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  • News briefs: June 8, 2011

    Firecracker sales
    tops list of new laws

    Starting today, you can buy your July 4th fireworks legally in Kentucky. Roman candles, firecrackers and bottle rockets can be sold and used here, legalized by a bill passed during the last legislative session.

  • Joshua Fast receives 10 years in jail for his role in shooting

    The sentencing Monday of Joshua Fast of Crestwood has closed a sad chapter in the life of a Shelbyville family whose son was shot and killed on Brown Avenue nearly three years ago.

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Chuck Hickman sentenced Fast to 10 years in prison – 5 each for reckless homicide and second-degree burglary – for his participation in the events surrounding the death of David Fletcher of Shelbyville.

  • SCHS Senior Awards Night

    Awards

    Phi Beta Kappa Book

    Alyssa Anderson

    DAR Citzenship Awards

    Katelyn McNew

    Kiwanis Best All-Around Senior Female

    Michaela Manley

    Rotary Best All-Around Senior Male

    Lane Taylor

    Female Athlete of the Year

    Michaela Manley

    Male Athlete of the Year

    Quinten Cottrell

  • Collins Senior Awards Night

    Senior Awards

    DAR Citizenship Award

    Lindsay Tripp

    Salutorian

    Tanner Smith

    Valedictorian

    Lindsay Tripp

    Kiwanis Best All-Around Senior Female

    Lindsay Tripp

    Rotary Best All-Around Senior Male

    Branden Cresap

    Female Athlete of the Year

    Kristina Gramig

    Male Athlete of the Year

  • Jones captures Pflughaupt Scholarship

    As one era came to an end on Tuesday, another started fresh on Wednesday night.

    Akia Jones was recognized as the 17th and final winner of the prestigious Pflughaupt Scholarship, donated by Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt, during Shelby County High School's Senior Awards Night Tuesday.

    This is the final year of the $20,000 scholarship.

    Jones' award was the final one on night that saw Shelby County High School boast more than $2.3 million in money to help their graduates further their educations.

  • Neighborhood clean-up project stalled

    One woman’s campaign to get her neighborhood cleaned up has not been going as well as she would like, but she is not giving up, she says.

    Carolyne Slaton-Knox has lived on the 800 block of 10th Street in Shelbyville for six years, and she says the neighborhood has fallen into a decline and has become very rundown looking.

    She sent out letters to many homeowners in the area, but she says just one thing after another that has hindered the project.

  • Fast set for court on Monday

    A man who was charged in connection with the 2008 shooting death of a Brown Avenue man is expected to be sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Joshua Fast, 25, was charged along with Timothy Carpenter, 25, both of La Grange, in the shooting death of David Fletcher, 28, of Shelbyville, who was killed when he was shot by his roommate, Eric Reynolds, who said he thought Fletcher was an intruder trying to break into the house.

  • End of the school year: Shelby 7th-graders now move to larger schools with large ambitions

    Students arrive at Shelby County’s 11 schools today for the final hours of the 2010-11 year, and as classes wind down at East and West Shelby County Middle Schools, seventh-graders are ready to move on to high school campuses, despite feeling they should have one more year.

    West Middle School seventh-grader Reagan Johnson said she’s excited to be going to Collins High School, although apprehensive to being the low man on the totem pole.

  • Shelby Prevention showing off its new office on Monday

    A growing non-profit organization focused on substance abuse and violence prevention is celebrating its new home next week.

    After moving to 1028 Main St., Shelby Prevention is having an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.

    As the organization grows, it needs more space, Shelbyville Prevention Director, Elizabeth Pulliam said.

    “We just really wanted an opportunity to show off our new location and show what Shelby Prevention does,” she said.

  • EARLIER: 2010 Crime Report Part 1: Overall crime down in Shelby, but violent crime is up

    Here’s the picture on crime in Shelby County during 2010: Overall calls and arrests were down, but in violent crimes, there was an increase.

    That’s what the statistics reported by the three principle police agencies that serve Shelby County reveal.

    Rapes more than doubled – 24 were reported by the Kentucky State Police and the Shelbyville Police Department – and there were 32 robberies, more than twice those reported in 2009.