Local News

  • I-64 bridge demolition delayed in Shelby County.

     Demolition of the old KY 55 bridge over Interstate 64 was delayed for one day because of severe weather Monday night.

    The bridge is now coming down completely tonight rather than Tuesday, if weather allows.

  • Old favorites and renewed tradition for 151st Shelby County Fair

    Cows mooed, chickens clucked, engines roared and the sun shone and even a surprise visit from a state official highlighted the first weekend of the 151st Shelby County Fair, as people from all over the county made their way to the fairgrounds.

    Saturday marked the final day for dairy cows, which had been shown in various competitions since Thursday. Melissa Reeder and two of her children all participated.

    “We've been here all week,” Reeder said. “We're exhausted.”

  • Shelbyville City Council: Blue Gables work continues

    The Shelbyville City Council moves back to its regularly scheduled time this week with a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington Street.

    While the council will continue to work on some past business, it also will entertain two new resolutions pertaining to the efforts to obtain a Community Development Block Grant for the purchase of the old Blue Gables Motel on the corner of Main and 8th streets. The resolutions are for Fair Housing and on Antidisplacement and relocation assistance plans.

  • News Digest: June 22, 2013

    JHS, KIPDA offering

    smoking cessation program

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, in partnership with the KIDPA Rural Diabetes Coalition, is offering a free community smoking cessation class that will be begin next Wednesday and continue for 12 weeks. Each session is 4:30-5:30 p.m.

    Participants will discuss a variety of science-based, proven methods to smoking cessation, which include education, skills training and social support. Relapse prevention and support is also free after the class has concluded.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Budget set at $18.1 million

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved the second reading Tuesday of what County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger called, “a balanced budget” of $18.1 million.

    The budget contained no surprises, with the few changes that were made since the first reading already having been discussed. Those include a 2 percent raise for county employees, up slightly from the 1.76 percent increase Rothenburger had suggested, and a $50,000 transfer from the EMS fund, which will mean one less new ambulance in the fleet. Deputy EMS Director Jeff Ivers said he could work with that.

  • Shelby County School Board: MAP scores show students making slow progress

    The good news that school officials relayed at Thursday night’s school board meeting is that MAP scores for spring 2013 show that the majority of students are maintaining or showing improvement in reading and math from last school year.

    The not-so-good news is that improvement is not substantial enough,said Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith, who presented MAP scores to the board for a comparison of scores for the school year, and a look at they differ from last year’s.

  • EARLIER: Shelby teen found drowned in Clear Creek

    A teenager who was last seen planning a night of fun at the Shelby County Fair was found facedown in a creek Monday morning by a railroad employee.

    Family members of Jackleen Lane, 15, of Bagdad told WAVE-Ch. 3 that when the teen told her brother, Josh Lane, of her plans to attend the fair on Saturday night that was the last conversation anyone had with her.

  • Shelby man protests switch from Insight to Time Warner

    The migration from local cable, Internet, and phone service provider Insight to Time Warner Cable is under way in Kentucky, but if one local protestor is to be believed, everything isn’t going 100 percent smoothly.

    The swap began Monday, and those who previously used Insight as their phone provider were required to reset and then complete their voicemail setups in order to receive voicemails.

    Former Insight Internet users, starting this Monday, will have to complete an Internet and E-mail registration process in order to continue having access.

  • Shelby County Fair: Cows mooove in to open show

    Cows of all breeds, shapes and sizes paraded around the livestock facility within the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Thursday, officially marking the beginning of the Shelby County Fair.

    The district dairy show, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting for much of the day, saw more than 140 heads of cattle pass through the barn doors. Girls and boys from all across the state and 20 from Shelby County competed. The show is conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and staffed and supported by the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office.

  • UPDATED: I-64 will be closed at KY 55 in Shelby County next 2 nights

    A new overpass is open and new ramps off Interstate 64 onto KY 55 in Shelbyville are open.

    Now it's time for the big disruption, with lane closures and detours for the next two nights when the old overpass will be demolished.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have said that the eastbound lanes of I-64 will be closed tonight, beginning at 7, and the westbound lanes will be closed Tuesday at the same time. Both will reopen at 5 the following morning -- if weather and other elements cooperate.