Local News

  • I-64 to be closed overnight Wednesday and Thursday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office advises motorists that Interstate 64 in Shelby County will be closed for demolition of the Joyes Station Road bridges.  This work is part of the I-64 widening project from the welcome center to ∏ mile east of KY 55 (mile points 27.9 to 32.8).    

  • Shelbyville PD seeks man for robbery, assault of woman

    Shelbyville Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man who is wanted in connection with the beating and robbery March 12 of a woman in the parking lot of Berea Summit apartments.

    Geremiah Woods, 21, is wanted for first-degree robbery and first-degree assault of Amy E. Douglas of Shelbyville.

    Shelbyville Police said that Woods, Lamont S. Washington, 27, and Ciereron J. Thompson, 18, are accused of robbing and assaulting Douglas with handguns as she sat in her vehicle in the parking lot of the complex at 116 Berea Street.

  • Zoning change gets 2nd hearing from Shelbyville city council

    Business owner Brian Desilets, armed with a colorful booklet and a group of supporters, went before Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night with a personal plea for a zone change to keep his company in Shelbyville.

    Desilets LLC owns Stelised Inc., which operates a plastic-injection-molding manufacturing facility in the old Logan Building on Washington Street, and the company needs – and has been seeking – a zone change to allow it to add storage space to that facility.

  • Bagdad next on USPS’ list to cut hours

    It’s two down and two post offices to go on the postal service’s list of offices to suffer reduced hours in Shelby County.

    Of the six post offices within the county, including Pleasureville, four are among the 13,000 rural post offices nationwide slated to have their hours reduced, some by as much as half.

  • EARLIER: Downtown Shelbyville owner working on plan to rebuild

    As the fire was ravaging several buildings he owned on the 600 block of Main Street two weeks ago today, Jim Reynolds said he was ready to give up.

    “When I was standing there watching in front of the buildings as my life was burning up, I felt like I just wanted my insurance check so I could go home,” he said. “I was done, beaten.”

    But as they say, time heals all wounds.

  • Sex offenders in Shelby, other counties rounded up

      A multiagency roundup this week has gone into homes of all 67 sex
    offenders in Shelby County – and those in surrounding counties -- to ensure they are staying in compliance with the law.
    The U.S. Marshals, with the help of 15 police agencies, including Kentucky State Police, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Shelbyville Polic Department, checked out each registered sex offender in Shelby and surrounding counties Monday through Wednesday to make sure they were in compliance with the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.

  • News Digest: March 22, 2013

    Kentucky’s unemployment rate flat, jobs decline

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate stayed at 7.9 percent from January 2013 to February 2013, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary February 2013 jobless rate was .4 percentage points below the 8.3 percent rate recorded for the state in February 2012. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased to 7.7 percent in February 2013 from 7.9 percent in January 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Shelby planning commission tables rental facility’s plans

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday night tabled a development plan for R.E.P Rents, which was looking to combine its locations on Kentucky Street and Hill-N-Dale Road into a new facility on Haven Hill Road.

    The heavy equipment rental company submitted a plan for a 14,300-square-foot facility and requested waivers to allow a gravel outdoor storage and driveway area for the heavy equipment, a reduction in landscape screening requirements and a reduction in the required amount of quality materials used in construction of the building.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville outlet mall is on for Horizon

    Despite the protests of about a half-dozen residents, a proposed outlet mall for the south side of Simpsonville received final approval Tuesday from the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Horizon Group Properties, which is developing the $80 million and nearly 364,000-square-foot Outlet Shoppes of Louisville, did not receive the one waiver it requested, opting to remove a request for 33-foot-tall light poles instead of the regulation 25-foot poles to avoid the decision’s being tabled.

  • Simpsonville will add a 5th police officer in July

    The Simpsonville City Commission gave initial approval Wednesday to adding a fifth full-time police officer starting in July.

    Commissioners passed on first reading the city’s budget for the next fiscal year, and the only increase in the general fund was an additional $68,000 – over this year’s $1 million budget – to accommodate the cost of hiring and outfitting of an officer.