Today's News

  • Midwest Metals gets OK for new site

    Amid a small crowd of 10 people Thursday night at the Stratton Center, half of whom were company officials, Midwest Metals gained what it worked for all last year, the right to locate in Shelby County.
    At the meeting of the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals, the board granted the company a conditional use permit to locate a scrap metal facility at the intersection of Old Brunerstown Road and Windhurst Way, near what soon will be the new location of the Shelby County Convenience Center.

  • Masonic honored as top employer

    That list of best places to work in Kentucky now includes a Shelby County address: Masonic Home Shelbyville.

    The list, compiled by the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, for eight years has included large companies with offices in Shelby – and it does so again this year – but for the first time a business listed as being from the county has been included.

  • New business: Shear Happiness Salon

    Address: 448 Old Seven Mile Pike, Shelbyville

    Who we are: Melissa Drawbaugh Prewitt, owner and cosmetologist, graduated from the Hair Design School in January of 2004. She has been working as a licensed hair dresser in Shelby and Henry County. Deanna Bradshaw, cosmetologist, graduated from the Hair Design School in December of 1999 and has been working as a licensed hair dresser in Shelbyville for 12 years.


  • SOUDER: Up, down, in & out – but keeping politically correct

    With the Republican presidential primaries in full swing and the annual “State of the Union” address this week, some of you might have been expecting a column focusing on political matters.  However, at least for this week, I am going to employ the rule that my mother always told me and that I’m guessing most of your mothers told you: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. 

    So, while I’m sure I won’t be able to remain silent until November, today I’ll go a different direction.

  • I-64 widening to cover from Exit 28 to 32

    The planned replacement of the dangerous ramp from KY 55 to Interstate 64 is simply the centerpiece of the next phase of the widening of the interstate east of Simpsonville.

    Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said this week that Gov. Steve Beshear had included ramp replacement – and the next section of the widening project – in this year’s road plan.

  • Roy Vawter Catlett: 1938-2012

    Roy Catlett has been described as a really great guy, a devoted family man and the best friend that a farmer ever had.

    But maybe his lifelong friend Fred Bond summed it up best: “He was my best friend, the best I ever had. I miss him now, and I will miss him forever. I’m glad he was my friend.”

    Catlett, an agriculture extension agent for more than 30 years in Shelby County, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.

  • Beating victim is awake, responsive but can't speak

    An assault victim who miraculously showed signs of beginning to wake up on Christmas Day after nearly two months in a coma has continued to show some slight progress, her family says.

    “She is awake now, that is, she watches us with her eyes and responds to commands, like when we ask her to wiggle her toes,” said Krissi Tipton, the victim’s aunt.

    Doctors at the University of Louisville, where Denisse Escareno had lain in a coma since being viciously beaten Nov. 5, had told the family just before Christmas that they feared she was brain dead.

  • Pipe company gets extension for state tax incentives

    A company new to Shelby County has requested and been granted an extension from state economic development officials to meet criteria for tax incentives it had received.

    Profile Pipe Technologies LLC, located in Louisville, bought a building at 6301 Midland Trail last January and opened a facility there, said Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial Development Foundation.

    “They purchased the old Noble Metals building; that company had filed for bankruptcy and went out of business,” she said.

  • Shelby County Sherrif's Reports Jan. 27, 2012



    Nathaniel A. Harris, 28, of 4944 Winding Springs Circle in Louisville was arrested Dec. 24 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Joshua J. McAlpin, 33, of 3909 S. 3rd St. in Louisville was arrested Dec. 25 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and failure to report a traffic accident.

  • News briefs: Jan. 27, 2012

    Shelby unemployment down

    to 7.1%, sixth best in state


    Shelby County’s unemployment rate in December continued to tumble, down to 7.1 percent, the sixth-best rate in the state.

    Unemployment rates fell between December 2010 and December 2011 in 114 counties, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    Shelby’s rate fell from 7.4 in November and 8.4 in December 2010.