Local News

  • Charges expanded against Shelbyville man in imprisonment case

    A man accused of holding a woman at gun and knife point for five days has been indicted on those and additional charges and will be arraigned Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Gary Harris, 48, of 833 Bland Ave., Apt. 2B in Shelbyville was arrested May 7 and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, all felony offenses except for the domestic violence charge, which is a misdemeanor.

  • Shelby County schools' ACT scores take a hit

    Shelby County Public Schools didn’t make progress among its juniors last year toward the goal of having all students college and career ready, a trend administrators say requires a new approach.

    Juniors for 2012-13 didn’t perform as well the previous class had on the ACT, although the district’s composite score was flat from 2011-12.

    That composite of 18.8 also left students performing well below the ACT- and state-set benchmarks that predict success in college, members of the Shelby County School Board heard Thursday.

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent’s review may use new standards

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof wants to get ahead of the curve in how the district judges his performance.

    Neihof asked the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting to adjust his annual performance review to the pilot program of the state’s NextGen standards. The standards are set up through the same process as the school and teacher standards that are being implemented and the standards that will be coming for administration, as well.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show: Volunteers put finishing touches on fairgrounds

    The transformation of the Shelby County Fairgrounds is almost complete for the first events of the Shelbyville Horse Show this evening.

    Volunteers have worked tirelessly to make this 24th annual show of Saddlebreds a reality. Tents and signs have been erected. Flowers have been planted, watered, and trimmed. Brightly colored, decorative horses have been painted, assembled and posted around the fairgrounds. Lights have been hung.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville City Council: Few show to talk trash

    A poor turnout at a public hearing Thursday on curbside trash and recycling pickup is a sign that most city residents are in favor of curbside trash and recycling collection, officials say.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said he wasn’t surprised to see only five people from the public – with three of them from the same neighborhood – show up to voice objections to having the city handle their trash collection and recycling.

    He added that the positive feedback he has had from residents outside of the public hearing far outweighs the negative.

  • News Digest: July 31, 2013

    SCHS trophies

    go up for auction

    Shelby County Public Schools will put up for auction trophies from Shelby County High School. The silent auction process will begin Thursday.

    The trophies will be grouped in boxes for the 1960s, 1970-1975, 1976, 1977-1978, 1979, 1980-1982, 1983-1984, 1985-1987, 1988-1989, 1990s and one box with no dates. No prominent championship trophies are included.

  • Shelbyville woman charged with bribery

    A Shelbyville woman who was arrested Friday on a DUI charge also has been charged with offering the officer cash and sexual favors to let her go, police say.

    Tracy L. Warner, 43, of 115 Beechwood Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested shortly after midnight at a traffic safety checkpoint at KY 395 and U.S. 60, according to a Kentucky State Police report.

  • SCHS trophies to be auctioned

    Shelby County High School’s athletic, academic and musical successes during its five decades have provided hundreds of trophies for the school to display.

    And now Shelby County Public Schools wants to share that history with those who helped create it.

    Although there is no intention to get rid of the regional, state and national championship trophies that are on display at the school, there are many runner-up, invitational and tournament trophies from years past have been pushed from the over-crowded trophy cases to make room for the new successes.

  • Beshear chooses Shelby to launch new program

    Out of 75 Kentucky Career Centers across the state, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear chose Shelby County’s on Thursday to unveil the commonwealth’s newly overhauled workforce development system.

    “We are putting a system in place that will better equip Kentucky’s workforce with the skills required to be relevant in the new economy and will provide our businesses with the top-notch workforce they need,” Beshear told a crowd of about 75 at the new Kentucky Career Center on Brunerstown Road.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee gets off to a creative start

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee kickoff breakfast, which made its 17th annual appearance at Undulata Farm on Thursday morning, mixed things up this year, featuring a surprise arts-and-crafts competition rather than the usual guest speaker.

    Attendees served themselves and sat and ate their meals in the middle of a barn while Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of the farm, took to the podium to announce the change of pace.