Today's News

  • Vehicle fire claims one

    Just hours into Sunday morning, the Shelby County Fire Department responded to a possible injury accident with a vehicle fire around the 3200 block of Eminence Pike. 

    When they arrived on scene, they discovered a fully involved vehicle fire.

    Engine 3331 extinguished the fire to find the driver, 72-year-old Jerry Acox of Henry County, deceased inside the vehicle.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office conducted a reconstruction of the accident.

  • Shelby woman competes in Miss Kentucky pageant

    There was a familiar Shelby County face on stage among the competitors at the Miss Kentucky pageant in Lexington at the end of June where she finished in the top 10.

    Shelby County resident Noelle Thompson competed alongside 30 other girls aged 17 to 25, for the title of Miss Kentucky. As a 17-year-old who just graduated from Collins High School this year, Thompson was the youngest competitor, but she was no stranger to pageants.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to consider JCTC Campus startup funds

     When board members convene for the regularly scheduled Shelby County Board of Education meeting Thursday, they will consider approval for startup funds for the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus.

    The board announced in May its intention to purchase the Jefferson Community & Technical College Shelby Campus, and it was recently finalized giving SCPS the building along with 60 acres of land.

    Both institutions agreed the change of hands would strengthen the impact on the educational and workforce community.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Council takes no action on zone change

     The Shelbyville City Council chambers fell silent Thursday after council member Mike Zoeller cast a motion to pass on first reading an ordinance concerning a zone change request for the McGinnis Farm property along Freedom’s Way and La Grange Road. 

  • State provides emergency road repair

    Two Shelby County roads will soon be repaired, thanks to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet County Road Aid emergency funds.

    KYTC awarded Shelby County $68,000 for road slide repairs on Bardstown Trail and $148,000 for repairs on Catwalk Road. 

    The KYTC District 5 Office will administer the work and GeoStabilization International LLC will repair the slides. Then to save on costs, KYTC maintenance staff and the Shelby County Road department will excavate and haul out the old materials.

  • New milk contract will help farms

     Just shy of his family’s 100th anniversary in the dairy business, John Kalmey had decided to close up shop on his Shelby County farm.

    But then, Maury Cox, the executive director of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, came to him with a ray of hope: a southern Ohio farmer-owned cooperative known as Scioto.

    “Working with them, they were able to find a market for the milk,” Cox said. “It has to travel or be hauled to West Virginia.”

  • Golden Alert cancelled, missing woman found

    The 75-year-old Simpsonville resident who had been missing from her home since Wednesday afternoon has been found.

    Leoni Unzicker was found by a citizen on horseback Friday morning at the north end of Brooks Lane off U.S. 60, more than a mile from her home.

  • Rite Aid set to close

     Signs outside of the Shelbyville Rite Aid doors and a greeter at the front entrance of the store this week directing customers to information regarding the pending changes.

    Shelbyville’s Rite Aid is preparing to close their doors at the end of the month as the corporation completes its merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

    Last year Walgreens announced their plans to purchase more than 1,900 Rite Aid stores across the nation in exchange for cash proceeds of $4.157 billion.

  • Food worker has Hep A

    A food service worker from Huck’s gas station in Simpsonville has just been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.

    A press release from North Central District Health Department stated that an employee handled and cooked food from June 2-22 while ill. According to the health’s department Environmental Director, David Cammack, there have been 10 recent cases of Hep A around the county.

  • Frankfort man wanted for questioning in murder reportedly in Shelby area

    Shelby officers are attempting to locate a man for questioning in regards to a murder that occurred in Franklin County this morning.

    The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has identified Derek Garten of Frankfort as a suspect and say he is believed to be in the Shelby County area.  Garten is driving a 1997 Black Toyota 4Runner with Kentucky plates 052-XRV and a Marvel Punisher emblem on the front plate.

    Authorities have been advised to approach the suspect with caution.