Today's News

  • Fayette conservationist addresses farm group

    Farmer and land preservationist Frank Penn told a local farmland preservation group it needs to make allies with local citizens, business and farm groups to maintain support for farmland preservation.

    Penn spoke at a fundraiser for Shelby Area Rural Conservation (SARC), a new organization hoping to establish preservation easements on farmland in Shelby and surrounding areas.

    The group recently gained its non-profit status and is working on a donated conservation easement in Oldham County, SARC President Jim Ellis said.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen jewelry

    Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information about a theft of jewelry that occurred between July 1 and July 12 in the 300th block of Coors Drive.

    At that time, two rings worth more than $500 were taken from the victim’s bedroom. One was gold with 10 diamonds, and an opal stone, while the other was gold with a diamond waterfall design.

    It is believed that a visitor to the victim’s home took the rings, as there was no indication of a burglary.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 22, 2011


    Michael E. Barnett, of unknown age and address, was arrested July 17 at 20 Village Plaza and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). He was also served with a Shelby County bench warrant of unstated charges.

    Gutherie L. Ford, 65, of 800 N. Main St. No. 3 was arrested July 16 on Midland Trail and charged with public intoxication in a public place, first and second offense in 12 months, second-degree disorderly conduct, theft by unlawful taking and resisting arrest.

  • Sheriff’s office receives good audit

    The sheriff’s office has all its ducks in a row, at least as far as its finances are concerned, according to a state report.

    State Auditor Crit Luallen’s office reported that the annual audit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office revealed no instances of noncompliance, and no matters of material weaknesses.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports July 22, 2011


    Lloxo Ramos-Perez, 34, of 93 Mount Eden Road No. 1 was arrested April 27 on Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, no operator’s license, reckless driving, giving a false name or address to a police officer, no other state registration receipt and failure to appear in court.



    Noe Lopez Ramirez, 28, of 5211 Eminence Pike was arrested May 1 on Ellis road and charged with no operator’s license.

  • EARLIER: Scrap metal plant squeaks through Triple S

    A small, but vocal crowd showed up for a controversial zoning request at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    Despite the opinions of those that came out for the meeting, the commission voted 4-3 in favor of the changing the Midwest Metals 10-acre property at 478 Kentucky Street from light industrial (I-1) to heavy industrial (I-2). Taking the first step in clearing the way for a scrap metal and recycling center to open on the property.

  • Shelby Countians are stuck on hot-and-sticky for a few more days at least

    The good new is temperatures are not expected to climb over 100 degrees, but the bad new is, they won’t have to in order to be deadly.

    That’s the opinion of meteorologist Joe Sullivan with the National Weather Service, the agency that issued a severe heat warning for the entire state of Kentucky through 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The danger lies with high humidity, or the dew point, Sullivan said.

  • Father joins son aboard aircraft carrier

    Kerry Magan did not get to wear a flowery Hawaiin shirt on a recent cruise from Honolulu to San Diego.

    But while it may have been a pleasure cruise to Magan, the ship was none other than the USS Carl Vinson, a well-known aircraft carrier, on which Magan’s youngest son, Lt. Jacob Magan, is stationed.

    Magan, who owns and operates Kerry P. Magan Consulting Engineers PLC in Shelbyville and was a Pvt. in the Army, enlisting in 1969, explained how it all came about.

  • Simpsonville hires new maintenance worker

    After weeks of sharing the maintenance work at city hall, Simpsonville City Commissioners voted to hire a new maintenance person during Wednesday’s meeting.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said he appreciated many people working around the office since there hadn’t been a maintenance man while City Administrator David Eaton and Public Works/Sewer Superintendent Bryan Romine had been doing interviews for the position over the past few weeks.

  • Sheriff’s office ‘has training in the works’

    In the wake of the self-proclaimed “regretted action” of Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Miller, who shot and killed Bart and Renee Lewis’ pet Labrador, Daisy, several training facilities in Shelby County say they will offer classes to law enforcement concerning dealings with domestic animals and their potential to use aggressive behavior.