Today's News

  • Shelbyville City Council: Garbage franchise ordinance scheduled

    After working on the issue for nearly a year, the Shelbyville City Council is finally ready to move forward with a garbage collection franchise agreement for city residents, scheduling a first reading for the ordinance at the April 17 meeting.

    During Thursday’s regular meeting, the council decided that it would solicit two different bids from haulers, one for a single cost for curbside garbage and recycling and the other with recycling as an optional add on for customers.

  • Shelby County School Board: Proposal puts last day on May 30

    Shelby County Public Schools is moving forward with planning for its last day of school instead of waiting on the Kentucky General Assembly to make a decision.

    The board of education Thursday will hear a recommendation to end school on May 30, a week before the projected end of the year.

    With the snow days added to the end of the year, it had appeared that the district would finish the school year on June 6.

    The meeting will be at Simpsonville Elementary School, 6725 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville.

  • Winter wreaks havoc at park

    Winter has really left its mark this year on Clear Creek Park, where crews have just patched up the worst of the ravages, which included ruptured water pipes, gas lines and other damages.

  • Showcase shares community’s wares

    By 1 p.m. Saturday, more than 900 people had already flocked to the Community Showcase event at Shelby County High School's Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Despite the perfect spring-like temperatures, more than 1,200 people would stop by the annual event, hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

    "The weather is just gorgeous, and we have had a huge influx of people coming in," said Jeff Kutzner, clinic administrator for Mercy Medical, who had a booth set up outside in front of the school.

  • NEWS DIGEST: March 26, 2014

    Kindergarten registration

    starts this evening

    Shelby County Public Schools will have kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and again from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 on April 22. Registration will be held at the student’s home school, and parents will need to bring 2 proofs of residence – like utility bills, mortgage or lease agreement – an official birth certificate, social security card, immunization certificate, current physical, eye exam and dental exam.

  • No injuries at Brooks Industrial and KY 55

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at Brooks Industrial Road and KY 55 between a car and a flatbed truck, but the accident is expected to cause a slight traffic tie up at that intersection until about 2:30 p.m. today.

  • Shelby inmate remains in critical condition

    An Anderson County man remains in critical condition at the University of Louisville Hospital after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday morning.

    Jonathan Monroe, 24, who was incarcerated on drug charges, is still in the hospital’s intensive care unit with critical injuries after an argument over song lyrics led to a physical altercation in the middle of the night, police said.

  • Shelby businesses going anti-tobacco

    One Shelby County retail outlet is taking the bold move to remove cigarettes from their shelves, and while most aren’t following that model, smoking does appear to on the way out.

    This fall, CVS/pharmacy outlet across the nation will remove all tobacco products from their premises.

    The Shelbyville store, located at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and U.S. 60, is just one of the 7,600 CVS outlets that will be taking part in the surprising move, but company officials said it’s an important move to follow the company’s mission.

  • Simpsonville City Commission: Police working with developers to find mall security staff

    The Simpsonville Police Department is working hand-in-hand to help the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass find a security manager that will work well with the city.

    In a report to the Simpsonville City Commission at Wednesday morning’s regular meeting, Police Chief Chip Minnis said he had been talking with co-developers CBL & Associates Properties on finding a director.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Bob Evans approved for mall outlot

    After having more time to review revised plans submitted just before the February Triple S Planning Commission meeting, Tuesday commissioner approved a plan for Bob Evans Restaurant on one of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass outlot parcels.

    Commissioners had tabled the decision in February so they could have more time to review the plans.