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  • Meth lab found in trunk during check

    A random traffic checkpoint set up in Southville on Wednesday night led to an unexpected arrest when state police discovered a meth lab in the trunk of a car.

    Troopers arrested Joshua Sherrard, 33, of Spencer County and Stephanie Hamilton, 38, of Nelson County and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamines, first-degree.

    Sherrard was also charged with theft of identity for giving officers a false name, Trooper Hunter Martin said.

  • State audit questions jail, judicial center

    Although officials say Shelby County’s finances are in good shape, auditors are taking issue with the way the county is keeping some of its records.

    An audit of Shelby County Fiscal Court released July 20 from the office of State Auditor Crit Luallen says there is a material weakness in its record-keeping for the judicial center that’s under construction and the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Auditors use the term material weakness to refer to a serious problem in bookkeeping that could lead to mismanagement of money.

  • Custody hearing for little boy yields no decision

    After a 9-hour court hearing Thursday, a severely handicapped boy who has been in a state-run facility for seven months still is not allowed to go home.

  • Collins to be at home on road

    The Collins varsity football team will indeed be the “Road Warriors” – as Coach Jerry Lucas recently dubbed them – for the 2011 season.
    The road the Titans will use most, though, is U.S. 60.

    That’s because Collins will play all five of its scheduled home games this season at Shelby County High School.

    “Due to our turf issues, all home games will be played at Shelby County High School’s Robert Doyle Stadium,” Collins Athletic Director Gary Kidwell said in a release Wednesday. 

  • Summer school students can’t put down their books

    Shelby County Public Schools’ new Summer Reading Academy has moved above and beyond the district’s expectations.

    During a report to the school board report after just one week of the session, Director of Secondary School Kerry Fannin discussed how students were flying through books, and the seventh and ninth grade program was going to progress well past it’s intended point, which he said hasn’t been lost on the students or teachers either.

  • Horse show kickoff: A really big show

    A full house packed Undulata Horse Farm on Thursday morning, kicking off the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee with a Claudia Sanders-catered breakfast spread, some local and state “who’s who?” and a few horses displaying their prance and poise for the entertainment of the attendees.

    Undulata owner Edward “Hoppy” Bennett said he felt privileged to have the Jubilee and attendees present.

    “It’s very humbling for you all to be here today,” he said.

  • Ag report: July 29, 2011

    Courtney participates

    in ag leadership program

    J. Shane Courtney of Bagdad, a full-time farmer from Bagdad and the owner of Lawns of Perfection, LLC., participated in the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program, an 18-month program administered by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

  • EARLIER: Shelby sends dozens monthly for deportation

    Henry Telles sits in the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with multiple counts of rape and child molestation. His bond is $30,000.

    But Telles isn’t going to be released on bond, and even if he is cleared of those crimes, he won’t be returning to live in Shelby County.

    His future destinations could include prison or deportation or both.

    Headlined by cases such as Telles’,  immigration and deportation have become heavily debated issues in America – Shelby County included.

  • News briefs: July 27, 2011

    Jubilee on Saturday will close Main Street

    The Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee this weekend, which will include a car cruise and concert downtown, will require Main Street to be closed for several hours on Saturday.

    Look for rerouted traffic between 3rd and 7th streets during the hours of 5-10 p.m.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said the traffic would be handled just as it has been for past jubilee events.

    Other road projects and closings:

  • EARLIER: USPS doesn’t stamp or cancel Mount Eden

    The announcement made by the United States Postal Service on Tuesday morning put nearly 3,700 more outlets in danger of closing, but it didn't clear things up at all for the branch in Mount Eden.

    That office, located at 232 Van Buren Road, was not identified by the USPS in the first list of closings earlier this year, and it again was not included on Tuesday's list of 131 facilities in Kentucky that will be studied to determine customer needs.