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Local News

  • Members appointed to cemetey board

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has appointed five members of the community to serve on the local Cemetery Preservation Board.

  • Triple S meets Tuesday

    Triple S Planning Commission will meet at the Stratton Community Center Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Here's the agenda:

    * A public hearing regarding a zone change of property located approximately .8 miles south of Midland trail on the west side of Mack Walters Road.

    * A public hearing regarding a zone change with waivers for property located on the west side of Ardmore Lane & north of Shelbyville Road.

  • Police warn citizens to beware of theives

    With the temperatures forecast to dip into the 20s this weekend and snow flurries or showers possible, you might feel compelled to dash outside to warm up your car and clear its windows before you’re ready to drive.

    But police urge you not to do this because you may be left out in the cold.

  • Facing the canyon

    Skylar Cannon's life has been an uphill battle.

    She was born with a terminal disease that has attacked the voluntary muscles in her arms, legs and spinal cord.

    The disease, which is called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, has confined her to a wheelchair and has prevented her from doing many of the things that most 13-year-old girls enjoy.

    Yet, despite her setbacks, Skylar has meet her challenges head on.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man murdered; suspect at large

    A Shelby County man is dead, and Kentucky State Police are looking for whoever  may have murdered him.

    James "Jim" Duckett, 43, of 5300 Rockbridge Road in eastern Shelby County, was found Monday in his home by a family member who had stopped to check on him.

    Police believe the suspect fled in Duckett's pickup truck, and though the truck was found late Monday night, the suspect remains at large.

    Police would not say if they know who the suspect might be.

  • Locals to attend Obama's inauguration

    When Barack Obama is inaugurated as the President of the United States in January, a group of Shelby County supporters will be there to cheer him on.

    The Shelbyville chapter of the NAACP is organizing a trip to attend the inauguration ceremony in Washington on Jan. 20.

    Local organizers are hoping that more than 50 people from the community will be there to "witness history in the making."

    Debra Jordan, president of the local NAACP, said the inauguration of the first African American president is one of the most historic events in her lifetime.

  • Plans for Simpsonville data center draw nearer

    An $80 million data center planned for Simpsonville has advanced another step with the passing of a first reading of an ordinance authorizing revenue bonds for the project.

  • Board tests new format

    It won't be business as usual at this Thursday night's school board meeting.

    The Shelby County School Board will test run a new format to their regularly scheduled meeting this week where they will spend additional time discussing issues coming before the board and less time voting ‘yeah’ or ‘nay.’

    Superintendent James Neihof said this “work session” format is designed to give board members and district personnel more time to discuss motions and ideas before making final decisions.

  • Election food drive inspires another

    A food drive held by two Shelby County teens during election week has proved to be very successful, according to Starla Martin, mother of Jacob Martin.

    “The food drive brought in 4,762 food items,” Martin said, adding that did not include a food collection box at W.J. Andriot's, located at 718 Main Street.

    Employees at that location said the box was not full but did contain a substantial amount of food.

  • Police still looking for suspect in death

    Police are still looking for the suspect in the death Monday of  a Shelby County man.

    The victim is James "Jim" Duckett, 43, a resident at 5300 Rockbridge Road in eastern Shelby County, which is where Kentucky State Police  said he died.

    A suspect is still at large, but police have found the victim's truck, which they believe the suspect used to flee.

    Police would not disclose the manner of death.