Local News

  • News briefs: March 23, 2012

    Kentucky’s jobless rate

    drops to 8.7% in February

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent in February 2012 from a revised 8.8 percent in January 2012, marking the eighth consecutive month the rate has declined, according the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • Annual event to focus on healthy choices for women

    Wellness can be defined as a “state of well-being.” An active process of becoming healthy. Seeking more information to improve oneself. We usually associate wellness with good health or a healthy lifestyle.

    Although many of us struggle to live a healthy lifestyle, we can improve our health and our choices –  and in doing so, we seek wellness.

  • Shelby County School Board: ‘New’ Northside gets another look

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will take another look at the new Northside Early Childhood Center.

    During its regular meeting this week at the district offices, at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville, the board will hear from K. Norman Berry Architects on an updated design of the building that the firm first presented last month. The board has asked for a more traditional look.

  • News briefs: March 20, 2012

    Hornback bill

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has pulled his telecommunications deregulation bill, dubbed the “AT&T Bill,” because of public outcry against the bill.

  • EARLIER: Burry, Andriot push Blue Gables renovation

    A plan to help revitalize a blight area in downtown Shelbyville is coming together, but it needs a little help from citizens.

    A group led by Bob Burry and Bob Andriot have formed the Shelbyville Preservation Group, a non-profit corporation, which has put in motion the process to secure government funding to purchase the old Blue Gables Motel at the corner of 8th and Main streets.

    The motel, which is now an apartment complex, would be renovated and turned into an art and retail area offering 18 small shops.

  • Shelbyville City Council holds public hearing

    Jewish Hospital officials were a no-show at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday before the Shelbyville City Council meeting.

    The Jewish Hospital representatives were supposed to have been there to talk about the refinancing of the hospital’s bonds, said Mayor Tom Hardesty.

    The council is not required to vote on the issue, but Hardesty, at the March 1 meeting of the council, encouraged members to attend in a show of support. But Hardesty said he had no idea beforehand that the hospital officials were not coming.

  • Guthrie sorry to lose Shelby, vows to keep ‘coming around’

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) stopped in Shelby County Friday for an informal meeting with local business, government and community leaders on concerns about local issues.

    Despite the fact that Guthrie’s district will not include Shelby County after this year, he took the time to speak to a group of about 20 people at the former circuit court room of the Shelby County Courthouse, which has been converted to a meeting room.

  • Fiscal court approves road projects

    Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates accepted the Transportation Cabinet’s Rural Secondary Road project for this year, with the top two projects being resurfacing on Hempridge and Ballardsville roads.

    The first consists of the 8.8-mile Hempridge Road, which connects U.S. 60 just east of Shelby County High School to Mount Eden Road in Southville.

    Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock, who presented the project to fiscal court, said it was unusual for such a long portion of roadway to be included in the rural secondary road project.

  • Man charged in stabbing death pleads not guilty to murder

    Shelby County resident Marcus Goldsmith pleaded not guilty of murder at his arraignment by video in Shelby County District Court Tuesday.

    Goldsmith, 53, was arrested in the early morning hours on Friday after an argument with another man, Keith A. Jackson, turned deadly, police say.

    At 12:39 a.m. Friday, Shelbyville Police Det. Jesse Paulley and Sgt. Bruce Gentry responded to a 911 call that somebody had been injured at 901 Main St. and was bleeding.

  • Moving roadblock ends chase on I-64

    What began as a routine traffic stop quickly got hairy when a Kentucky State Police Trooper tried to pull over Robert B. Brewer Tuesday morning near Simpsonville.

    KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said at 4:14 a.m. a trooper saw a Chevrolet SUV traveling westbound on I-64 in Shelby County striking construction barrels in the work zone on the interstate in Simpsonville.