Local News

  • New trash, recycling center will soon get public hearing

    Plans to construct a new convenience center are continuing, with the next step being a public hearing, although there has not yet been a specific date set, officials said.

    “It’s going good, we are preparing for public meetings to present what we have and get input from the public on our new facility,” said Rusty Newton, chairman of the Shelby County 109 Taxing District Board.

  • Auditor: Tax districts take in more than counties

    After several months of probing into unchecked government in Kentucky, the State Auditor’s office on Wednesday released its promised report and a database on special taxing districts, which showed a lot of money being collected and several conflicts of how those districts are monitored in Shelby County and elsewhere.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2nd outlet mall decision should come Tuesday

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes on Tuesday it will pick back up right where it left off last month – discussing a Simpsonville outlet mall.

    The commission voted last month to table making a decision on the second proposed outlet mall south of Interstate 64 on Simpsonville’s Buck Creek Road.

    The similarities between the first proposed outlet mall and this one are striking.

  • Suit claims surgeon amputated body parts

    A Campbellsville man filed suit Friday in Shelby Circuit Court, alleging that a Shelbyville doctor mistakenly amputated body parts during a hernia procedure.

    Randall Phillips of Campbellsville filed suit Nov. 9 against Dr. Christopher J. Theuer, Surgical Associates PSC of Shelbyville and Louisville Surgical Associates.

  • EARLIER: Williams family sues city of Shelbyville, its police department

    Nearly a year after their son was shot and killed by a Shelbyville Police officer, the family of Trey F. Williams has filed a wrongful death suit against the city of Shelbyville and the officers involved in his death.

    The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Western District, in Louisville, names the city of Shelbyville, police officers Suzanna Wade Marcum, Frank Willoughby and Police Chief Robert A. Schutte.

  • News briefs: Nov. 16, 2012

    State unemployment

    remains steady at 8.4


    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate remained steady at 8.4 percent from September 2012 to October 2012, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The preliminary October 2012 jobless rate was .9 percentage points below the 9.3 percent rate recorded for the state in October 2011.

  • Simpsonville to really light up the season

    Simpsonville will light up the holiday season again on Saturday evening, but the celebration will be a bit different this year.

    The most noticeable change may be the addition of a 3-minute fireworks show to supplement throwing of the power switch at Fred Wiche Gazebo in Simpsonville City Park. The festivities begin at about 6 p.m., with the boom scheduled for about 6:20.

    In fact, the Simpsonville City Commission had to pass a waiver to its own fireworks ordinance, which limits shooting off fireworks to July 4th celebrations.

  • No Shelby-wide Thanksgiving services this year

    There will be no community-wide Thanksgiving service in Shelby County this year.

    The Shelby County Ministerial Alliance, which has organized the services for the past several years, couldn’t pull a community event together this time, said the alliance’s president, Rev. Dave Charlton of First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    “All of us on the board are new, and when it came up, we just didn’t have time to get it done,” Charlton said. “We wanted to do it, and I regret that we can’t."

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Southside update, audit to be reviewed

    With the Northside Early Childhood Center now under way, the Shelby County School Board will continue to move forward with plans for the new Southside Elementary.

    At its meeting on Oct. 25, the board approved the plans to be sent to the Kentucky Department of Education and, when accepted, for the bidding process to begin. The bids were originally scheduled to be opened on Nov. 29.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Outlet Mall: Horizon still awaits permit

    As one outlet mall plan for Simpsonville still awaits approval from the Triple S Planning Commission, another seems to be on the cusp of clearing its last hurdle.

    The Horizon Group Properties site, which sits on the west side of Buck Creek Road and south of the current location of Veechdale Road and the Interstate 64, is getting closer and closer to obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill a 6.5-acre pond, which sits partially on the 50-acre building site for the proposed 355,000-square-foot mall.