Local News

  • 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.

  • Dorman Center Carnival returns bigger and better

    After raising more than $5,000 last year to help educate children, the Dorman Center Carnival is back this Saturday, and the event is set up to be even bigger in its second year.

    The carnival, which started last year as a project for the Leadership Shelby Class of 2011, has moved the Shelby County Fairgrounds this year and will feature even more opportunities for family fun.

  • Shelby County schools, agencies join hands for new mentoring program

    Shawn Allen Sr. had a dream: academic success for African-American young people.

    As parent of several students in Shelby County Public Schools, Allen has become familiar with the strengths and opportunities available to help students succeed. His own children have benefitted from creative teaching methods and extra-curricular activities in local schools.

    But Allen’s dream reached beyond championing benefits for his children alone. He said he wanted to close the achievement gap and to increase academic successes for Black students.

  • Presidential election about to come knocking

    Will Barack Obama be re-elected, or will a Republican be sitting in the Oval Office next year?

    Although Republicans and Democrats in Shelbyville have opposing views on whether Obama or Republican nominee Mitt Romney should win, there’s no question that each has high hopes.

  • Neighbors spark rescue

    A Shelbyville woman is alive today thanks to some quick-thinking neighbors and heroic actions by firefighters.

    Fonesha Thompson was released from Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after only a brief stay for treatment for smoke inhalation, but it could have been tragic if her neighbors had not heard her smoke alarm going off and called 911, and if firefighters had not got to her in time, fire officials said.

  • Shelby ministry to build wheelchair ramp for Louisville man

    A chance encounter at a wellness event between a television personality and a church member has led to a Jefferson County man left virtually helpless by a stroke having a wheelchair ramp installed at his home this weekend by members of a Shelbyville church.

    This unusual set of circumstances, made all the more amazing by the spontaneous situation, grew from Jewish Hospital’s Women’s Wellness Affair last spring.