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  • Shelby schools consider elementary Spanish

    The Shelby County Board of Education has decided it wants to know more about foreign language in elementary schools.

    The board, during Thursday's meeting at Collins High School, heard a presentation from Director of Elementary Schools Cindy French and Southside Spanish teacher Julester Bennett on the pilot program, now in its third year at Southside.

    Students attend the Spanish class one a week as part of a rotation that includes music, art and physical education.

  • EARLIER: Shooting victim: 'A tender, caring person'

    Several friends and relatives of Trey Williams are still confused and questioning the events of Saturday afternoon when Williams was shot and killed by police officers in the home of his grandmother.

    Those who know Williams have described him in the same way: very sweet, loveable, hard worker, a great friend, always smiling.

    Williams, 18, graduated last year from Shelby County High School and was a member of the Rockets' basketball team, even advancing to the Sweet 16 with the team as a reserve in 2009-10 season.

  • Shelby County School Board: SCPS receives ‘perfect’ audit

    The Shelby County Board of Education received a perfect audit report during its meeting Thursday at Collins High School.

    Mike Jones of Mather & Co. CPAs in Louisville said it was the first time in his 15 years of doing audits that he finished one that had no material weaknesses, no significant deficiencies and no other comments.

    “This is extremely rare,” he said. “I think the district and all employees should be proud.”

    The only recommendation that Jones could give would be to double check.

  • EARLIER: Deadly shooting in Shelbyville leaves questions

    On Saturday afternoon, in the space of an hour, Trey F. Williams, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Shelby County High School, went from playing basketball with friends at Clear Creek Park to lying dead in the home where his maternal grandmother lives in Shelbyville.

    Williams confronted two Shelbyville Police officers responding to a burglary call, attacked them with a pipe and items found in the house and was shot and killed when he would not stop that assault, police said.

  • EARLIER: Fund collection under way for woman in coma

    As Denisse Escareno remains in a coma, fighting a new infection, the man accused of leaving her in that condition made his first court appearance on Tuesday.
    And even as Escareno’s family and friends have continued rally around her fight to survive being brutally assaulted three weeks ago, and now her community has joined in that support.

  • Craig’s sentencing hearing postponed until Dec. 19

    The final sentencing for a woman accused of stealing thousands from her employer in Shelbyville has been rescheduled for next month.

    Kelly Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking over $10,000.

    The new date is Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in Shelby Circuit Court in front of Judge Charles Hickman.

  • News briefs: Nov. 23, 2011

    3rd Street to be closed

    on next 2 Mondays

    Shelbyville’s 3rd Street and Old Mount Eden Road will be closed for several hours Monday and the following Monday to allow Norfolk Southern Railroad’s contractor to replace the existing railroad bridge that is located near the intersection of 3rd and Bradshaw/Goodman avenues.

    The closing each day will take approximately 12 to 16 hours, according to an announcement from Shelbyville Public Works.

  • City to 4 Hi Point owners: Pay fees or face foreclosure

    The City of Shelbyville will intervene legally on behalf of a group of property owners who are upset about a dramatic increase in the annual bond payments they owe.

    The city has sent a letter to four of the 53 property owners of homes in Phase 1 of the Hi Point Subdivision on Boone Station Road, demanding that they submit back payments on their annual bond assessments or face legal action.

  • Shelbyville to post new signs that enforce downtown parking

    If you’re used to parking on downtown Shelbyville streets, you probably should prepare for stricter enforcement of the parking regulations.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell told the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night that the city would be posting new and more numerous signs to let the public know the exact parking regulations on downtown streets.

    The reason for all of this: the planned opening in late December of the new judicial center on Main Street.

  • Report says officers shot Williams to stop his attack

    The two Shelbyville Police officers who confronted Trey F. Williams at his grandmother’s home on Saturday afternoon shot and killed him after he had attacked and overpowered them, a Kentucky State Police report said.

    The report said that the officers tried to subdue Williams, 18, with their Tasers but that he attacked them with objects that were inside the house. One of the officers was “injured and incapacitated, unable to defend himself from continued physical assault,” the release stated.