Local News

  • Toddler dies after being struck by car

    The mood is somber this week at an apartment complex in eastern Shelbyville, where a toddler died Saturday after being run over by a car in the parking lot.

    A memorial consisting of stuffed animals, balloons and candles marks a small spot on a grassy median in the 500th block in the parking lot of Lynne Acres where the 2-year-old boy lived.

    Neighbors, who declined to be identified, expressed sadness that such a thing should happen to a child who was just starting his life.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - AT&T Seeks fiber ready partnership with city

    Holly Spade with AT&T Kentucky shared with the Shelbyville City Council an opportunity to partner on plans for the city to become a Fiber Ready Designation.

    “We go into the industrial park just to announce formally and acknowledge formally that the park is fiber ready and has state of the art fiber in the ground at the site.”

    The designation was specifically related to the Midland Trail Industrial Park and will provide technology capable of transmitting high-bandwidth communications from both existing and future industrial sites.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Tax rate expected to stay flat

    The Shelby County Public School tax rates for the 2016-2017 school-year will be established during the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street.

    Superintendent James Neihof told the board during the previous meeting that he plans to recommend no change for the tax rate for FY17.

  • An artistic take on Shelbyville

    The City of Shelbyville is seeking proposals from artists interested in creating commissioned public art to be displayed in mural form on buildings in downtown Shelbyville.

    Eilene Collins, director of Shelby Main Street, said she feels the project will enhance our downtown region.

    Collins said the idea has been pondered by various individuals and groups, including the Shelby Main Street Design Committee, for some time but the financial means to back the specific project was not available until recently.

  • Child dies after being hit by car

    A small child has died after being struck by a car this afternoon in Shelbyville.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said the child was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • Jefferson County accident ties up I-64

    An accident on I-64 eastbound at mile marker 22 in Jefferson County has traffic backed up for about 4 miles. Anyone coming into Shelby County using that route may want to consider an alternate route until about 5 p.m. Friday afternoon.


    Years of dreaming, planning and hard work for the Nethery family came to fruition yesterday as they ceremoniously filled their first barrel of bourbon for their family-owned distillery, Jeptha Creed.  While it was deeply special to them, the memorable occasion marked an achievement much bigger.

    “It’s not only our first barrel, it’s the first barrel of bourbon [in Shelby County] in 100 years,” said Autumn Nethery, daughter of owners Joyce and Bruce Nethery and marketing manager for Jeptha Creed.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Mixed recommendations for Simp zone change requests

    As businesses are spawning left and right in the region, Simpsonville is quickly evolving and throughout these changes the Triple S Planning Commission has not taken its eye off the county’s Comprehensive Plan.  

    On Tuesday, several zone change recommendation requests came before the commission for potential commercial developments in the Simpsonville region.

  • A blue ribbon week

    Kentucky State Fair

    WHEN: Through Aug. 28

    TIMES:Gates open at 7 a.m., exhibits open at 9 a.m.

    WHERE: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY

    COST: $10 per person

    PARKING: $8 per car, $20 per bus

    HORSE SHOW: World’s Championship show isAug. 20-27

    MORE INFO: Kystatefair.org

  • ‘It’s time for this community to rise up and say, from this day forward, enough.’

    Wendy Palmer’s hand trembled as she held a letter from her son that he had written to her shortly before passing away from a heroin overdose last year.

    As she read his words from the steps of the courthouse about how much he wanted to clean up his life and make her proud of him, there wasn’t a sound from the crowd of nearly 2,000 that had gathered for the drug addiction awareness march Saturday.

    “I just need you to have faith in me and know that I am trying,” she read.