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  • BREAKING NEWS: Police chase, apprehend couple near downtown Shelbyville

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  • 'Cash for Clunkers' no lemon in Shebyville.

    There's a lot of uncertainty about the future of the "Cash for Clunkers" program, but local car dealers say one thing is for certain: The program has helped get people into showrooms and buying cars in Shelby County.

    Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), better known as "Cash for Clunkers," allows people to turn in their inefficient vehicles for new, more fuel efficient ones with a $3,500 or $4,500 discount. The government then reimburses the dealer for the discount.

  • EARLIER: New high school nearly one third complete

    Martha Layne Collins High School is coming along, and school officials report that the construction is nearly a one-third complete.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator with Shelby County Schools, said that the construction is 27 percent complete, according to a report from Sherman-Carter-Barnhart architects.

    The school, on Discovery Boulevard west of Shelbyville, is set to open in August 2010.

    "The progress report was issued July 14 with input from Whittenburg construction," Puckett said.

  • Ladner is new headmaster of Cornerstone

    With 25 years of history in its books, Cornerstone Christian Academy now looks to David Ladner to help write its next chapter.

    Ladner took over as headmaster for Cornerstone on Monday, bringing a two-prong mission for the students of the school.

  • Home destroyed by fire

    Keyshia Patterson, captain of the Shelby County High School volleyball team, stood beside a backyard trampoline early Monday morning, sorting through damaged family mementoes, all that seemed to be left after her family’s home was destroyed by a sudden and violent blaze.

  • County to approve Goals and Objectives

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider a variety of items when they meet Tuesday night, including approving  the Goals and Objectives of the county’s updated Comprehensive Plan.

    The G&Os comes before the fiscal court after two workshops to refine the plan to fit the wishes of the magistrates and County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger, who met with Triple S Planning and Zoning Executive Director Ryan Libke on those occasions.

  • Shelbyville Post office reducing hours

    The revenue shortfall that is causing so many problems for the United States Postal Service has delivered some bad news in Shelbyville.

    The Shelbyville Post Office will but curtailing its hours as part of its effort to help the agency absorb about $7 billion in lost revenue.

  • Volunteers help care for animals during Louisville flood

    Employees and volunteers at the Shelby County Humane Society are always helping out animals in need in the county. But when flood waters filled the Metro Animal Services shelter in Louisville last Tuesday, they went out of their way to lend a helping hand. 

    Several people took supplies to Louisville and helped care for the animals, which had been relocated to the fairgrounds, said Nancy Guilliom, volunteer coordinator for the Shelby County Humane Society. 

  • 'One of the best shows in U.S.'

    The parties have ended, the food is gone and the show is over until next year, but attendees say the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show was a show fitting the anniversary.

    Officials say it was one of the best crowds ever for a show that attracts people from all over the country.

    Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show, said Friday and Saturday brought some of the biggest daily crowds the show has ever had.

    “We've never used as many bracelets as we did on Saturday,” Ray said.

  • Child found wandering on roadway

    A toddler was found wandering in the middle of Mount Eden Road early Friday morning.

    The child, approximately 2-3 years old, was walking in the middle of the roadway on the bridge next to the I-64 ramps around 3 a.m., according to Chevron employees.

    A truck driver traveling down the road saw the toddler and stopped his truck in the middle of the road, in order to block traffic to keep the child from being struck a car, said Lori Witt, an employee at the nearby Chevron Station.

    The truck driver brought the child into the station and called police.