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  • Shelby a star at Farm Bureau awards

    At its 95th annual meeting Dec. 5, Kentucky Farm Bureau honored its Shelby County branch with several awards.

    Those included the Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence, Outstanding Membership and Program Achievement and Gold Star Award of Excellence for its Young Farmers program.

  • Shelby man charged with attempted murder

    A Simpsonville man is in jail charged with the attempted murder of his wife, child and a police officer.

    Justin Cottrell was arrested Monday night after trying to run over his wife by ramming their home with his pickup truck, said Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis.

    Cottrell  will be arraigned this afternoon in Shelby Circuit Court. No bail has been set.

  • Pedestrian killed on U.S. 60

    Though toxicology results are not back yet from a fatal accident involving a pedestrian Friday, police say they do not expect charges to be filed against the driver.

    Charles "Mike" Ingram, 51, of Shelbyville, died after being struck by a car in the 600 block of U.S. 60 Friday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell said Ingram was trying to cross Midland Trail in front of Fiesta Mexicana when the accident happened at 7:42 p.m.

  • “This isn't T.V., this is for real”

    A police pursuit Tuesday afternoon that included both car and foot chases, a stolen truck ramming into a patrol car, a car jacking, a tasing episode and a wildly struggling arrest attempt captivated travelers through the east end of the Shelbyville.

    And while it may have seemed like it came straight from a movie, officials said it was anything but cinematic.

    “This isn't T.V., this is for real – it was pretty scary for everyone involved,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County grant would provide EMS equipment

    The county has applied for a $300,000 grant that would allow for the purchase of some new EMS equipment.

    The money would come from a federal grant called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

    Grants may be applied for annually, but Shelby County did not receive a grant last year.

  • Institute challenges teachers to rethink

     

    This week, educators from six districts in the state attended a Thinking Strategies Institute hosted by Shelby County Public Schools.

    Approximately 70 teachers and administrators from Shelby, Franklin, Tremble, Henry, Spencer and Gallatin counties spent four days learning about thinking strategies, visiting lab classes in Shelby County that are currently implementing thinking strategy skills, and putting their knowledge into action.

  • Blue Gables renovations, slow but progressing

    The old Blue Gables Motel has sat vacant for more than five months as the Shelbyville Preservation Group has been working on plans to restore the historical building.

    When the group obtained the property in June, members of the non-profit organization anticipated moving store vendors and artisans in the units by this fall.

    However, it appears the building will continue to go unused through the remainder of the year, as little remodeling work has taken place thus far.

  • Practice makes perfect

    After six attempts, Collins High School senior Ryan Renfro earned a perfect score of a 36 on the American College Test this past October.

    Renfro took his first ACT exam in 7th grade as part of the Duke TIP program, and scored a 24, which is better than the state and district average, which are both just about 19.

    He then took the test five additional times in high school, earning a 33 two times and a 35 twice before finally reaching the perfect 36.

  • Reluctantly letting go

    At 84 years of age, attorney Ted Igleheart has reluctantly decided to retire after 57-years of practicing law.

    Igleheart will close up shop at the end of the year, but he plans to finish any pending cases from his home.

    Practicing law has been a lifelong passion for Igleheart, but he says time is taking its toll.

  • Shelbyville Christmas Parade is Saturday

    On Saturday the streets of downtown Shelbyville will be filled with the sights of the season as Shelby County, the City of Shelbyville and the Shelby County Fire Department host the annual Christmas Parade.

    This year, due to the possibility of inclement weather, the parade time has been altered to begin later than usual.