Local News

  • A Place To Sleep is hosting their second annual fundraiser

    Getting a good night sleep is a privilege, and not one that every child in Shelby County is afforded, believe it or not. Teenager Jessica Collins recognized this issue in 2009, at just 10 years old.

    Six years later, her organization, A Place To Sleep, has provided beds for more than 750 children in the community.

    On Saturday, the community will have the opportunity to give back to her organization, as A Place To Sleep holds their second Pajama Fun Walk and Run.

  • Paints and promotions

    Two family businesses are taking over a space in the mirrored business center at 813 Taylorsville Road.

    KT Signs, a well-established sign and promotional item business that has been home-operated for more than twenty years, will operate out of the front of the space. But at night, his wife and her sister will take over the back, teaching others a passion they share.

    “We kind of called it the mullet because we have the business in the front and the partying the back,” Barb Helton said with a chuckle.

  • TV sit-com pilot based in Shelby

    A TV sitcom that’s in its very early stages had its promo shoot Saturday in Shelbyville at the home of its creators.

    As Shannon Pyle looked around her crowded living room at the film crew that was getting things set up for the shoot, she smiled at the antics of the two young children who will star in the show – that is, if it’s picked up by a network.

  • Tobacco Warehouse torn down

    The demolition of a tobacco warehouse in eastern Shelby County is symbolic of the toppling of the tobacco industry, say officials.

    “It signifies a cultural change that we’ve had in Kentucky over the last several years,” said Shelby County’s agricultural extension agent, Corrine Belton.

    Not only has there been a drastic decrease in the number of acres of tobacco being grown, but also, the age of the tobacco warehouse has passed because of the way that tobacco is managed now, said Belton.

  • Revised human rights ordinance passes 1st reading in Simpsonville

    The Simpsonville City Commission is the second entity in Shelby County to pass a first reading of a revised human rights commission ordinance.

    There was no one from the public to voice any opinions on the matter at the commission’s meeting Thursday night, as there was the previous week at the Shelbyville City Council meeting, when the ordinance passed its first reading.

  • Apartment complex passes second reading

    A decision by county officials Tuesday put the stamp of approval on a zone change that had engendered some concern, at least initially, by some who had questioned the suitability of the move.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to approve a second reading of a request to rezone 17.5 acres of property located on the north side of Old Brunerstown Road, West of KY-55 from Light Industrial (I-1) to Multi-family Residential (R-4), a move that would allow apartments to be built there.

  • Trick-or-non-treating

    Halloween is scary enough for many kids, but for those with food allergies, trick-or-treating can be a horrifying event.

    According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 5.9 million children in America have been diagnosed with a food allergy, meaning it’s likely that one out of every thirteen children knocking on your door Saturday is hoping your treat won’t trigger an allergic reaction.

    Veronica LaFemina, spokesperson from FARE, said therefore chances are at least one child on your block is managing an allergy of some sort.

  • Car Club to dissolve

    Jim and Beverly Potter have had some great years leading the Shelby County Car Club but their time at the wheel must come to an end, they said.

    Unfortunately, with their resignation, the Potters say the club will likely dissolve, as well.

    Jim Potter began informing members of his decision to step down in July and immediately began reaching out to others, hoping someone would take the reigns.

    But so far, he said, no one has stepped up.

  • Poll workers needed for Election Day

    With Election Day just around the corner, training will begin in less than two weeks for those that will work at the polls, but officials are getting worried about a critical shortage of those workers.

    “We were about seventeen short today,” Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said. “I’m not sure whether some people have moved, or just can’t work this time, and then some people have said they weren’t going to work anymore, it’s time for them to quit because they’re getting older.”

  • Governor’s Square continues evolution

    If you’ve noticed mounds of earth and construction cones placed all through Governor’s Square, you’re seeing the beginning stages for a new parking lot – but that’s not all.

    A new business is coming to the shopping center as well.

    Lee Webb, a commercial real estate broker who heads up Governors Square LLC, the entity that owns the shopping center situated on the corner of U.S. 60 and Mount Eden Road, said that construction would begin soon on the new lot.