Local News

  • Police searching for missing woman

    Local law enforcement and fire departments have sent out search teams in an attempt to locate a missing woman. They are asking anyone with information about this woman's whereabouts to call Shelby County Dispatch at 502-633-2323 or the Shelby County Police Department at 502-633-2336.

    The woman, Maxine Ethington, was last seen on Sunday, May 25, at about 8 p.m. She was driving a 2000 Grey or Silver Buick Sentry with Kentucky license 186BLY. The vehicle may have an old plate attached, KY 495-JYT and may possibly have damage to the left side of the car which has only three hubcaps.

  • Johns and Miller receive Earth Day award for park

    Monday wasn't earth-shattering, but it was still anything but routine for Clarence Miller and Sara Johns, who received an award recognizing them for outstanding environmental contributions.

  • Local business holding fundraiser for animals

    Patrons of Metzger's Country Store have responded enthusiastically to the store's new charitable campaign for animals, the owner said.

    Charlie Metzger said that his new promotion, called "Round Up," has collected about $400 so far to be used to benefit the Shelby County Humane Society and The Woodstock Foundation.

    When customers make a purchase, they are asked if they would like to "round up" their bill to the nearest dollar amount. The change is then used for the nonprofit organization being promoted, which will change periodically, Metzger said.

  • Triple S approves ag divisions

    At the Triple S Planning and Zoning meeting Tuesday, the board:

    * approved a final PUD request for mini storage on Aristocrat Court in Simpsonville.

    * Approved an amended agricultural division request from Ellis and Lyndia Lutes at 9206 Cropper Rd.

    * Approved a minor plat request from Gilbert Abbot at 6406 Zaring Mill Rd.

    * Approved a development plan request from Steve Shelton for an ice vending machine at Governor Square Shopping Center on Frankfort Road and Mt. Eden Road.

  • Edelson to leave Extension

    When Brittany Edelson came to the county 10 years ago, fresh out of college, she said the farming community here readily accepted her.

    But the farmers are having a harder time letting her go.

    "I've had grown men crying this week," Edelson said.

    Edelson, Extension agent for agriculture, will leave that post June 9 to work as an agronomist for Philip Morris International, based in Richmond, Va. Edelson and her daughter, Rayah, 3, will continue to live here in Shelbyville.

  • Rolling Thunder visits Waddy

    When 300 motorcycles rumbled into Waddy on Wednesday, the bikers received a warm greeting as they gathered at the Flying J truckstop to refuel.

    The group, Rolling Thunder, was making its annual journey from California to Washington, D.C. to pay homage to American veterans at the Vietnam War Memorial at the nation's capital. Known simply as "The Wall," the monument, erected in Constitution Gardens in 1982, contains the names of all the veterans who served in Vietnam.

  • History events on tap

    Kids interested in history will have ample opportunity to enjoy themselves in the coming weeks.

    This summer the Shelby County Historical Society has planned three family history days and a three-day history camp for local children. Organizers hope the events will be both educational and fun.

    All of the events will take place at the Heritage Welcome Center near Seventh and Main Street in Shelbyville (beside the First Presbyterian Church) and are free to the public.

  • Lifebridge teaches kids humane animal treatment

    "Even though we're born with the ability to be compassionate and to empathize, to really put those words into action we have to be taught," said Teresa Bottom, chair of the board of Lifebridge for Animals.

    The organization is celebrating its first year of teaching children to be kind to animals and help control the animal population.

  • Schools may save $1 million on construction

    Because of lower-than-expected construction costs, the Shelby County Public School system estimates that it will save over $1 million on six upcoming building projects.

    District officials estimated they would be shelling out $3.2 million dollars this summer to complete the construction of several local projects. However, when the district received all of the construction bids on the projects, they came in at just over $2.1 million. That's a total estimated savings of $1.04 million.

  • Memorial Day ceremony to be held Monday

    Next Monday, the nation will once again take time out to honor its veterans, a tradition that America has observed for 140 years.

    Memorial Day ceremonies will take place at Grove Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m., beginning with a welcome by Col. Roger C. Green Jr., Army (ret.), post commander of VFW Post 1179.

    After Jim Morris of Post 1179 delivers the invocation, the speaker will be Col. Ron Turner, an Iraqi war veteran and currently the chief of staff of the Kentucky National Guard.

    The placing of the wreath will follow his speech.