Today's News

  • Police seek woman for information

    Shelbyville Police are attempting to locate a Shelby County woman to get more information about a crime that  she is a victim of, they said.

    Police are trying to contact Angel M. Samples, 26, whose last known address was 81 Kent St. No. 8 in Shelbyville.

    She is described as a white female, 5 feet tall and weighing 152 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

    Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this woman is asked to call Shelbyville Police at 633-2326.

  • Shelby County Sheriffs Reports Sept. 7, 2011


    Penelope A. Rodgers, 50, of 1315 Oak Ridge Court in Simpsonville was arrested July 31 at 1300 Oak Ridge Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense and having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

    Guillermo T. Huerta, 25, of 416 E. Washington St. No. 4 in La Grange was arrested July 30 on Harrington Mill Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, first offense and no operator's license.

  • Upcoming sports schedule: Week of Sept. 5, 2011

    Monday (Sept. 5)

    5:30 p.m.: High school boys golf, Spencer County at Shelby County.

    6 p.m.: High school girls soccer, Shelby County at Spencer County.

    8 p.m.: High school boys soccer, Shelby County at Spencer County.

    Tuesday (Sept. 6)

    5:30 p.m.: High school boys golf, Scott County at Shelby County.

    7 p.m.: High school volleyball, North Oldham at Collins.

    7:30 p.m.: High school boys soccer, Oldham County at Shelby County.

  • Bagdad man dies in 3-vehicle pile-up

    An early morning accident on Elmburg Road Tuesday claimed the life of a Bagdad man and injured another when three vehicles collided on a rain-slick road.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers pronounced George W. Downs, 74, dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at 7:33 a.m.

  • Pregnancy center wants to renovate warehouse

    When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, hope is a welcome word.

    With the surprise that often accompanies this revelation, there can also be fear, sadness or delayed joy. Hope comes with an understanding of the choices a woman has to live with her discovery. Hope comes with an embrace, a place of welcome, and a caring person to walk with in dealing with the event of an unplanned pregnancy. 

  • Ohio truck driver dies on I-64 in Shelby County

    The driver of a tractor-trailer truck was killed Tuesday morning when he drove his rig through a guardrail and ended up in a ravine on westbound Interstate 64.

    Randall Thornton, 50, of Ohio, the truck’s only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene by Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers.

  • 2 dead on Shelby roads

    Two are dead in separate collisions Tuesday morning on Shelby County roadways.

    Randall Thornton of Ohio died when the tanker truck he was driving ran off I-64 westbound and into a ravine. He was dead at the scene.

    Thornton’s rig struck a parked vehicle just east of Shelbyville near the 35-mile marker. The spilled products and recovery of the mangled rig forced state employees to shut down one lane of the road, which continued into the evening.

    A 3-vehicle crash on Elmburg Road claimed the life of George W. Downs, 74, of Bagdad.

  • Shelbyville City Council: How about a ‘hotspot’ downtown?

    Many larger cities have cafés, restaurants, bars and libraries that provide wireless Internet hotspots, but Shelbyville has only a few – for now.

    During Thursday's city council meeting, Mayor Tom Hardesty noted that he and council member Jon Swindler had been talking to a company in Carrollton about making the city of Shelbyville a Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • News briefs: Sept. 2, 2011

    Conner Station to be closed

    for I-64 widening project

    Conner Station Road in Simpsonville is headed for closure at Interstate 64 until the end of September.

    The state Transportation Cabinet announced the road would be closed starting Tuesday to allow for impact of the I-64 widening. The expectation is that work will last through Sept.30.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via U.S. 60 and Clark Station Road (in Jefferson County) for a thoroughfare to Fisherville Road.

  • Datebook: September 2, 2011

    Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission will have a specail public hearing on its ad valorem tax rate at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville City Hall. A special called meeting will follow at 8:30.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.