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  • Revitalizing the ramps

    Utilizing Restaurant Tax funding, the City of Shelbyville and the local tourism commission have been looking to jazz up the community over the past year with help from local artists.

    Since last summer, numerous pieces of artwork have been erected on buildings in the form of painted and hanging murals along Main and Washington Streets.

    In addition, last fall, Collins student Zac Croxton and visual arts teacher Gary Barriger, completed a new skate park logo for the building at the skate park on Washington Street.

  • Updated: Louisville woman killed in officer shooting was armed

    An officer with the Shelbyville Police Department has been placed on administrative leave after an officer involved shooting fatality Monday night, in which a woman died from a gunshot wound, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, of Louisville, was pronounced dead after a shooting that occurred outside a home in the Dominion Homes Cloverbrook subdivision off Mount Eden Road near the I-64 interchange.

  • Water projects on tap

    When spring rolls around next year, several new water-related projects would get underway in Shelbyville.

    At Thursday night’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council, council members authorized, at the request of Tom Doyle, manager of Shelbyville Municipal Water, the issuance of bonds totaling $6.5 million dollars.

    “We started this project process some time ago,” said Doyle, adding that the project is being financed by Commonwealth Bank and Trust on a 20-year bond at 3.5 percent.

  • Garr trial re-enactment will be Friday and Saturday

    The re-enactment of a famous trial that occurred in the 1930s in Shelbyville will take place Friday and Saturday, wrapping up the events surrounding the murder of Brig. Gen. Henry Denhardt.

    The reenactment, led by Friends of Grove Hill Cemetery, was aimed at educating the community of a notorious murder that impacted the lives of many community members and their descendants.

    Many of those relatives were eager to share their stories in different aspects of the re-enactment of the shooting and the trial this weekend.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - New school board reps to be installed

    Board members will meet their new student counterparts when the Shelby County Board of Education convenes at 7 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 1155 West Main Street.

    Taking their seats as the new student board reps for the district’s two high schools will be Rachel Everage and Jacqueline Romo Munoz.

    Everage, a senior at Collins, is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Titan Nation and Y-Club.  Everage is also a member of the school’s varsity soccer team and theater department.

  • Scaring up some Halloween events

      It’s no trick Halloween falls on October 31.

    Each year we remind readers that ordinances don’t dictate that Trick or Treating fall on the weekend, but that never stops the “When is Halloween?” calls.

    To that question we say there is no reason for concern for at least another four years.

  • Name of shooting suspect released

    Officials have released the name of a woman who was shot and killed Monday night on Mary Crest Drive in Shelbyville after an incident with a Shelbyville officer.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, was pronounced dead at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the situation that occurred at about 9:45 p.m. Monday night in the Dominion Home subdivision near I-64 off Mt. Eden Road.

  • Gas leak displaces disabled residents

    After spending all day and night at an emergency shelter Wednesday, residents of an apartment complex displaced by a gas leak are in good spirits, said county officials, who are helping to care for them.

  • County to say goodbye to longtime employee

    County employees prepared to bid farewell to yet another one of their own when a longtime employee announced his impending retirement at Tuesday's meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal.

    Denny Bailey, maintenance supervisor of nearly 20 years, reminisced about how taking the job was a major career change for him at the time that he had been hesitant about.

    "But I've never regretted it," he said.

    Bailey, who has been employed with the county for 20 years, will retire Oct. 31.

  • Simpsonville woman spins a winner on Wheel

    In true “Wheel of Fortune” fashion, it came down to Pat Sajak spinning the wheel one last time while contestants guessed the letters on the final puzzle and each had three seconds to try and come up with the right answer before the next person got a chance to solve.
    It was Nadean Nichols who came up with the correct answer – STICK THE LANDING.