Local News

  • City council hears snow removal plans

    After canceling its meeting for Nov. 4 because of a lack of agenda items, the Shelbyville City Council undertook a short agenda on Thursday.


    And even though temperatures have been in the mid-70s this week, a primary topic was the city's preparations for the inclement weather sure to come this winter.


    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell provided the council with a copy of the department’s winter plan, which includes the snow and ice removal schedule.


  • Simpsonville looks to clear streets before snow


  • EARLIER: Shelby Energy customers: We aren’t getting answers


    Shelby Energy Cooperative continues to draw the ire of several long-time customers who primarily are concerned with the company’s board of directors and how it functions.

    Shelby County residents Albert Moffett and Dr. Carlen Pippin have become the unofficial spokesmen for a group of customers that want to see more transparency from the board, including published agendas and minutes from the board’s meetings.

  • Finchville man dies when car strikes truck

    A Finchville man was killed Monday morning when the car he was driving smashed into a concrete truck on Mount Washington Road in Spencer County.

    Samuel C. Wantye, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of Mount Washington and KY 1633.

  • New weather station placed in Shelby

    If you want to know immediate details about the weather conditions in Shelby County, you’re about to have a new way of finding out.

    The Kentucky Mesonet, which gathers weather data from a network of monitoring stations around the state, is installing a new station in Shelby County, on the Tucker Farm on Clark Station Road near Finchville.

  • Tag-renewal procedure fails state audit, referred to AG

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  • Bagdad woman killed in crash

    Arcelia Pena Lemus, 44, of Bagdad, was killed Friday morning in a car crash on Elmburg Road.

    The accident occurred as Lemus was on the way home from her job at the McDonald’s at Love’s Truck Stop, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice.

    Lemus ran off the road, flipping her car. Rice said she was not wearing a seat belt, and sustained fatal injuries when she was ejected from her car.

    He does not think drugs, alcohol nor speed were factors, and cites driver inattention as the reason for the single vehicle crash.

  • SPD: No more live ammo at firing range near schools

    The Shelbyville City Council learned at its meeting Thursday about a decision that potentially makes things safer for our area’s school children.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte informed the council that the police department has not been using the outside firing range, located between Southside and Clear Creek elementary schools this year.

  • Shelby's retailers expect jollier holiday sales season

    Some retailers in Shelby County are banking that a modest rebound in the nation’s economy will translate into a more prosperous holiday shopping season.

    The traditional day-after-Thanksgiving jumpstart to the annual big buying campaign kicked off early this morning for many local businesses, with many carrying extra inventory in anticipation of a strong retail showing.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 26, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment

    falls to 7.8% in October

    Shelby County’s unemployment fell nearly half a point in October, dropping below the 8 percent level for the first time in two years, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported Wednesday.