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Today's News

  • Eaton Corp up and running

    It’s official—Simpsonville’s state-of-the-art Eaton Corporation is now up and running.

    The Cleveland-based Fortune 250 company’s new twin Data Centers—its sister facility is located in Louisville—held a grand opening Thursday at the newly opened plant in Kingsbrook Park.

    Eaton’s vice president, Rob Agar opened the ceremony, with a welcome to dignitaries, including Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who remarked that the event marked an exciting day for both Simpsonville and Kentucky.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 22

    DUI

     

    Donnie Allen Lane, 19, of 833 Bland Avenue in Shelbyville was arrested June 14 at 1533 Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under 21 years of age, Rear license not illuminated, no operator's license and speeding.

    Jerrad Murphy, 22, of 4905 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested June 14 at 1501 Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 22

    DUI

     

    Tina M. Njuguna, 34, of 13400 Spring Villa Court No. 101 in Louisville was arrested May 7 on Shelbyville Road east of Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, no license in possession and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • Alcohol suspected in crash

    Police are looking into whether alcohol and speed were factors in a single car crash Friday night that left a Shelbyville man in critical condition.

    Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said that John White III, 33, lost control of his car on Benson Road near Guist Creek Lake shortly before 11 p.m., running off the road and landing upside down in a ditch.

    “When we arrived, we found him trapped inside the vehicle unconscious,” Rice said.

  • Shelbyville woman interrupts Dayton flight with warning of bomb

    A Shelbyville woman is undergoing a mental evaluation in a Dayton hospital after she told employees at Dayton International Airport Sunday that God told her there was bomb on a plane traveling from there to Washington D.C.

    “She came to the airport and approached the U.S. Airways ticket counter and said she had been directed to our airport to warn us about a danger on a flight to Washington D.C., that there was a bomb on the plane and that people would be killed,” said Dayton Airport Director Terrance Slaybaugh.

  • City sidewalk project underway

    City officials say they have identified 400 pieces of property that need sidewalk repair and have sent out letters to those owners.

    That was the report that City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell gave to the

    Shelbyville City Council at Thursday’s meeting.

    A group of property owners has protested the city’s ordinance, which states that property owners must repair sidewalks that border their property or face fines and a possible lien if the city is forced to repair the area if work isn’t completed.

  • Signs disappearing from Shelby County roadways

    Ever stopped to ask for directions?

    Now finding one’s destination is becoming more and more difficult in Shelby County. The reason?

    People are stealing road and street signs. They are disappearing every day, not just one at time, but in droves, officials say.

    Road Supervisor Carl Henry brought up the issue last November, and at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, magistrates expressed concern that the problem was not dissipating, but growing.

  • Update: Shelby spared, no storm damage reported

    Shelby County officials, the Emergency Management Service and the National Weather Service have cleared the county from storm damage.

    The tornado producing storms that ripped through Louisville, leaving barns at Churchill Downs mangaled, only clipped the northwest corner of Shelby County and left no damage. Even the flash flood warnings expired without producing problems in the county.

    Northern and western Shelby County took the brunt of a storm that rolled into the Louisville area around 8 p.m. Wednesday  night.

  • 25th anniversary: Grigsby

    Billy and Anita Grigsby have been married for 25 years. The couple was married on June 17, 1986 at the Shelby County Courthouse. She was formerly a Richard of Bullitt County. They live in Shelby County and have one son, David Grigsby of Shelbyville.

  • 71st anniversary: Shouse

    Leonard and Martha Shouse celebrated 71 years of marriage on June 21, 2011. Long-time residents of Simpsonville, they now reside in Shelbyville. They have two daughters, Norma Shouse of Lawrenceburg and Carolyn Shouse Mills of Louisville, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.