Today's News

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Gravel parking lot violates regulations

    Tuesday’s Triple S Zoning Commission agenda included just one action item on the agenda, but the meeting was not exactly short and sweet, as an intriguing and frustrating matter was unveiled to the commission.

    Stuart Ulferts, attorney for the commission, said an issue was brought to his attention regarding a property owner who is in violation of zoning laws and refuses to rectify the situation.

  • Former finance officer arrested for theft

    A longtime county employee has been charged with embezzling more than $23,000, police say.

    Jenny King of Bagdad was arrested Friday and charged with theft by unlawful taking and 74 counts of forgery, said Maj. Jason Rice with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rice said that King is charged with and confessed to stealing the money from the county’s general fund over an 18-month period from April 2013 to December 2014.

    He said her confession doesn’t automatically seal the case, however, though it does facilitate it.

  • Bevin earns GOP nod

    A day that started out hectic for election officials in Shelby County with technical issues abounding, ended up more smoothly, including a predicted slim voter turnout.

    “We had five different [voting] machines that wouldn’t work, and you know, I was just bragging the other day how lucky we’ve been that we haven’t had problems,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    But those machines counted plenty of votes for GOP candidate Matt Bevin who carried Shelby County and went on to earn the Republican nomination for Governor.

  • BLAKE HUNDLEY, JAN. 16, 2006 – MAY 15, 2015

    For three years the young Blake Hundley inspired the community with his strength and positive attitude during his courageous battle with brain cancer.

    Friday evening, Blake traded his hero cape for a pair of wings as he passed away peacefully in his home with his family and friends.

    “We knew it was going to happen, they told us it was going to happen we just thought he was going to pull through it like he always did,” said Adam Hundley, Blake’s father.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board approves athlete drug testing

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday a one-year pilot program for random drug testing of student athletes.

    David Weedman, director student achievement, said there has not been a decision made yet on how the program will be carried out but he anticipates it will begin this fall.

    “It will begin next year,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll get everything in place by the fall.”

  • Property tax revenues up slightly from last year


  • Man charged in fatal accident

    A Lexington man has been arrested in connection with a fatal crash on I-64 in Simpsonville Saturday.

    Rosendo Rodriquez-Fuentes, 23, is charged with DUI, first-degree wanton endangerment, no operator's license and no insurance.

    His passenger, Luis Espinoza Carranza, 27, was killed.

    The three-vehicle accident happened at 4:45 am. Saturday morning at mile marker 30 on I-64 in Simpsonville, when Rodriquez-Fuentes hit an abandoned car that was parked in the emergency lane, said Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Budget up for second reading

    The Shelbyville City Council will convene ten minutes earlier than usual at 6:20 Thursday evening to hold a public hearing for the proposed use of Municipal Road Aid and Local Government Economic Assistance Program funds for the upcoming fiscal year. 

    Following the hearing, at city hall, 315 Washington Street in Shelbyville, the council will open their regular meeting and hear a second reading on the 2015-16 budget.

  • Curtis turns attention to November election

        Saturday morning Drew Curtis visited Sixth and Main Coffeehouse for a meet and greet that marked the start of his active campaign in the Kentucky Gubernatorial Race for 2015.

    “I tried to get the ball rolling earlier, but the primary took over everyone’s mind,” he said.

  • Bevin visits Shelby just days before Primary Election

    On Friday gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin visited Kemp Farms in Shelbyville for a meet and greet.

    Most that came to hear the conservative Republican speak gathered in Ruth Kemp’s kitchen to hear what Bevin had to say and avoid the hot, steamy afternoon.

    “We have the room, and we like to share with the community. It’s a great place to gather.” Kemp said of her farm and home of 41 years.