Local News

  • Downtown Shelbyville fire, 2 months later: Rebuilding efforts remain a mystery

    Now two months after a devastating fire took three buildings from the 600 block of Main Street in downtown Shelbyville, an idea is shaping up of what is to come and while looks like change, it also looks like history may repeat itself.

    In 1985, a fire ripped through 6th Street on the west side, between Main and Washington, and where it destroyed buildings there, vacant lots still remain.

    Jimmy Reynolds, who owned two of the buildings destroyed in March, doesn’t sound nearly as optimistic as he once had been about the future of his property.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City presents balanced budget, needs tweak

    The Shelbyville City Council held a first reading Thursday for the 2013-14 city, and that will require a sight tweak this week before a final consideration.

    The council will have a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to add the potential revenue from a grant it hasn’t been awarded.

  • Shelby County School Board: Students tabbed for TIP at Duke to be celebrated

    The Shelby County Board of Education will recognize students who have qualified for the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP) during Thursday’s regular meeting, which will be at Heritage Elementary School, 8300 Frankfort Road.

  • News Digest: May 8, 2013

    Women’s Health Fair

    will be held on Thursday

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville’s Women’s Health Fair comes around Thursday night for the eighth consecutive year.

    The fair, which provides health screenings and advice along with a silent auction and the presentation of community awards is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • 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.