Local News

  • 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.

  • 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.