Local News

  • JHS emergency room gets updates

    Hospital officials are proud of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s newly revamped emergency room, which was revealed in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

    “I think it’s great,” said Ron Waldridge, chief medical officer and president of Jewish Hospital. “We did a major upgrade several years ago, but the renovations we undertook this time were for patient friendly access.”

  • Rains damage Catwalk Road

    Motorists traveling around Bagdad near the Franklin County line should be prepared to take a detour if their route involves Catwalk Road.

    That’s because flooding and heavy rains last week created a huge, yawning crack in the middle of the road, Shelby County Road Supervisor Craig Myatt said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jelsma named ambassador of Shelbyville

      On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council convened with just a few items on their agenda, including appointing Jacob Gurney to the Historic District Commission.  Gurney will fill out the unexpired term of Sherry Jelsma, with a term to expire June 30, 2020.

    However, prior to the appointment, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recognized Jelsma with an Ambassador Award for the city.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review civics exam

    Shelby County School Board members will hear a report on the new civics exam requirements and hear an overview on the why behind the new exam when they meet Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the exam is part of a new state requirement.

  • Commissioners get salary increases

    Tuesday night’s meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission yielded two items.

    The commission’s only agenda item was in the form of a second reading of an ordinance for a pay increase for city officials, which will go into effect in January 2019.

    The approved ordinance will provide commissioners a 14 percent pay increase, $50, per month and a 25 percent increase, $200, per month for the mayor.

  • Collins Culinary team earns region title

     The Shelby County High School Culinary Arts Team has once again snagged the FCCLA regional title and will advance to state next month.

    Their win marks the third year as Region 6 title holders and their teacher and coach Erica Roberts is hoping for a second state win in a row.

    Comprised of all first year team members, the team of juniors Isaac Holland and Skyler McClusky along with senior Bianca Saucedo, has worked hard to get to this point, Roberts said.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Development plan process gets streamlined

     Developers in Shelby County will encounter a more streamlined process now, as the Triple S Planning Commission cut out some red tape this week.

    During Tuesday’s regular meeting, commissioners voted in favor of changing the development plan approval, eradicating the need for complying plans to be reviewed by commissioners.

  • Officers to focus on health to serve, protect

     The function of any community’s public safety agency is to protect the members of that community.

    But first and foremost, those officers must care for themselves.

    “The stress of the job is killer.  The amount of the hours that we work is killer. The fact that we don’t get lunch breaks is a killer,” said Nick Fiscante, an officer with the Shelbyville Police Department who also owns a gym in Louisville. “You have to be able to save yourself before you can save anybody else.”

  • Driver in I-64 crash dies of injuries

    I-64 crash claims one

    Police seek help in finding car possibly
    involved in causing incident


    By Lisa King

    The Kentucky State Police are appealing to the public for help in locating a vehicle that may have played a role in causing a fatal accident in which one person died last week.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said that investigators are still missing major pieces of the puzzle surrounding the crash, which occurred Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on I-64 in Shelby County.

  • County to require constables to have $1m bond

    In a dramatic move by the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates lent unanimous approval to require constables to take out a bond of $1 million each before taking office.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said he suggested the increase, from a $10,000 to a $1 million bond because he believes that anytime a person without police training is allow to carry a gun, there is a great potential for trouble.