Local News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL–Street paving bid awarded

    Several streets throughout the city will soon receive a fresh coat of asphalt as Shelbyville City Council made a decision regarding the paving bids Thursday evening during their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Among five bidders, the board unanimously voted to award the bid to the lowest bidder, MAC Construction out of New Albany, Ind.  At $137,092.50, MAC Construction’s bid was nearly $5,000 lower than the second lowest bid of $141,901 from the local company, Shelbyville Asphalt.

  • More lane closures announced for Wednesday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office announced Tuesday that the right lane of eastbound I-64 will be closed at mile point 38 near the weigh station.  This lane closure is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  A crew will be working on the electronic systems associated with the weigh station.

  • Massie to speak at Cornerstone

    A local student was so impressed with a congressman that he met on a tour of the nation’s capitol in the spring that he asked him if he would speak at his school in Shelby County.

    Thursday, 4th Congressional District Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg), will speak to 8th through 12th grade students at Cornerstone Christian Academy in eastern Shelby County.

    “I thought he was pretty cool,” said Dallas Garriott, a 9th grader at Cornerstone.

  • I-64 lane closures announced for evenings on Sept. 23-24

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office today announced lane closures on Interstate 64 in Shelby County. KYTC crews will be working on both directions of I-64 on Tuesday and Wednesday between mile points 26 and 28 to apply an asphalt wedge to bridge ends.

    Work will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday on the westbound lanes of I-64 and shift to eastbound lanes Wednesday. The left and center lanes will be closed intermittently from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. each night.

  • Louisville group helps spruce up men’s shelter

    A group of volunteers from Louisville, at the urging of a co-worker from Shelby, turned out Thursday to fix up one of Shelby County’s most visible charitable endeavors – the Open Door of Hope men’s shelter.

    With paintbrushes, scrapers and other tools in hand, volunteers set to work Thursday to give Shelby’s men’s shelter a brand new look.

  • Heroin bust leads to felony charges

    A police investigation of several months culminated in the arrest Aug. 22 of two people on felony drug charges and the confiscation of heroin packaged for sale, detectives say.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said that Joshua Stump, 33, and Jennifer Bocelli, 30, of 726 Southlawn Drive were both charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and not having a prescription drug in its original container.

  • Family puts historic properties up for sale

    Several historic properties along Main Street, including two large houses and a former gas station, all owned by the same family, are up for sale.

    State Rep. Tom Riner (D-Louisville, District 41) said that all of the properties he has up for sale have been in the Riner family for many years.

    A Shelbyville native, Riner, 67, said his maternal grandparents owned the house at 1005 Main Street and his paternal grandparents owned the house at 37 Main Street.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Sept. 19, 2014

    Human Rights Commission to

    Recognize 3 at annual banquet


    The Shelby County Human Rights Commission’s annual “Fame of Fame” Banquet will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Stratton Center.

    Each year the commission honors local citizens who have distinguished themselves in the community by promoting dignity to all citizens as it applies to the protected classes of Kentucky law – race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age and familiar status.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Tap-on fees and taxes give city good news

    Although it’s very early in the fiscal year, the city of Simpsonville had some very positive budget news to report during Wednesday morning’s regular meeting.

    City Clerk Debbie Batliner told the commission that the tax bills were sent out a month early this year, and it’s already paying off.

  • Explore Shelby County’s backyard

    Tomorrow, curious visitors and locals alike will have the opportunity to take a rare peak beyond the barn doors and farm gates of Shelby County.

    For the second year, various farms in the county will be hosting the Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm tour.

    Last year, the event drew approximately 300 visitors and this year attendance is expected to increase.