Today's News

  • 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.

  • Hundreds touched by clinic


  • Weekend has a weak end

    Inclement weather put a damper on what was to have been a very busy weekend of activities around Shelby County, raining out some of them and causing a poor turnout at others.

    The Mounted Games, set for Red Orchard Park on Saturday, were rescheduled for May 14, and the Highway 55 Yard Sale had very scattered attendance because of occasional rain and cold weather.

  • Shelby escapes major storm damage

    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.

  • Summer reading program

    Officials of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, sponsor and contributor to the Shelby County Public Library Summer Reading Program 2011, presents a check to Pamela Federspiel, director (right), and Sherry Bogard, children's librarian (second from left). Making the presentation are Cathy Weigand (from left), branch manager CB&T, and Belinda Nichols, CB&T's Shelby Market president.