Today's News

  • Revised human rights ordinance passes 1st reading in Simpsonville

    The Simpsonville City Commission is the second entity in Shelby County to pass a first reading of a revised human rights commission ordinance.

    There was no one from the public to voice any opinions on the matter at the commission’s meeting Thursday night, as there was the previous week at the Shelbyville City Council meeting, when the ordinance passed its first reading.

  • Apartment complex passes second reading

    A decision by county officials Tuesday put the stamp of approval on a zone change that had engendered some concern, at least initially, by some who had questioned the suitability of the move.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to approve a second reading of a request to rezone 17.5 acres of property located on the north side of Old Brunerstown Road, West of KY-55 from Light Industrial (I-1) to Multi-family Residential (R-4), a move that would allow apartments to be built there.

  • Car Club to dissolve

    Jim and Beverly Potter have had some great years leading the Shelby County Car Club but their time at the wheel must come to an end, they said.

    Unfortunately, with their resignation, the Potters say the club will likely dissolve, as well.

    Jim Potter began informing members of his decision to step down in July and immediately began reaching out to others, hoping someone would take the reigns.

    But so far, he said, no one has stepped up.

  • Trick-or-non-treating

    Halloween is scary enough for many kids, but for those with food allergies, trick-or-treating can be a horrifying event.

    According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), 5.9 million children in America have been diagnosed with a food allergy, meaning it’s likely that one out of every thirteen children knocking on your door Saturday is hoping your treat won’t trigger an allergic reaction.

    Veronica LaFemina, spokesperson from FARE, said therefore chances are at least one child on your block is managing an allergy of some sort.

  • TV sit-com pilot based in Shelby

    A TV sitcom that’s in its very early stages had its promo shoot Saturday in Shelbyville at the home of its creators.

    As Shannon Pyle looked around her crowded living room at the film crew that was getting things set up for the shoot, she smiled at the antics of the two young children who will star in the show – that is, if it’s picked up by a network.

  • Poll workers needed for Election Day

    With Election Day just around the corner, training will begin in less than two weeks for those that will work at the polls, but officials are getting worried about a critical shortage of those workers.

    “We were about seventeen short today,” Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said. “I’m not sure whether some people have moved, or just can’t work this time, and then some people have said they weren’t going to work anymore, it’s time for them to quit because they’re getting older.”

  • Hunger pains

    While it is often considered to be merely a third-world problem, starvation is an issue that hits a lot closer to home than you may think and in Kentucky it’s a rapidly growing problem.

    Kentucky is now ranked the fourth highest state in food insecurity, as nearly 1 in 6 homes in the commonwealth struggled for a meal at some point last year.

  • Are substitute teachers ready for classes?

    A violent scuffle between a substitute and a student at Collins last week has raised concerns regarding the experience and training required of substitutes.

    Last Thursday, substitute teacher Bryan Schildknecht attempted to shove a student in an aggressive manner following an alleged verbal altercation between the two.

    The district has remained tight-lipped regarding the situation, saying only that the matter is under investigation and that Schildknecht would no longer sub in the district.

  • New manufacturing job training coming in Nov.

    Jefferson Community and Technical College will begin offering free training for manufacturing jobs with a new program set to start next month.

    The four-week training classes for Certified Production Technician [CPT] will be held at the JCTC Shelby County Campus, starting Nov. 2.

  • Diving into science

    Shelby County students sank their teeth into their schoolwork this week as fourth graders at both Wright and Clear Creek elementary schools dissected and examined the spiny dogfish shark.

    As sort of their own version of Shark Week, the dissection was preceded by art projects with shark themes, shark lessons and a day of external examinations.

    Wright Elementary science teacher Billy Betts said the external examination day gives students the chance to become more relaxed and comfortable with the shark before they cut into it the following day.