Today's News

  • EARLIER: New bypass completion projection: Labor Day

    The Shelbyville Bypass, which contractors said in August was about 80 percent complete, may not be finished until the fall of 2010, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers said last week.

  • Ledco sold to Masonite

    Another family-owned business in Shelbyville has drawn the attention of an outside company.

    Ledco, the Solomon family’s interior door-manufacturing company for nearly 50 years, has been acquired by Masonite Inc. of Tampa, an international manufacturer of residential and commercial doors with customers in more than 85 countries.

  • Business Briefcase March 26, 2010

     Turner joins with AAA

    Turner Insurance Agency of Shelbyville has been appointed an independent agent for AAA.

    “For more than a century, AAA has been a leader in automotive safety and travel services,” agency owner Kurt Turner said in announcing the connection. “But they’re also a leader in auto and home insurance.”

  • Two Shell stations sold

    Two of the three local Shell gas stations have been sold, but the new owners have yet to be identified.

    An employee at Road Ranger's corporate headquarters confirmed that the stations on Taylorsville Road and Midland Trail have been sold, but said she does not know who the new owners are or how long the two stations will be closed.

    A sign on the door at the Taylorsville Road Shell says, "Closed for Inventory," and the clerk inside declined to talk to a reporter.

  • Searcy gets April 1 court date

    Jeana Searcy, 19, of Waddy appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on March 1 for a disposition hearing on charges of reckless homicide in the death last June of her best friend, Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

    She was arraigned before Circuit Judge Charles Hickman nearly two months after she was indicted in connection with the death of Mathus-Cooper, 18, who was killed in a car accident last June in which Searcy was driving.

    The accident happened just a few days before the two girls were supposed to graduate from high school.

  • Isaac Shelby portrayal hits Shelby County

    Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky and the namesake for Shelby County and its county seat, will be the subject of a one-man living history presentation Thursday.

    The Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. will host history interpreter Mel Hankla as he brings Shelby to life at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

    The show is free and open to the public.

  • Shelbyville man arrested after taking juvenile girl to Florida

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested in Florida and charged with taking an under-aged girl down there without her parent’s permission, as well as taking his grandmother’s car without her permission.

    Eric A. Shelburne, 28, of 156 Longview Drive, is charged with custodial interference, a Class D felony and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

  • Chamber Showcase has nice turnout

    Any of the more than 800 visitors to the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase, entitled, “Grow with Shelby County,” would agree that event was even bigger and better than last year.

    The exhibits and booths spilled out of the Shelby County High School gym into the school’s foyer and even into the parking lot, where a Farm Safety demonstration was put on by Judy White, who has a dairy farm in Southville, and Jessica Woods, a 4-H horse leader who brought one of her horses to the event.

  • EARLIER: County may help church refinance community center

    Shelby County may embrace an unusual new financial partner: a church.

    At its meeting on March 16, Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider issuing bonds to help Shelby Christian Church refinance $4.5 million in debt the church has on the multipurpose auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004.

  • What we think: Superintendent reviews should remain open

    The General Assembly is very close to taking away one of your rights to access, and it’s a remarkable reaction to a law that most members didn’t even know existed.

    The House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would allow evaluations of school superintendents to be done in private session. The Senate had approved a similar measure earlier this month.

    All that keeps this from putting you behind a screen of secrecy is a language approval by the Senate and Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature.