Local News

  • Camping fundraiser aids new women’s shelter

    ANADV camping fundraiser

    WHEN:July 13-14

    WHERE:Red Orchard Park, 704 Kentucky Street, Shelbyville

    WHY:To raise money for the non-profit group ACT Now Against Domestic Violence (ANADV)

    COST:$75 for a family, $55 for couples, and $45 for singles

    WHAT TO BRING:Camping equipment, outdoor games. Food will be available for sale on site

  • Shelbyville City Council: Curbside pick-up discussion may yield decision

    A decision on whether or not the city will move forward with plans for curbside trash and recycling pickup may finally be reached at Thursday’s special called Shelbyville City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said he will be encouraging council members to speak their mind and offer comments on the matter, and that he will also be speaking on the subject.

  • History buff not bluffing about quest for knowledge

    Nancy Hill may not have a time machine at her fingertips, but you'd never know it from talking to her.

    The Shelbyville native’s passion for researching historic buildings in her community is so all consuming that she can tell you about every building in the downtown district-complete with details so intricate as to be incredible.

    "People call me all the time when they have a question [about an historic building]," she said, laughing.

  • Leaking chlorine tanks removed from yard in Simpsonville

    Three leaking chlorine tanks buried in the backyard of a home in Simpsonville have been removed without endangering the public, officials said.

    Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said that about 11:30 Sunday morning, Shelby County dispatch received a 911 call of a chemical odor in the vicinity of the 200 block of Old Veechdale Road.

  • Pleasureville leaders seek changes to downtown

    PLEASUREVILLE – Pleasureville City Commissioners Shawn Mertz and Diane Perry look to give the town a facelift.

    Enforcing local ordinances, funding for beautification projects and attracting new business owners while engaging local residents to get involved are hurdles for a town that once flourished. 

  • EARLIER: Pipeline worries hit Shelby County

    Concern about a pipeline being constructed from shale-drilling areas in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania has hit Shelby County.

    “I started getting phone calls on it about thirty days ago, and I was talking to Judge [Executive Rob] Rothenburger just last night and he said he got his first calls this week,” said Tony Carriss, the county magistrate for District 6, which is closest to the proposed pipeline construction.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Bids approved for repaving contracts

    Many areas of the county are slated for upcoming roadwork, which county officials set in motion Tuesday night by approving bids for construction.

    At the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates approved a bid, submitted by County Road Supervisor Carl Henry, from contractor H.G. Mays Corporation, which had the lowest bid out of five contractors, at $58.57 per ton, to resurface Thoroughbred Acres, Knobview and Tower Heights subdivisions. That project will cost about $178,000 and is under way right now. That work should be completed Monday.

  • Simpsonville sidewalk renovations about to begin

    Simpsonville is full steam ahead on its downtown sidewalk project.

    City Administrator David Eaton during Tuesday’s Simpsonville City Commission meeting said meetings with the lowest bidding contractor, Bluegrass Contracting Corporation of Lexington, have taken place and that the state has given the city approval to sign the contract.

  • EARLIER: Horizon sues realtor, former rival

    Horizon Group Properties is firing back at the company with which it once was competing for outlet mall space in Simpsonville.

  • Neihof receives ‘Excellent’ review

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved and read its 2013 evaluation of Superintendent James Neihof during Thursday’s regular meeting at the board offices at 1155 Main Street.

    Of the nine professional standards used in the review, Neihof’s average grade was “Excellent.” National and state associations developed the standards, and the rating range is Unacceptable, Needs Improvement, Good, Excellent and Outstanding.