Today's News

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County to lease space to non-profit

    The county has plans to lease a facility it owns on Frankfort Road to a non-profit counseling agency.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously to lease property that was formerly occupied by the Shelby Center for Disability Services at 536 Frankfort Road to the Serenity Center for $1 a month.

    The former agency vacated the property last year when it lost its funding.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 9, 2012


    Thomas A. Porter, 36, of 111 Clear Creek Road in Finchville was arrested Jan. 18 on Ellis Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, leaving the scene of an accident and falsely reporting an incident.

    Lynn M. Starks, 55, of 678 Travis Road in Taylorsville was arrested Jan. 19 on Van Dyke Mill Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.



  • Upcoming sports schedule: March 9, 2012

    Friday, March 9

    5 p.m.: High school boys’ & girls’ tennis, Trimble County at Shelby County.

    Saturday, March 10

    11 a.m.: High school baseball, Shelby County at North Bullitt (scrimmage).
    Noon: High school baseball, Collins at Jeffersontown (scrimmage).

    Monday, March 12

  • Sports Bulletin Board: March 9, 2012

    Clear Creek Golf League spring meeting

    The Clear Creek Golf League’s spring meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the course’s golf shop. New players are welcome to attend this rules meeting. League season begins the week of April 1. Any questions call 633-0375.

    Juniper Hill Ladies Golf Club meeting

  • Court report: March 2, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Cynthia De Leon, second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 12-day sentence.

    Shannon D. Martin, harassment (physical contact) no injury – guilty – 60-day sentence, serve 9 days, balance probated for 2 years and $144 costs.

    Genaro Sandoval, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – 20-day sentence and $1144 fine and costs.

  • Simpsonville City Commission sets October finish for downtown sidewalks

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton took a metaphorical walk on the wild side of the street during the city commission’s meeting Tuesday night when he told commissioners that he hoped to have the new downtown sidewalk project completed by the end of October.

    “We’re meeting with our engineers [American Engineers Inc.] and putting together a schedule,” Eaton said. “With the electricity thing out of the way, we’ve got all our OKs on the sidewalks from the state.”

  • Simpsonville will throw new money at old gym

    The city of Simpsonville is going to throw some serious bucks at the upkeep of its old gymnasium with a goal of making it more of a valuable tool for the community.

    The city commission approved at its meeting Tuesday night two contracts and the pursuit of a third to make needed repairs to the building, which is nearly 100 years old but still facilitates various sports activities, voting, community dinners and other organizations that want to rent it out.

  • WICHE: If you don’t hear a peep(er), that’s a bad thing

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.

    There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepersall competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

    Male spring peepers are the noisemakers.  The louder and faster they peep, the luckier they get on their quest to attract females.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 7, 2012


    Jessica R. Morgan, 18, of 2575 Fisherville Road in Finchville was arrested March 2 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, attempting to purchase alcohol and no registration receipt.


    Public Intoxication

  • Loving’s sentencing delayed

    A sentencing date for Jesse Loving set for Monday was cancelled and has not been rescheduled.