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  • 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.

  • 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.