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Today's News

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Council elects to begin condemnation process on 7th Street property

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday started the process to begin condemnation and acquiring property on 7th Street just north of Washington Street.

    The 7-acre property at 219 7th Street includes several warehouses and a loading dock and is located just north of the intersection with Washington Street. The location is currently home to SanJuan, LLC., a distribution center for imported Hispanic candies and snacks owned by Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker.

  • Board finds superintendent Accomplished

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof has earned a grade of Accomplished for the 2016 school year.  On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education shared the results of its annual evaluation of the superintendent and explained the findings.

  • Simpsonville passes broadband ordinance

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed the second reading Thursday night of an ordinance that will allow a franchise for broadband Internet services.

    The move comes after much study by the city commission, said Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden.

    "We did a lot of research on this, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past three months," he said. "Linda Ain [attorney] had come out of Lexington, and she’s done a lot of work putting franchises together."

  • Shelby student thrives in state environment competition

    Joining four of her Gatton Academy peers, recent Shelby County High School graduate Emma Saarinen has made academic headlines once again with a second place finish in a statewide competition.

    Competing against more than forty teams from across the commonwealth, her team from the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place honors last month in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition.

  • Mosquitoes heating up with weather

    As the weather warms, bugs are starting to flood hot, humid air, and mosquito bites are popping up all over adults and children, but the worst is still yet to come.

    “As of right now, we have not had the first phone call,” said David Cammack, environmental director for the North Central Public Health Department.

    The health department takes complaints about mosquito infestations and relays that information to state health department officials who then go out and spray pesticides in that area, a program that encompasses all 120 Kentucky counties.

  • Solstice is Monday

    The Summer Solstice is coming up Monday, but how many people really know what that means?

    Although most people correctly associate the date with the official beginning of summer, there are some misconceptions floating around about the event, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    “It’s the longest day of the year and so we have the most sunshine, but what’s interesting is that it’s not typically the hottest day of the year,” he said. “The hottest day typically lags by three or four weeks on average.”

  • Man charged in fiery crash gets 10 years

    A man who has been incarcerated in Shelby on murder charges for more than a year finally reached a plea deal Monday, just hours before a jury was to be selected for the trial.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 24, who went into court Monday on a murder charge, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense for a 10-year prison sentence.

    Kuzmanovic, who had appeared in Shelby Circuit Court June 6 in his striped inmate outfit for a final pre-trial conference, was not present in the courtroom Monday as the details of the plea agreement were worked out in judge’s chambers.

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • That’s the spirit

    Those watching the Jeptha Creed Distillery rise from the ground on Gordon Lane fronting Interstate 64 may feel like the construction is nearly complete.

    Well, Tuesday the small-batch distillery took a big step forward, adding the still to the family-owned facility.

    Joyce and Bruce Nethery plan to distill a variety of spirits at the location, primarily bourbon, along with vodka and corn whiskey, more commonly referred to as moonshine.

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at abouit 5:30 p.m. He steered back onto the road, but overcorrected, and ran off the road again, flipping the vehicle several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    It is not know why he ran off the road, but drugs or alcohol are not suspected as a factor in the crash.