Today's News

  • Opening of donut shop plugs a hole in Shelby's foodscaope

    The sign has been up for weeks, but the fresh smell of donuts wafting down Midland Trail on Tuesday was the first sure-fire sign that Donut Express had finally fired up the ovens.

    The store completes high-calorie corner in Shelbyville, located in the small shopping center at 1732 Midland Trail by Papa Johns Pizza and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, but there won't be a lot of direct competition.

    Donut Express is open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., and with everything made fresh daily, you better get there early.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Reaction minimal at Simpsonville

    There was a very small turnout Tuesday night for a meeting at Simpsonville Elementary where parents learned more about the impact of the school’s falling into the No Child Left Behind School Improvement Plan, Year 1 category.

    After sending letters to every student's home, explaining that this evaluation would allow students to transfer to Painted Stone or Wright elementaries, if they so chose, the school’s administrators saw just two parents show up for the meeting.

  • Chester J. Bemiss: 1934-2011

    Back in his younger days, everybody knew where you could find Chester Bemiss—at the fire department.

  • Fundraiser for Savannah Sanders highly successful

    Saturday dawned bright and sunny, just perfect for a fundraiser designed to bring light into a young woman’s world.

    More than 1,200 people attended “Save Savannah’s Sight,” held at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park, which raised more than $22,000 to pay for a surgery that it is hoped will restore at least partial sight to Savannah Sanders.

    The 21-year old, who was blinded in a childhood accident at age 10, was present at the event, and even performed a comedy act on stage.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jeffery D. Conn, 41, of 400 Main St. No. 3 was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a persistent felony offender.

    Joseph Hacker, 25, of 602 South Poplar St. in Brownstown, Indiana, and Kendra Rae Campbell, 21, of 202 Evergreen Court in Clarksville, Indiana, were indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500, complicity.

    Raymond J. Holland, 41, of unknown address was indicted for failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 12, 2011


    Megan G. Scherff, 26, of 2768 Mulberry Pike in Pleasureville was arrested Sept. 14 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and driving with an obstructed windshield or vision.

    David W. Shouse, 47, of 2181 Waddy Road was arrested Sept. 17 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, second offense.

  • Midwest Metals could revisit Shelby

    A move to Shelby County may not be out of the question for Midwest Metals after all.

    The recycling company, with locations in Louisville and Frankfort, was turned down for a zone change Oct. 4, when Shelby County Fiscal Court magistrates voted unanimously to deny a change from light to heavy industrial on the property located near Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.

    But now, company officials may have a second go at trying to locate in the county, only in another area, said Jeff Wence, president of Midwest Metals.

  • Woman killed in traffic accident Saturday in Spencer, Shelby woman injured

    A Shelbyville woman was injured and a Taylorsville woman killed Saturday afternoon in a traffic accident in Spencer County, north of Taylorsville.

    Lorna M. Collins, 33, of 1228 Cambridge Drive, Shelbyville, was injured and Shirley P. Belcher, 71, of 763  Normandy Station Road in Spencer County, died as a result of injuries sustained from being ejected from a vehicle.

  • Shelby's Ruby Lewis gets part on 'Desperate Housewives'

    A new face among the Desperate Housewivesthis Sunday night may be familiar to many people around Shelby County.

    Ruby Lewis, who graduated from Shelby County High School’s class of 2003, will play “Chloe,” her first recurring role on television.

    “I know many people here will be watching her Sunday night, no doubt about it,” said Lewis’ mother, Eve Lawson Lewis. “Everyone loves to know someone who is on TV.”

  • Triple S Planning Commission: 2 more zone changes to get 1st consideration

    Already having faced a summer of significant and controversial zoning decisions, the Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday night will entertain two more requests for zone changes, along with some other adjustments in plans.

    The zoning requests are for businesses at opposite ends of the county and concern familiar pieces of property.

    The first is for Purnell Sausage in Simpsonville, which seeks to change a parcel it owns adjacent to its main plant from commercial to light industrial.