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  • EARLIER: Embezzler Craig goes to jail, and Wills may follow her there

    Two of the biggest convicted embezzlers in the history of Shelby County were scheduled to go to court on Monday – one of them left for prison and the other appears headed there, too.

    Kelly Craig, who had pleaded guilty on five counts of stealing more than $10,000, left the new Shelby County Circuit Court Room in handcuffs after the 10-year prison sentence to which she had agreed was handed down stoically by Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelbyville's reannex of Rubles' land wouldn’t change zoning position

    The City of Shelbyville has started the process of reannexing the much-discussed Ruble property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way – but that doesn’t mean the controversial zoning status of that property is likely to change.

    The property, owned by Tom and Allen Ruble, which sits just north of the RJ Corman railroad and the Midland Industrial Park, had been annexed by the city in June and subsequently has been the issue of a heated zoning battle between residents in the Harrington Mill Road area and city hall.

  • Shelby County School Board: New state assessments coming forward slowly

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a preview Thursday of the new accountability model that the district is in the process of receiving from the state.

     “This is not everything,” Superintendent James Neihof told the board at its meeting at the central office in Shelbyville. “There is still more to come.”

    There will be several language changes, with K-Prep replacing the familiar KCCT and the new Unbridled Learning moving to the forefront for CATS.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court No more smoking in county buildings

    It’s now official – Shelby County has a no-smoking ban for all county buildings.

    Magistrates voted, 6-2, to pass the no-smoking ordinance at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The ordinance, which passed its first reading on Dec. 6, specifies that not only is smoking prohibited in county-owned buildings, but also at entrances to buildings, as well as sidewalks leading to the building. Anyone who violates the ordinance may be fined $100.

  • Shelby County Judicial Center opening: A wedding, then pure bliss

    Just the sight of the new judicial center gives Jason and Stevie Ballard a warm, romantic feeling.

    Just as the state-of-the-art facility represents a new era in Shelby County’s history, the structure also provided the perfect backdrop for the Ballards’ new beginning.

    They were the first couple to be married there.

    Stevie Ballard said she wanted to be the first to be married there so badly, she made sure no other couple would beat her and Jason to the altar, or rather, the podium.

  • William Kiser declared competent to stand trial

    A former Shelbyville business owner charged with stealing money from his own employee’s retirement fund has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Jesse Andrew Loving; Felon Loving is on the lam

    A Shelbyville man whose rap (record of arrest) sheet has includedthe attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery is on the lam.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road was to be sentenced Monday on charges in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He was supposed to be sentenced today, but he has escaped,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday.

  • Tractor trailer accident shuts down I-64

    No one was injured when this tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 64 eastbound near Waddy early Tuesday morning, although one pig was killed. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jeremy Younger said the semi, driven by Jeff Frazier, was transporting a load of pigs from Illinois to Tennessee when Frazier fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road and overturned just east of the Waddy-Peytona exit. The interstate was shut down from 3 to 9 a.m., and traffic was detoured to U.S. 60 through Peytona.

  • News briefs: Dec. 21, 2011

    Road crews are ready

    as winter rolls in
    Though no severe weather is in the forecast, with today being the first official day of winter, city, county and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews say they are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

  • Gregory replaces Chuppe a Shelbyville's city attorney

    For the first time since 1996, Shelbyville has a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe served in an emotional and respectful final meeting with the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night, then Mayor Tom Hardesty introduced his replacement.

    Shelbyville resident Steven Gregory, who formerly worked for the FBI and in government roles, will take over at the council’s first meeting on Jan. 5 for Chuppe, who retired because of new demands at his private law practice.