Local News

  • Juvenile arrested for threat to Collins High School

    A juvenile has been arrested and charged with making a threatening phone call that led to the evacuation and early end of the school day at Collins High School on Monday.

    In a press conference at Shelby County Public Schools on Tuesday afternoon, Maj. Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said a juvenile was arrested at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday and has been charged with terroristic threatening.

    The name, age and gender of the suspect was withheld because he or she is a minor.

  • KY 55 to be reduced to 1 lane at I-64

    Next week traffic may be backed up a bit on KY 55 at the I-64 interchange when roadwork is expected to intensify.
    Officials at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say that KY 55 will be reduced to one lane between I-64 and Breighton Boulevard beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday and, weather permitting, finishing at 7 p.m. Friday.

    Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Transportation Cabinet, said the work will involve paving.

  • Lexington man jailed after high-speed chase

    A high-speed chase Thursday night that began in Shelby and ended in Franklin County had all the makings of an action movie, complete with dozens of patrol cars racing along I-64 at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, spikes on the road and a Tasing.

    After pursuing German Lopez Gonzalez, 34, of Lexington for 16 miles, from mile marker 32 to marker 48, two miles into Franklin County, police were able to stop Gonzalez by putting spikes on the road to deflate his tires, said KSP trooper Hunter Martin, the arresting officer.

  • News Digest: May 3, 2013

    Beshear considering special session

    to address legislative redistricting


    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear indicated Tuesday that he is likely to call a special legislative session this year to redraw the boundaries of state legislative districts.

  • Will he Take Charge of Kentucky Derby?

    LOUISVILLE - If the second time is going to be the charm for Shelby County resident Jon Court in the Kentucky Derby, then he’ll have to do something no jockey has ever done in the 139-year history of the race – win from the 17th postposition.

    Horses that have started from the 17-hole are 0-for-the Run for the Roses.

  • 2 crossings to be closed for 2 days

    Those traveling Old Finchville and Mack Walters roads next week can expect some delays at the R.J. Corman railroad crossings.

    The two crossings being closed are not the larger, more active Norfolk Southern lines but instead are the R.J. Corman spur lines.

    The spur line runs from the R.J. Corman tracks north of Shelbyville down 11th street through town and turns south to cross Mack Walters and Old Finchville Road where it ends at the industrial park on Pearce Industrial Road to deliver its cars to Macro Plastics.

  • Why do apartments stand? Contractor, asbestos issues

    With construction of the CVS store moving forward at breakneck speed, many have been left scratching their heads about why the condemned Wesley Apartments remain standing at the corner of U.S. 60 and Freedom’s Way.

    “It’s kind of been a perfect storm of issues,” developer Todd Clark said. “First the contractor wasn’t moving as fast as they were supposed to, and then we had some weather issues and now some environmental issues. There was some small amounts of asbestos found in the kitchen floors that we didn’t expect.”

  • Ethington Auto no longer licensed

    Donnie Ethington, a longtime Shelbyville auto dealer who continues to be focus of legal assault for the way he has operated his business, no longer has a license to sell automobiles.

    A Franklin Circuit Judge has ruled that Ethington Auto can no longer function as an automobile dealership but that Donnie Ethington may sell the remainder of the vehicles he already has.

  • Women’s Health Fair coming up Thursday

    Judging by the way tickets are selling, many women around the community are gearing up for the 8th annual Women’s Health Fair, sponsored by Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.

    “Tickets are selling like crazy; we’ve got some new folks coming to provide screenings this year, we’ve got a great speaker lined up and a great emcee, so we are very excited about the way things are shaping up,” said Holly Husband, spokesperson for JHS, the entity that is sponsoring the event.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville officials dispute complaint about garbage service

    Simpsonville officials on Wednesday disputed a claim that a senior resident of the city had been ignored when complaining about problems with the city’s curbside garbage pickup.

    The issue arose last week when a Shelby County resident, Karen Waller of the Majestic Oaks development just outside Simpsonville, told members of the Shelby County Fiscal Court Legislative Committee that her father, Ben McAdams, had significant problems with garbage pickup and received no response from the city of Simpsonville or the city’s garbage contractor.