Local News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County hires new road supervisor

    An icon at the Shelby County Road Department, Carl Henry is retiring after more than a decade as supervisor. Henry made the decision public during the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Tuesday.

    Henry has put in more than 27 years working roads at the state and county levels. When he hangs up his hat in November, he will do so knowing that the Shelby County Road Department is in good hands, he said, when he steps down to turn the reigns over to Craig Myatt.

  • Chamber unveils new payment structure

    Members of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will soon be required to adhere to a new structure of payment.

    At the beginning of the year, the Chamber will be changing their payment and enrollment structure.  Existing clients will soon be converted into a new type of membership, not one that pertains to the type of business, but rather the services desired.

  • Ruritan Club to host first Bagdad Fall Fest


    Bagdad will have its first ever Fall Festival Saturday and event planners Austin Redmon and his wife Emma, promise “a fun filled day of community fellowship and attractions!”

    The festival will be hosted by the Bagdad Ruritan Club and begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Country Ham Breakfast at the Ruritan Club building, 5632 Elmburg Road. The cost of the breakfast is $7 per person.

    At 8 a.m. vendor’s booths will be opened to the public outside of the Ruritan grounds and will remain open until 1.

  • School board ready to vote on new voting districts


    An hour-long meeting may have finally brought resolve to an issue that has been lingering for more than five years.

    Tuesday evening, a special called meeting was held in order to establish new school board voting district boundaries.

    Due to population shifts and because the district boundaries have not been reestablished since 1999, the amount of voters in each district are off balance by more than 10-percent, and have been so for many years.

  • State auditor says Anglin had “too much access”

    In April, Shelby County Public Schools uncovered suspected fraudulent activity that resulted in the theft of nearly $600,000.

    Former payroll manager Benita Anglin was indicted for the theft on Aug. 20 and awaits her first trial date on Nov. 3.

    Immediately following the discovery, Superintendent James Neihof alerted the proper authorities and an audit by the Kentucky State Auditors Office was initiated per request of the district.

  • State auditor's office cites lack over oversite in report on SCPS theft case

    Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen released Thursday morning a special examination of the Shelby County School District.  The exam revealed the suspected fraud of the former payroll manager Benita Anglin was limited to the amount already discovered, totaling $593,179. 

    Anglin was indicted on those chargers on Aug. 20, arrested Aug. 22 and plead not guilty on Sept. 15. Her first court date, a pretrial, has been set for Nov. 3.

    Several statements within the exam reveal the lack of oversight on behalf of the district.

  • Shelby County's Thomas wins girls' state golf championship

    Seven years ago Madison Thomas walked onto the state championship golf course as a little kid no one really looked at, but Wednesday she walked off the course with all eyes on her as the 2014 Kentucky State High School girls’ golf champion.

    “I had seven tries at this and I finally got it,” Thomas said. “I really wanted this. It’s something I have been after for so long. I am kind of in shock, but it’s a great feeling.”

  • internet service back up in Bagdad area

    Internet service is back up for about 50 Shelby Broadband customers in the Bagdad area due to a tower blown down in a storm Tuesday night.

    The internet outage affected customers on Bellview Road, Cropper Road, Eminence Pike and Bagdad Road.

    Shelby Broadband owner Chuck Hogg said the tower, which was blown down on top of farmer Paul Hornback’s barn on Mulberry Pike at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, was back up by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Oct. 8, 2014

    FAC pool to reopen Friday

    The indoor pool at the Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park, which has been closed since Thursday, is expected to be back in operation by Friday. The problem was the pump, which was 12 years old, had broken down and had to be sent for repairs, said Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Pickens. He said he expected the pump to be installed today or Thursday and that the pool should reopen shortly afterwards.


    Smile Kentucky! offer screenings

  • Retired teacher writes children’s book

    A retired Shelby County teacher has written a children’s book about the significance of the phenomenon known as a red moon – there was one this morning – but focuses on its spiritual symbolism rather than its scientific significance.

    The red moon, or blood moon, as it’s sometimes called, is believed by some theologians to be a sign of the End Times, and Karen Standafer said she uses it in her book to illustrate how children can embrace Christianity, using her grandson, Brennen Standafer, as the main character in the book.