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  • Murder suspect faces new charge

    A man facing murder charges in the stabbing of a man in downtown Shelbyville now faces additional charges.

    Shelby County resident Marcus Goldsmith was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence connected with an incident that happened before the deadly altercation March 16 in downtown Shelbyville.

    Police say Goldsmith, 53, had gone to the apartment of Keith A. Jackson at 901 Main St. in the early morning hours and gotten into an argument with him, police say.

  • News briefs: April 18, 2012

    Hosparus recruiting

    volunteers, sets training
    Hosparus needs volunteers in Shelby and surrounding counties and will host a free volunteer training at 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 at Hosparus’ Shelbyville office, 540 Main St.

    To pre-register, contact Denise Stemm at 502-719-4153 or dstemm@hosparus.org by April 24.  Those unable to attend on April 27 are encouraged to contact Stemm about future training dates.

  • EARLIER: White pride group has links to Shelby County

    The member of a white pride group planning a rally in Frankfort this weekend manages a business in Shelby County and used that business’s address to file for a permit with the state.

    The group, the National Socialist Movement, based in Detroit, gives 703 3rd St. in Shelbyville as the address for one of its Kentucky chapters.

    That’s the address of Bob's Hay Barn.

    The NSM’s contact there is listed on the permit filed with the state is Sandra Coy, manager of the business.

  • Shelby County School Board: Board goals, summer school back on schools agenda

    The Shelby County School Board will meet Thursday and put in place its board goals that were discussed during the March 22 meeting.

    The goals, which will rely heavily on the results from the state’s new testing system, which includes end-of-course assessments, were set using the district Five Main Things — Curriculum Alignment, Instructional Norms, Professional Learning, Intervention and Enrichment — and outline how the board can help the administration through accountability and commitment.

  • ‘No one is happy’ about special session

    An obviously unhappy and irritated Kentucky General Assembly reconvened this week in a special session called by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    “Absolutely no one is happy about being here,” said Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), who represents the 58th District.

    Beshear called the session to address two bills, the transportation budget and a bill to curb prescription drug abuse.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Mike Zoeller

    Mike Zoeller wants the people of Shelbyville to know that the council is still hard at work and looking for ways to help fund the city’s services and future plans.

    “Up to just a few years ago we applied for and received state and federal grants to help improve and maintain some areas of the city,” he said. “Most of those grants are now gone, so we are working on new ways to obtain monies, for example a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) program that can help us greatly.”

  • Election 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Norris Beckley

    Norris Beckley sat on the Shelbyville City Council for four years in the 1980s, and he’d like to get that seat back.
    Beckley, a Democrat who lives in Martinsville with his wife Teretha, has two sons Norris ‘Boomer’ Beckley Jr. and Richland.
    “I’m excited to give it a second shot,” he said, referring to coming up short in the 2010 election. “I’m really looking forward to going door-to-door and meeting people and getting my name out.

  • Equine sale a big hit

    If Sunday’s first Robertson Equine Sale was any indication, Shelby County could be come the new face for spring and fall equine auctions.

    “It went really, really well,” said Jimmy Robertson, who, along with this wife, Helen, put the sale together. “I think it’s going to be a permanent thing.”

    The Robertson sale was created to fill the void left by the Lexington Tatersalls sale, which closed its doors when Ed and Suzie Teater retired after last fall’s sale.

  • Shelby jailer Waits talking to Henry County about housing inmates

    Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said during Tuesday’s meeting of Shelby County Fiscal Court that he has been having informal discussions with his counterpart in Henry County about housing some or all of that county’s inmates.

    In a question from Magistrate Tony Carriss about  “negotiations,” Waits said he wouldn’t characterize the talks as such but that he had sent some paperwork to Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth that outlined what would be in a contract with the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • EARLIER: Motor vehicle commission revokes dealership license for Ethington Auto

    The Kentucky Motor Vehicle Commission has revoked the dealership license for Ethington Auto and ordered them to shut their doors.

    The ruling by the MVC specifies that Ethington Auto “must cease all activity as a used motor vehicle dealer” by April 22.

    Donnie Ethington, co-owner of the dealership that he has operated at 1744 Midland Trail for decades, preferred not to comment, referring questions to his attorney, Sam Carl.