Today's News

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zone change on 7 Mile Pike: Lots of comment, approval

    For the second meeting in a row the Triple S Planning Commission faced a zone change request, and commissioners again recommended a change that they will send to Shelby County Fiscal Court for approval.

    Although less controversial than the request by Midwest Metals on Kentucky Street, the request for a zone change from Interchange (IC) and Agricultural zones to a newer Interchange (X-2) zone did rile up residents near the location at the east corner of 7 Mile Pike and KY 2258, which leads back to the state maintenance garage.

  • Atmos consolidating in new Hi Point facility

    Atmos Energy is upping its commitment to Shelby County.

    Atmos, the natural gas supplier based in Dallas, is building a new office, warehouse and storage area in Hi-Point Industrial Park on Boone’s Station Road.

  • Mount Eden woman tracking down BIG savings with coupons

    MOUNT EDEN - When Connie Wolfe was laid off less than a year ago, she said she thought her life would have to change for the worse. She, like many unemployed Americans, was unsure of how she would regain buoyancy in today's economic climate.

    Wolfe had been an inventory specialist for 25 years until her position was cut seven months ago, leaving her husband as the household's sole breadwinner. 

  • Clarence Miller: 1912-2011

    Clarence Miller achieved much in his life before passing away Wednesday night at the age of 98, but his true legacy might be his deep love for his community.

    That love is most evidenced by his generous donation of his 133-acre family farm to Shelby County, which is now known as Red Orchard Park. His nephew, Lowry Miller, said that gift was his uncle’s way of letting the entire community know how much he cared.

  • Phillips family back home

    All surviving members of the Shelbyville family who were involved in a tragic traffic accident in Florida earlier this month are out of the hospital and back home to try to return some normalcy to their lives.

    Nearly two weeks after Carolyn Phillips, 32, and her son, Devin Miller, 13, were killed, their lives will be celebrated and their remains laid to rest this weekend.

  • Shelby man is an accidental author

    Ever hear of a time-traveling farmer?
    That’s the plot of Shelby County resident William Greer’s first book, which was published two weeks ago.

    Greer also has another book coming out soon, a nonfiction work, based on his true-life experiences in Vietnam.

    What’s more, he has a third book that was recently accepted by his publisher.

    Believe it or not, there is something even more amazing than a novice writer having three books accepted and published all in the same year.

    What in the world could that be, you ask?

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Ester Virginia Hatfield, 53, of 1104 Old Knox Road in Tazewell, Tenn., Paul Holland, 35, of 208 South 1st St. No. 2 in La Grange and Brandi Pavey, 30, of 1612 Lakeside Drive in Shelbyville were indicted for second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (schedule III, Opiates/Hydrocodone), a Class D felony.

    Jesse R. Gaines, 28, of 1389 Logan Station Road was indicted for theft by unlawful taking, over $500, a Class D felony.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 19, 2011



    Leamon E. McDonald, 49, of 8 Seminole Drive Apt. C was arrested Aug. 10 on I-64 west at the 33rd mile marker and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance.




  • Simpsonville City Commission considers property tax bump

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed on first reading at its meeting Wednesday morning a 9.3 percent increase in property taxes for this fiscal year.

    The rate, if passed on second reading, would be set at 10.6 cents per $100 or assessed value – up from .097 in 2010 – or the equivalent increase of .009 cents, or about $9 per year increase on a home with a $100,000 tax value.

  • Bagdad Ruritans trying to keep city out of dark

    Some folks in Bagdad are trying to keep a light on for you, but they’re having a little trouble with the bill.

    The city lights in Bagdad – all 28 of them – are funded by annual assessments of the residents, but lately there have been some antes not being upped and the fund to pay the bill has gotten a little thin.

    So members of the Bagdad Ruritan Club are trying to collect money to pay the $225-a-month bill from Kentucky Utilities until the end of the year, when they hope to help form a better solution.