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Today's News

  • Driver arrested on DUI charges in fatal crash

    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 anbandoned car that was parked in the emergency lane, said Shelby County Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers.

  • Woman killed in fiery crash with tractor-trailer

    A Louisville woman was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 64 in Shelby County Wednesday when she was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, which started a chain reaction with four cars.

    The driver of the rig has been arrested for reckless homicide.

    Kentucky State Police say that Doris E. Wise, 71, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which involved five vehicles; three other people sustained minor injuries.

  • Gubernatorial candidates visit Shelby County

    With less than a week remaining before Tuesday’s Primary Election, a few candidates will head to Shelby County looking to talk to voters and share their platform.

    And with no local elections drawing attention, voter turnout is expected to be low, despite a tight four-man race for the Republican nomination for Governor.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Ramada looks to add 30 rooms

    The Ramada Inn in Shelbyville is looking to grow and add a dining option.

    The current facility, in Breighton Business Park south of Interstate 64 by Exit 32, features 68 rooms a fitness center and an indoor pool. And developers are now submitting plans to the Triple S Planning Commission that call for an additional facility to be built adjacent to the structure with 30 additional rooms and a restaurant.

    The commission meets Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street in Shelbyville.

  • Wiley will lead Bagdad Day parade

      Bagdad Day

    WHAT: the 23 annual celebration of the Bagdad community

    WHEN: beginning at 7:30 a.m., Saturday

    WHERE: Centered at Bagdad Baptist Church, 5790 Elmburg Road

    PARADE: 10 a.m.

  • A fresh start for old Winn-Dixie

    A vacant Shelbyville property is ready for a second chance or, better yet, a fourth chance at becoming a prominent business in Shelbyville.

    Formally a Winn-Dixie, the 42,000 square-foot-building at 120 Midland Boulevard adjacent to Tractor Supply and Hardees, has long sat unoccupied, but developers see it as ripe for development.

  • Shelbyville water tower plans progressing

    It’s been more than two years since it was last publically discussed but Shelbyville Municipal Water Manager Tom Doyle confirmed that plans to build a new downtown water tower are still moving forward.

    “It’s under design and it should be ready for bidding in the next few months,” Doyle said.  “So it’s moving forward.

    “It’s an ongoing project and looking to be completed in 2016, everything is going well. We’re just real busy and have a lot of things going on.”

  • Democrats kick off campaign season

    With the May Primary Election just around the corner, Shelby County Democrats kicked off their campaign season with an annual dinner renamed this year for Shelby County’s own famous Democrat.

    The Martha Layne Collins Dinner drew many Democratic candidates and dignitaries from around the state, all of whom spoke favorably of the dinner’s namesake, who was in attendance.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Board to vote on athlete drug testing

    The hot topic of random drug testing for student athletes returns to this week’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting and this time the agenda calls for more than just discussion.

    When the board meets Thursday at 6:30 at the Shelby County Education Center at Cropper, , 8472 Cropper Road in Pleasureville, the board will consider the approval of a one-year drug testing pilot program.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Budget to remain in the black

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty announced Thursday that the city expects to once again stay in budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    However, the projected revenue for the upcoming year is set at just more than $8 million while the expenses are estimated to exceed that number at $9.3 million.

    This year, the city carries forward a $3.9 million balance and, with the desire of closing out the budget with a $3.8 million balance, the budget includes an interfund transfer of nearly half of that – $1.2 million– from a reserve account.