Local News

  • Enrollment Aug. 8 for cancer study

    Shelbyville residents will have the opportunity today to enroll in a nationwide cancer study.

    Nine locations throughout the greater Louisville area have been set up for enrollment through Saturday. In Shelbyville, enrollment will take place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville on Hospital Drive off Midland Trail.

    The study, called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), is being held by the American Cancer Society, in partnership with Jewish Cancer Care, as part of KentuckyOne Health and the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

  • Vote online Aug. 11 to help men’s shelter

    Want to help the Open Door of Hope men’s shelter win a vehicle?

    Lee Bean, executive director of the shelter, encourages the public to visit www.100carsforgood.comon Saturday to cast a vote for the shelter in a contest to win a vehicle to be used by the shelter.

    “We have been included in the top five hundred charitable organizations nationwide that get a chance to win a new car from Toyota, and we sure would appreciate it if everyone would vote for us on August 11,” he said.

  • Hi-Point bond rates up for annual review

    It’s that time of year again for some homeowners who live in the Hi-Point Subdivision along Boone Station Road in Shelbyville.

    Property owners in Phase 1 will be getting their bond bills soon from the city of Shelbyville, because the city council will consider at its meeting Thursday the first reading of the annual ordinance to set those rates.

  • Simpsonville shooting suspect still at large

    A shooting suspect that police have been pursuing since Sunday afternoon remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

    The search is continuing for James Anthony Watkins who is wanted in the shooting of a Hispanic man who was shot twice Sunday morning at an apartment complex in Simpsonville.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said the man, whose name has not been released, is recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital and is in stable condition.

    Armstrong said the motive for the shooting is not clear at this time.

  • News briefs: Aug. 3, 2012

    Kentucky is introducing

    more secure driver’s license

    Kentucky begins a transition to a new driver’s license this month that, while similar in appearance to current licenses, contains security features for greater protection of privacy and resistance to tampering.

  • All courts closed on Monday in Shelby and statewide

    The Shelby County Judicial Center will be locked up and dark on Monday, Kentucky’s first mandated furlough day for judicial employees.

    This is the first of three such days – Sept. 4 and Oct. 15 are the others – in which all judicial employees except exempted elected officials will remain home and not be paid as part of an effort to balance the Judicial Branch’s budget after the General Assembly reduced its total available funds by $25.2 million.

  • New school year to bring a few changes

    As students try to stuff in late nights, parties and few more trips to the pool during the final five days of summer vacation, the Shelby County Public Schools employees are hard at work getting everything ready for teachers to report on Tuesday and students on Wednesday.

  • 23rd Annual Shelbyville Horse Show: Show has tough start but finishes very strong

    A spill and a bit less swill got the 23rd Annual Shelbyville Horse Show got off to a somewhat rough start Wednesday night that was followed by a big finish.

    High temperatures and changes in the refreshment policy for guests seemed to contribute to a smaller-than-usual crowd early in the evening, but the show itself started off with a bang.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show results

    Results from the Shelbyville Horse Show

    Listed: Horse, owner, rider

    Class: 5-Gaited Amateur

    1. Zombie Stomp, Golden Creek Farm, Mary Gaylord McClean

    2. Limebank King of Clubs, Janet Kellett, Janet Kellett

    3. Epic Hero, Martin Gueldner, Martin Gueldner

    4. Callaway's Already Gone, Gina Greg &/or crews

    5. Eldorado's Gossip Girl, Brittany Balagna, Brittany Balagna

    Class: 3-Gaited Park Open

  • EARLIER: Ex-librarian bids tearful farewell to children

    With tears glistening in her eyes, former children’s librarian Sherry Bogard said farewell to “her kids,” hugging as many of the crowd of 50 children as she could Wednesday at her last story time session at Clear Creek Park.

    Bogard has been conducting a story time hour at the park each Wednesday since late June, when she was fired from the Shelby County Public Library in late June.