Local News

  • West Middle learns CPR

    Shelby County can breathe a little easier today.  That’s because yesterday nearly 600 students in the district learned how to perform CPR.

    As part of a district-wide initiative to get every student exposed to –if not eventually certified in– the life-saving skill, every student at West Middle School Thursday took part in a brief CPR course.

  • Cruisin’ Claus

    Those Shelbyville drivers lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus rolling down the highway are being blessed with a little extra Christmas cheer this season.

    With a personality as vibrant as his suit, Terry “Rob” Roberts may not be the real Santa Claus, but he certainly embodies the spirit of Father Christmas.

  • Shelby to tap into Louisville water

    A proposal that has been floating around for nearly a decade is finally coming to fruition.

    On Monday, Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer will sign a 50-year contract with Louisville Water, initiating the installation of up to eight miles of water main along Interstate 64 from the Jefferson/Shelby County line.

    “It’s been a long time coming,” Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle said.

    Initial conversations of the pipeline began back in 2007, he explained, after the city experienced a severe drought.

  • Deck the halls

    Amber Oaks treated guests Thursday to caroling, delicious desserts, finger foods, music and fun holiday conversation, as they celebrated their 8th annual Festival of Trees.

    The event offered guests an opportunity to visit with Santa, dine on sweet treats and browse and bid on numerous holiday auction items.

    The assisted living residence hosts the event and businesses, organizations and clubs throughout the community, as well as local schools, donate handcrafted wreaths and trees for their silent auction.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – No zone change for Gordon Lane

    The Triple S Planning Commission held a public hearing zone Tuesday for two zone changes for property on east of KY 55 on Gordon Lane.

    Property representatives said they felt a zone change from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (I-1) was suitable considering the changes to the area.

    However, commissioners disagreed, and voted against a recommendation 4-1.

    The proposed changes related to 61.41 acres owned by Rut N Strut Distillery and fewer than 10 acres of adjacent property owned by Lewiston, Inc.

  • Solid waste center celebrates one year


  • Fiscal court releases state’s audit

    The State Auditor’s office has released the audit of the Shelby County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending in June, 2014, a time period during which a former employee wreaked havoc on the county’s finances, the report says.

    The report refers to Jenny King as a “former employee” that overpaid herself and her spouse a total of $21,346 in unearned payments.

  • County approves sheriff’s fee budget

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court accepted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fee Budget for 2015-16 at its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

    Magistrates also approved other standard end of the year items for Sheriff Mike Armstrong’s office, including deputies’ salaries and bonds.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong's 2015-16 budget is $1,527,300, compared to $1,495,800 in 2014, an increase of less than 2.5 percent, with revenue for his office coming from a percentage of the property taxes it collects.

  • Musical benefit raises money for Angel Tree

    With most of the audience consisting of people who could remember when the likes of Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins, and, of course, Elvis Presley, ruled, 15-month old Presleigh Marie strutted her stuff in the aisles, clapping her hands in time to the tunes.

    The tot’s antics were appropriate, however, inasmuch as the proceeds from the Angel Tree Benefit Show will all go to furnish toys for children for Christmas.

  • New twist on age old story

    Finchville Baptist Church always has a packed house for its Christmas cantata, but this year organizers of the event promise something very special Wednesday night.

    Choir director Ron Cheak, when pondering the question of how to capture the awesomeness of redemption in a unique way, decided that renowned composer Heather Sorenson had done just that.

    When her Christmas cantata The Silence and the Sound was released this year, he decided it was just what he wanted for Finchville Baptist.