Local News

  • SCPS schools: Not all roads take students to school

    There is sure to be a lot of yawning, stretching and blurry eyes this morning as students roll into school for the first day of the 2013-14 school year at Shelby County Public Schools.

    And it’s inevitable that some buses will be early and some late as the drivers and those students they pick up adjust to the routes.

    But how are those routes set? How do the buses know what roads to take, where to turn and how early to leave?

  • Shelbyville Horse Show: Successful show rides into the sunset

    Just like that, another Shelbyville Horse Show has come and gone.

    “It was as smooth a show as I can ever remember in our twenty-four-year history,” said R.H. Bennett, the show manager. “Not the most horses we’ve ever had but pretty close to the largest number of exhibitors we’ve had.”

  • Shelbyville City Council to hear new pitch for Fairness

    Members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth in Shelby County are planning to attend Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council to try to generate support once again for the adoption of a Fairness Ordinance.

    The group attended a council meeting last November and made a plea for an ordinance that would expand antidiscrimination code in the city to include sexual orientation. Similar ordinances have been passed in Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Vicco, a small town in Eastern Kentucky.

  • Poole pleads guilty in embezzlement

    Linda Poole, a Bagdad woman who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $110,000 from her employer, could get 110 years in prison for those crimes when she is sentenced next month.

    In a choked voice before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman on Monday, Poole, 58, answered with a tearful “yes,” when Hickman asked her if she understood the ramifications of pleading guilty.

  • Hero lifeguards save 7-year-old

    “After we’d been working on her for a while, I don’t know how long, her eyelids fluttered, and she gasped a couple of times, and that was the most wonderful sight I’ve ever seen.”

    Those are the words of Kirsten Nitz, one of two lifeguards who resuscitated Hannah Chesser of Shelbyville on Friday afternoon at the pool at Juniper Hills Park in Frankfort.

  • News Digest: Aug. 7, 2013

    Younger, Kovacs honored for seat-belt enforcement

    Two law enforcement officers from Shelby County were among the 140 from 123 agencies statewide honored this week by the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Younger and Shelbyville Police Maj. Istvan Kovacs were feted at a banquet in Louisville for issuing the most occupant protection citations in the division that includes Shelby County.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show 2013: Results

    Thursday through Saturday

    Listed: Horse, owner, rider


    ASB Ladies 5-Gaited

    1. Laughing Out Loud, Ashlyn Farms LLC, Patrice Watson O’Brien

    2. Angelina Charm, Irene and/or Darrell Crosswhite, Sarah Mackenna

    3. All About Him, Robert Grom, Tara Grom

    4. Deep Blue Heart, Cross Timbers Saddlebreds Inc., Stephanie Sedlacko

    5. Pie Crust, Rick/Sue Archer, Sue Archer


    ASB Show Pleasure Driving

  • REMINDER: I-64 west to be closed overnight Tuesday

    Following on an announcement circulated on Friday, motorists traveling in Shelby County should be alert that a section of Interstate 64 under construction will be temporarily shut down Tuesday evening to allow a crew to shift traffic patterns in that area.

    The westbound lanes of I-64 from Exit 35 (KY 53) to Exit 28 (KY 55) will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. Construction crews will move barrier walls, shifting traffic lanes for westbound lanes as construction continues in that area. The area is expected to be reopened to traffic by 2 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Shelby County child recovering from near drowning

    A Shelby County child who suffered a drowning scare yesterday afternoon at a swimming pool in Juniper Hills Parks in Frankfort is going to be alright, said Shelby County School officials.

    "An incident occurred while a student was in our care and the student was taken to the hospital," said Shelby County School Superintendent James Neihof. "The prognosis is a full recovery."

    The child was on an outing with a group from Shelby County Schools when the incident happened at about 1 p.m.

  • Driver dies in crash after high speed chase

    A Brandenburg man was killed early Friday morning in a car crash during a high-speed pursuit in Shelby County, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Kendra Wilson said that Marcus A. Slone, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Fisherville Road by the Shelby County Coroner's Office.

    Jeff Ivers, chief deputy coroner, said that alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, but that won't be confirmed for about two weeks, until toxicology results came back from the medical examiner’s office, he said.