Today's News

  • We congratulate: The concept of setting standards for arts programs

     The recommendations about how to improve public education in Kentucky has one immediately commendable point: Let's make our elementary arts programs meaningful.

    The Task Force on Assessment and Accountability was created to look at the viability of the controversial standardized state test, the CATS test. As is the case in many states, the testing has not proved students are being educated adequately or on par with other states.

  • Triple S leads public input sessions for 2010 Comprehensive Plan

    Who better to plan the future of Shelby County than the people of Shelby County?

    That's the mindset of Triple S Planning Commission. The commission held three separate public input sessions for members of the community to share their thoughts and concerns on categories of the Shelby County Comprehensive Plan, including transportation, housing and land use, economic development, community facilities, and natural and historic resources.

  • Twilight doesn't suck, but it doesn't have much bite either

    2 1/2 out of 5 stars


    Rated PG-13

    Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

    Based on novel by: Stephenie Meyer

    Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson


    Judging by the $70.6M the film made in its crushing box office debut, it appears Twilight fans were out in full force over the weekend.

  • Who you gonna call?

    In a mock congressional committee in Frankfort Tuesday, Shelby County seniors vetoed a bill to prohibit use of cell phones in the car except for hands-free devices.

    Hosted by State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), a group of honor students debated the merits of soon-to-be proposed legislation (BR 135) that would make the use of hand-held cell phones in automobiles a secondary offense.

  • Crash on La Grange Road kills one

    A local man was killed, and an Ohio man remains in serious condition following an automobile accident on La Grange Road last weekend.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Rice said Thomas A. Alvarado, 38, of La Grange, was killed when the 1999 Ford Contour he was driving was struck by a Chevrolet Impala driven by Roy L. Mullins of Monroe, Ohio.

    The accident happened at about 6:30 Friday night in the 6400 block of La Grange Road when Mullins, for unknown reasons, crossed the center line and struck Alvarado head on, Rice said.

  • EMS to launch special task force

    The county had a dream that Todd Early is working hard to make a reality.

    Almost as soon as he was hired a few months ago, Early, the new deputy Emergency Management Services director, began working to put together a Shelby Task Force, a multipurpose team of specialists that would handle  hazardous material cleanups and various types of complicated rescues, including animals, and water and trench rescues.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Rosario Miguel Gonzalez, 29, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 22 on Smithfield and Walnut and charged with DUI, disregarding a traffic control device and no operator's license.

    Jonathan Rice, 23, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 19 on Ky. 55 and charged with DUI.

    Diana B. Farris, 41, of Shelbyville, was arrested Nov. 15 on Kentucky Street and charged with DUI, first offense and fleeing and evading police on foot.

  • Leggett & Platt to close doors

    Leggett & Platt Corporation, part of Simpsonville for more than 50 years, will shut down by mid-January.

    Company officials said that by Jan. 18, all of the company's 240 current workers will lose their jobs. The first of those layoffs to begin on Dec. 14.

  • Police seek armed man

    Police are looking for a lone gunman who robbed two people in in two separate holdups on Friday, Nov. 21, according to Shelbyville Police Officer Istvan Kovacs.

    The man is described as a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing between 190-200 pounds. He was wearing a pull-over sweat shirt, blue jeans and a bandana over his face.

  • Southern States Shelbyville distributes assets

    A check in the mail is always a good thing. Two checks are even better. Two unexpected checks are better yet.

    Members and patrons of the Southern States Shelbyville Cooperative got checks in the mail last week as the local cooperative dissolved its assets. Last June, the Shelbyville cooperative voted to go out of business and join the larger, regional Southern States Cooperative. The change took effect July 1, and co-op officials marked a grand reopening in mid-September.