Local News

  • EARLIER: State OKs incentives to boost Martinrea

    State economic development officials on Tuesday gave the stamp of approval to a multimillion-dollar upgrade at Martinrea Heavy Stamping that will bring 150 new jobs to  Shelbyville.

  • Atmos outage caused by a simple 'mistake'

    A mistakenly closed valve caused hundreds of Atmos gas customers in Shelbyville to lose service on that frigid night in December.

  • Martinrea expansion to add 150 jobs

    FRANKFORT  -- Martinrea Heavy Stamping in Shelbyville will add 150 jobs as part of its restructuring to build parts for the new Ford Escape model that will be built in Louisville.
    The Kentucky State Economic Finance Authority approved Thursday $3 million in incentives for the project, which will cost $12 million.
    The jobs, which will bring employment to the plant to approximately 215, will pay an average of $25 per hour.

  • Winter weather causes mild havoc in Shelby

    Some winter weather that blew into town Tuesday night caused a mild disruption in Shelby County; schools were called off and a tractor trailer slid off the road on the interstate.

    No details are available yet on the accident, which happened shortly before midnight on I-64 east bound at the 34 mile marker.

    Emergency Management Agency officials say there have been no power outages  that they are aware of.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 26, 2011

    Kentucky unemployment
    highest rate since May

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate increased to 10.3 percent in December 2010 from a revised 10.2 percent in November 2010, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The December 2010 jobless rate is .3 of a percentage point lower than the 10.6 percent rate recorded in December 2009  but is the highest rate since May 2010, when it was 10.4 percent.

  • EARLIER: Group to fight city on sidewalk law

    Several property owners and city residents will test a Shelbyville city ordinance that requires landowners to repair sidewalks in what ultimately could be a landmark case.

    No ordinance similar to this one has been tested in court, according to both the Shelbyville City Attorney Frank Chuppe and the three lawyers - Vic Brizendine, Gilmore Dutton and Austin Hays - that have rallied the group.

  • Shelbyville gives 1st OK to rate bump

    The Shelbyville City Council got back in action Monday with a special called meeting to replace last Thursday's meeting that was cancelled because of weather.

    A short agenda didn't lack punch, though.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle received approval on first reading for a 3.85 percent increase in water and sewer charges.

    The board will have a second reading at the next meeting on Feb. 3.

    Doyle brought several board members and employees with him to the meeting, but the increase was not really questioned.

  • Friday night's games called off

    Tonight's basketball games involving Collins and Shelby County high schools have been called off due to the snow and road conditions.

    However the Titans' boy-girl doubleheader at Oldham County scheduled for tonight has been moved to tomorrow night. The boys' game will be at 6 p.m. with the girls' game to follow at 7:30 p.m. And because of that tomorrow's Highlands at Collins girls' game has been postponed until Feb. 5. 

  • EARLIER: Aqua Shores homeowner says neighbors didn't get permits

    Darrell Taylor had a beef to pick with the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday.

    Taylor, who lives at 831 Bass Lane, is upset that he had to pay for a permit for a deck he had built when he said his neighbors had built decks and made additions to their homes without getting, or paying for, permits.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 21. 2011

    City Council
    meeting rescheduled

    Thursday's meeting of the Shelbyville City Council has been postponed because of the winter storm.
    "We just wanted to err on the side of safety," Mayor Tom Hardesty said.
    The council now will have a special called meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
    On the agenda is a request from Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer for a rate increase of 3.85 percent and a presentation of the 2009-2010 audit.

    Masonic Home postpones celebration