Local News

  • Shelby circuit judge to consider Wills' bid for shock probation

    Jody Wills did not get to make a court appearance Monday to ask for shock probation for a 10-year prison sentence she is serving for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer.

    Her attorney, Bill Stewart, stood in for her as she remained incarcerated at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia.

    Stewart asked Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman if he would set a date to allow Wills to ask for shock probation, and Hickman said he would take the request under advisement.

  • News briefs: July 25, 2012

    Shelby among counties to share

    in efforts to improve flood info

    Shelby is one of the counties in Kentucky that will benefit from the more than $2.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will be awarded to the Kentucky Division of Water in support of its floodplain mapping program.

  • I-64 lane closed tonight near Exit 32

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 office announces temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at mile point 32 from 6 p.n. until midnight tonight for pavement repairs.

    The work is a small section of pavement just west of Exit 32.

  • Shelby escapes severe storm damage

    A thunderstorm that blew though Kentucky Thursday night ripping the roof off the Crowne Plaza Hotel and leaving two dead in a house fire started by a lightning strike in Louisville, also caused some minor damage in Shelby County

    “We have had calls right and left this morning, but only two calls from Shelby County,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sullivan.

    Other areas, including Louisville, were hit much harder than Shelby County, he said, citing four barns down in Metcalfe County, he said.

  • EARLIER: Triple S Planning Commission: Outlet mall decision will come in August

    After the Triple S Planning Commission tabled its vote on the zone change request for the proposed outlet mall on the west side of Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville south of Interstate 64, Horizon Group officials were left undeterred.

    “There was a lot of information presented tonight and a lot of comments, so we respect the commission’s decision to take their time and evaluate it,” said Tom Rumptz, Horizon’s senior vice president in charge of the development. “But we’ll continue to move forward with the development process.”

  • Shelby’s special districts shine under state’s spotlight

    By the end of the year, State Auditor Adam Edelen has said he plans to have a complete database of all the special taxing districts across the state – and Shelby County may help give him a good start in that effort.

    According to Edelen’s office, there could be as many as 1,800 special districts in Kentucky, and many could be operating outside of the eye of the public.

  • Wills to ask for shock probation in Shelby Circuit Court

    Jody Wills, the Shelby County woman serving a 10-year sentence for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, will be back in court Monday to ask to be let out of prison on shock probation.

    Wills had initially been granted probation in 2009 on embezzlement charges and was supposed to repay the money to her employer on a set restitution schedule. When she did not, Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman revoked her probation in December 2011, sending her to prison for her 10-year sentence.

  • News briefs: July 20, 2012

    Men’s shelter to hold

    open house Sunday

    The Open Door of Hope, a men’s shelter located at 211 8th St. in Shelbyville, will have an open house Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. to show off its new substance-abuse facility.

  • EARLIER: King will remain jailed while Hickman mulls decision

    TAYLORSVILLE -- A Mount Eden woman serving time for the 1998 murder of a Shelbyville man will wait for at least another month to hear if she will be granted a new trial  — and she'll do her waiting in prison.

    After a suspect being questioned by Louisville Metro Police on separate charges claimed he — not Susan Jean King, 52 — committed the murder of Kyle "Deanie" Breeden in 1998, King's attorney filed a motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.

  • Simpsonville to use legal action to obtain final easement

    Simpsonville’s village center sidewalk project has been sitting on go for a couple of months now, and the city commission on Wednesday voted to take legal action to remove one obstacle to its beginning.

    The commission voted unanimously – with Scott McDowell and Vicky Wise absent – to pursue possible condemnation of property at 7026 Shelbyville Road because its owner, Henry Lee, will not grant an easement sufficient for the sidewalk and other accoutrements to be built at that location.