Local News

  • Schools in session on slippery roads

    Snowy conditions Tuesday morning caused the cancellation of school sessions in some surrounding counties but not Shelby County Public Schools.

    SCPS officials made a decision early that morning to run the elementary school buses on time, and then added a 1-hour delay for middle and high school buses, which run later.

    However, Superintendent James Neihof said Tuesday afternoon that in hindsight he would’ve changed that plan.

  • One injured in Taylorsville Road crash

    A woman as yet unidentified was taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Monday afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries after her car overturned on Taylorsville Road.

    Four people traveling in two separate cars behind her stopped to help when the crash occurred, Kentucky State Police Trooper Mitch Harris said.

    He said the woman was traveling north when her Ford Explorer left she roadway. She overcorrected, causing it to strike a tree and flipping the SUV, with it coming to rest upside down in the front yard of a home in the 3000 block of Taylorsville Road.

  • Officials call fire ‘suspicious’ and seek 2

    Investigators are trying to locate two people for questioning in what they are calling a “suspicious” fire Saturday night that destroyed an old warehouse on Longview Drive.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger said he is trying to locate April Brunner and David Christopher Franklin and is asking for the public’s help in finding them.

    “It is possible that April Brunner may have sustained injuries from the fire that night and may require medical attention,” he said.

  • Titans stun Highlands 37-34 for state title

    BOWLING GREEN - The Collins High School Titans won the school's first football championship Saturday, beating Fort Thomas Highlands 37-34 in the Class AAAA final at Western Kentucky University's L.T. Smith Stadium. The triumph avenged last season's 47-0 state finals loss to the Bluebirds.

    Backup quarterback Browning Becherer hit Nathan Sames on the game-winning 12-yard touchdown pass on fourth down to give the Titans the lead with 7 seconds left in the game.

  • Collins High School players have generations of football success

    As the Collins Titans run out onto field for the Class AAAA championship game Saturday in Bowling Green, they will draw on their experiences from the season and from last year’s trip to the title game.

    And nearly a dozen of those players will also be able to draw on experience gleaned decades ago as their fathers took the field in big games, including state championship games, for the Shelby County Rockets.

  • Dangerous merge lane finally closed

    That deadly short merge and acceleration ramp onto eastbound Interstate 64 at KY 55 is now much safer.

    The new ramp, replacing a 1960s construction that left the merge area precipitously short and narrow, opened on Nov. 20, coinciding with the reopening of the eastbound lanes through the construction zone after the lanes were adjusted to continue construction.

    “When we shutdown the eastbound lanes [Nov. 19 overnight to Nov. 20], we opened that onramp when we reopened the lanes,” said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Transportation Cabinet.

  • Arrest made in theft of 21 guns, jewelry

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested Amanda McGuire in connection the theft of 21 guns and some jewelry valued at $30,000, and she was released a few hours later on her own recognizance without bond.

    Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger, the arresting officer, said that once his office located and questioned McGuire, she “gave admission of the crime.”

    The Class B felony charge of first-degree burglary carries a possible sentence of between 10 and 20 years.

  • Shelby County School Board, superintendent sued for discrimination

    Victoria Coleman, a former associate principal and teacher at Collins High School, has filed suit against the Shelby County Board of Education and Superintendent James Neihof for sexual discrimination.

    The suit claims that Coleman was discriminated against because of her gender and that actions were taken against her in retaliation of her opposing treatment and reporting of unwanted sexual advances from former Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell.

  • News Digest, Dec. 6, 2013

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rose slightly in October

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate rose slightly in October but remains among the lowest in the state, based on figures released Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

    Shelby County’s rate was 6.7 percent, up from 6.5 percent in September and 6 percent in October 2012.

  • Shelby likely to hold special meetings for new alcohol ordinance

    Shelby County Fiscal Court likely won’t make a deadline to update the county’s alcohol ordinance – but the process is moving quickly.

    The process, required by a new state law, is supposed to be completed by Wednesday so that governments can continue to issue new licenses to applicants, and Shelby County officials say they are working to expedite the process.

    “It’s in the pipeline; we should have it ready to go by the end of this week,” Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben said.