Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 21, 2014

    I-64 construction,

    Lanes, exits closed

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Tuesday that overnight lane closures will occur in Shelby County Thursday as Interstate 64’s eastbound lanes are shifted back to their original configuration.

    Eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. on Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, when construction crews will remove the temporary barrier walls and shift the traffic lanes.

  • Painting the Gables blue again

    A community-led project that started three years ago with the intent of purchasing and renovating the old Blue Gables Motel is finally coming to fruition.

    On June 16, the Shelbyville Preservation Group (SPG), a 501(c)3 which consists of several local investors, will take control of the building, closing on the property with current owner Mark Stivers.

  • 2 barn fires leave horses, goats dead

    Two barn fires in the county have left horses and dozens of goats dead.

    The Shelby County Fire Department was on the scene at 6 a.m. Saturday for a barn fire on Zaring Mill Road.

    The barn housed about 70 goats, but only about 15 were saved, according to assistant chief Jeff Ivers.

    “Somebody driving by saw the smoke and stopped and alerted the homeowners,” he said. “They got about 15 of them out, but by the time we got there it was fully engulfed.”

    The barn was a complete loss.

  • Former sheriff injured in fall

    Former Shelby County Sheriff injured in a fall has undergone one surgery already and is facing another, family members say.

    Harold Tingle, 77, was injured Saturday night when he fell in his bedroom, said his brother, Joe Tingle.

    “He got out of bed too quick, I think, got dizzy,” he said. “He fell and hit his head on an end table, and what it amounts to, he broke his neck.”

  • Officials expect a smooth Election Day

    With Tuesday just around the corner, election officials say they are ready for the 2014 Primary Election, mostly, that is.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said that her office is ready to roll with new precincts in place, voting machines primed and every detail in place except for one thing – there still are not enough precinct officers.

  • Dr. under review is in compliance with licensing terms

    A Shelbyville doctor who lost his ability to write narcotics prescriptions after a medical review following an anonymous complaint last year is in full compliance with the terms of the conditions placed upon him, officials say.

    Leanne Diakov, general counsel for the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure said that Dr. Alan Honaker, who lost the right to write narcotics prescriptions in December, would soon be able to start the ball rolling to get that privilege back.

  • Stormhaven Spring Kick-off is Saturday

    Stormhaven Youth Ranch will open its doors Saturday for its annual Spring Kick-off event.

    The non-profit organization sponsors the free event every year, and organizers say it gets bigger every year.

    “We really just use this as a way to make people more aware of Stormhaven and what we do out here,” said Anna Henry, one of the organizers. “We’re going to have pony rides, face painting, games, a craft table. This is just a way for us to bring people out, let them see the ranch and have some fun.”

  • MS fundraiser riding through Shelby

    More than 200 cyclists will be on the roads in Shelby County this weekend peddling for a cause.

    The Bluegrass, Bikes & Bourbon ride, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will start Saturday morning at Gallrein Farms, 1029 Vigo Road, when more than 200 riders will hope on their bicycles for a 40, 60 or 100 mile ride to Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg. Once there, riders will spend the night before riding back to Gallrein Farms on Sunday, choosing either a 36- or 50-mile ride.

  • Bagdad Days, a festival of community

    To the people of Bagdad, their annual spring festival on Saturday is more than just a way for people to have fun.

    It’s that, all right, but Cathy Marion, chair of Bagdad Days, said the festival, in its 22nd year, is a tradition that the community strives to uphold.

    “Bagdad Days is all about making memories,” she said. “Every year, everybody, especially the kids, have something new to remember and to talk about.”

  • Organizers hoping for dry Relay for Life

    The 2014 Shelby County Relay for Life is set for today and organizers say they hope the rain will hold off, though that’s not likely with a 40 percent chance of showers, gusting winds and cooler temperatures.

    The forecast is one reason that Sonia Roach, co-chair, said she does not expect too much decoration at the Relay, which is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event.

    The event may even have to be moved indoors, she said.