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Today's News

  • Human Rights Commission tables fairness decision

    The Human Rights Commission gave members of the Shelby Chapter of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth a sense of déjàvu when the commissioners voted to table any decision on a recommendation regarding a proposed ordinance that would protect the rights of the gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

  • New solid waste facility to open next week

    In late October county officials announced that the opening of the new Shelby County Recycling Facility would be delayed until the beginning of 2015, but they now say that not only will it open next week, but also that people can dispose of their trash for free until January.

    109 Board Chair Rusty Newton had said that the delay was due to a problem with the scales kiosk; an additional piece of equipment was needed to make it operational so that people could pay for trash disposal, and the equipment had to be ordered and installed.

  • Fire on Benson destroys home

    A family left homeless after a late night fire Friday is doing OK, although there were some scary moments during the blaze.

    “Nobody got burned, but about four minutes after we got out, the house was just caving in,” said John Jones. “We got out with just the clothes on our backs, and it was so cold that night.”

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Water company to request rate increases

    The council has a single topic on their brief agenda for Thursday’s meeting at 6:30 at City Hall, which is a first reading of an ordinance regarding the revised schedule of charges for the Shelbyville Sewer and Water Commission.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle who will present the ordinance said it is concerning an adjustment of the water and sewer rates.

    “The water commission is proposing a 3.5 percent increase on water and a 3.75 increase in sewer,” he said.

  • Shelter opens doors for fundraiser

    On Saturday, local non-profit men’s homeless shelter Open Door of Hope will host a Christmas Open House. 

    “We came up with the idea because we’ve had fundraisers but no one has had the opportunity to come in and see where the guys live, what goes on, ” said Stephanie Walker, Open Door of Hope volunteer.

    By opening the shelter doors to the public, Walker said they hope to raise awareness.

  • Christmas in Mt. Eden cancelled

    Unfortunately, Santa will be making one less stop this month when visiting Christmas parties around the county as the Mt. Eden Ruritan Club will not be hosting their Christmas event this year.

    “We’ve done so many projects this year, we decided to back off a little,” event organizer Tony Carriss said.

    Last year, Carriss said, most of the food for the event was wasted when bad weather kept many people home.

    “[Financially] the event is...weather sensitive,” he said.

  • Shopping good on Black Friday

    Cool temperatures on Black Friday didn’t deter people from rushing out to take advantage of hot items on sale in Shelby County.

    Around the county, from the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass to eastern Shelby County, shopping was good. Although most retailers said they had a good turnout Friday, they said the frenzied rush of shoppers was not as hectic early Friday morning as in the past.

    That’s probably because of the trend in having sales extend from Thursday throughout Sunday, instead of just on Friday, was the speculation.

  • Deceased man found in creek

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of an elderly man found in a creek behind Red Roof Inn, off KY 55.

    Detective Jason Rice said Louis Synder , 62, of Shelbyville, was discovered in the creek at about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Synder was staying at the motel, which was formerly a Days Inn.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said Synder’s body was found lying face down in the creek by an employee of hotel, which is located on Howard Drive.

  • Tractor-trailer crash closes I-64 for hours

    A tractor-trailer accident Monday morning on I-64 caused a major traffic disruption in the Waddy area, but resulted in only minor injuries, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Christopher Martin said that the single-vehicle accident happened at 9:42 a.m. at mile marker 45.

  • In need of a helping hand

     

     

    It’s that time of year when giving is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. And local charities are asking that folks give that most precious gift – time.

    Shelby County has five food banks that all say they could use some extra manpower in the form of volunteers.

    Sam Eyle, director of the Serenity Center, a Christian-based counseling service that has operated a food bank for the past seven years for the general public, said he needs all kinds of volunteers.