Local News

  • Man hit, killed by train early Friday morning in Shelbyville

    A man reported to have been laying on the Norfolk Southern train track between Kentucky Street and Mack Walters Road in Shelbyville was killed Friday, Sept. 20, just before 1 a.m., according to Shelbyville Police.

    SPD, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelby County Coroner were dispatched to the scene at 12:51 a.m. where human remains were recovered, Shelbyville Police stated in a press release.

  • Mystery respiratory illness linked to vaping

    A mysterious respiratory disease is showing up throughout the U.S. So far seven have died and hundreds of cases have sprung up in 36 states, including Kentucky.

    The new lung illness, a serious pulmonary disease potentially caused by vaping, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is circulating through the states and reports are growing. But more than vapers may be felled if steps to curb flavored vapes are implemented nationwide.

    Widespread problem

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County prepares administrative code change

     Shelby County Fiscal Court introduced an ordinance that would alter the administrative code and increase the minimum dollar from $20,000 to $30,000 needed to put a project to bid.

    “Any item $30,000 or more would be required to bid,” Judge-Executive Dan Ison said. “Anything under $30,000 would not require a bid.”

    Though the initial

    “The court can amend the administrative codes one time per year, or the judge can write to put in for amendment,” Ison said.

  • Local woman wins best hound in Lexington

     Laura Stanton had been out of the dog show circuit for a long time, but she recently made her way back in a big way.

    Kentucky happens to have two major show circuits,” Stanton said. “One of them is in Louisville in March and the other one just finished in Lexington in the horse back. They are probably in the top twenty, the Louisville shows are definitely in the top ten, of biggest, most prestigious shows in the country. Up there with Westminster.”

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Residential Estate for 2.5 acres recommend for approval

     Triple S Planning and Zoning recommended for approval an unusual request to change a piece of the Langley Farm to Residential Estates.

    The proposal would change a 2.5 acre slice of the Doug and Robin Langley farm from Agriculture to RE, a move that would separate the house from the rest of the farm. There is no new planned development, but the way the land is plotted, it will not meet the typical zoning requirements.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 143-acre subdivision decision tabled

     The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission tabled a zone change that would open the door to another new subdivision near Collins High School.

    The requested change would alter the zoning of about 143 acres of land near the school from low-density residential and agricultural land to multi-family residential. The plan also involves the city annexing the land where the new development would sit.

  • First ever Pride Festival in Shelbyville

    A beautiful, dry sunny late-summer

    day brought out festivalgoers and

    protesters alike to Clear Creek Park


    Hundreds attended Shelbyville

    Pride Fest, the first festival to celebrate

    LGBTQ people in the community

    at the Col. Sanders Pavilion at

    the park.

    Shelby Chapter of Kentuckians

    for the Commonwealth and two local

    high school chapters of the Gay-

    Straight Alliance helped sponsor

    the first-ever pride gathering in

  • Shelbyville City Council to hear 2nd reading on pollutant limits

    Shelbyville City Council will host its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 19 with only one action item on the preliminary agenda.

    An ordinance amending the city code regarding pollutant discharge limits in the city’s publicly owned treatment works will receive a second reading.

    A first reading occurred at the last regular meeting on Sept. 5.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle discussed proposed changed at the previous meeting.

  • Glenda Beckham retires after 27 years at Simpsonville Elementary School

    Not everyone can shape young people, care for them and treat them like family when they have no blood relation.

    But Glenda Beckham is one of those special people.

    Beckham, custodial supervisor at Simpsonville Elementary School for 27 years, is retiring Sept. 30 to the dismay of students and staff.

    “To say she’s beloved is an understatement,”Simpsonville Principal Adam Hicks

    said. “She’s the heart of this school and hasbeen for 27 years.”

  • Man arrested for Waddy stabbing

    A man was arrested after a stabbing in Waddy left the victim with multiple injuries. 

    Jose Ambrosio Lopez Verdin of Bagdad was arrested for stabbing an unknown victim 14 times.