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Today's News

  • Undulata hits the market

    The sun has long shined bright on an old Kentucky home at 1600 Zaring Mill Road.  At 116 years old, the three story, nine bedroom Undulata home sits on nearly 100 acres and has hosted a myriad of celebrities, politicians and other dignitaries.

    But current owner Edward ‘Hoppy’ Bennett said it's time to pass the torch and hand off the beloved farm to another Saddlebred aficionado.

    "It went on the market a week ago," Bennett said, explaining he's been there for 25 years. "It's time for something else."

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Jeptha Creed approved for second distillery location

     After considering the concerns of approximately a dozen potential neighbors, the Triple S Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a development plan with waivers for Jeptha Creed Distillery for a second location at 478 Woodlawn Road.

    Kevin Young, with Land, Design and Development presented plans on behalf of the Nethery family, owners of Jeptha Creed, for a 196-acre farm located off Hooper Station and Woodlawn roads.

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: Eden submits resignation

    City Commissioner Steve Eden ended Tuesday’s regular Simpsonville City Commission meeting with a big announcement.

    Eden, who has spent 25 years as mayor and commissioner in his hometown, is resigning from the commission.

  • Woman robbed at gunpoint during fake traffic stop

    Officials with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office are asking the public to be on alert after a woman was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in a staged traffic stop.

    Major Eric Hettinger said the incident occurred around 3:45 on Freedom's Way, just north of La Grange Road.

    Hettinger said the victim stated she was stopped by a dark, navy blue Crown Victoria with blue lights in the grill.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: EMS buys two new ambulances

    Shelby County Fiscal Court purchased two new ambulances at its last regular meeting.

    Magistrates voted to purchase two ambulances for $206,346 each under the recommendation of EMS Director Jerrett Barnes.

    Barnes recommended the county take the highest bid in this purchase, saying that though the county would spend more money on the initial purchase, it would get them both long-term savings and an overall better product. 

  • UofL rocket team to test in Shelby County

    When Shelby County residents hear about rockets making waves, they usually think of Shelby County High School.

    But a new type of rocket is about to make its presence known. 

  • SCHS moves graduation for capacity, accessibility

    Graduation for Shelby County High School will look much different this year, and SCHS Principal Margo Whisman is very excited about the changes.

    Due to limited seating, students were previously allotted 10 tickets each to invite family and friends to the graduation ceremony in Shelby’s Mike Casey Gymnasium. But this year there will be unlimited seating and no tickets distributed due to moving the event to Broadbent Arena, 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville at the Kentucky Fairgrounds.

  • Four dogs perish in Bagdad home fire

    A fire that broke out at a Bagdad home Friday morning has left a resident without her home and four pets.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said his department received a call just before 11 a.m. Friday regarding smoke pouring from a home at 2236 Bagdad Road.

  • Innovative female journalist has Shelby roots

     Before there was Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric or a any other glass-ceiling breaking female journalists, there was Shelbyville’s Nixola Greeley-Smith.

    Never heard of her?

    Totally understandable, since Greeley-Smith’s Shelby County roots were brief before becoming a journalism rock star of sorts among Pulitzer prize-winning papers in the early 1900s. And with March celebrating Women’s History Month, it’s the perfect time to remember Greeley-Smith and learn about her remarkable history.

  • What does permitless conceal carry law mean for gun owners?

    Last week Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law legislation allowing legal gun owners to conceal carry a gun without a permit.

    The law allows gun owners to bypass the previous requirements of passing a background check, completing gun safety training and paying a $60 fee in order to require a permit to legally carry a concealed weapon in Kentucky.

    SB 150 will go into effect 90 days after the session ends, which is set for March 28, putting the law in affect in late June.