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Today's News

  • Shelby woman's mission is to save cats

    After dark, when most of us have had our dinner and settled down for a cozy evening in, Sandy Hill and friends are out feeding and checking on the welfare of colonies of feral cats throughout our county…just because as far as they’re concerned, it’s the right thing to do.

    These people are volunteers, and most of them have full-time jobs and families. But somehow, they manage to squeeze in time for this something they believe in – and not only is their time donated, but so is the food they offer to the cats.

  • Peggy Tschauner: Aug. 14, 1959 – Feb. 25, 2014

    Peggy Tschauner was more than just the co-chair for Shelby County Relay for Life – she was an inspiration to the community and especially to her family and friends.

    “She fought the hard fight; there are a lot of tears being shed right now,” said Sonia Roach, a close friend of Tschauner’s as well as her co-chair with Relay.

    Tschauner, 54, passed away Tuesday morning from ovarian cancer.

    She had been diagnosed with the disease in February 2010, but that didn’t let that get her down, said her husband, Scott.

  • Bullitt police say Pleasureville man threatened schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – A domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Pleasureville man.

    Randall Eugene Carman, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident by the Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff's Department.

    The arrest came after Carman had allegedly made threats directed at the staff of the Bullitt Alternative Center, located behind Bullitt Central High School.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Bob Evans put on hold

    Culver’s Restaurant will be able to begin building soon for its new location in Simpsonville, but Bob Evans Restaurant will have to wait.

    The Triple S Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the development plan for Cuvler’s, which will be constructed on the outlot at the corner of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads, adjacent to the Outlet Shoppes of Louisville.

  • Paul greeted by large crowd in Shelby

    A large crowd filled Harvest Coffee and Caféon Wednesday afternoon to great Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) as he stopped through the county after visiting Frankfort.

    Before speaking, Paul took time to shake hands with nearly everyone in attendance and even stopped to take a few pictures with voters and children.

    Paul had been visiting the Kentucky legislature to urge state senators to restore the voting rights of felons who had committed non-violent crimes.

  • Shelby man back in jail for an evaluation

    LA GRANGE – A Shelbyville man charged with recruiting for the Southside Crips gang in Oldham County has been taken back into custody and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    Thomas L. Wenz, 22, was indicted in December on charges of criminal gang recruitment, engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

    Wenz pleaded not guilty to those charges on Dec. 19 and bailed out of the Oldham County Jail shortly after that court hearing.

  • 2 Shelby County food banks to merge

    Food services for the needy in Shelby County soon could have a new, larger, 1-stop location.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday authorized Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and County Attorney Hart Megibben to draw up a deal that would merge the two food banks in Shelbyville into the building on 7th Street that has been the home to Shelby County Emergency Management.

    The food banks are operated by Serenity Center on Frankfort Road and Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency at the old swimming pool building next to the skate park on Washington Street.

  • Election 2014: State Senator: Hornback seeking return to Frankfort

    Paul Hornback has spent the past four years figuring out how to work around and fix inefficiencies in Frankfort, and he said he believes he’s just getting started.

    That’s why the Republican incumbent has filed for a second term as the state senator for District 20, which includes Shelby, Henry, Carroll and Trimble counties along with a small portion of the east end of Jefferson County.

  • 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.