Local News

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville outlet malls: How malls would go with flow

    The planned outlet mall developments south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville have had one recurring condemnation from residents who live in that area: They don’t think adequate traffic studies were completed during the zoning application process, and they repeatedly have implored Simpsonville officials to require another independent test.

  • Shelby family’s travail inspires fundraiser

    Danielle Wade said she never imagined that a small Christmas ornament could lead to an emergency trip to Kosair Children’s hospital. Then one day, she found her young son, Harrison, holding a broken ornament.

    “He was breathing, but he kept gagging, and I couldn’t see anything in his throat,” she recalled.

    A mother’s first thoughts would be: panic. Call 9-1-1. Get the baby to the hospital.

    “We live in Simpsonville, and the ambulance arrived while I still on the phone with the 9-1-1 call,” she said.

  • EARLIER: New waste facility to cost residents more

    Residents who plan to take their trash to the new waste collection facility planned for just west of Shelbyville will have to pay 2 to 5 cents per pound to do so.

    The facility, which would replace the current convenience center in Waddy, will be built at 920 Windhurt Way on 25 acres that cost taxpayers $2.5 million.This new facility would combine waste-collection and recycling, and the Recycling Center on 7th Street and the Convenience Center in Waddy would close.

  • Waddy woman says her pit bull didn't mutilate animals

    A Waddy resident has come forward to claim the dog confiscated last week in connection with some animal attacks.

    However, officials at the Shelby County Animal Shelter refuse to release her dog, the owner said.

    “They say they won’t let me have him until they are sure he is not the dog they’re looking for,” said Brenda Tillett of Waddy.

    The pit bull is a suspect in animal mutilations that killed several animals in late November and early December and ripped off a cow’s ears as recently as Jan. 6.

  • Statewide equine survey reveals horses are billion dollar industry

    The first part of Phase 1 of the annual statewide equine survey is out, and the results are of particular importance to the horse industry, officials say, as the study found that the total of all equine-related sales and income for equine operations in 2011 was about $1.1 billion.

    That total came from sales of all equines, estimated to be $521.1 million, and $491 million in income from services provided, including both breeding and non-breeding services such as training, lessons, boarding, farrier, transportation, purses, incentives, etc.

  • News briefs: Jan. 25, 2013

    Shelby’s December unemployment of 6.2 percent is 6th best in state

    Shelby County’s unemployment rose ever so slightly to 6.2 percent in December and remained tied for the sixth-best rate in the state.

    That performance was up from 6.1 percent in November but still well below the 7.2 percent Shelby recorded in December of 2011.

  • Police looking for suspects in Spencer stabbing

    Police are looking for suspects in a stabbing they say happened on Airport Road in Spencer County on Wednesday night and drew the response from emergency employees in Shelby.

    “A call came into Shelby County 911, and they did a good job of tracing the call to pinpoint a location,” Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Ron Turley said. “We caught up with the individual who was stabbed at Elk Creek Grocery.”

    Turley said the man who airlifted to the University of Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • EARLIER: Captured pit bull could be attacking animal in Waddy

    Two women from Waddy heroically saved a beloved family pet Thursday and in the process may have captured the creature that has mutilated several animals on nearby farms.

    The suspect in custody is an adult male pit bull that was seen attacking livestock before it jumped a defenseless dog and ultimately was succumbed to two undaunted sisters.

    The pit bull is a suspect in animal mutilations that killed several animals in late November and early December and a cow’s ears were ripped off in an attack as recently as Jan. 6.

  • 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.