Local News

  • No one hurt in College Street fire, thanks to quick-thinking bystander

    No one was injured in a fire at the corner of College and 9th streets Monday, thanks to the quick thinking of a bystander.

    Stefano Elzy, 25, said he saw smoke and flames coming from the residence and went to see if someone was inside.

    "I was afraid people were in there," he said.

    A neighbor, Mary Thompson, said Elzy kicked the door in and brought out two adults, who were both O.K., she said.

    The structure, a duplex, caught fire at about 11:30 a.m.

  • Severe weather moving in today

    There is a threat for severe weather Monday – heavy showers and high, possibly damaging, winds that could produce isolated tornados – as a cold front arrives from the west, according to the National Weather Service.

    Up to 2 inches of rain could fall between Monday afternoon and Wednesday night, said meteorologist Brian Coniglio.

    So far, there are no warnings for tornados or flash flooding on low-lying roads, creeks or rivers. The risk for isolated tornados will run late this afternoon into early evening, Conoglio said.

  • Rain delays I-64 ramp closures at Simpsonville until Wednesday

    Rain has postponed until Wednesday night the closing of the ramps on Interstate 64 at Simpsonville (Exit 28) for the resurfacing involved with the widening of the roadway between that exit and the Jefferson County line.

    The eastbound exit and entrance ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday and from 8 p.m. until midnight Thursday.

  • Suspects in Simpsonville bank robbery arrested

    Two brothers, Eric Shelburne, 29, and Brannon Shelburne, 28, were arrested Thursday in Indiana and charged with robbery in connection with numerous banks in four states, said Det. Jason Rice.

  • Rotary competing to win money for scholarships

    The Shelbyville Rotary Club has been doing its best to help Shelby County's students earn money for college.

    Since 1985 the club has handed out more than $334,000 in scholarships, and now members are hoping to add $250,000 more to that total.

    But this time they'll need your help.

    Rotary and the Shelby County Public Schools are partnering to compete in the Chase Community Giving Contest.

  • Guthrie, leaders: There are jobs

    In a still struggling economy, business owners, employers and workers like to know how the government is working to help them. That's why U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) was at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office in Shelbyville on Thursday to host a job discussion with area business and community leaders.

    About 25 people showed to speak with Guthrie before he headed to the Shelbyville Kiwanis Club's meeting for another discussion.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Edwards asks for OK to move even larger

    Edwards Moving & Rigging is expanding for the third time in three years, according to an amended development plan the company has filed with the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Edwards Moving is requesting a change to their plan to add two additional warehouses, one of 18,000 square feet and the other a 7,200 square foot building, said Ryan Libke, Triple S executive director.

    A message left for at Edwards Moving was not returned by press time.

  • Election 2012, President, lots of local races on tap

    With six statewide races complete, election officials now turn their focus toward what will be a busy year in 2012.

    Not only will a new president and vice president be elected – along with a new U.S. House of Representatives – but there will be a significant slate of elections in Shelby County as well.

    Candidates don’t have to file for office until after Jan. 1, but the slate would include court officers, city council races and some school board seats.

  • EARLIER: Assault victim remains critical

    A Shelbyville woman who was brutally assaulted Saturday is showing some improvement although  she still has not regained consciousness, a member of her family said.

    Denisse Escareno, 24, is still listed in critical condition at the University of Louisville Medical Center after being left on the side of Mount Eden Road after being severely beaten.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Eric Hettinger said no arrests have been made in the case, and her assailant remains still at large.

  • News briefs: Nov. 11, 2011

    Simpsonville gets

    grant for records

    The City of Simpsonville has received a $1,908 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The grant funds will be used to transfer valuable permanent records to security microfilm.