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  • 2 KU outages affect less than a dozen, should be fixed by noon

    About a dozen Shelby County residents lost power Thursday morning in what Kentucky Utitlities called a left over effect from Wednesday's storms.

    The two outages, one in Simpsonville and one in Shelbyville, each affect about locations, and the company said that power should be resolved by this afternoon.

  • Distillery will locate on north side of Guist Creek Lake

    Diageo, a global company with the distinction of being a world leader in distilled sprits, does not have a tasting room planned for its proposed facility on Benson Pike, but that could change if the county were to go wet, company officials say.

    "In the plans as they stand now, there is no visitor's center, but there is space for one should they decide to build one down the line," said Diageo spokesperson Kristen Crofoot.

  • Cemetery caretaker arrested on more charges of selling bogus plots

    A cemetery caretaker arrested in February for theft of cemetery property, and indicted in April on two felony charges in connection with that arrest, now has been arrested again on an additional four charges, police say.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested May 22 on one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, two counts of theft by deception more than $500 but less than $10,000 (including cold checks) and one count of theft (auto) $500 or more, but less than $10,000.

  • Seniors look forward, remember the past

    They left with sadness at leaving old friends, joy at being freed from the rigors of high school and excitement at the prospect of a whole new world opening up before them.

    But all of the high school seniors who graduated Saturday did so with one thing in common – pride in earning their diplomas.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 4, 2014

    Outlet mall

    job fair today

    The Kentucky Career Center andHorizon Group Properties, Inc. will hold a job fair for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd.

  • Bagdad celebrates 125 years

    In the small town of Bagdad a church building stands, and it’s been standing there for over 100 years. While many others have suffered from fire, tornado, wind and storm damage, Bagdad Baptist Church has stood the test of time.

    “One of the neatest things we have is that we have our original building,” said church member, Peggy Perry.

  • “He was just such an icon in the county”

    Harold Tingle’s funeral is today, but people all around the county have been paying their respects to him since he passed away Friday morning.

    From the lowering of the flag at the courthouse, to the ceremony by the Shelbyville FOP at Shannon’s Funeral Home last night at his visitation, to an honor guard from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at Grove Hill, the community of Shelby County has shown how much they thought of him.

  • City Council considers zoning amendments

    The Shelbyville City Council will move forward with a zoning text amendment at its meeting on Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, and will take into consideration some suggestions from the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the council plans to drop the proposed changes that would allow distilleries in Limited Interchange (X-1) and Commercial (C-4) districts, and instead will focus only on the Agricultural (A) district amendment.

  • SCPS accuses employee of theft

    Shelby County Public Schools has turned over information to the Kentucky State Police and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to investigate fraud and embezzlement of school district funds.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof expressed his belief that investigators have gathered enough information to charge district Payroll Manager Benita Anglin, a 15-year employee with Shelby County Public Schools, with payroll fraud.

    He declined to note the amount taken or the method used to cover up the transactions while the investigation continues.

  • 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.”