Local News

  • New courthouse moves along, but City Center lags

    Of two public projects that have been under way in downtown Shelbyville – a new judicial center and a proposed entertainment/convention complex – one is coming along very well, the other not so well.

  • EARLIER: Some light at the turn: Intersection plan OKd

    State transportation officials have determined that turn signals should be installed at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55, where the new Shelbyville Bypass recently was opened.

    Andrea Clifford, information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said Tuesday that District 5 engineers plan to recommend the addition of turn arrows for the north- and southbound turn lanes on KY 55 and the eastbound lane on U.S. 60.

  • Page set for first city council meeting

    The Shelbyville City Council will ease into the New Year with a very short agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

    The highlight has the board welcoming new council member Frank Page, who takes over George Best after last November’s election.

    Page said he’s looking forward to his first meeting.

    “I’m ready to see what’s going on in a little more detail,” he said. “I’ve been following things and keeping up-to-date, but this certainly will help me get a little more plugged in.”

  • News Briefs: Dec. 31, 2010

    Atmos ordered to
    pay $31.35 million

    An Edmonson County jury ordered Atmos Energy to pay $31.35 million in damages to a group of landowners and investors who sued the company over royalty payments on its Park City gas project. The ruling came at the end of a 5-week trial in Edmonson Circuit Court.
    A group of seven Edmonson County landowners sued Atmos last year, alleging that the gas utility breached a contract that should have paid one-eighth of total royalties on the project to landowners who held the mineral rights.

  • Operation Care moves to Main Street

    Operation Care, the nonprofit agency that helps the needy, has a new home.

    After years of searching, the agency has purchased and is in the process of moving into the former Coach House facility on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Lisa Napper, manager of Operation Care, says she expects the new facility to be open as soon as next week.
    “We moved our clothing here first,” she said. “We hope to be up and running in the next week or two.”

  • Ticketing for texting starts on Saturday


    Starting Saturday, Kentucky drivers will have to keep their eyes on the road and off their cellular phones.

  • Ford’s changes a boost locally

    Ford Motor Company's retooling of the Louisville Assembly Plant is going to have some spillover into Shelby County.
    When Martinrea International reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers Local 238 last year, management said new programs would be coming.
    It appears that Ford's changes for Louisville are going to be a big part of those new programs.
    Earlier this month, Ford announced plans to retool and expand the Louisville Assembly Plant, which currently makes the Explorer. The changes will move the Explorer production to Chicago.

  • EARLIER: Girl dies in early morning fire

    Sadness has blanketed the community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.
    Less than a week before Christmas, Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.
    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • Community continues to help Browns

    In an outpouring of compassion, Shelby Countians have reached out to help a family that lost their 6-year-old daughter in a fire that left them homeless less than a week before Christmas.

  • Popular Collins student dies in crash

    At a prayer vigil Monday night at First Baptist Church Shelbyville, friends and family of Haley Simpson gathered to share their sorrow of losing someone so young, someone known for an uncommonly kind heart and a giving nature.

    Simpson, 16, a sophomore at Collins High School, died Monday from injuries she received in an auto accident Sunday on I-64 in Indiana that left five others injured.