Local News

  • Man beaten in jail sues Shelby County

    A Spencer County man has filed suit against a former deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center alleging that he ordered inmates to beat him when he was incarcerated last November on a shoplifting charge.

    The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court Eastern Division in Frankfort by Joshua Reece, says William Anthony Carey, ordered other inmates to savagely beat Reece because he had had a former relationship with his wife.

  • Shelby County School Board – Collins’ presents Titan Innovations

    School board members Thursday enjoyed a special presentation from students at Collins High School participating in the 3PT (path, place, pace and time) learning model.  Five students in the program, in various grade levels, shared their experience with the new learning model and each voiced their approval.

    Students informed board members that Collins’ model, titled Titan Innovations, provided them with the flexibility, personalization, support and ownership of learning that they desired in their education.

  • Turning the page

    Simpsonville Elementary School opened its doors Monday evening to show off its newly renovated media space.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, along with Simpsonville Elementary Principal Jill Tingle, Assistant Principal Adam Hicks, Library Media Specialist Karen Falkenstine, and Clifford the Big Red Dog, using a giant pair of scissors, cut the ceremonial green ribbon and opened the building up to students and family members for a special literacy night filled with activities, games and snacks. 

  • Wet dry vote passes in Shelby

    A special election Tuesday to allow packaged alcohol sales in Shelby County passed by a great margin, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that 2,269 people voted in favor and 802 people voted against the issue.

    "I expected it to pass, and it did," she said.

    Perry said there were no problems during the election except for one problem with a voting machine in the Cropper precinct, which was quickly repaired.

  • County still working on broadband possibilities

    A committee established by the Shelby County Fiscal Court to study broadband internet options is still working on that issue, magistrates said Tuesday night.

    "We do have some updated information on broadband with the contracts that we worked on," he said.

  • Shelby collection included in Frazier exhibit

    Don Farabee had a dream he was never able to achieve in his lifetime, but now, six years after his death, a part of his vision has come true.

    Farabee had an extensive collection of tobacco memorabilia that he had collected over several years while he was executive vice president of the Western District Tobacco Warehouse and now two of those items are on prominent display at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

    “I’m very proud,” said his wife, Sarabeth Farabee.

  • Equine behaviorists come to Shelby

    Now may be your chance to gain some insight into the mentality of the horse, with an upcoming symposium featuring two leading experts in the field of equine behavior.

    Dr. Robert M. Miller, a renowned horse behaviorist and Lester Buckley, an international horse trainer will conduct the event Sept. 23-24 at Equestrian Lakes in Finchville.

    The two-day presentation, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature Miller discussing the 10 principles of horse behavior, and Buckley demonstrating the principles.

  • Wet dry precinct election successful

    The first of two wet/dry elections for the county was successful on Tuesday, election officials said.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said 73 people voted in the single precinct of Marshall Doaks to establish a winery on an historic property owned by Allan Clore near Eminence.

    Of those, 51 voted yes in favor of wet status in the precinct, and 50 voted in favor of having alcohol sales at the winery.

    The election for the remainder of the county will be Tuesday when voters will decide if packaged alcohol sales should be allowed.

  • Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built. Shelby introduced

    Shelbyville’s Roll Forming Corporation welcomed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday morning to launch his “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” Apprenticeship Campaign.

    This initiative sets forth a goal to increase awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship programs through the commitment of new energy and resources that will strengthen the currently 1,100 apprenticeship partnerships available in Kentucky, as well as working with prospective new employers.

  • Insuring the love

    Kindness is a simple word but those involved with The Kindness Revolution know actions speak louder than words.