Today's News

  • Engagement: Medlin-Simpson

    Anthony Reynolds and Todd and Patty Adams, all of Shelbyville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Trish Medlin of Shelbyville, to C. Glenn Simpson of Eminence. He is the son of Charles and Charolette Simpson of Eminence.

    She is a 2010 graduate of Ata College and is a technician at Ficosa North America.

    He is a 1989 high school graduate and is a quality manager at Eminence Speaker.

    No date has been set.

  • Shaping up Shelby: Healthy students, healthy families

    It’s no secret; no matter how healthy a lunch you eat that afternoon letdown works its way in. That sluggish, tired feeling of a long day can be a lot to take in.

    But at East Middle students start to stir for a different reason.

    As the clock gets closer and closer to 1:30 in the afternoon, students are ready to go. They will line up at level 0 (which means quiet as a church mouse, no talking) and slowly walk outside.

  • EARLIER: Different mall, same response: ‘Horrible idea’

    About 50 concerned citizens turned out Thursday for the community meeting about a second proposed outlet mall on the south side of Simpsonville.

    And although the turnout wasn’t quite a large as a similar meeting held by a different group earlier this summer, the sentiment was the same – these citizens don’t want the mall.

    They didn't like it even if the development comes with the name Simpsonville Outlet Mall.

  • Shelby County School Board: Neihof will ask board for 2.8 percent tax increase

    The property tax rate will be the primary subject during Thursday’s Shelby County Board of Education meeting.

    During its meeting earlier this month, Superintendent James Neihof presented the board with several key concepts that he said he would like to fund or keep funding, all of which would require new revenue streams for the district.

    Now, when the board convenes tomorrow night at 7 at Collins High School, members will decide which programs, if any, for which they would like to find funding and if that funding will come from a tax increase.

  • We need some mercy to stop this onslaught

    Would someone please enact a “mercy rule” for this presidential election game?

  • What we think: A decision that doesn’t make sense

    We have had an alarming situation brought to our attention.

    Our state Cabinet for Health and Family Services recently turned down

    a request for aid from a young Shelby County woman who was brave enough to take on the sudden responsibility of caring for a sister she did not know she even had.

    The woman’s father, who had left her family when she was a baby, went on to father another child many years later, and that child in-turn lost both its parents.

  • We congratulate: State fair winners for their hard work

    There are just a few days left in the Kentucky State Fair, and already we are hearing about winners from Shelby County in a variety of categories.

    That’s always wonderful for us to see, and we look forward to the lists of winners so we can scan and see familiar names accomplishing great things.

    If on your visits to the state fair you’ve never taken time to tour the exhibits, we encourage you to do so. You will find some incredible and inspiring and creative, and you may just find that a friend from school or church has done some ribbon-winning work.

  • Deadlines extended in Breeden murder

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Mount Eden woman serving time for killing a Shelbyville man in 1998 will have to wait a little longer to hear if she is granted a new trial.

    Susan Jean King, 52, of the 2000 block of Van Buren Road, was indicted on murder charges in regard to Kyle “Deanie” Breeden’s death in April 2007.

    Two months after the initial indictment, a grand jury also charged King with tampering with physical evidence.

  • Bruner to head back to court in October

    Mark Bruner, charged with the Nov. 5, 2011 beating of Denisse Escareno, appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on Monday and was given a new court of Oct. 19 for a status conference.

    Bruner, 38, of Taylorsville was arrested 10 days after Escareno, 24, was found by passersby brutally beaten, stabbed and barely alive, on the side of Mount Eden Road about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • Shelby County property tax rate unchanged

    For what has been a continuing trend, Shelby Countians will not be looking at increased property tax rates again this year.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday morning, magistrates approved the 2012-13 county property tax rates of 11 cents per $100 of assessed value for real property, 10.5 cents for personal property, 15 cents for watercraft and 15 cents for motor vehicles.

    County Attorney Hart Megibben said when the rate stays the same, the procedure to set the new rate is not as prolonged.