Local News

  • EARLIER: City Center proposal greeted with open arms


    Extra chairs had to be brought out for last minute seating, and there were still several people standing in the back as more than 100 strong crammed into the Stratton Community Center on Monday night to hear about a potential downtown "City Center.”

    Presenter Leon Mooneyhan said he was pleasantly surprised as he watched the overflow crowd pour in.


    Catalpagreen Subdivision, to be located next to the new Martha Layne Collins High School got its go-ahead from local planners in July.

  • March For Babies won't be held in Shelby

    There will be no March for Babies in Shelby County this year.

    This annual event, which had been scheduled for Oct. 3, fell through this year because of problems on the state level.

    The last couple of years, this event has raised $18,000 to $20,000, which supports programs in the community that help expecting mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies and supports research concerning ill or premature babies.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDDATE: Judicial Center coming along well

    Anyone who travels up and down Main Street on a regular basis can't help but notice that construction on the new Judicial Center has really been coming along lately.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the construction progress has been amazing when one considers how inclement the weather has been this year.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 23, 2009

     Candlelight vigil for Duckett set for Nov. 9


    The family of murder victim James Duckett is holding a candlelight vigil has at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rockbridge United Methodist Church at 5317 Rockbridge Road.

    Duckett, who lived across the street from the church and worked there, was murdered one year ago on that date. His killer remains at large.


    Mooneyhan to address Rotary

  • News Briefs: Oct. 21, 2009


    Hempridge Road closed Saturday

    The Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 714, Hempridge Road, Saturday for drain installation. It will be closed to through traffic near the intersection of KY 53 with KY 44 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

  • Schools' planning committee taking shape

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday night at East Middle School, it will take action on a number of agenda items that aim to get the local planning committee put in place and functioning.

    “This is the committee that is put together of school people as well as parents, community and business people, to establish the next set of the facility plan,” Community Relations Coordinator Duanne Puckett said.

    Those agenda items that will be taken action on include:

  • Triple S approves event center in Simpsonville

    Robert Andrews has long had a dream to build a multipurpose event facility in Shelby County.

    With Triple S Planning Commission's approval of his development plan at Tuesday's special meeting, it seems Simpsonville could be the location where that dream comes true.

    Six months ago Andrews, owner of Elegance, LLC., revealed his goal of building a 15,000-square-foot conference center in Shelbyville, but Tuesday he said the site has changed to Simpsonville to allow for bigger and better things.

  • Attorney General: Triple S violated open meetings law

    The Office of the Attorney General has determined that the Triple S Planning Commission Comprehensive Plan committee did not follow protocol when looking at public feedback for the comprehensive plan because it was done behind closed doors and not in the public’s eye.

    The state’s ruling, dated Oct. 13, asserts that the committee “violated the Open Meetings Act by conducting non-public meetings without notice or minutes when the Committee had been created by official action of the Commission.”

  • Overnight rains no big problems

    Friday dawned wet and rainy in Shelby County, complete with swollen creeks and water pooling in roadways.

    Local officials say the 2.4 inches of water that fell in Shelby County overnight has not troubled residents that much, but if the rain continues, that could be another matter.