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  • EARLIER: Family of slain man appeals to public to help find killer

    At an emotional press conference on Tuesday, the family of a man who was brutally murdered recently appealed to the public to help find the killer.

    "On behalf of my family and myself, we are pleading for the public that if there is anyone out there with any information, please call the state police at 502-227-2221,” Catherine Nichols read from a written statement.

  • Duckett case: 5 weeks, no killer

    More than five weeks after James Duckett was found brutally murdered in an execution- style manner at his home on Rockbridge Road, his killer remains on the loose.

    Police have appealed to the public and offered a reward to help locate the killer, but so far, no useful information has surfaced.

    But admittedly, the public has had precious little information to go by.

    Duckett's death sometime before Nov. 10 remains a curious web of minimal information and wild public rumor about a type of crime seldom seen in Shelby County.

  • A Christmas blessing

    Even with the country officially in a recession, two large annual charitable events that feed the needy will help ensure that most people in Shelby County will not go hungry on Christmas Day.

    Christmas at Claudia's and the Annual Community Christmas Dinner at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency will be held Dec. 21 and Dec. 25, respectively.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County Christmas Parade set for Saturday

    Time to grab your coats and watch some floats.

    The Shelby County Christmas Parade will take place this Saturday at 10 a.m. along Main Street. There is no fee to enter the parade, and all Shelby County organizations and businesses can register a float or group up until Friday.

    Charlie Kramer was selected to be Grand Marshall of the parade. Kramer has been the Shelby County Tourism Director for 16 years and lives in Simpsonville. He said being selected Grand Marshall is something he never imagined.

  • School plans might change

    Next month the Shelby County Public School System is hoping to start construction on a new $40 million school building.

    That much is certain.

    But the grade-level of the students who initially go to school there when it opens in 2010 might be changing.

    This Thursday night the Shelby County School Board will consider forming a Transition Planning Committee for the proposed secondary school building.

  • Teen missing since Thursday

    Police are asking for the public's help in locating a teenaged girl who has been missing from her home in Shelbyville since Thursday.

    Amber Dawn McKinney, 16, was last seen leaving her home on Jonathan Circle on  Thursday morning to go to school, according to Shelbyville Police.

  • SCHS to start Hall of Fame

    Shelby County High School's 48 years have been highlighted by significant achievements, including National Merit Scholars and Major League Baseball players, two Kentucky Mr. Basketballs and Governor's Scholars.

    And now it's time to recognize those achievements with a Hall of Fame.

    A Hall of Fame Foundation is being created to allow the public to recommend individuals for the athletic Hall of Fame and the academic Distinguished Alumni.

  • EARLIER: State could cut 4 percent from school budgets

    Faced with growing shortfalls in the state budget, school districts across Kentucky are bracing for deep cuts in the funds they receive from Frankfort.

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof said he received an email from State Education Commissioner Jon Draud last week asking him to estimate how a 4-percent cut in the district's general budget would affect the quality of local education.

  • Old Elf's illness threaten parade

    A sudden sickness could jeopardize an appearance by Santa Claus at Saturday's Shelby County Christmas Parade, although insiders insist Claus will recover in time for the event. 

    A Santa spokesperson reported earlier this week the long-time Christmas front man was ill, fueling speculation he might be forced to miss this weekend's parade. It's believed the man -- who's notoriously noted for his love of cookies -- is suffering from a severe stomach ache.

  • Funerals held for woman who died in jail

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    “At least now she doesn’t have to worry about having immigration papers. She is at home now with God,” Rev. Anthony Veras concerning Ana Romero’s untimely death.

    Almost four months after Ana Romero was found dead in her jail cell, her family finally bid her farewell at two funeral services held in Shelbyville on Wednesday.