Local News

  • Shelby County School Board: High schools delayed by testing problem

    End-of-the-year testing at Shelby County Public Schools’ two high schools has been interrupted slightly because of issues with ACT’s issuing of the state’s end-of-course assessments.

  • Shelby County teachers may get pay raises

    All certified and classified employees of the Shelby County Public Schools may be getting a raise next year.

  • Shelby’s Medicaid expansion impact: Perhaps 2,800-plus

    With Gov. Steve Beshear’s announcement Thursday to take advantage of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and expand Medicaid in Kentucky, more than 2,800 uninsured Shelby Countians in 2014 will become eligible for the federal- and state-funded health care.

    Another 3,128 would become eligible for subsidized insurance through the Health Benefits Exchange.

  • Paying government employees for lunch hours isn't a small bite

    The issue of whether or not to pay employees for a lunch break is an issue that county governments across the state treat in various ways, although the most common is not to pay them, officials say.

  • News Digest: May 15, 2013

    SCHS senior awards handed out Thursday

    Shelby County High School will celebrate a year of success with its annual Senior Awards Night on Thursday at 6:30 in the school’s theater.

    Seniors that have secured scholarships and won academic awards will be honored, the male and female athletes of the year will be announced, and students who have achieved goals and benchmarks will be celebrated.

    Last year more than 30 SCHS students earned more than $1 million in scholarships to schools across the country.

  • Shelbyville City Council to give budget 1 more review

    The Shelbyville City Council will continue on Thursday night to advance its 2013-14 city budget by considering a second reading of the ordinance establishing that budget.

    The council held a special meeting last Thursday to repeat the first reading of the budget it had moved along on May 2. The budget had been tweaked to include potential funds the city is hoping – and expecting – to receive in the form of a Community Block Grant to use on the rehabilitation of the old Blue Gables Motel at the corner of 8th and Main streets.

  • Fluid spill shuts down Midland Industrial

    A fluid spill at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and Midland Industrial Dr. on Monday morning shut down Midland Industrial and Haven Hill Road until late afternoon while crews cleaned the mess up, officials said.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said a truck carrying a 55-gallon drum of hydraulic fluid to a plant in the industrial park lost the drum just after turning onto Midland Industrial from the bypass at about 11:30 a.m.

  • Lane closure tonight just east of Shelbyville on westbound I-64

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office advises motorists of  that the right lane of westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County will be closed between mile points 35 and 36.  This lane closure is scheduled for Monday, May 13 from 6:30 p.m. until midnight.  KYTC crews will be performing pavement repairs.

  • Man charged with sex and other crimes arraigned Tuesday

    A man whom Shelbyville Police said held a woman at gun and knife point for five days last week was arraigned Tuesday in Shelby District Court.

    Gary Harris, 48, was arrested May 7 and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The woman, his girlfriend, was rescued by patrolmen Tuesday after being held by Harris at the point of a 14-inch hunting knife and gunpoint on his home on Bland Avenue.

  • EARLIER: Fish at outlet mall site get new homes

    Site preparation work is under way this week in Simpsonville on the site of the Outlet Shoppes at Louisville.

    The out mall, being built at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads, just south of Interstate 64, is in the preliminary stages of site development, and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife was on hand Thursday to clear the fish from the 6.5-acre pond on the property before it is drained. The fish are going to be adopted in the FINs program.