Local News

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Commission forced to postpone 2 decisions

    The Triple S Planning Commission’s agenda was cut short for Tuesday’s meeting by two postponements.

    The regular meeting at the Stratton Center opened by postponing, at the applicant’s request, of a zone change request for a less-than-1-acre tract on Benson Pike.

    The request is to change a .657-acre tract to General Commercial (C-3) from Residential (R).

    The property is on the south side of the Benson Pike, near its dead end. The request will now be heard at the commission’s meeting on June 18.

  • School year wraps with a bang

    Students and teachers alike let out a yell of celebration on Wednesday afternoon as the school year came to an official end.

    Teachers were still required to work on Thursday to close out the year, but the students took their final bus rides home.

    The district was abuzz with celebration all week, with awards nights nearly every day or night and promotion ceremonies for kindergarten, sixth grade and eighth grade and field days in elementary schools dotting calendars.

    A few events were held for Wednesday afternoon to cap the year.

  • Graduation 2013: Seniors say they’re ready to tackle the world

    Hundreds more residents of Shelby County will graduate from high schools this week and face that immediate question: Are they ready for life after graduation?

    That can’t be answered for several years, of course, but school officials say they are impressed with the seriousness that this year’s graduates are regarding their futures.

  • News Digest: May 24, 2013

    Shelby’s unemployment falls, ranks 4th best in state

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate for April 2013 improved to the fourth best in the state.

    New claims for the county showed a 6 percent rate, down from 7 percent in March but up slightly from 5.8 percent in April 2012, based on data released Thursday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Odyssey ends with trip to World Finals

    It’s not every day you hear the question, “Does Jonathan have garbage bag pants?” that pointing and laughing or at least some giggling does not follow it.

    But that question came up at Odyssey of the Mind practices at two different schools recently.

  • SCHS seniors earn more $1 million in scholarships

    Shelby County High School students earned $41,400 through 48 local scholarships for education and a little more than $1 million in total scholarships, as reported to the school’s guidance counselors.

    About 100 of the graduating seniors filled the school’s auditorium along with their friends and family on Thursday night to celebrate the achievements at the annual Senior Awards Night.

    SCHS Principal Eddie Oakley noted how he and this group started at Shelby County together four years ago.

  • Shelby County School Board: Next budget step gets review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have its say Thursday on the newest version of the district’s 2013-14 budget.

    The tentative budget, which will be the document the district uses as it goes into the school year, will present the state funding amounts and the recommendations from the district’s budget committee, which were approved by board vote in February.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: First reading of county budget postponed until next week

    The first reading of Shelby County’s budget was postponed because magistrates have not had a chance to review it, county officials said.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said at Tuesday’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court that since magistrates have not conducted a budget workshop, the first reading, which was supposed to have been Tuesday, would be moved to a special called meeting next week.

  • Monroe gets new court date on manslaughter charges

    A man charged with manslaughter in a 2011 crash received a new court date of July 1 during a disposition hearing Monday in Shelby County Circuit Court.

    Lonnie Monroe, 45, of Shelbyville originally was arrested Sept. 24 by Kentucky State Police and charged with murder in a tractor-trailer accident from November 2011 in which a passenger in his truck was killed. On Oct. 4, that charge was amended to second-degree manslaughter, which is a Class C felony that carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.

  • News Digest: May 22, 2013

    Collins awards night set;

    graduation to be streamed

    Collins High School will have its Senior Awards Night at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. That’s when scholarships and other honors will be presented.

    Following that on Saturday is commencement exercises at the two high schools.

    Shelby County High School’s program will be at 1 p.m. in Mike Casey Gymnasium, and Collins will have graduation at 7 p.m. in the school’s gym.