Local News

  • Shelby County School Board: First budget viewed won’t be balanced

    The district’s school board members are in for a bit of a shock when they take their first look at the district’s 2013-14 draft budget during Thursday’s meeting.

    Superintendent James Neihof told the board on Jan. 10 that the draft budget would be unbalanced.

    “I want you to see the expenses and receipts as they are before we show you the cuts that our budget committee has been working on,” he said then. They will at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City receives clean audit

    A small Shelbyville City Council wrapped a quick meeting Thursday night.

    Council members Frank Page, illness, and Bob Andriot, Kentucky League of Cities meeting, were absent, but with a quorum the council went on with its main order of business being the second reading of the ordinance pertaining to solicitation licenses.

  • News briefs: Jan. 23, 2013

    Rep. Massie to address Shelby Republicans

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Lewis County), Shelby County’s new representative for District 4,  will be in town Thursday night for a meeting with the Shelby County Republicans.

    The event will be in the downstairs conference room in the Shelbyville Water Company building, at 1059 Washington St. in Shelbyville.

    Massie will be the featured speaker at the event, which is open to all registered Republicans.

  • Woman arrested in abduction hoax that reached Shelby

    A woman has been charged with creating a hoax that apparently roused law enforcement officials in Shelby County earlier Tuesday.

    The Kentucky Standard posted on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon that WHAS-TV in Louisville had reported that a woman was arrested for falsely reporting an abduction attempt in the Cracker Barrel parking lot in Bardstown.

    Police took a closer look at the video and determined that the van did not match reports from other victims, according to WHAS.

  • Hawks gets 20 years in child porn

    LAWRENCEBURG – The Lawrenceburg man who late last year pleaded guilty to a host of child pornography distribution charges in Anderson and Shelby counties was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Mark Hawks, 55, who previously lived at 402 Secretariat Drive, received the maximum sentence allowed, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell.

  • Shelby woman charged with child abuse

    Kentucky State Police have charged Samantha Holt, 22, of Shelby County with first-degree criminal abuse in connection with an injured 2-year-old.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said that troopers responded to a call about an injured child that came in at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday from a residence on Eminence Pike.

    KSP trooper Eddie Whitworth said that along with EMS, Shelby County 911 dispatched deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s office to the scene as well, and KSP also decided to check it out because it sounded suspicious.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Desilets will have to wait on zone change request

    The Triple S Planning Commission tabled a zone change request at Tuesday’s meeting to allow more time to study the issue.

    The request, made by Desilets, LLC, located on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Washington streets in Shelbyville, was to change the 1.67-acre property to Light Industrial (I-1) from Downtown Commercial (D-C). The staff recommendation is to deny the request, because of the broad nature of I-1 and the property’s proximity to a neighborhood and downtown Shelbyville.

  • News briefs: Jan. 18, 2013

    Kentucky’s unemployment

    down a tick in December

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in December 2012 from a revised 8.2 percent in November 2012, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Presidential inauguration Shelby group returning for celebration

    The excitement in Evette Beasley’s voice took on a reverent tone as she recalled her trek to the nation’s capitol four years ago to witness the historic swearing in of America’s first African-American president.

    “It was breathtaking, just unbelievable, to see all those people, people of all colors, races and nationalities, millions of them, all there to see such an historic event,” she said.

  • Worship service, film to celebrate King

    A community-wide worship service and a special screening of a movie will commemorate Martin Luther King Day in Shelby County this year.

    The service will be held at St. John United Methodist Church at 1 p.m.

    Kilen Gray, chair of the Shelby Ministerial Coalition, said the service is the coalition’s way of honoring King and that he wants to invite the entire community to the gathering.

    “We encourage all churches, their members and friends to come and be a part of this time of worship,” he said.