Local News

  • Love, murder and revenge

    Tuesday is the 79th anniversary of an infamous murder case in Shelby County history and one that a Finchville woman has brought back to the forefront of community interest by publishing a book about the incident this summer.

    In her book, Dark Highway, Love, Murder and Revenge in 1930’s Kentucky, Ann DAngelo, who is also an attorney, tells the story of what were actually two murders.

  • Changing lanes

    After recovering from an accident that should have taken his life more than 20 years ago, Shelby resident Conway Witten has since devoted his time to sharing his miraculous experience with others.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Zone change request could make room for another Dollar General

    The Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change for the possible development of a new Dollar General when it meets Tuesday at 6:30 at The Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.  The zone change request, made by property owner Deborah Mulcunry and applicant Susan Cox, is for property located on the north side of Frankfort Road (U.S. 60), just west of Elmburg Road.  The request is to change the zoning of 1.5 acres from Agricultural (A) to General Commercial (C-3).

  • Developer sues city

    A development company has brought suit against the City of Shelbyville alleging that officials have unjustly continued to condemn an historic building under renovation to become a restaurant.

    The suit, filed in Shelby Circuit Court Sept. 8 by Wise Capital Management Company, names the city, Mayor Tom Hardesty and Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington.

  • Police chase ends with crash on U.S. 60

    A police chase that began in Franklin County Wednesday afternoon ended in Shelby County when the fleeing vehicle crashed into a guardrail in the 3000 block of U.S., said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Maj. Jason Rice said that his department assisted in apprehending all three persons who jumped out of the vehicle and ran when they crashed.

    There was only one minor injury in the crash.

    Rice said the congestion should clear up by rush hour.

  • Augustine sentenced to 7 years with probation

    Theresa M. Augustine, a former assistant administrator and firefighter who was indicted in February 2015 on theft-related charges, received a 7-year sentence with probation in Shelby Circuit Court Friday.

    Augustine pleaded guilty in July to the original charges – theft by unlawful taking $10,000 or more, but less than $100,000 – as well as abuse of public trust in connection with that amount.

    Both charges are Class C felonies, which carry a prison sentence of 5 to 10 years each.

  • Farm tour sites encompass Shelby County

    If you want to get a true feel for what agriculture is all about in Shelby County, you don’t want to miss the 4th Annual Good Neighbors Farm Tour Saturday.

    The event will encompass 9 farms and 60 miles of agricultural activity from livestock, poultry, grain to wine making and even a miniature ninja warrior’s course for the kids.

    You’ll even be able to taste fresh farm products ranging from the sweet ice cream and honey to fresh vegetables and fruit wine to savory pork, lamb and beef.

  • 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.