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  • Cropper student arrested for causing issue at SCHS

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Jamel Thompson Wednesday after the teen started causing a ruckus at Shelby County High School.

    According to the complaint warrant, Thompson ran into the school and chased his younger brother.

    The incident happened at lunch, at 12:04.

    Resource officer Gina Johnson described his behavior in a complaint warrant as wreaking havoc, and noted that he fled through the hallways of the school and called a teacher a profane name.

  • Investigators: Lincoln Village death caused by irregular heartbeat

    Elizbethtown News-Enterprise

    FRANKFORT — Authorities investigating the January death of 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen at Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center have determined she died of sudden cardiac arrhythmia — an irregular heartbeat.

    Information was released during a news conference today in Frankfort with Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley.

  • Michael ‘Mickey’ Patterson, Oct. 18, 1960 - March 12, 2016: The loss of great writer, better friend

    As a somewhat fresh-faced and young journalist coming straight out of college, my choices for employment came down to a job in Kentucky with an area I was somewhat familiar with and one in South Carolina, where I would have had a network of friends to fall back on after graduating from the University of South Carolina.

    Boy I am glad I picked Kentucky.

    Now, there are a lot of reasons I’m glad I moved here – the people, the community, the friends I’ve made, I could go on and on. The community embraced me like I never could have imagined it would.

  • Putnam indicted in Simpsonville P.D. burglary

    Terry Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the November robbery of the police department, has been indicted.

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis said he intends to discuss the matter with the Simpsonville City Commission at its next regular meeting, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

  • County approves 2nd reading of zone change


  • Two arrested; large amount of heroin seized

    Deputies had no idea that a traffic stop Thursday night would turn into a potentially life-saving venture.

    Although it started somewhat routinely, the stop resulted in the arrest of the car’s two occupants and the removal of a large amount of deadly heroin from the streets.

    What’s more, one of those arrested was convicted for sexually abusing a young child and was not compliant with the sex offender registry.

  • Board looks at the ‘Big Picture’


    Board members say they want to see the ‘big picture’ concerning an alternative education system that could replace the current structure at the Education Center at Cropper.

    Several board members who attended Big Picture High School in Nashville earlier this year said they were interested in hearing more information on bringing the first Big Picture school to Kentucky.

    The format would involve students attending school three days a week and working at an internship the other two.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY – 622 zone change will get discussion

    After months of planning and paperwork, Travis White’s vision for 622 Main Street may finally have some fuel to move forward.

    The Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution Thursday during their regularly scheduled meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street, requesting that the Triple S Planning Commission hold a public hearing and make a recommendation for amending the Shelbyville zoning regulations to allow for a conditional use designation permitting self-storage facilities to be placed in the central business district.

  • Pruitt starts town hall meetings in Shelby

    Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt made Shelby County his inaugural stop Monday evening as he kicked-off a series of Town Hall Meetings at the Blair Center.

    The freshly remodeled former Southside Elementary gymnasium was packed with educators, concerned parents, grandparents, board members and public officials, among numerous others hoping to have their voices heard.

    Pruitt asked attendees to consider five questions when making their address:

    What do you expect from our schools?

    What school characteristics are most important?

  • Sheriff’s office K9 uncovers 28 grams of heroin on traffic stop

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday on its Facebook page that its 2nd unit made a big discovery Thursday night.

    On a traffic stop, Ranger, the sheriff’s K9 unit, alerted officers to illegal drugs, and upon search of the vehicle officers found 28 grams of heroin.

    The suspected street value of the uncovered drugs is about $6,000.