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  • RobFest goal: Suicide prevention

    Many friends across Shelby County and beyond came together last year for the first RobFest.

    Community support for the daylong music festival was tremendous, with $30,000 raised from door receipts and donations to support the on-going care of Robbie Phillips.

    On Nov. 6, 2008, Phillips, then 14, was found hanging in his grandparents' home after having tried to commit suicide. He was revived after being found with no pulse but received a severe anoxic brain injury.

  • EARLIER: Hickman: No ‘new’ trial for King

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Mount Eden woman serving time for killing a Shelbyville man in 1998 will not get a new trial, despite another man's confession and later recantation, to the murder, according to an opinion and order entered in Spencer Circuit Court last Friday by Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

    Susan Jean King, 52, of the 2000 block of Van Buren Road, was indicted on murder charges for the death of Kyle “Deanie” Breeden in April 2007.

  • Judicial center to be closed Monday

    The Shelby County Judicial Center will be closed Monday for its final furlough day of three.

    All offices in the building will be closed: driver’s license, circuit, family and  district courts, CDW, pre-trial and drug court.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board will introduce new student reps

    The Shelby County Board of Education will welcome the new student board representatives at Thursday’s meeting at the board offices, which are at 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Lauren Greenwell will represent Collins, and Justin Stewart will represent Shelby County. Both are seniors.

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Crowded slate largest in decades

    Voters in Shelbyville will have more choices this year than maybe ever when they fill out the ballot on Nov. 6 for the Shelbyville City Council race.

    In May, for the first time since 1998, there was a Democratic primary, with seven candidates vying for six spots, and now for the November election five Republicans are added to the list, more than any election in at least 20 years.

    And that includes all six sitting council members.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Paving project scheduled to be finished during fall break

    Shelbyville’s annual repaving project should start next week, the perfect time as many residents will be leaving town and buses won’t be running because of Shelby County Public Schools’ fall break.

    City Engineer/Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell told the council Thursday during its regular meeting at city hall that Flynn Brothers Contracting is scheduled to begin the work on Monday.

  • Bookfest opens tonight at Stratton Center

    This year’s annual Bookfest, a used-book sale to benefit literacy in Shelby County, promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials said.

    Deloris Odenweller, a member of Friends of the Library, co-sponsor of the event along with The Sentinel-News, said Monday that although the books have not been counted, she thinks there are at least as many as last year and probably more.

  • Number of Shelby County's registered voters continues to climb

    With just 28 days left before Nov. 6, election officials are enthusiastic about a steady increase in voter registration numbers for Election Day 2012

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said on Tuesday, the last day to register to vote, that she would not have an up-to-date total for registered voters for at least a week, but the latest figures tallied Aug. 23 show that both Democratic and Republican numbers are up.

  • Suspect in Shelbyville shooting is identified

    Shelbyville Police investigators have identified a suspect in a shooting two weeks ago and are asking the public to be on the lookout for him, warning that he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

    Investigators say Stefan L. Harris, 32, of Shelbyville is wanted in connection with the shooting of Jeffery Riggins on Sept. 22 on Martin Luther King Blvd.

    SPD Det. Jessie Paulley said that the shooting was first thought to have taken place on Berea Street, but more investigation revealed otherwise.

  • News briefs: Oct. 10, 2012

    McMurray, 3 others appointed

    by Beshear to state boards

     

    Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Debra S. McMurray of Shelbyville to the Kentucky Developmental Disabilities Council to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending July 16, 2013.
    McMurray, is vice president of Hi-Tech Auto Body Repair Inc. She represents parents or guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities. The appointment replaces Dana C. Nickles, who has resigned.