Local News

  • Triple S clears new cell phone towers

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday cleared the way for two new cell phone towers in Shelby County, but not before the public had its say during the meeting.

    The Southville tower, to be built at 6596 Mt. Eden Road, caused the most intrigue from the community, but not much of a protest.

    New Cingular Wireless, the company building the towers, had asked for a 30-foot waiver on the setback from the neighboring property line, building the tower 170 feet from the adjoining property.

    The commission denied the request, saying it wasn't necessary.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 3, 2010

     Woman from Shelby runs

    for lieutenant governor

    A woman who says she was raised in Shelby County is part of an independent campaign for governor in 2011.

  • Council to hear water/sewer updates

    The Shelbyville City Council will have another brief meeting this week, with just two items scheduled on the agenda for Thursday's 6:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

    Tom Doyle, the manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer, will give a report on the state of the department.

    Doyle said he would talk about the status of several projects the water department is currently developing, including the proposed Louisville-to-Frankfort water pipeline.

  • Hornback on the road to ready

    One month ago yesterday Republican Paul Hornback was elected the new State Senator for District 20, and although he won't take office for another month, Hornback has already gotten to work.


    "Every day, every day," he said. "I've been meeting with different folks to learn more about their industry or field so I can understand their wants and needs.


    "I'll meet with any person or group that writes, emails or calls and asks me to come. I want to get to know the district."


  • Woman admits $650K in fake loans

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  • U.S. 60-KY 55: A vexing intersection

    Three weeks have passed since the Shelbyville Bypass opened, and already problems are surfacing with issues relating to the newly paved road.

    Residents have written letters to the newspaper, and businesses are speaking out about what problems they see surrounding the intersection west of Shelbyville where the bypass joins KY 55 and U.S. 60.

    Although people have voiced concerns about a number of things, two problems are uppermost in their minds about what they believe needs to be changed about the intersection.

  • State audit: County Clerk's tag renewal process inappropriate

     A procedural issue with how the Shelby County Clerk’s office collects fees for automobile registrations has failed a state audit and has been referred to the Attorney General’s office for legal review.

    Auditors for State Auditor Crit Luallen said County Clerk Sue Carole Perry’s office has been allowing people who owe delinquent auto taxes to renew their registrations without first paying those taxes, and they say that the frequency of these exchanges was why they turned over the matter to law enforcement.

  • Bad weather predicted for weekend

    Officials are preparing for some inclement weather that is expected to blow in after midnight tonight.

    Shelby County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said his crews are out today, putting down a mixture of salt brine on county roads.

  • It’s time to be deer-leery

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  • News Briefs: Dec. 1, 2010

    I-64 lane, ramp

    closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 office announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 at the bridge over Norfolk Railroad (mile point 27.2) in Shelby County as part of the I-64 widening project.  This lane closure is scheduled from 7 tonight until 6 a.m. Thursday.