Local News

  • Former business owner gets high-level government position

    A former Shelby County business owner now holds a high-level position in state government, said officials with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

    Sec. Terry R. Gill and the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board on Monday named former manufacturing executive Vivek Sarin as executive officer with the Cabinet for Economic Development, said Brandon Mattingly, communications specialist with the cabinet.

  • City acquires 7th Street property

    After a year of back and fourth litigation and discussions, the city of Shelbyville and property owners of an industrial site on 7th Street, just north of Washington Street, have agreed to a price of $210,000 for the 7-acre parcel.

    The agreement helps the city and owners Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker avoid an eminent domain battle, which the city had started last year.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Limestone development plan approved

    TheTriple S Planning Commission Tuesday gave its nod of approval for a development plan for Limestone Farm Equipment, looking to relocate to Gordon Lane and Technology Drive in Shelby County, fronting Interstate 64 from the south side. 

    The development plan proposes an 18,072-square-foot-building, a 5,000-square-foot storage building, 45 parking spaces and gravel display areas for farm implements. The farm equipment company is currently located at 102 Taylorsville Road, near the intersection with U.S. 60.

  • Flying Angels takes flight

    With an aim of highlighting cheer and tumbling in the Shelby County community, cheerleading veteran Angel Meece has opened her own gym in the heart of the Saddlebred region.

    Located at 1545 Midland Trail, adjacent to Andrews Pharmacy, Flying Angels Cheer and Tumble opened May 1 and has already generated nearly 50 students in the short time.

    Meece said she is living out her dreams.

  • AT&T investigating new Bagdad cell tower

    AT&T Mobility is proposing the construction of a new telecommunications tower off Lebanon Road in Bagdad. 

    The telecommunication company issued a public notice this week to notify the community of its plans to construct a 255-foot self-supporting lattice structure, inviting comments regarding the possible impact the tower may have on the area regarding history, archaeology, engineering, or culture, as well as environmental concerns.

    At 255 feet, the pole would also need lighting to be in accordance with FAA regulations.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD New Discovery Blvd. school plans move forward

    With little discussion, the Shelby County board of education quickly gave a motion and a second, followed by an eventual unanimous approval for the of a BG-1 for a Preschool through eighth grade facility on Discovery Boulevard.

    Kerry Whitehouse, assistant superintendent of operations for the district, said development will be on property the district already owns, which is west of Discovery Boulevard near the bus parking area and the exact location would be determined during the design process.

  • Titans take flight

    While Shelby County High School is home of the Rockets, several former Collins students are proving their alma matter is home of the rocket builders.

    University of Louisville’s River City Rocketry took top honors in NASA’s 2017 Student Launch event. The winners were announced Friday after the competition ended last month.

    Three members of the victorious team are Collins graduates, including Alora Mazarakis, who noted the win is a big accomplishment.

  • Business as usual at JHS

    Following years of financial struggles, KentuckyOne Health announced late last week its plans to sell Jewish Hospital and other facilities in Louisville, including Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, to shift focus on serving Central and Eastern Kentucky.

    The formerly prosperous health system said it would continue to operate all facilities until a shift in ownership is complete.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Change proposed for code enforcement fees

    When the Shelbyville City Council convenes Tuesday for the second regularly scheduled meeting of the month, council members will consider adopting an ordinance amending the fees of code enforcement.

    Chief Code Enforcement Officer Barry Edington said the proposed changes pertain to the fire alarm fees, sprinkler suppression systems and other similar systems, tents and other temporary structures.

  • William E. Matthews: April 30, 1930 – May 13, 2017

    The community has lost a true friend with the passing of William E. Matthews on Saturday.

    “Bill was a good man and it’s a loss for the community,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty. “I’ve known the Matthews family since I was a child.”