Local News

  • 151st Shelby County Fair opens Thursday

    Only a few more days to go until Shelby’s 151st county fair opens with a roar – and a moo – on Thursday as the dairy show kicks things off. But there will be plenty of attractions for all, including a tractor pull, carnival rides and pageants.

    And it only gets better from there, with the usual yummy treats, music, and so many events and attractions it would next to impossible to get bored.

    Animal lovers will be in their element, with plenty of shows for goats, horses, sheep and hogs and even a cow and calf contest contest.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Payne Farm division approved

    The Triple S Planning Commission had a very brief special called meeting on Thursday at City Hall to address the division of the Payne Farm, an 85-acre parcel zoned Agricultural on Rockbridge Road.

    The request to divide the lot into five lots, including one with the current home, was approved with no discussion.

    The reason for a special called meeting on the property came because no one was available at the May 21 meeting to answer questions posed by four adjacent property owners in attendance.

  • Tractor event promotes safe driving

     Think of it like a driver’s test, except for tractors.

    Participants from the ages of 12 to 19 were invited to gather at Shelby County High School early Wednesday morning to prove their skill, precision, and concern for safety in a tractor driving competition sponsored by the Shelby County Cooperative Extension offices.

  • Shelby County Fair: Best of old, lots of new

    You might think that this year the Shelby County Fair couldn’t possibly be as exciting as last year, when there were lots of special touches to mark the event’s 150th celebration, but you would be wrong, fair officials say.

    “We had some new things for the fair last year with our one hundred and fiftieth anniversary, and we’ll have some of those again this year,” said Ray Tucker, president of the A&M Association, the entity that puts on the fair.

  • Shelby County Magistrate Ruble won’t seek 4th term

    Allen Ruble, who has served on Shelby County Fiscal Court for three terms, won’t be seeking re-election in 2014.

    Ruble, a Republican whose District 3 is north of Shelbyville, made the announcement at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    “After much thought and prayer, I have decided not to run again when this term is up,” Ruble said in a prepared statement. “At the end of my present term, it will have been honor and privilege to have served as third district magistrate for twelve years.”

  • Mediation to take place in harassment suit

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman granted a request Wednesday for mediation in a sexual harassment suit filed by a city employee.

    Hickman did not schedule a court date, but told attorneys for employee Debbie Clarke and Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission and manager Tom Doyle, to confer and get back with him to schedule a date for the mediation.

  • Traffic issue on KY 55 resurfaces

    Congested traffic near a construction zone that surfaced last fall again is drawing the attention of county and state officials.

    Shelby County District 7 Magistrate Mike Whitehouse, who brought up last fall what he said was a dangerous traffic situation at the entrance of Martinrea Heavy Stamping, where he works, reiterated his concerns to a representative of the Transportation Cabinet at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

  • News Digest: June 7, 2013

    Men’s Health Fair

    expects large turnout

    About 300 men are expected Saturday to take part in Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s 13th annual Men’s Health Fair, which is from 8 a.m. to noon at the hospital, at 727 Hospital Drive.

    Free screenings include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, oral cancer screening, skin cancer screening and the PSA (prostate specific antigen) – a screening to detect prostate cancer in men. The screenings are valued at about $1,400.

  • Simpsonville sidewalk bids may be considered on June 19

    For nearly five years the Simpsonville City Commission has been sitting on ready to get its spiffy downtown sidewalks constructed and open for the public’s feet.

    That feat may be a bit closer by the end of this month, because commissioners hope soon to entertain and let bids for the final contracts on the project.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Vigo, Back Creek to be resurfaced

    Funding has been allocated to repave Vigo Road and Back Creek Road, the top two projects this summer in a state-funded annual program.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve recommendations made for the Transportation  Cabinet’s 2013-14 Rural Secondary Road Program for Shelby County.

    Transportation Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock was on hand at the meeting to outline the plan.