Local News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Middle school baseball, softball up for vote

    Shelby County’s middle school students are ready to tackle the diamond as the district looks to establish middle school baseball and softball teams for the spring season.

    “We have it on the agenda for the board to consider Thursday night,” said Mike Clark, director of student services. “Our process will be to have one softball team and one baseball team for the district. Then we will establish teams at each middle school [as] our programs grow to where it’s practical to do so.”

  • Iraqi Freedom

     In a nation filled with gossip and social media postings grumbling about our political figures, the lack of rights and a need for changes, it’s easy to take for granted the many rights and freedoms we do have.

    But that is something Alaa Aljanabi will never overlook.

    An Iraq native, Aljanabi came to America nearly three decades ago, now residing in Shelby County, and says he’s grateful to be alive and living in a land where he can fish, hike and watch Hollywood movies in peace.

    But that wasn’t always the case for Aljanabi.

  • Susan Crabtree Fenton

    Friends and family of Susan Crabtree Fenton say she was a selfless and talented woman who will be greatly missed.

    Age 56, of Simpsonville, Fenton passed away Monday after battling numerous complications from a horseback riding accident nearly 15 years ago.

    But her children say despite her own personal struggles, she always put others first.

    “Her physical disabilities made it difficult for her to help herself but she was always trying to find ways to help others,” her son Taylor Fenton said.

  • Voice for the people

    If you’ve ever felt that more services were needed in Shelby County for older people, now is the time to speak up.

    At Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates heard a presentation by an official from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) about a public survey that everyone in the community is urged to participate in.

  • Simpsonville is on the trail

     Tourism departments across the south unveiled this week the Civil Rights Trail that spans across 14 states and is comprised of more than 130 historical landmarks, museums, churches, courthouses and memorials that were pivotal to the advancement of social equality during the volatile 1950s and 1960s.

    The Whitney M. Young, Jr. birthplace in Simpsonville is included among those sites.

    Kentucky Department of Tourism’s Commissioner, Kristen Branscum said Whitney Young played a crucial role in civil rights history.

  • Back by popular demand

    Temperatures might be low enough in Shelby County to make a polar bear shiver, but the housing market continues to heat up after a hot 2017. 

    Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke informed commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting that the market is flourishing.

    For December, he said, the commission issued 42 total permits.  Of those, 19 dwelling units were created, he said.

    Those numbers put the commission at 718 permits issued for the year, 518 of which were dwelling units.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Bulleit’s visitor center approved

     Shelby County’s Bulliet Distilling Company is one step closer to building its long anticipated visitor center and tasting room, and joining the Bourbon Trail. 

    On Tuesday, Triple S Planning commissioners approved development plans for the 11,570-square-foot visitor center with 165 parking spaces, 3 bus parking spaces and a guard shack with 3 parking spaces at the entrance on agriculturally zoned property across from boat dock road.

  • Kids embracing SnoGo

     Kids across many states this week have been treated to an extended winter break.  But inclement weather and closed school doors haven’t slowed the learning at Shelby County Public Schools.

    Thanks to SnoGo, the district’s non-traditional instruction program, students across the district have faced little educational interruption.

  • No new information surfacing

    The Shelbyville Asian Buffet was still open for business on Tuesday, but there has been no further information from state and federal law enforcement agencies on an investigation that began last week into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including the Shelbyville location at 89 Howard Drive.

    Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office had said that it was joint investigation at several locations at Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange, and the Asian Buffets in Frankfort and Shelby.

  • Shelby weathers the cold

    Shelby came through the winter’s most recent snowstorm over the weekend and into Monday with flying colors, said those that had to deal with the weather more directly.

    “We had a few [traffic] accidents, but nothing major,” said Shelby County Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers. “It was really pretty quiet – we really got lucky.”