Today's News

  • 911 dispatcher averts tragedy

    “When you first get the call, and they’re screaming, you’re up on the same level as they are, but you have to bring yourself down to a calming voice because that calms them down.”
    Sherry Abshire, a 911 dispatcher of 10 years in Shelby County, described how she talked a young mother through the steps of bringing her toddler back from the brink of drowning Friday morning.

  • Montell’s bill: Rebate sales tax for outlet mall

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) has introduced potentially precedent-setting legislation that would provide a tax incentive program for retail space at the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville – and other future establishments.

  • Armstrong: March 16th last day

    Linda Armstrong, district judge of the 53rd Judicial District since 1998, announced her resignation Monday morning.

    Armstrong withdrew from the judicial race in the 2014 Election just before the filing deadline in January, citing health issues. She said at that time that she didn’t know if she would serve the remainder of her term, and in Monday’s statement, she reiterated those concerns.

    Her last day on the bench will be March 16, and the decision for replacing her would fall to Gov. Steve Beshear after a complicated judicial process.

  • Dominion Homes clears snow, ice from its streets

    On Wednesday morning residents in a section of Cloverbrook Farms finally heard something they’d been waiting for all winter – the loud, harsh, scraping sound of a snowplow.

    “Just as I pulled the newspaper out of the box, they came and scraped and salted the road,” Cloverbrook Farms homeowner Brandon Clark said. “It looks a lot better.”

  • EARLIER: Homeowners in scrape about streets

    As another winter storm covered Shelby County on Tuesday, some residents in Shelbyville still are digging out from earlier events.

    Brandon Clark and a group of residents that live in a portion of Cloverbrook Farms are still battling weather issues on their streets.

    Their portion of the development – which includes parts of Shadywood Court, Edgemont Way and St. Regis Drive – is still under the control of developer Dominion Homes who has not cleared the streets after any of the snow and ice events this winter.

  • How bad is Winter 2014 in Shelby County?

    From farmers to forecasters, when Shelby Countians talk about winter weather, the common thread they all agree on is that this winter has been the worst they have seen for the past decade.

    That may seem surprising when you consider that out of the top 10 worse winter weather events named by the National Weather Service for Kentucky and Indiana, most people thought the weather this winter has been even worse than those of 2004 and 2009, which featured a heavy snow and an ice storm, respectively.

  • WINTER 2014: Schools calendar still fluid

    As of Tuesday afternoon, Shelby County Public Schools had added more than a week to the end of its school calendar because of weather cancellations, pushing the last day for students back to May 30, from May 21.

    “The days we’re adding now are just going on to the end of the school year,” said Dave Weedman, the director of student services for SCPS. “We didn’t really build any days into the calendar, but we built it so we would get out very early if we didn’t have any school days.”

  • WINTER 2014: Costs of freezing weather burns up wallets

    There’s one thing that hasn’t been frozen the by the near-Arctic temperatures that settled into Shelby County this winter: the cost of dealing with the weather.

    From ruptured water pipes to trying to make the roads safer and passable, estimates on the cost of this winter are substantial. Principal among that is the cost of overtime pay for work crews, with the county road department spending more on overtime in one month than it has in two years total.

  • WINTER 2014: Latest winter blast knocks out mail for some

    Another surge of severe winter weather was heralded by a near blizzard early Saturday morning, which caused numerous problems, such as closed roads and fires, and also interfered with one of the most time-honored activities in U.S. history – mail delivery.

    Schools did reopen on Monday despite subzero temperatures and chill factors Monday and Tuesday, and Atmos Energy announced it was adding a rate increase to the misery caused by the persistent winter.

  • WINTER 2014: Shelby County enduring bitter cold OK

    Shelby County may not be topping its record-low temperature of all time, 37 degrees below zero- set Jan. 19, 1994,  – also the state’s record– but when temps plunge to single digits, or even close to that, that’s plenty cold enough to cause problems.

    Temperatures dipped as low as 7 degrees below zero around the county on Wednesday morning, and though they were a bit higher on Thursday, a brisk breeze from the west brought chill factors down to about -15.