Today's News

  • Red Orchard Park to have movie nights

    Movie nights in Red Orchard Park will become more than a park and educational center when it opens its gates late in the evenings for movies this summer.

    Carl Meyer, a member of the Clear Creek Trailblazers, said they are having the movie nights at Red Orchard for community amusement.

    “Some of us have young children and grandchildren,” he said. “And we want to attract the public to Red Orchard and the Miller Outdoor Education Center in general, and to recruit members for the Trailblazers.”

  • EARLIER: Storms don’t scare off horses at fair

    Despite the anxiety of the approaching storms, the Shelby County Fair Horse Show went on as planned and finished strong.

    Although the crowd was down, the horse number was up as all 20 classes competed before the weather turned.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said they had the sheriff’s department keeping an eye on the approaching storms and were prepared to stop the show at any time.

    “The sirens going on in the background added to the show’s atmosphere,” he said jokingly.

  • 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.