Local News

  • Want a GED? Get it now

    If you are lacking a high school diploma and thinking of going the alternative route, officials are urging you to get started –  now.

    Starting in 2014 the cost of earning a high school equivalency through the General Education Development (GED) exam will double to $120, and the test will be changed to align better with the new common core standards and college and career ready standards being adopted nationwide.

  • Residents told they can’t fill old station

    Shelbyville Code Enforcement officials on Tuesday shuttered a commercial property on Main Street that had been serving as an impromptu home.

    Nick Riner and a roommate had spent several nights in the former Gulf Station on the corner of 10th and Main streets while waiting for a the cottage on the corner of 10th and Washington to be cleaned up, they say.

    Riner is the son of former Shelbyville resident Tom Riner, who is also the state representative for District 41, which encompasses part of Metro Louisville.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville will continue with curbside pickup plan

    The once solid solid-waste and recycling plan being developed by officials from Shelbyville and Shelby County again will be a fragmented effort among three government bodies.

    Members of the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s Legislative Committee made it official Thursday, saying that it was not moving forward with a curbside plan and leaving the city of Shelbyville and the 109 Solid Waste Board to fend for their own plans.

  • Shelbyville man arrested in beating of girlfriend

    A Shelbyville man who is charged with second-degree assault in the beating of his girlfriend was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from police, Shelby County Sheriff's Det. Jason Rice said.

    Rice said Ronnie Palmer, 37, got into an argument with his girlfriend Monday at their home on Mill Circle Road and the argument became physical. The couple went to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • News Digest: April 24, 2013

    Stormy, cooler weather

    pushes away spring temps


    A cold front were to have invaded parts of Kentucky overnight and possibly will produce thunderstorms today.

  • Calf killed in another attack in Waddy

    A calf that was killed Wednesday night in a mauling attack in Waddy is not the work of a pit bull that was taken into custody in January as a suspect in earlier attacks, and later released after no hard evidence could be found to implicate him, officials say.
    That puts the investigation into the maulings back to square one, said Animal Control Director Rusty Newton.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Old McDonald’s to be torn down, rebuilt

    Shelbyville residents on the east side of town could soon have a wrench thrown into their lunch plans.

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a development plan that will see the McDonald’s in Governor’s Square Shopping Center at the southeast corner of Mount Eden Road and U.S. 60 torn down and rebuilt.

  • SCHS’ Terry named top teacher

    Maggie Terry, an educator of 20 years, has been named Teacher of the Year for Shelby County.

    Terry, an algebra teacher at Shelby County High School, received an engraved trophy and flowers at a ceremony Tuesday night at Claudia Sanders Dinner House from her principal, Eddie Oakley, and Superintendent James Neihof.

    Terry, who also was named Shelby County High School Teacher of the Year, was selected by a team of administrators from Shelby County School’s Central Office, led by Deputy Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Lisa Smith.

  • Focus on nature

    A large number of people have been busy as bees – literally – to make sure that Earth Day, to be celebrated on Saturday in Shelby County, is a huge success.

    The event, scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Red Orchard Park, will feature a wide range of earthy activities, mostly related to recycling.

  • Legislators review pension, hemp bills at chamber breakfast

    Pension reform and the legalization of hemp, two issued addressed in the recent state Legislative session, were the key topics discussed Thursday by state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) at a meeting in Shelbyville.

    Montell told a crowd of about 50 people in Stratton Center for a legislative breakfast sponsored by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce that he was pleased with the pension reform bill, Senate Bill 2, that passed near the end of the session in mid-March.