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  • Former sheriff dies at 77

    Law enforcement community mourns passing of Harold Tingle

    The flag that was lowered to half-mast at the Shelby County Courthouse Friday was not the only honor accorded to former Sheriff Harold Tingle who died that morning from complications from a recent injury.

    The truest honor was the legacy he left behind, said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    “I look around me and I see a little bit of him everywhere,” he said. “He has left his stamp on this community, and the stamp will stay.”

  • Former sheriff dies at UofL

    Former Shelby County Sheriff Harold Tingle died Friday morning from complicaitons from a fall a couple of weeks ago.

    Tingle, 77, passed away at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he had been taken since his injury, which had left him paralyzed.

    He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his brother, Joe.

    Tingle was sheriff from 1990 to 2002.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong, who took office in 2003 after being elected in 2002 when Tingle retired, said that Tingle was a role model for a lot of young officers, including himself.

  • Charges in jail fight could come next week

    Assault charges could be forthcoming next week in connection with a physical altercation at the Shelby County Detention Center in March that left one inmate fighting for his life, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said that at the request of Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell, he will present the case to a Shelby County Grand Jury on Wednesday.

    “I do have a subpoena to go to the grand jury next week, Wednesday, to see if they will indict him [assailant],” he said.

  • Fundraiser for homeless is Saturday

    Fundraiser for homeless

    WHAT:Yard sale fundraiser

    WHEN:May 31

    WHERE:Clear Creek Park Amphitheater

    TO HELP:Contact Shawn Morris at 502-232-1270

    An event scheduled for Saturday at Clear Creek Park to help raise money for the homeless needs a little boost, said its organizer.

  • Global distillers to locate in Shelby

    Diageo, the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, announced Thursday its intention to invest an estimated $115 million over three years to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery, capable of 750,000 9-liter cases, and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County.

    The company sent out a press release that corresponded closely with the release from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority announcing the preliminary approval of $4 million in tax incentives.

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 30, 2014

    Toyota Georgetown plant

    reaches 10-millionth vehicle


    Almost 26 years ago to the day, Wil James said Thursday, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky turned out its first Georgetown-made Camry.

    Recently, the plant assembled its 10 millionth vehicle, a 2014 Camry hybrid that was placed alongside that first Camry to mark a milestone, the Georgetown News Graphic reported.

  • Hometown Manor seeks volunteers

    Cornhole and pizza parties may not be the first thing you associate with an assisted living community, but according to Michael Berg, the executive director at Hometown Manor in Shelbyville, they like to “look beyond bingo.”

    Hometown Manor, a community that serves just 11 residents, cares for “those people that shouldn’t be alone in their homes, but are not ready for a nursing home,” Berg said.

    The small community is currently seeking volunteers of all ages to assist in a variety of activities and services.

  • SCPS graduations

    Saturday, May 31 will mark the end of a 12-year journey for 465 high school seniors.  The years of struggling with grades, teachers, homework, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are coming to an end as they close this chapter in their lives and begin a new one.

  • Shelby County Fair shortens time Midway will be open

     In its 152nd year, The Shelby County Fair will do things a little differently.  For the past four years the fair has operated for ten consecutive days, with the four-day horse shows overlapping other fair festivities.   

    This year, however, there will be a four-day gap between the fair and horse shows. 

    Shelby County A&M Association President Ray Tucker said the change is a result of unrealized profits.  The association runs the fair grounds and hosts the fair.

  • Artists on Main still looking for a home

    Since last fall, when the building housing Shelby Artists on Main was sold, the gallery still has not relocated.

    Sharla McClain, treasurer, said that the group, which now consists of six artists, has a potential location in mind, but she is not free to disclose details about that since nothing has been completed yet.

    The problem is, she said, that six artists are not enough to form another artist co-op, which is the way a gallery would be supported.