Local News

  • Shelbyville woman named to state board

    Ann-Lynn Ellerkamp of Shelbyville has been appointed to the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).

    “I was very pleased with the appointment,” she said. “I feel like the advisory council was pleased because of my background in special education.”

    For 27 years she taught special education in the Jefferson County Public School System. She also spent nine years as Head Teacher at the Cardinal Treatment Center and Audubon Youth Development Center in Louisville.

  • Semi overturns on interstate

    A semi-tractor-trailer overturned on the interstate Thursday morning just prior to the Jefferson/Shelby County line.

    The accident happened just after 9 a.m. when the rig left the roadway, traveling east on I-64.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley said he did not any information he could release on the accident, except that the driver of the truck was not injured.

    No other information is known at this time, other than the accident did not involved other vehicles. It is not known what caused the driver to run off the road.

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  • Photos from readers on the winter storm
  • EARLIER: First ice, then snow pound county

    The winter storm that bore into Kentucky from the North and West pounded Shelby County mercilessly Tuesday and early Wednesday.

  • Readers offer their scenes from the winter storm
  • Sharing inauguration history

    Simpsonville Elementary students and many of their parents packed into the school’s dimly lit gym Tuesday to watch history unfold.

    There were spatters of applause throughout the inauguration ceremony, but none greater than when Barack Obama was pronounced the 44th President of the United States.

  • ‘Simpsonville Slaughter’ memorial ceremony set for Sunday

    A ceremony will be held Sunday to remember the "Simpsonville Slaughter" of 1865, when a group from the Colored Calvary were brutally slain near the spot just west of Simpsonville, where the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center now stands.

  • Road employees earn new certifications

    Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger announced recently that seven county road department employees have been recognized by the University of Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet upon their completion of the Roads Scholar and Master Scholar Training Program.

    This voluntary training series provides local and state government employees with information on properly maintaining local streets and roads.

  • The Inauguration: ‘I was there’

    Like most Americans, I watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office via TV screen.

    But instead of sitting on a sofa or standing around with co-workers in the break room, I stood shivering, shoulder to shoulder with a throng of total strangers just seven blocks away from where Obama placed his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and became the first African-American President of the United States of America.