stable.

    Plans for the facility include a camp, an outdoor riding arena, a nature center, a handicapped paved trail, restroom and shower house, agricultural area and lots of equestrian/nature trails.


  • State budget crisis may go on

    Gov. Steve Beshear hasn’t set a date for House and Senate members to return for a special session to finish the state’s budget for 2010-2012, and it doesn’t appear he will anytime soon.

    It’s unlikely that Beshear will announce a date before an agreement has been made, to avoid wasting taxpayers’ money.

  • News Briefs: April 16, 2010

     Last day to mail Census

    If you haven’t mailed in your 2010 census questionnaire, today’s your last chance. If you don’t have your form postmarked today, you likely will be visited by a door-to-door census taker in a nonresponse follow-up operation that begins May 1 and continues into July.

  • Surprised Pollett named state's official of the year

    Shelby County Magistrate Hubert Pollett was named Official of the Year by the Kentucky Magistrates And Commissioners Association at a prestigious ceremony Friday in Louisville.

    Pollett was nominated for the honor by fellow magistrate Tony Carriss, who cited many accomplishments during his career as a magistrate, as well as his personal contributions to the community.