Local News

  • Jewish hospital employees lose jobs

    The impact of the nation’s economic recovery was felt keenly in Shelbyville on Thursday when eight employees at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville lost their jobs as part of a significant reduction by the hospital chain.

    Michael Collins, president and CEO of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, said the eight positions are among 500 positions that will be eliminated throughout the Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare system, which includes the local hospital and three in Louisville.

  • Waddy teen pleads not guilty

    A teenager from Waddy pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from an auto accident that killed her best friend.

    Jeana Searcy, 19, appeared in Shelby Circuit Court, charged with reckless homicide in the death of Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

  • EARLIER: Teen charged in wreck that killed her best friend

     A Shelby County teenager has been charged in connection with an auto accident last spring that left her best friend dead just days before their high school graduation.

  • Injured man released from hospital

    A Waddy man injured in a single-vehicle crash on Frankfort Road east of Shelbyville Tuesday afternoon has been released from the hospital.

    Police initially did not know the identity of Marcus Ray, 41, because he had no I.D. on him and was unconscious when officers arrived, Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Meadows said.

    Ray had been airlifted to the University of Louisville Medical Center.

    Meadows said Ray was driving a 1994 Saturn eastbound on Frankfort Road when he ran off the right side of the road.

  • EARLIER: Get ready to be counted


    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office on Friday, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.

  • News Briefs: March 10, 2010

     SCHS accreditation continued

    Shelby County High School will be recommended for continued accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after an extensive internal and external audit.  Accreditation means SCHS is dedicated to continuous improvement and quality in education.


    Animal Shelter’s Bleach Month

  • EARLIER: Jewish Hospital's announcement

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare announced today that due to the continuing economic recession and its impact on healthcare delivery, the organization is implementing a comprehensive expense management plan that will include workforce reduction as well as a variety of other measures.

  • City takes emergency step to extend moratorium

     The Shelbyville City Council took an unusual step Thursday night to maintain its course in revamping the city’s East End.

    Council members passed unanimously an emergency ordinance to extend until Sept. 15 its moratorium on development in that part of Shelbyville – which is the area east from 3rd Street to Mount Eden Road – while they continue to develop, polish and pass the formal processes of getting their long-range plan formally in place.

  • La Grange man still hospitalized after wreck

    A man who was ejected from his car in an accident on La Grange Road Friday morning is still hospitalized at the University of Louisville.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Gene Witt said that Scott A. Lynn, 33, of La Grange was traveling southbound on KY 53, about two miles south of the Oldham County line when his car ran off the road.

  • No Kill expert visiting Shelby

    A "No Kill Kentucky" event will be held Saturday night in the Shelby Christian Church gymnasium, featuring Nathan J. Winograd, author, radio host and founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center.

    Winograd will explain the steps of becoming a "No Kill Kentucky" during an address to animal lovers, humane societies, rescue organizations, animal control officers and the public at 5 p.m. at 2375 Frankfort Road.

    Shelby Christian Church pastor Dave Hamlin said Thursday that at least 300 people had registered to attend.