Local News

  • Searcy gets April 1 court date

    Jeana Searcy, 19, of Waddy appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on March 1 for a disposition hearing on charges of reckless homicide in the death last June of her best friend, Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

    She was arraigned before Circuit Judge Charles Hickman nearly two months after she was indicted in connection with the death of Mathus-Cooper, 18, who was killed in a car accident last June in which Searcy was driving.

    The accident happened just a few days before the two girls were supposed to graduate from high school.

  • EARLIER: County may help church refinance community center

    Shelby County may embrace an unusual new financial partner: a church.

    At its meeting on March 16, Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider issuing bonds to help Shelby Christian Church refinance $4.5 million in debt the church has on the multipurpose auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004.

  • News Briefs: April 2, 2010

     Spring clean-up in Shelbyville

  • EARLIER: 'I'm here, Allie, I'm in my bed'

    Swathed in bandages and surrounded by cards and notes, Alyson Myatt talked Monday about the past week of her life, reliving again the terror of the night that transformed her from nanny to nationally famous heroine. She spoke from her hospital bed in the burn unit at the University of Louisville Medical Center, where she has lived since March 23, when she rushed barefoot through flames to carry 5-year-old Aden Michael Gray to safety. She still suffers from second- and third-degree burns on her feet and hands and now lives under a limelight of national media atte

  • News Briefs: March 31, 2010

    Shelby’s unemployment 9.5% in 2009

    Annual unemployment in Shelby County finished 2009 at 9.5 percent for 2009, up from 5.9 percent at the end of 2008.

    That was indicative of the trend across the state, where unemployment rose in every county. The state’s annual rate was above 10 percent in 95 of the 120 counties. That number was seven in 2008.

    In the metro Louisville region, only Oldham County (8.6 percent) had a lower rate than Shelby.

  • News Briefs: March 26, 2010

     Collins Family Info Night

  • Road workers are plugging away the potholes

    This past winter has been rough on Shelby County's roads, but officials say crews have been working hard to get them back into shape.

    "They freeze and thaw over and over again, and that cracks the pavement, because a freeze swells, and a thaw draws," County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    "We typically fall behind in our maintenance work in the winter because we are too busy with snow and ice issues, so when the weather warms up again, we start working to repair the damage to the roads caused by winter weather."

  • EARLIER: City bringing back rental inspection fee

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that will bring back the city’s inspection fee on rental properties at Thursday’s meeting.

    The $20 fee was dropped by the city in 2007 when a group of property owners complained that the city was just looking for revenue.

    “We changed it then so that the inspection would just be included with their business license,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said. “But the group that wasn’t paying then, still isn’t paying now.

  • EARLIER: 'All I could think of was I had to get him out'

    A little boy is safe today thanks to the heroic efforts of his nanny, who ran barefoot through a wall of flames to rescue him from a burning house.

    Although badly burned, Alyson Myatt of Shelby County carried the 5-year-old out of the house and took him to a neighbor’s home, where she called 911, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.

  • Trailers for sale or rent

    Don’t worry; There is not a hurricane or tornado coming through Shelbyville anytime soon.

    No, the temporary housing trailers on vacant lots on Breighton Circle aren’t staying long.

    Jimmy Willard, a co-owner of H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, said the trailers are coming in for auction and should be gone within a month to six weeks.