Local News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Restaurant tax moves forward

    With some reluctance, Shelbyville city council members passed the first reading of an ordinance Thursday that would impose a three percent tax onto restaurant tabs in the city of Shelbyville.

    Funds collected from the tax would be divided evenly between the city and tourism commission and would be used to enhance the city and promote tourism.

    The matter was discussed in February and has since been revisited in numerous meetings and workshops.

  • Collins’ teacher, student altercation under investigation

    District officials are remaining quiet about a physical altercation that broke out in a classroom last week at Collins High School between substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht and a student.

    Unconfirmed reports say the altercation began with a verbal exchange but district officials say what exactly led to Schildknecht lunging at, grabbing and shoving a student remains under investigation.

  • County to buy new heart monitors


  • Eyle steps down

    After heading up the Serenity Center for 21 years, Sam Eyle has stepped down as director.

    “It’s just time,” said Eyle.

    He has turned over the reigns of the counseling center/food pantry to Jim Oates, a Shelby County resident and minister at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Restaurant tax to get first reading

    The Shelbyville City Council made a late addition for Thursday’s special called meeting, adding a proposed ordinance to establish a restaurant tax in the city.

    The council first considered the hot topic several years ago but the matter had little fuel.

  • Shelby County Public School: District to dig deep into K-PREP scores

    The Shelby County Board of Education will get a full breakdown on the district’s Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress [K-PREP] scores at Thursday’s regular meeting, scheduled this week for the Shelby County Area Technology Center, 230 Rocket Lane in Shelbyville.

    The district received its scores last week and while the overall district score was Proficient, for the first time the district had two schools reach Distinguished scores.

  • Proposal would cut seats on human rights commission


  • Simpsonville youth battles cancer

    A 12-year-old middle schooler from Simpsonville was able to put aside the trauma of dealing with cancer for a while when he and his family were treated to a dream vacation in Hawaii this summer.

    Brenton Clem was almost as excited about the plane ride as he was about the trip – sponsored by Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana –even got to sit in the cockpit of the huge jet wearing the captain’s hat.

  • Diageo, Bulleit to shop locally

    When it comes time to purchase the ingredients to produce bourbon in Shelby County, officials with Diageo and Bulleit Bourbon Co. said they want it this whisky to be a Shelby County native.

  • Small quake shakes some Shelby residents

    A low-grade earthquake measuring just 2.6 on the Richter scale hit Shelby County Monday night, but it still shook up some residents.

    “We had just gone to bed and the dog jumped up and was going nuts,” said Mike Harman. “What I heard sounded like somebody falling through a window. We thought we had an intruder and actually got up and searched the perimeter. It sounded like something fell and thumped. We all heard it and immediately went to investigation. It was clear as a bell.”