Local News

  • Shelby County School Board: Part of Collins school project closed; Northside bid accepted

    The Shelby County Board of Education closed one building project and opened another during Thursday’s meeting at the district’s offices.

    The board closed out a series of purchase orders on the Collins High School building project to complete the majority of that project. The direct purchase orders were used to save the district more than $800,000 by using its tax-exempt status.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City to consider adding Simpsonville to tourism commission

    The city of Shelbyville will be the first to introduce an ordinance on Thursday that officially would welcome Simpsonville as a member of the tourism and convention commission.

    The ordinance is the only item on the city’s agenda for Thursday night at city hall, and Katie Fussenegger, the executive director of the visitor’s bureau, said nothing is really changing.

  • Cornerstone’s ACT scores beat nation’s

    Cornerstone Christian Academy again is leading the way with ACT scores higher than the county, state and national averages.

    Cornerstone, a private school, located at 3850 Frankfort Road, reported a composite score of 23.1. Although down from last year’s 25, the score still outpaces the county’s public school average of 18.8, the state average of 19.8 and the national average of 21.1

  • Deciphering Shelbyville statue has no limitations

    Many Shelbyville residents and workers drive past the old fountain every day. Its park-like setting provides a gathering spot for summer concerts, chalk-drawing contests, lunch-hour picnics, and the casual stroll. The sound of the fountain’s water offers a quiet respite next to the bustling city street.

    But what do we make of the fountain’s statue? Who is it? What is it? Why was it selected for Shelbyville and Shelby County?

  • Vanishing signs of the political times

    Last week, Shelby County joined the ranks of communities across the nation in which residents have been discovering that political signs have been disappearing from their yards.

    Also, the thief – or thieves – appears to be bipartisan: Both Republican and Democratic signs have gone missing.

    Shelby County Republican Party Chair Jennifer Decker said she first heard talk during the weekend about signs being missing, presidential signs in particular.

  • Robert Dean Logan: 1931-2012

    Robert Dean Logan died Sunday as he lived: surrounded by the people he loved.

    Logan, 81, who lost a battle with lung cancer at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, was a longtime businessman in one of the county’s most well-established family businesses in Shelby County, but he will be remembered as much more than one of the owners of Logan’s Uniform Rental and Logan’s Healthcare Linen Supply.

    He will be remembered as a friend to many, said his brother, Howard Logan Sr.

  • Kisers sentenced to 15 months in federal prison

    William and Mary Sue Kiser, owners of the former Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, have been sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for embezzling funds from their employees’ 401K plan.

    The Kisers also have been ordered to pay restitution.

    William Kiser, 74, and Mary Kiser, 71, pleaded guilty in March to federal embezzlement charges before U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort, the same judge who handed down their sentence on Sept. 12.

  • County’s ag development cut down 7%

    Shelby Countians expressed satisfaction Friday when Gov. Steve Beshear’s office released the amount of the funding –  $325,224 –  that will go to the Shelby County Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc., to be made available to farmers.

  • News briefs: Oct. 3, 2012

    Bridge replacement complete

    and KY 1779 is open again

    KY 1779 in eastern Shelby County, closed several weeks for replacement of a bridge that was below state safety levels, has been reopened.

    State Transportation Cabinet officials said that the road reopened on Wednesday, but there was no announcement to the public because engineers did not pass the word forward for release.

  • Indiana man killed in Shelby crash on I-64

    A collision Sunday night involving a dump truck working on the widening of Interstate 64 has taken the life of an Indiana man on his way to work in Lexington.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said Bryant A. Bloss, 80, of Newburgh, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene on I-64 after he drove his car into the back of the dump truck as it traveled eastbound just east of Simpsonville.

    The truck driver, Charles Hicks, 66, of Scottsburg, Ind., was not injured.