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  • 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.”

  • 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.