Today's News

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jeffery D. Conn, 41, of 400 Main St. No. 3 was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a persistent felony offender.

    Joseph Hacker, 25, of 602 South Poplar St. in Brownstown, Indiana, and Kendra Rae Campbell, 21, of 202 Evergreen Court in Clarksville, Indiana, were indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500, complicity.

    Raymond J. Holland, 41, of unknown address was indicted for failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 12, 2011


    Megan G. Scherff, 26, of 2768 Mulberry Pike in Pleasureville was arrested Sept. 14 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and driving with an obstructed windshield or vision.

    David W. Shouse, 47, of 2181 Waddy Road was arrested Sept. 17 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, second offense.

  • Midwest Metals could revisit Shelby

    A move to Shelby County may not be out of the question for Midwest Metals after all.

    The recycling company, with locations in Louisville and Frankfort, was turned down for a zone change Oct. 4, when Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously to deny a change from light to heavy industrial on the property located near Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.

    But now, company officials may have a second go at trying to locate in the county, only in another area, said Jeff Wence, president of Midwest Metals.

  • Woman killed in traffic accident Saturday in Spencer, Shelby woman injured

    A Shelbyville woman was injured and a Taylorsville woman killed Saturday afternoon in a traffic accident in Spencer County, north of Taylorsville.

    Lorna M. Collins, 33, of 1228 Cambridge Drive, Shelbyville, was injured and Shirley P. Belcher, 71, of 763  Normandy Station Road in Spencer County, died as a result of injuries sustained from being ejected from a vehicle.

  • Shelby's Ruby Lewis gets part on 'Desperate Housewives'

    A new face among the Desperate Housewivesthis Sunday night may be familiar to many people around Shelby County.

    Ruby Lewis, who graduated from Shelby County High School’s class of 2003, will play “Chloe,” her first recurring role on television.

    “I know many people here will be watching her Sunday night, no doubt about it,” said Lewis’ mother, Eve Lawson Lewis. “Everyone loves to know someone who is on TV.”

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2 more zone changes to get 1st consideration

    Already having faced a summer of significant and controversial zoning decisions, the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday night will entertain two more requests for zone changes, along with some other adjustments in plans.

    The zoning requests are for businesses at opposite ends of the county and concern familiar pieces of property.

    The first is for Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville, which seeks to change a parcel it owns adjacent to its main plant from commercial to light industrial.

  • Shelby woman recognized by KSP

    Laura Monroe (center), daughter of Shelbyville residents Carla and the late Hart Winans, received Monday a Commercial Vehicle Support Award from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown. A 10-year KSP employee, Monroe is an administrative specialist III with the KSP commercial vehicle enforcement division in Frankfort.

  • Deadly stretch of I-64 gets fix

    A highway construction project to correct a deadly stretch of Interstate 64 is nearing an end.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said the construction in the westbound lane in the vicinity of Mile Marker 38, which began Oct. 3, is expected to be completed next week.

  • Halloween horrors set to tickle spines

    Halloween is creeping closer, and annual events designed to provide a scare or two are popping up on the calendar.

    In addition to the Trunk Or Treat events that have become popular at churches around Shelby County, the annual scare-you-to-death fundraisers are now open.

    Back for its fourth season, the Blood Orchard Curse is offering scary tours Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight at Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.

    The costs is  $10 per person, and proceeds go to the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Businesses, organizations team up to present anti-bully program

    TAYLORSVILLE – Jaime Evans knows what it's like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    "I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me," Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn't with those girls, but she wasn't home, so her mother didn't know what was going on.