Local News

  • News briefs: Nov. 21, 2012

    Shelby posts 3rd-best

    unemployment rate in state

    Shelby County has the state’s third-best unemployment rate for October.

    New figures released Tuesday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet shows Shelby with a 6.2 percent rate, tying it with Fayette and Union counties behind only Woodford (5.6) and Scott (6.0) counties.

    Shelby’s rate improved from 6.3 percent in September and from 7.7 percent in October 2011.

  • Woman jailed in Breeden murder is released

    TAYLORSVILLE – Susan Jean King, the Mount Eden woman who served time for the 1998 murder of a Shelbyville man, was released from prison two weeks ago, and her attorneys have filed an appeal in an effort to get a new trial.

    King, 52, was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007. Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.

  • Shelbyville hears fairness ordinance idea without taking action

    Dozens of blue-shirted supporters of the concept of a so-called “fairness ordinance” crammed into the Shelbyville City Council chambers on Thursday night, with a couple of them standing before the council and TV cameras to support passionately the idea of the city’s adding an equal rights law.

  • 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.