Today's News

  • On the road and running hard

    With just 27 days left before the primary election on May 18, candidates will be out in full force spreading their messages to all that will listen.

    U.S. Senate candidates Rand Paul, Trey Grayson and Bill Johnson have stopped over in the county, and magisterial and constable races are becoming more active.

    But perhaps the biggest election facing voters in Shelby County will be for the District 20 State Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).

  • West triumphs in battle for first place

  • Dozens of dropped-off cats run loose around Zaring Mill

    Ann Kalmey just can’t stand to see any more lost animals wandering around, or worse, on Zaring Mill Road.

    “If these cats could talk, they’d say, ‘We just want to go home,’” she said. “These are lap cats, not wild cats or outside cats, but lap cats.”

    Kalmey is referring to the latest group of cats to be dumped near her home, out in the country.

    Kalmey said she and her neighbors found a large group of cats in a field near a brush pile to be burned by another farmer.

  • Funny money passed around town

    Two people have been arrested on counterfeit charges, accused of passing fake currency in Shelbyville and Simpsonville.

    Wesley S. Cecil, 28, and Brandy Elaine Rion, 29, both of Louisville, are charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument, a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that they are accused of passing counterfeit money on eight separate occasions at local businesses during the first week of April.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville sets meeting to vote on pay increases

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday set a special meeting for next week to give formal approval for pay raises for the mayor and commissioners.

    The commission passed a first reading of an ordinance that would raise compensation for Mayor Steve Eden from $400 to $800 per month and for the four commissioners from $250 to $350, the first such raises since April of 2003.

  • News Briefs: April 23, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment drops

  • Events designed for candidates to meet voters

    With the primary election less than a month away, various organizations are stepping forward with events designed to help candidates meet their potential constituents.

    U.S. Senate candidate Trey Grayson attended a Republican gathering in Shelbyville on Thursday night, and the lineup of events continues tonight with a “Meet Your Candidate” pork chop dinner at the East 60 fire house at 9211 Frankfort Road.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 26. 2010

    No operator’s license


    Jennifer F. Sharp, 35, of city at large in Louisville was arrested April 25 at 1220 Shepherd Way and charged with no operator’s license and giving a false name or address to a police officer.

    She was also served with a Jefferson County bench warrant for cold checks.


    Alcohol Intoxication

  • Cornerstone teacher named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

    Cornerstone Christian Academy teacher Bill Scheidt said he was “absolutely shocked” when he received the award on Wednesday.

    Scheidt was named a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, based on a nomination from CCA junior Joshua Tipton. He was one of only 16 teachers in Kentucky to earn the award.

  • Only 2 county jobs to get pay increases

    Magistrates approved only two raises for county employees at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    On the recommendation of County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger and the Finance Committee, Finance Officer Karen Blake and Treasurer Paula Webb both received a raise.

    Blake got an increase of $651 per year, and Webb received an increase of $1,431, putting them at $40,651 and $57,431, respectively.