Local News

  • Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee gets off to a creative start

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee kickoff breakfast, which made its 17th annual appearance at Undulata Farm on Thursday morning, mixed things up this year, featuring a surprise arts-and-crafts competition rather than the usual guest speaker.

    Attendees served themselves and sat and ate their meals in the middle of a barn while Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of the farm, took to the podium to announce the change of pace.

  • News Digest: July 26, 2013

    Shelby’s unemployment

    rises, remains among best

    Shelby County’s unemployment took bit of a bigger bounce up in June, growing by .4 of a percent to 7.5 percent, part of a statewide climb, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported.

    Shelby County moved up for the second consecutive month and was back above 2012. The rating for May was 7.1 percent, and in June 2012 it was 6.9.

  • Pleasureville City Commission debates business in basement

    PLEASUREVILLE – Pleasureville City Commissioners had a contentious debate about the use of the Pleasureville City Hall’s basement during a recent meeting with the city clerk and mayor.

    The basement has been used as a restaurant and currently houses a catering business – but without the consent of all the commissioners.

    Verna Stivers, the city clerk, said the commission approved renting the basement to former commissioner Gary Grigsby so he could run his catering business and have private dinner parties, but that fact was disputed.

  • Simpsonville safety concerns draw review

    Transportation officials have taken steps to improve road conditions to make driving safer for motorists after receiving a complaint from a resident about the construction zone on Buck Creek Road at the Interstate 64 interchange in Simpsonville.

  • Shelby County School Board: State to release junior ACT scores

    The Shelby County Board of Education will review the ACT scores for its 2012-13 juniors during Thursday’s regular meeting, at 7 p.m. at district’s offices, 1133 Main Street.

    The state of Kentucky requires all high school juniors to take the ACT in the spring.

    Last year’s results were a mix for the district. Although the schools continued to show solid improvements, the scores still trailed ACT and state benchmarks that predict success in college.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Concerns remain with Clifton Court

    The Shelbyville City Council reestablished Thursday some of its concerns with accepting Clifton Court into the city road system.

    Representatives from Housing Partnership Incorporated – a non-profit organization that purchased the property from Robert French and is overseeing the transition from rental properties to homeowners – attended the meeting to request that the buffer on the south side of the property not have to be trimmed back as far as the city originally had requested.

  • Fairness to get new push in Shelbyville

    Fairness will be once again making its way to the Shelbyville City Council after the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth have caught wind of recent comments made by council member Mike Zoeller.

    “I didn’t necessarily think Shelbyville was entirely in play,” Fairness campaign director Chris Hartman said Thursday at a meeting of the Shelby County chapter of KFTC. “We have great grassroots support here, but we didn’t have any support on the city council.”

  • EARLIER: Citizens spell out pipeline fears

    Even if the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline doesn’t cut through Shelby County, the county’s chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth has a slew of concerns.

    KFTC hosted an informational meeting Thursday night at Stratton Center to discuss and vent their frustrations and concerns about the pipeline.

    About 20 people heard from guest speaker Mary Dan Easley, a KFTC member who has been heavily involved in discussions in other surrounding counties the proposed pipeline will be traveling through.

  • Martinrea’s United Way boom sets bar

    One Shelby County company is leading the charge to raise money for this year’s Shelby County Metro United Way fundraising campaign.

    Employees at Martinrea Heavy Stamping are hoping to set the pace for this year’s campaign, setting a goal of $80,000 to help various organizations to provide educational services, promote financial stability and help people live healthier lives. On top of that, Martinrea’s corporate office has doubled its $5,000 commitment from 2012.

  • News Digest: July 24, 2013

    Frankfort’s ‘Fairness’

    plan passes 1st reading


    The Fair Housing, Public Accommodations and Employment Ordinance in Frankfort is one reading closer to a vote, but the likelihood it will pass has wavered. The ordinance is an extensive amendment of Frankfort's fair housing laws, adding entirely new sections banning discrimination in public accommodations and employment.