Today's News

  • Fire damages home on Eminence Pike Family escapes blaze unhurt

    A family escaped harm after their home on Eminence Pike was severely damaged by fire early Wednesday morning.

    At 4:01 a.m., the Shelby County Fire Department responded to the home of Bill and Nydia Bors, 5750 Eminence Pike.

    Assistant Chief Jeff Ivers said that upon arrival the fire was raging in a second story bedroom, but the family had made it safely out of the house.

    No one was hurt during the incident and fire crews managed to contain the fire to one bedroom, although the home sustained smoke and water damage, he said.

  • Sirens sounded but Shelby safe

    Tornado sirens blared across Shelby County just after midnight today, but officials say it appears that the powerful storm that did damage in southern Indiana spared the county.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Charlie Frazee said the storm blew in to town early, with the tornado warning lifted by 1:30 a.m.

  • Ten Commandments come down in courthouse, still remain in annex

    A plaque bearing the Ten Commandments has been taken down from the wall of the public area of the Circuit Court Clerk’s office in the Shelby County Courthouse.

    The plaque  which has been on display in the driver’s license office for years, came down only recently after a commentary from Linda Allewalt of Shelbyville appeared in The Sentinel-NewsWednesday.

  • Garden/art show hits fairgrounds

    It’s an 11-year-old rite of spring that helps you get right for spring.

    The Shelby County Master Gardeners are hosting their 11th annual Shelbyville Garden and Art Fair this Saturday, and they will have plenty of plants to help you get your yard in shape for the days when there’s no snow or the threat your house may wind up in Ohio – which they hope won’t happen Saturday.

    “We’re just praying we don’t get the storms,” show chair Carolyn Brenner said. “That would just devastate us.

  • EARLIER: KSP investigating ‘carloads’ of records from Ethington

    A Kentucky State Police detective said Monday that investigators are continuing to review documents they seized last month while executing a search warrant at Ethington Auto Sales in Shelbyville

    On March 31, KSP detectives converged on Ethington’s lot on Midland Trail  and seized what KSP detective Kevin Calhoun called “carloads” of papers and computers from the dealership because of complaints that officials at Ethington had failed to  file titles  for vehicles bought and sold at their dealership.

  • Repairs for Exit 32 could start in ‘12

    Those repairs for the deadly merge ramp from KY 55 onto eastbound Interstate 64 are scheduled to begin next year.

    That’s what Transportation Cabinet Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock told Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday morning.

    He said adjustments to the ramp and its frighteningly short, 295-foot merge lane at Exit 32, where two people died in 2010, are in Phase I, which is when the ramp alignment is determined.

  • Simpsonville may increase sewer rates 1st time in 18 years

    Simpsonville residents could be getting their first increase in sewer rates in 18 years.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday morning approved the first reading of an ordinance that would raise rates 2.5 percent, an increase officials said was needed to cover rising costs during a time when new construction has declined.

    Rates would rise from $10.15 for the first 2,000 gallons of usage to $10.40 and from 5.075 to 5.202 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.

  • Elmburg, Buck Creek approved for repairs

    Two secondary county roads in Shelby County will be getting facelifts this summer.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Chief Engineer Matt Bullock told Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday that sections of KY 395 (Elmburg Road) and KY 1848 (Buck Creek Road) were in line for annual repairs.

    He said 3.2 miles of Elmburg Road between the railroad crossing and Jacksonville Road would be resurfaced, as would Buck Creek from Clark Station Road to Taylor Wood Road.

    Magistrates approved the plan, which will cost the state $310,000.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports April 20


    Jonathan A. Wardell, 18, of 592 Martin Place Road in Apopka, Fla., was arrested March 19 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

    Stephanie A. Collins, 27, of 740 Figgs Store Road was arrested March 11 on Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.



    Jesus Emilio Vigil Gomez, 23, of 5301 Frankington Road in Pleasureville was arrested March 17 on Eminence Pike and charged with no operator’s license and speeding.



  • Residents cautioned against outdoor fires

    Fire department personnel are reminding residents to remember that spring outdoor burning restrictions are in force until April 30.

    The State Division of Forestry prohibits burning within 150 feet of a woodland or brush land between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during peak fire seasons in the spring and fall.