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  • Southville Day makes a comeback

    Home to a church and a small grocery store, the quiet town of Southville will be unusually booming Saturday as Salem Baptist Church hosts Southville Day.

    Nestled between Mount Eden, Waddy, and Finchille, the Southville community decided to bring back the old gathering tradition.

    “We used to do this years ago and the community really loved it, so we decided to bring it back,” Southville Day Chairman Peggy Whitaker said.

    The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:30, with entertainment, activities, games and events offered throughout the day.

  • Team Blake is ready to celebrate

     

    When most people think of a superhero, they picture batman or superman. 

    But when Shelby County residents think of a superhero, many will now see Blake Hundley, the young boy that fought and beat cancer not once, but twice.

    After his second battle with chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, 8-year-old Hundley has once again beaten the odds that were stacked against him.

    In July of 2012, Hundley’s parents got the news of any parent’s worst nightmare – their little boy had brain cancer.

  • Anglin arrested after turning herself in

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling thousands from the school system.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes with KSP’s West Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations Branch, said that Anglin was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center after she turned herself in, not an uncommon occurrence in situations such as hers, he added.

  • Distillery struts into city

    The Shelbyville city council offers a short agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting to be held at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    On the brief line-up, a second reading on an ordinance annexing property owned by Rut ‘N Strut Distillery into the City of Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville mom is an Ironwoman

    On August 24, a Shelbyville resident crossed the finish line in Louisville and joined the ranks of few, becoming an Ironman, or rather an Ironwoman.

    After 13 hours, 16 minutes, and 12 seconds of swimming, biking, and running, Alicia LauBach completed a triathlon few others have attempted and even fewer complete.

    “[I finished in] thirteen hours, sixteen minutes…which was way better than I ever expected. I was so incredibly thankful. So thankful,” LauBach said.

  • It’s official: tax rate remains flat

     

    The school tax rate for the 2014-15 school year will remain unchanged for a second straight year.  During Thursday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, the board voted to maintain the rate of 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, the same it has been for the last two years.

  • Father and son charged with attempted murder

    A father and son from Pleasureville have been charged with attempted murder in a shooting in Martinsville Monday night that sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Shelby County Police spokesperson Kelly Cable said that John M. Dixie, 66, and John Alexander Dixie, 43, were arrested after the incident that occurred at around 11:30 p.m.

  • Car crashes into Mount Eden Home, kills person in bed

    A 1996 Chevy pickup truck crashed into a house in Mount Eden Friday night, killing a person lying in bed, said Jeff Ivers, assistant Shelby County Fire Chief.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy coroner Ittin Russell said that Kevin Brian Long, 28, was dead at the scene.

    The driver of the pickup truck, and the deceased man's girlfriend were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident.

  • Shelby County minister gets Magee Award

    A Shelby County minister has been chosen to receive an award that will enable him to attend an event close to his heart.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, was named a 2014 Magee Fellow. That entitles him and nine other winners to attend the Kentucky Council of Churches Assembly on Restorative Justice Oct. 24-25.

    Pusateri said he made an application for the award at the Lexington Theological Seminary, where he is a student, by composing an essay on his interest in prison ministry and the concept of restorative justice.

  • Retired teachers publish children’s book

    A children’s book published 16 years after it was written is still doing well two years later, said its author and illustrator, both retired teachers from East Middle School.

    Maria Gordon said that she wrote The Animals Marched with Noah as a gift for her pastor’s wife, who was expecting a child. When she came up with the idea for the book, her colleague, fellow teacher Kathy Samples-Fenton, began an extensive research project, gathering information on all kinds of unusual animals that could use to illustrate the book.