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  • Shelby County's new judicial center to open Dec. 19

    During the past two and a half years, people have gotten used to the sight of the future judicial center under construction on Main Street.

    But come Dec. 19, that will all change when the Shelby County Judicial Center officially opens to the public.

    That is, if everything goes according to schedule, Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said.

    “If everything goes well, we’ll be back open by the nineteenth,” he said.

  • Shelbyville's holiday parade to have patriotic theme

    Tiny tots and adults alike will be treated to a taste of the season when the Shelbyville Christmas Parade rolls down Main Street on Saturday morning.

    And as if the holiday season weren’t special enough, this year, the parade will have a unique touch that will make it even more so, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

  • EARLIER: Investigation into teen's shooting awaits lab work

    The investigation into a fatal police shooting in which an 18-year-old was killed is continuing, said officials of the Kentucky State Police, the agency in charge.

    KSP spokesperson Ron Turley said he could not comment on any injuries sustained by Shelbyville Police officers Suzanna Marcum and Frank Willoughby on Nov. 19, when Trey F. Williams was shot to death at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court, or on their status at the police department or any other details until after the investigation is completed.

  • Some tips on preparing, handling horses in winter

    Preparing horses for the arrival of winter involves many of the same tasks done for humans: Drag out the winter clothes, check to see if heater is working, guard against frozen pipes, stock the pantry and make sure shots are up to date for the cold-and-flu season.

    The first forecast of possible snow is signaling the imminent arrival of winter, and horse operations are scrambling to get the local equine population under wraps.

  • Craig now facing harsher sentence

    Because she didn’t comply with an agreement to reimburse some of the thousands of dollars she admitted stealing from her former employer, Kelly Craig now faces a stiffer sentence.

    Craig, 45, a former long-time employee of Tracy’s Home Furnishings in Shelbyville, had pleaded guilty in October to the original five charges for which she was indicted – theft by unlawful taking of more than $10,000.

  • News briefs: Nov. 30, 2011

    Plenty of rain scheduled

    to change into first snow

     

    This year is among the wettest on record throughout the state, and Shelby Countians were forecast to awaken today to perhaps a light dusting of the season’s first snow.

  • Man agrees to 12 years for pizza store robbery

    A Shelbyville man who was charged with the attempted murder of a deputy in 2009 has now pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road pleaded guilty Monday in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He pleaded guilty to that yesterday, and took a twelve-year sentence,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said.

  • I-64 work could finish tonight

    If the weather would just dry up and warm up a bit, all lanes on the Interstate 64 widening project will be open for business.

    That’s the word from officials at the state Transportation Cabinet, who hoped to have the six lanes between Simpsonville and the Jefferson County line open for business by today.

    But the more than 6 inches of rain and some crisp cold temperatures have halted the project for most of the past week and left some gaps in the final details.

  • Police urge people not to fall victim to holiday crime

    With all the happiness and good cheer surrounding the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to remember that criminals are doing their Christmas shopping too – and your house could be on their list.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Luke VanHoose recalled a case he worked in Pikeville several years ago, when he and some other officers searched the home of a teen suspected to have been involved in numerous burglaries around Christmastime.

  • Christmas At Claudia's returns - sort of

    The economy has finally caught up with Santa Claus.

    After serving nearly 2,200 people in its sixth year last year, Christmas at Claudia's will have to scale back for 2011.

    "This year we won't be able to provide dinner because of the recession," said Louise Riley, the manager at Claudia Sanders and organizer of the event. "The restaurant has just had a really tough year."

    But, Riley said the event would not be cancelled, because of a last-minute meeting.