Local News

  • Downtown cleanup back in full swing

    "I just don't understand why people would throw all this trash down in their own neighborhood," said Chasity Flores, glancing down the railroad tracks at litter as far as the eye can see.

    All this week Flores and seven others from the Shelby County Drug Court program have been participating in the state's 12th annual Commonwealth Cleanup Week.

  • News Briefs: March 24, 2010

    Shelby schools place in cup competition

  • School board to set goals, daycare program Thursday

    At its meeting on March 11, the Shelby County Board of Education held a working session to discuss and learn more about the proposed Board Goals for the 2010-2011 school year.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the board will decide if the goals presented by Superintendent James Neihof are solid enough. The board  also will discuss and vote on the district’s after-school care program for next year.

    Neihof’s goals follow the district’s 5 Main Things program of Curriculum, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning Community, Intervention and Enrichment.

  • Farm Bureau will host State Senate candidates

    The Shelby County Farm Bureau will kick off the local political season Tuesday.

    The Farm Bureau will welcome the four candidates running for the 20th District Senate seat, occupied by the retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville), at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The district covers Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.

  • Wade stepping down at CUB


    Citizens Union Bank announced today that Billie Wade, its CEO since 1991, will retire from that position and as a member of the bank's board of directors, effective Friday.

    The bank had been under review by both the state and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for what bank officials have said was a series of problem loans.

  • Census participation helps Shelby's funds

    Sometime this month you will receive your questionnaire for the 2010 census, and in that form you will hold more power than you realize.

    If you want Shelby County to have more of a presence in national politics and receive more federal tax dollars, all you have to do is fill out the form and return it.

  • Woman dead from Friday's crash

    A Louisville woman was fatally injured Friday morning in a three-car collision on the interstate in Shelbyville that left another woman in critical condition.

  • Bank robbery suspect still at large

    Police said Monday they are still searching for a man who robbed a branch of Commonwealth Bank just after it opened Thursday morning.

    "Our investigation is continuing, but he is still at large at this time," said Maj. D. Goodwin.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that shortly after 9 a.m., the man walked into the lobby of the bank, located at 1502 Mount Eden Road, and demanded money.

    "He walked up to the teller and demanded money," Schutte said, adding that the man implied he had a weapon, but did not pull one out.

  • News Briefs: March 19, 2010


    Shelby’s unemployment

    at 10.4 percent in January

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose by nearly a point in January, based on information released Thursday by to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Simpsonville implements zoning plan

    Simpsonville commissioners didn’t take long to perform the city’s business Tuesday night.

    In a 20-minute meeting, they gave final approval to an ordinance placing properties along U.S. 60 under the city’s new Village Center Form District. The ordinance will be published and become official as soon as today.