Local News

  • Hooper Station to get commercial development

    Shelbyville is making room for nine new businesses on Hooper Station and Mount Eden roads. But some nearby residents are not so interested in the change.

    Several outspoken and frustrated residents expressed their disdain for the future development proposed to the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday that includes nine new lots and three new streets adjacent to the Twin Springs subdivision.

    Kevin Young, a principal for Land Design and Development, said he had been working with the property owner for nearly a decade on the appropriate use of the land.

  • Triple S recommends brewery changes

    With a positive recommendation from the Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday, the Shelbyville City Council will likely vote in the coming weeks on proposed amendments to text in the city’s zoning regulations to open the city’s doors up to breweries, brewpubs, and craft breweries and distilleries.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – New apartments coming on Old Brunerstown Road

    The Triple S Planning Commission had a crowded house Tuesday at the Stratton Center for the commission’s monthly meeting, which included an agenda equally as packed.

    Topping off the three-hour meeting were two zone changes that earned mixed opinions from both the audience and commissioners.

  • Water district penalized for Waddy water tank collapse

    The U.S. 60 Water District has agreed to pay the maximum penalty in connection with last year’s collapse of a water tank in Waddy.

    Andrew Melnkovych, spokesperson for the Kentucky Public Service Commission, said officials with the U.S. 60 Water District had met with PSC staff and negotiated a settlement agreement that called for a $1,500 penalty for each of three violations as well as expedited tank inspections.

  • That’s the spirit

    As the Kentucky State Fair gets underway tomorrow, but some competitive categories have already been judged, and a Shelbyville couple residents, although empty-handed, are coming away happy.

    Michael Bramlage and Jordan Marcum entered the home beer brewing competition for the first time, and Bramlage said they came away with some valuable experience.

  • County sets date for tax reading

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will set the county tax rate two weeks from now at a special called meeting.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger explained the procedure.

    “We are going to do the tax hearing on Sept. 3 at 8:30 [a.m.], followed by a special meeting to set the tax rate the same day,” he said.

    He added that he does not expect the rate to change.

  • McConnell visits Shelby

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Louisville) noted the value of finding common ground and bipartisan work to advance the nation Tuesday when he addressed a full banquet room of Shelby County residents at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Drug testing program to include eighth graders

    The Shelby County Board of Education has elected to include eighth graders in the district’s pilot program for the athletic drug testing.

    Director of Student Services Dave Weedman shared with the board during Thursday’s regular meeting the details of the drug-testing program that the district’s plans to pilot for the 2015-16 school year and board members were displeased that the younger students were omitted from the eight-page draft.

  • District prepares to go digital

    Chief Operations Officer Eddie Oakley presented to the board of education Thursday an update regarding the details for the distribution of 2,000 Chromebooks to all ninth through twelfth grade students in the district.

    Oakley said they are anticipating deploying the devices around the beginning of October.

    In the meantime, he said, the district is getting everything in order to ensure the devices are ready for student use.

    Preparing them for distribution –cataloging, coding, and imaging every device– will take around two weeks.

  • Sen. Paul commits to pay for caucus

    Presidential candidate Rand Paul has said that if the Kentucky GOP were to decide to switch to a caucus instead of a presidential primary, he would fund the event.

    “Senator Paul pledged to make sure that the caucus wouldn't cost the state party anything, and he stands by that pledge to fund it,” said Kelsey Cooper, Kentucky spokesperson for Paul. “The money is in the bank, and we anticipate the support of the full central committee for a caucus in 2016.”