Today's News

  • School safety presentation focuses on technology

    The horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001 are not as fresh in people’s minds as they used to be, but on Tuesday, someone who was there that day described the scenario to a group of local people.

    Gregory Thomas, former executive director of school safety for the New York City School District, spoke about what the teachers there did to save students on day when the city was in chaos and literally blowing up around them.

  • Animal shelter appeals to public

    A couple of weeks ago, officials at the Shelby County Animal Shelter announced they would have to begin to euthanize animals if they couldn’t move some of them out through adoptions.

    Tuesday, Animal Control Director Rusty Newton said the situation has improved only slightly. He said he understands that times are tough, and it’s harder to care for pets than it once was, but suggests an alternative for those who are thinking about bringing their animals to the shelter.

  • Hudson to head up Metro United Way campaign

    This year when the Metro United Way kicks off its 2011 campaign, it may pack a little more wallop.

    What officials hope will give it more “kick” is the presence of a local community figure who has agreed to step in as chairperson, someone that just about everyone in the community knows and respects — Bobby Hudson.

    Roberta Steutermann, donor relationship manager with Metro United Way, said when she approached Hudson about chairing the Shelby County office, and he agreed, she was ecstatic.

  • Eaton Corp up and running

    It’s official—Simpsonville’s state-of-the-art Eaton Corporation is now up and running.

    The Cleveland-based Fortune 250 company’s new twin Data Centers—its sister facility is located in Louisville—held a grand opening Thursday at the newly opened plant in Kingsbrook Park.

    Eaton’s vice president, Rob Agar opened the ceremony, with a welcome to dignitaries, including Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who remarked that the event marked an exciting day for both Simpsonville and Kentucky.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 22



    Donnie Allen Lane, 19, of 833 Bland Avenue in Shelbyville was arrested June 14 at 1533 Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under 21 years of age, Rear license not illuminated, no operator's license and speeding.

    Jerrad Murphy, 22, of 4905 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested June 14 at 1501 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 22



    Tina M. Njuguna, 34, of 13400 Spring Villa Court No. 101 in Louisville was arrested May 7 on Shelbyville Road east of Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, no license in possession and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • Alcohol suspected in crash

    Police are looking into whether alcohol and speed were factors in a single car crash Friday night that left a Shelbyville man in critical condition.

    Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said that John White III, 33, lost control of his car on Benson Road near Guist Creek Lake shortly before 11 p.m., running off the road and landing upside down in a ditch.

    “When we arrived, we found him trapped inside the vehicle unconscious,” Rice said.

  • Shelbyville woman interrupts Dayton flight with warning of bomb

    A Shelbyville woman is undergoing a mental evaluation in a Dayton hospital after she told employees at Dayton International Airport Sunday that God told her there was bomb on a plane traveling from there to Washington D.C.

    “She came to the airport and approached the U.S. Airways ticket counter and said she had been directed to our airport to warn us about a danger on a flight to Washington D.C., that there was a bomb on the plane and that people would be killed,” said Dayton Airport Director Terrance Slaybaugh.

  • City sidewalk project underway

    City officials say they have identified 400 pieces of property that need sidewalk repair and have sent out letters to those owners.

    That was the report that City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell gave to the

    Shelbyville City Council at Thursday’s meeting.

    A group of property owners has protested the city’s ordinance, which states that property owners must repair sidewalks that border their property or face fines and a possible lien if the city is forced to repair the area if work isn’t completed.

  • Signs disappearing from Shelby County roadways

    Ever stopped to ask for directions?

    Now finding one’s destination is becoming more and more difficult in Shelby County. The reason?

    People are stealing road and street signs. They are disappearing every day, not just one at time, but in droves, officials say.

    Road Supervisor Carl Henry brought up the issue last November, and at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates expressed concern that the problem was not dissipating, but growing.