Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 16, 2014

    Triple S Planning Commission

    to hear city’s distillery plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission will discuss the city of Shelbyville’s request to amend the zoning districts of Agricultural (A), Highway Commercial (C-4) and Limited Interchange (X-1) to allow the production of distilled spirits as a permitted use.

    The commission will make a recommendation back to the council, and the council can then either approve or deny the change.

  • Shelby Dr. can’t write narcotics scrips

    An anonymous complaint eventually led to a Shelbyville doctor losing his ability to write narcotics prescriptions.

    The complaint, filed on June 8 about Dr. Alan Honaker, a family practitioner with an office at 231 Midland Park, led to an investigation by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, which culminated in December, with Honaker entering into an agreed order that left him unable to write narcotics prescriptions for six months.

    The board made its investigation public record at the end of last month, publishing its findings on Website.

  • Shelby woman named female chaplain

    Angela White is living a dream that she has kept burning within her all her life – what’s more, it’s something that few women ever get to do, at least in Kentucky.

    In February, White was sworn in as only the second female chaplain in the Kentucky National Guard’s past 25 years.

    White said she has no idea why there haven’t been more females in that capacity, but doesn’t question God’s will.

    “I think it’s just all God’s timing; he makes things come about in his own time,” she said.

  • Shelby County's tourism evolution

    Tourism has come a long way in the past two and a half decades, changing from a focus on agriculture to retail and now mostly Saddlebreds.

    And with that evolution, Shelby has found its niche, as tourism dollars have grown from about $17 million in 1989 to nearly $85 million in 2013, said Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the Shelbyville/Shelby County Tourism Commission.

    She added that in those early years of organized tourism, the goal was simple.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Last vote on garbage ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council will open Thursday’s meeting 10 minutes early to have a public hearing for the Municipal Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Program Aid.

    The hearing will give the public the ability to comment on the use of those funds in the 2014-15 budget.

    After the hearing, the council will open their meeting, at city hall, , and resume two major items from the previous meeting.

    The council will have the second reading on the controversial curbside garbage and recycling ordinance.

  • Endicott likely to be indicted by grand jury

    A Shelbyville man accused of participating with seven others in gang activity in La Grange has seen his charged dismissed in district court, but his legal battle may still continue.

    Casey Endicott, 18, had been the lone holdout of the “Oldham 8” whose case had remained in Oldham District Court. His attorney, Jessica Schulety, had requested a competency evaluation be completed before Endicott’s case could proceed.

  • Shelby County School Board: Painted Stone to get efficiency upgrade

    On the back of West Middle’s almost 30 percent energy reduction and improved Energy Star rating, Painted Stone Elementary will receive an energy-saving project upgrade worth more than $92,000.

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved the project, which will seal a gap between the walls and the underside of the school’s roof. K. Norman Berry Associate Architects – which has also designed and overseen the Northside Early Childhood Center and the new Southside Elementary School – made a design plan for the estimated four-week project.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 14, 2014

    Pervious concreteshowcase, ribbon cutting

    The City of Shelbyville and Kentuckiana Concrete Product Group will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the city’s pervious concrete parking lot addition at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Public Works Department, 787 Kentucky Street.

    At the event, Public Works will showcase the pervious concrete addition’s ability to allow water to flow through the concrete. The new addition has no stormwater runoff, as all water goes back into the ground and not into drains.

  • ELECTION 2014: Sheriff: Steve Ladden

    A former police and security officer is one of three Republican candidates for sheriff that are vying to challenge incumbent Democrat Mike Armstrong for the seat.

    Steven Ladden, 54, a Colorado native, has lived in Shelbyville for 12 years, and cites a background in law enforcement in his native Colorado Springs as a positive.

    "I have over twenty years experience in security and law enforcement specializing in gangs, DUI and DRE enforcement, as well as community relations and fugitive retrieval," he said.

  • ELECTION 2014: Family Court Judge: Susan Meschler

    A longtime Shelbyville attorney specializing in family law is making her second run for the seat of family court judge.

    Susan M. Meschler, 62, of Shelbyville, ran unsuccessfully in 2006.

    Meschler, along with Lawrenceburg attorney Marie Hellard, is challenging incumbent John David Myles, for the seat of family court judge in the 53rd Judicial District.

    Meschler, a Philadelphia native, said the position of family court judge holds a special significance to her because of her background in family law and because of her own personal views.