Local News

  • City Council considers zoning amendments

    The Shelbyville City Council will move forward with a zoning text amendment at its meeting on Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, and will take into consideration some suggestions from the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the council plans to drop the proposed changes that would allow distilleries in Limited Interchange (X-1) and Commercial (C-4) districts, and instead will focus only on the Agricultural (A) district amendment.

  • SCPS accuses employee of theft

    Shelby County Public Schools has turned over information to the Kentucky State Police and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to investigate fraud and embezzlement of school district funds.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof expressed his belief that investigators have gathered enough information to charge district Payroll Manager Benita Anglin, a 15-year employee with Shelby County Public Schools, with payroll fraud.

    He declined to note the amount taken or the method used to cover up the transactions while the investigation continues.

  • Former sheriff dies at 77

    Law enforcement community mourns passing of Harold Tingle

    The flag that was lowered to half-mast at the Shelby County Courthouse Friday was not the only honor accorded to former Sheriff Harold Tingle who died that morning from complications from a recent injury.

    The truest honor was the legacy he left behind, said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    “I look around me and I see a little bit of him everywhere,” he said. “He has left his stamp on this community, and the stamp will stay.”

  • Former sheriff dies at UofL

    Former Shelby County Sheriff Harold Tingle died Friday morning from complicaitons from a fall a couple of weeks ago.

    Tingle, 77, passed away at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he had been taken since his injury, which had left him paralyzed.

    He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his brother, Joe.

    Tingle was sheriff from 1990 to 2002.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong, who took office in 2003 after being elected in 2002 when Tingle retired, said that Tingle was a role model for a lot of young officers, including himself.

  • Charges in jail fight could come next week

    Assault charges could be forthcoming next week in connection with a physical altercation at the Shelby County Detention Center in March that left one inmate fighting for his life, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said that at the request of Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell, he will present the case to a Shelby County Grand Jury on Wednesday.

    “I do have a subpoena to go to the grand jury next week, Wednesday, to see if they will indict him [assailant],” he said.

  • Fundraiser for homeless is Saturday

    Fundraiser for homeless

    WHAT:Yard sale fundraiser

    WHEN:May 31

    WHERE:Clear Creek Park Amphitheater

    TO HELP:Contact Shawn Morris at 502-232-1270

    An event scheduled for Saturday at Clear Creek Park to help raise money for the homeless needs a little boost, said its organizer.

  • Global distillers to locate in Shelby

    Diageo, the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, announced Thursday its intention to invest an estimated $115 million over three years to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery, capable of 750,000 9-liter cases, and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County.

    The company sent out a press release that corresponded closely with the release from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority announcing the preliminary approval of $4 million in tax incentives.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 30, 2014

    Toyota Georgetown plant

    reaches 10-millionth vehicle


    Almost 26 years ago to the day, Wil James said Thursday, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky turned out its first Georgetown-made Camry.

    Recently, the plant assembled its 10 millionth vehicle, a 2014 Camry hybrid that was placed alongside that first Camry to mark a milestone, the Georgetown News Graphic reported.

  • Hometown Manor seeks volunteers

    Cornhole and pizza parties may not be the first thing you associate with an assisted living community, but according to Michael Berg, the executive director at Hometown Manor in Shelbyville, they like to “look beyond bingo.”

    Hometown Manor, a community that serves just 11 residents, cares for “those people that shouldn’t be alone in their homes, but are not ready for a nursing home,” Berg said.

    The small community is currently seeking volunteers of all ages to assist in a variety of activities and services.

  • SCPS graduations

    Saturday, May 31 will mark the end of a 12-year journey for 465 high school seniors.  The years of struggling with grades, teachers, homework, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are coming to an end as they close this chapter in their lives and begin a new one.