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  • Man shot, killed by deputy in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist

    A Shelbyville man was shot and killed early Friday morning during a break-in at Simpsonville Baptist Church by a Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy, and three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at the churchafter being fatally shot by deputy Corey Williams.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernis Napier said Dalzell was carrying a crowbar and refused multiple commands to drop the weapon while advancing in close proximity to Williams.

  • Paving project completed

    Simpsonville's project to pave every road within the city limits is now complete, and Thursday night, the Simpsonville City Commission wrapped things up officially by making the final payment to the contractor.

    "We've got a couple of change orders and some payment documents that I need authorization on tonight," said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.

  • Several stop to help at fatal crash

    A horrific car crash Friday that left a woman and her 19-month old son dead, also showed that humanity has not yet perished.

    Amidst the piercing screams and twisted metal were several Good Samaritans and family members working to help save those involved in the two-car incident at the intersection of Old Brunerstown Road and KY 55.

    Billie Aldridge of Nelson County, was planning to stop at McDonald’s to get something to drink, but once she saw the crash she didn’t hesitate.

  • KY 55 crash claims 2

    A woman and a child are dead after a two-vehicle crash at KY 55 and Old Brunerstown Road at 6:51 p.m. Friday night which injured three others, said police.

    Kayla Weiver, 18, of Taylorsville was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and Dennis Chapman, 19 months, was pronounced dead at Norton's Children's Hospital by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

  • Shooting suspect identified in break-in at Simpsonville Baptist

     

  • Parks program earns award

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation has been recognized for having an outstanding program of children’s camps.

    The park received the Outstanding Program of the Year Award at the annual Kentucky Recreational and Park Society conference Nov. 16.

    Park Program Director Jeff Ware said that he and other park staff were very appreciative of the award.

    “We are pretty proud of it, it’s always a good thing when a program is recognized on a state level,” he said.

  • Angel tree to serve 300 children

    The good news is that the Angel Tree program, which provides toys for children in need at Christmas time, is up and running after an uncertain beginning this holiday season.

    But unfortunately, less than 300 children are being served, compared to three times that many last year, said officials from the Salvation Army, the entity that puts on the event each year.

  • SnoGo a go

    Much to the dismay of young children around the district, school cancellations due to inclement weather may soon become a thing of the past in Shelby County. 

    The district announced this week that they are now ready to implement non-traditional instructional days, called SnoGo.

    “When the first significant snowfall happens that would normally cancel school, on that day we will do a SnoGo day,” SCPS public relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said.

  • Top toys of the year

    Ask any adult what they want for Christmas this year and they’ll likely tell you something along the lines of, “Oh, it doesn’t matter” or “I don’t care.”  Ask a child that same question, however, and chances are you’ll get a contrasting response. 

    With wish lists as lengthy and detailed as an Ikea bunk bed instruction manual, kids know exactly what they want each Christmas and have little reservations about sharing their lists.

  • Shelbyville City Council to discuss Sunday alcohol sales

    The Shelbyville City council added several items to their agenda following press time Tuesday afternoon.  One addition to their agenda will be a discussion on expanded packaged alcohol sales to Sunday.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said the discussion is in response to the county considering Sunday sales for alcohol.

    “We want to make sure that we keep our local merchants in mind, too,” he said.   “And be sure we are not putting them in an economic disadvantage.”