Local News

  • Library wall to be rebuilt next week

    Damage to an historic wall is expected to be repaired next week after an auto accident that occurred last Tuesday put three Shelbyville residents in the hospital.

    On September 9 at 12:09 p.m. Bonita Slaughter veered off the road and onto the sidewalk in front of the Shelby County Public Library, on the 700 block of Washington Street.

  • Meeting opens dialogue for Martinsville

    Tuesday afternoon Martinsville community members gathered with city officials at the Shelby Congregational Methodist Church to discuss changes that need to be made in the small community after a shooting over Labor Day weekend left the community shaken.

    Changes to improve safety, morale, enhance the livelihood and brighten the opinion others have toward the Martinsville community were all discussed.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Path cleared for new office space

    Triple S Planning commission unanimously voted in favor of a zone change recommendation for .29 acres of property on U.S. 60 that is currently zoned Residential (R) and Commercial (C).

    Kendal Wise, Vantage Engineering PLC presented the recommendation on behalf of Jerry Fowler, who is looking to purchase the property from the Redden family.

    The Redden family signed the application for the zone change request because they still owned the property, however, Fowler was the zone change applicant, Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke said.

  • Bridge work will reduce I-64 eastbound to 1 lane tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists of maintenance work on eastbound  Interstate 64  in Shelby County Thurday night.    KYTC crews will be patching the deck of the bridge over Bardstown Trail (mile point 45.5).
    The right lane of eastbound I-64 will be closed on Thursday evening, September 18 from 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  The lane closure will extend between mile points 45 and 46.

  • UPDATED: Arson not expected in Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass fire

    Simpsonville Fire Department officials have said they do not suspect arson in a 2 a.m. fire at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass Wednesday morning. The blaze started in a lighted display case.

    The fire was contained to one store, Aeropostale, located in the northwest portion of the mall, and crews were able to clear the scene.

    No one was injured and the store was not heavily damaged, but it will not open this morning.

  • Roads still need work near outlet mall

    Despite issues with large delivery trucks and semis being able to navigate the turn, a main entrance to the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass still has not been reconfigured.

    Problems first manifested just before the new 365,000-square-foot retail center opened at the end of the July when delivery trucks coming to stock the approximately 80 retail outlets were jumping the curb at the turn from Buck Creek Road onto Veechdale Road.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County commits $200K to medical facilities

    County officials are stepping up in a big way to promote improved medical facilities around Shelby by donating money to two hospital entities.

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will give $100,000 each to Kosair Children’s Hospital and to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    A portion of the money will be used to establish a new pediatric facility planned by Kosair for Governor’s Square.

    And JHS will be able to use the donation for anything it sees fit.

  • Anglin pleads not guilty on embezzlement charges

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school system, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

    Anglin made her not guilty plead at her arraignment hearing Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    Anglin's attorney, Matt Pippin of Shelbyville, was unavailable for comment, and a number previously used by Anglin has been disconnected.

    Her next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 3 for a pretrial conference.

  • Shelbyville couple sentenced for extortion

    Joshua T. Phillips and Dee Ann Bowman Phillips of Shelbyville, a husband and wife charged with extortion of a Taylorsville Police officer were sentenced Monday in Shelby Circuit Court in connection with that crime and given probated sentences.

    Emily R. Wilkey, assistant commonwealth attorney in Franklin County, was appointed special prosecutor in the case.

    Neither one of the couple will have to spend any time in jail as long as they comply with the terms of their probation and restitution, per a plea agreement with prosecutors.

  • Fundraiser has participants sleeping in box

    If you can round up a cardboard box large enough to sleep in, have $30 to spare and would like to spend Friday night camping out in a parking lot, you can experience what it’s like to be homeless.

    To a degree, at least.

    The Open Door of Hope Men’s Shelter’s annual Sleep in a Box fundraiser at 211 8th St., will have food available, a DJ playing music and there will be activities such as cornhole, so the event won’t be totally like being homeless.

    But it will be close enough.