Today's News

  • Steel utility poles on U.S. 60

    Residents may have noticed a large gravel lot along U.S. 60/Frankfort Road, south of Bluegrass Farm and Lawn, that is filled with Kentucky Utility trucks, men in hardhats and lots of steel poles.

    KU is replacing wooden utility poles along U.S. 60 and will add a transmission line for greater capacity due to safety concerns, community growth and liability.

  • Governor's School for the Arts SCHS

    Student artists hone their craft in various ways. Some are self-taught, others learn from like-minded friends, some train in public and private, while others find opportunities of a lifetime, such as an immersive summer program that stimulates creativity and enhances skills.

    Governor’s School for the Arts is one such opportunity, and Shelby County High School rising senior Taryn Markle was the only Shelby County student chosen.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board hears parents’ concerns over fall break

     The Shelby County Board of Education heard concerns from a parent about the potential impact of scheduling for the upcoming school year.

    Steven Roadcap, a parent of a student at Collins High School, said that he hoped the board would find a way to accommodate parents who had already scheduled a vacation for the coming year before the school year begins.

    Roadcap said he and his family frequently spend most of the summer showing dairy cattle, and that he was excited to see that there was a fall break on one of the possible schedules.

  • United Way selects new regional manager

    There’s a new regional director in charge of the local Metro United Way, and he already knows the area well.

    Stephen Whitehead is the local leader for Metro United Way, having stepped in as the Director of Regional Management.

    Whitehead said he has a long history of working with nonprofits.

  • Wreck knocks power out in Bagdad

     A wreck on Elmburg Road shut down power to the surrounding area briefly Friday evening. 

    According to Bagdad Fire Department Captain, and State Rep. for Shelby County, Rob Rothenburger, the Bagdad Fire Department responded to the wreck. 

    “We got the call as a possible injury accident on the eleven thousand block of Elmburg Road, vehicle overturned” he said. “We arrived on the scene and we did observe one small white passenger car, which was overturned and no occupants were still at the scene.”

  • Possible EF-1 tornado damages barns and crops

    An unconfirmed EF-1 tornado or wind event ripped through a narrow section of Shelby County July 2, felling trees and damaging barns and crops.

    The National Weather Service could not confirm nor deny a tornado, but agency meteorologist Kyle Wilkinson said tornados might hide in a line of thunderstorm. If it’s a quick formation, it may never be recorded unless an agency or individual reported the incident and NWS investigated before debris was moved or hauled away.

    Lloyd Farms off Orphan Road suffered damage, as did a next-door neighbor’s barn.

  • SHIFT formula balances state highway plan

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet resorted to science to prioritize the state’s highway plan transportation projects recently.

    In 2016 Gov. Matt Bevin tasked KYTC to create a data-driven formula to help find a more balanced system to rank transportation project priorities due to limited state transportation funds, according to KYTC District 5 Information Officer Andrea Clifford.

    And the Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT) was born.

  • Shelby teacher sings at Carnegie

     Although the opportunity to perform at such a venue as Carnegie Hall may be rare, that’s not why Courtney Sturgill chose to make the journey.

    Sturgill, a choral teacher at Shelby County High School, was more interested in reuniting with an old mentor who had a profound impact on her own journey, both as a musician and as an educator.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: County requests commission consider zone change for Norfolk Southern property

     The Triple S Planning and Zoning commission will consider another item referred by the Shelby County Fiscal Court at its next regular meeting.

    The commission will look at changing the Norfolk Southern Railway Company land, located near Isaac Shelby Drive, Joyes Station Road and Interstate 64, from Agricultural to Light Industrial. In total, the change will encompass a little more than 350 acres.

  • Shelby native starts brand management company

    On her podcast, Shelby County native Allie Hembree Martin celebrates entrepreneurs who take chances, but it took her a while to do so herself.

    “To me, you have to be brave enough to take that jump and make that leap into owning your own business,” she said. “You have to love yourself enough to make that jump.”

    But Martin has finally taken the plunge and is building her own company. She has launched Fame and Fortune, a brand management service that combines aspects of marketing and public relations.