Today's News

  • County gets money back from KACo

    Shelby County Fiscal Court received $31,000 Tuesday night from the Kentucky Association of Counties for an upcoming dividend payment, which was presented in check form by KACo insurance agent Larry Denney.

    Joe Greathouse, KACo director of insurance, said the dividend represents an achievement by county governments across Kentucky above and beyond "simply being good" and that the money represented KACo's successful and stable financial position.

  • Shelby falls in close one

    Ballard 90, Shelby 80, final. The Rockets are knocked from the State Tournament by a team that's quickness and athleticism overcomes sometimes sloppy play. Ballard advances to play Warren Central Friday at noon.

    Ballard 86, Shelby 78, 1:02 to play in the fourth. Shelby's pressing, but it hasn't produced a turnover and neither has the offense.

    Ballard 80, Shelby 75, 2:00 to play in the fourth. Johnson fouled out, sending Jones to the line for three free throws, which he hit.

  • News Briefs: March 17, 2010

    Simpsonville cancels meeting

    The Simpsonville Commission canceled its regularly scheduled meeting for this morning, citing no issues that needed immediate attention. The commission next will meet April 6 at city hall.


    Shelby youth in state spelling bee

  • Stuck truck leads to 2 tons of pot

    Nearly two tons of pot was seized in a large bust in Shelby County last week, police said.

    The marijuana was seized by the Drug Enforcement Administration task force after officers in the task force tracked a tractor trailer carrying 3,700 pounds of marijuana to a farm in the 8200 block of Aiken Road, near the Jefferson and Oldham County lines.

    Several agencies assisted in the bust, including a Kentucky State Trooper from Post 12, Trooper John Hawkins said.

  • County gets ready for storm season

    Shelby County may not quite have Chicago's reputation of being a "Windy City," but when asked what the biggest severe weather hazard is here, local officials named wind as a major problem.

    "We've had quite a bit of damage from windstorms, especially the last few years," Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

  • Triple S grants fourth 1-year extension to Copperfield Place

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission made quick work of a short agenda at Tuesday’s monthly meeting.

    The Commission approved an extension on the Copperfield Place land behind Jefferson Community College with frontage on Benson Pike.

    The 18.59-acre, 51-lot subdivision was approved in 2005, but the owner, Donald Hamilton, Inc., has not moved on the property since then.

    Citing the continued down turn in the economy, the commission was asked for a year-extension for fourth time.

  • Tower horses didn't run away

    In case you were wondering, those horses on the water tower at Weissinger Hills were not put in the barn for the winter.

    No, the mural being painted on that water tower didn’t quite meet original expectations, so it’s being redone.

  • Montell looking out for student-athletes

    If the Rockets or Lady Rockets advance to the Sweet 16, hopefully they’ll have one fewer thing to worry about  - attendance.

    Several State Tournaments have competitions during weekdays to assure all the games are played and that the competitors have time to finish. When student-athletes attend these games that the school and state sponsor, they are counted absent at school. The absence is excused, but it is also counted against a student’s perfect attendance.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) introduced House Bill 22, to try and right that wrong.

  • Board learns reading patterns with Simpsonville students

    Kindergarten and first-grade students at Simpsonville Elementary led the Shelby County Board of Education members in a reading of “Caps For Sale,” set to music at Thursday’s school board meeting.

    Music teacher Emily Royse red the book, while the students and board members played instruments on certain phrases, showing how a pattern can help students connect with a book and learn to read even if the book is on a higher reading level.

  • SOUDER: When the cure is worse than the crisis

    If you watch the national news or listen to talk radio, you know that the hot issue for the last several weeks has been “health care reform.” Or is it “health insurance reform?” If you don’t know for sure, it’s only because the terms keep changing.