Local News

  • Weather cancels weekend holiday events

    The forecast of ice and snow to arrive in Shelby County has frozen out not only the annual Christmas Parade in Shelbyville, but several other events as well.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd announced Friday morning that the parade, scheduled for Saturday, would be canceled for this year because of a deteriorating weather forecast for the area

  • Simpsonville property owners remain concerned about sidewalks

    SIMPSONVILLE – The ceremonial ribbon barely was down and the revelry quieted from Tuesday morning’s dedication of the city’s new downtown sidewalks when a couple of property owners came to the Simpsonville City Commission with a series of questions about the marketability and stability of their property along that short stretch of sidewalk.

  • Ballardsville Fire to add 2nd station

    BALLARDSVILLE – The Ballardsville Fire Department, which serves dozens of homes in northern Shelby County, is set to build a second station in southern Oldham County after getting approval from the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission.

    The commission unanimously approved the second station, which will be built at 2414 W. Highway 22 in Crestwood. It also will have a public entrance to the station from Montford Circle.

  • Shelbyville City Council: ABC laws get state-mandated update

    The Shelbyville City Council in a special, called meeting Tuesday afternoon passed on first reading an ordinance designed to clean up some language in the city’s alcoholic beverage control.

    This new ordinance, which addresses changes dictated by state, could be considered for second reading and final approval at Thursday’s regular meeting, which is at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

    The changes would not affect consumers so much as applicants and businesses.

  • Class AAAA state final: Titans ready for final test

    As the horn sounded on the Titans 50-14 victory at Owensboro on Friday afternoon, the planning already was under way for the school’s second consecutive trip to the KHSAA Class AAAA State  Championship game in Bowling Green.

    The Titans will return to Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Stadium for a rematch with the defending state champion, Fort Thomas Highlands’ Bluebirds at 4 p.m. EST Saturday, and this time Collins officials say they already are ready.

  • Mount Eden Christmas is Friday

    With mild weather predicted for Friday, it may not feel much like Christmas, but that should change quickly in Mount Eden as visitors get into the holiday spirit with all of the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season as that community’s holiday festivities get under way.

    The annual Christmas in Mount Eden will begin at 5 p.m. at the Ruritan Club building with some great food, said Magistrate Tony Carriss, who lives in nearby.

    “You can bet there’ll be plenty to eat, and plenty of everything else,” he said with a chuckle.

  • News Digest, Dec. 4, 2013

    Icy weather in forecast in approaching cold front

    Shelby County is in a swath across the map in which forecasters said icing could occur later this week, which began on the mild side but was expected to turn much colder.

    Highs Tuesday were in the 50s, the National Weather Service said, but although temps will reach the low 60s today, by they will fall, reaching the upper 40s with a significant increase in the chance for precipitation.

  • Simpsonville ordains 'sidewalk to heaven'

    SIMPSONVILLE – Officials from across Shelby County gathered in front of the community center on U.S. 60 at noon Tuesday to celebrate the formal dedication of about a quarter-mile of downtown sidewalks that perhaps will be the path to the city’s future.

    This was the final chapter in a journey begun in 2007, City Administrator David Eaton said, in what city officials say they hope will become a miles-long connector for one of the state’s fastest-growing cities.

  • Premier Stables pony killed in pit-bull attack

    A popular show pony and training horse owned by one of Shelby County’s most well-known stables was mauled to death in its stall by two pit bulls who were housed on an adjacent property.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Premier Stables on U.S. 60, just west of Simpsonville.

  • Shelbyville City Council calls special meeting for alcohol ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a special called meeting to introduce an ordinance that would update the city’s liquor laws with state-mandated changes.

    The first reading of the ordinance, which will include changing the law to allow liquor and beer sales on Election Day, is the only item on the agenda. Special called meetings cannot take up action that is not included on the agenda.