Local News

  • Lost in the holiday shuffle

    The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is already in full swing, and retailers say the interest in upcoming Christmas sales is by far outweighing the interest in shopping for Thanksgiving items.

    While many people do decorate somewhat for Thanksgiving, most of the interest in that holiday is food-related, they say.

    Tim McGuirk, spokesperson for Kroger, said the Shelbyville store has been busy making sure they have everything shoppers need for that special meal.

  • Avoiding the Thanksgiving chaos


    Commercials lead us to believe Thanksgiving is just a day of smiling and joyful behavior around a large table filled with perfectly prepared dishes.  But in reality, we all know that behind every gorgeous Thanksgiving Day spread is a crowded, messy kitchen filled with chaos and commotion.

    But every year, more businesses seem to be providing a solution to the Thanksgiving stress, offering to do the hard work for you, so you can enjoy the time with your family.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Breighton Business Center goes residential

    Once tabbed as light industrial park, the Breighton Business Center has now been cleared for an apartment development.

    Kerry Magan presented zone change request on behalf of Roberts & Smith 2, LLC that would change six tracts of the Breighton Business Center from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4).

    “We are proposing to construct two hundred and sixteen apartments on nine buildings on fifteen acres,” Magan said.

  • Picking turkeys not as easy as pie

    Choosing the type of turkey to put on your Thanksgiving table can be as difficult of a decision as what type of sides you want to serve alongside.

    No longer is purchasing a turkey just a matter of deciding the right weight for the number of guests attending. Now the mind is bogged down with terms like organic, free-range, pastured, heritage and natural.

    In addition, there are similar yet confusing options like frozen, previously frozen, not previously frozen and fresh.

  • Breaking social walls at lunch

    Schools across the county will be mixing things up at the end of the month, when they will be asked to step out of their comfort zones and sit at a different table for lunch.

    What may seem like a small task can have an enormous impact, Superintendent James Neihof explained.

    “When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away,” he said.

  • I-64 lane closure scheduled for Friday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office announced Thursday that the right lane of eastbound I-64 will be closed at mile point 38 near the weigh station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to allow a crew to work on the electronic systems associated with the weigh station.

  • Freak snow brings early winter temps

    The three inches of snow that fell in Shelbyville on Monday was a rare occurrence for this time of year, forecasters say.

    Although it’s true that last year Shelbyville experienced a dusting of snow twice in the month of November, there hasn’t been a snowfall to match Monday’s for 108 years. In Nov. 14, 1906, Shelbyville got three inches of snow. The second highest snowfall in November before Turkey Day was on Nov. 4, 1936, when 7.4 inches fell.

  • Shooting leaves Shelby man dead, family confused

    Residents are still reeling in shock in the aftermath of a police shooting that has left a Shelbyville man dead and neighbors and family members wondering what happened to lead up to the tragic events of Sunday night.

    “It’s the most devastating thing; I cannot believe it,” said Linda Blair Davis, mother of Christopher Horine, who was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after an altercation with a Kentucky State Police trooper in a Shelby County neighborhood just east of Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville City Council:Trash details to be heard Thursday

    When the Shelbyville City Council meets Thursday night, there will only be one item on the agenda, but it should provide plenty of discussion.

    “Republic is going to come and roll out the plan for the new garbage franchise set up to go on January fifth,” said City Clerk Inez Harris.

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise is finally in place.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Magistrates approve vehicle purchases, commend departments

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court gave its approval Tuesday for the county’s EMS department to purchase three paramedic response vehicles.

    The bids for the vehicles arrived last week after they were advertised with the bids for the Sheriff’s vehicles’ in order to save money, EMS Chief and Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.