Local News

  • Magan named Shelbyville citizen of year

    Kerry Magan, an engineer and volunteer on many civic boards, on Thursday was named Shelbyville Citizen of the Year.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty, who presented the award during the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards luncheon, said Magan was selected because of his dedication to the community through his extensive volunteerism.

    “I couldn’t believe that he hadn’t been chosen before,” Hardesty said. “He’s never been shy about volunteering his time or his expertise for community projects.”

  • 82% of Shelby students in college for Year 2

    Shelby County Public Schools is sending students to college at greater rate than the state average, but the district really is excelling in keeping students there.

    According to the Kentucky High School Feedback Report released early this week, Shelby sent 63.3 percent, or 429, of its 2010-11 seniors to college in the 2011-12 school year, compared to 60.2 percent of the state.

  • Owner to seek zoning change for parcel on Shelbyville Bypass

    With CVS up and running on the corner of Freedom’s Way and U.S. 60, it appears that commercial developments will try to continue to move north up the Shelbyville Bypass.

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a request at Tuesday’s meeting by Town & Country of Shelbyville for almost 5 acres on the northwest corner of Midland Industrial Drive and Freedom’s Way to be changed to General Commercial (C-3) from Light Industrial (I-1). The property is located inside the city of Shelbyville.

  • Lights are up for Light Up Simpsonville

    The light poles are up, and they are lit, and, with a little luck, the new accoutrements in downtown Simpsonville may even have a holiday sheen come Saturday.

    That’s when the annual Light Up Simpsonville convenes to get residents into the holiday mood. The program begins at 6 p.m., when Mayor Steve Eden will plug in the cord to light up Wiche Park along US. 60.

    Santa Claus is scheduled to attend, Simpsonville Parks Director Chris Truelock said, but the real surprise may be the full arrival of the city’s downtown sidewalk project.

  • Woman struck by vehicle on Midland out of hospital

    A woman who was injured when she was struck by a car while crossing Midland Trail near the newly opened Dorman Center Bingo Hall is out of the hospital.

    Flossie Hunt, 71, of Bagdad was struck last Friday as she was attempting to cross the street in front of the hall, which located at 1857 Midland Trail.

  • News Digest, Nov. 15, 2013

    Candlelight vigil to recall the day Trey Williams died

    Family and friends of the late Trey Williams will gather Monday night for a candlelight vigil to commemorate the second anniversary of his death.

    The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Clifton Court in Shelbyville – just off Mack Walters Road – outside the house where Williams was shot and killed in a confrontation with two Shelbyville Police Officers on Nov. 19, 2011.

    His aunt, Thereasa Stone, announced the event, which last year drew dozens.


  • I-64 closures, detours in Shelby pushed to Monday start

    The big traffic-lane closures planned for Interstate 64 have been delayed yet again.

    Citing construction problems and the potential for severe weather on Sunday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on Friday morning announced that it was delaying the planned interuptions until Monday night.

    There is high potential for severe storms, including tornadoes, on Sunday. The closing/detour orginally had been scheduled for Friday and then bumped to Saturday before this change.

  • ELECTION 2014: Family Court Judge: John David Myles

    Circuit Judge John David Myles filed papers Wednesday with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to seek a second term in the Family Court Division in the 53rd Judicial Circuit representing Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties. 

    Myles was elected in November 2008 as the circuit’s first family court judge.

  • Shelby County Community Foundation grants: 10 groups to split $65,000

    For the 23rd year, the Shelby County Community Foundation issued grants on Monday to help 11 local agencies that are trying to improve Shelby County.

    “I am always amazed at the breadth and depth of the work being done by organizations in Shelby County,” said Howard Griffith, chair of the funds’ board of directors.

    This year, the total amount of grants awarded through the Partnership Grants Fund is more than $75,400, which is about 45 percent more than the $51,000 awarded last year.

  • Shelby student wins national FFA honor

    As a young girl, Chelsey Schlosnagle started selling eggs to friends, neighbors and church members as a fun way to be involved with the poultry on her parents’ farm.

    “Maybe thirty dozen or so,” she said.