Local News

  • 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.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Pharmacy, OVACO plans approved for development

    The Triple S Planning Commission approved a development plan during Tuesday’s regular meeting that will clear the way for a new pharmacy to come to Shelbyville.

    Andrews Pharmacy will join Shelby Hardware in the building at 1545 Midland Trail. The building, which has been around since the 1950s and once held a grocery store, will have a wall between the two stores, with the pharmacy taking the front and the hardware store in the back. The two stores will have separate entrances.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said the staff was in favor of the plan.

  • Spending Your Tax Dollars: The 109 Board

    What is this taxing district’s area/issue of control?

    The 109 Board is the entity that oversees solid-waste management for all Shelby County residents.


    How was the district created?

  • Spending Your Tax Dollars: Shelby trash plan requires no public OK

    The $3.2 million solid-waste and recycling center being developed for Shelby County is a taxpayer-funded concept of three men appointed to indefinite terms on a board that has no public oversight.

  • Longtime friend scrapbooks the legacy of Mike Casey

    Mike Casey had a storybook basketball career at Shelby County High School.

    He led the Rockets to their first state title, in 1966, and captured Kentucky’s coveted “Mr. Basketball” that same year.

    It was four years so storied, in fact, that even one scrapbook – much less two or three – can’t do it justice. Just ask Sherry McDowell.

  • News Digest: July 19, 2013

    State unemployment

    nudges up by .1 point

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent in June from 8.1 percent in May 2013, according to data released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary June 2013 jobless rate was .1 percentage points above the 8.3 percent rate recorded for the state in June 2012. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate was unchanged from May 2013 to June 2013 at 7.6 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Man charged with biting infant child

    A Shelby County man has been charged with child abuse because Shelbyville police say he bit his infant son on the face.

    Froylan Rios-Campos, 19, of 461 Midland Blvd., was arrested at 11 p.m. Tuesday at his residence and charged with fourth-degree assault, domestic violence.

    A report by the Shelbyville Police Department says that Rios-Campos’ 9-month old son had multiple bite marks on the side of his face and that the marks had been visible for four days. The incident allegedly happened on July 9.

  • Volunteer dog walker collapses, later dies

    In a tragic twist of fate, a Simpsonville resident collapsed Monday while doing something he loved to do – walking a dog.

    Robert G. Jones, 85, died the next day at the Baptist Healthcare facility in Louisville.