Local News

  • Former Shelby schools official honored by state

    The Kentucky Board of Education honored a former Shelby County Public Schools employee on Wednesday.

    Sally Sugg, who served as SCPS assistant superintendent for student achievement in 2007 and 2008, received the Kevin M. Noland Award, which recognizes a KDE employee for significant service to Kentucky's public schools and for providing inspiration for education,

  • News Briefs: Dec. 10 2010

     Hanna’s Day of Hope

    generates $18K, 200 toys

    The Hanna’s Day of Hope fund-raising effort for 2010 has generated $18,000 in cash and about 200 toys to be donated to the Kosair and Vanderbilt children’s hospitals this Christmas.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man dies after being shot

    A Shelbyville man died Monday after a shooting in Frankfort that left three men wounded. Obie Murphy, 40, was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Medic

  • Searcy to serve 5 years diversion

    A year and a half after an automobile crash killed her best friend, a Shelby County teen was sentenced Monday for her role in that death.

    Jeana Searcy, 19, of Waddy accepted a plea agreement from prosecutors last month in the death of Samantha Mathus-Cooper, 18, which consisted of a guilty plea of reckless homicide, which carries a potential penalty of 5 years in prison.

    Her agreement stipulated that she would undergo felony diversion for a period of 5 years and that she do public speaking about the dangers of reckless driving.

  • Shelby Christmas Parade: Floats, marchers and Santa, too

    Santa Claus will be in town Saturday to check his local list of naughty and nice during the annual Shelby County Christmas Parade.

    "He's already checked in with us and is ready to go," said Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd, whose department is in charge of the parade.

    Dr. Ron Waldridge and his wife, Kate, will join Santa in the parade, serving as the Grand Marshals.

  • County judge lifts burn ban

    After more than two months, Shelby County residents finally have the go ahead to burn debris outside.

    On Friday, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger issued an executive order to lift the burn ban, which had been in effect throughout the county since September 13.

    Rothenburger cites lower temperatures and higher humidity levels coupled with adequate rainfall as determining factors in this decision, because these things have lessened the probability of large uncontrollable fires. 

  • Some Atmos customers remain without gas

    Atmos Energy said Monday afternoon that as of 60 to 80 homes in Shelby County remain without gas this morning after enduring frigid overnight temperatures without gas to heat their homes.

    An emergency shelter was set up at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville to handle the 750 residents who had no alternative against temperatures that dipped to 15 degrees overnight.

  • Weather doesn't slow Christmas parade

    Cold weather and a couple inches of snow couldn't stop the Santa and the Shelbyville Christmas parade Saturday, but it did shorten it a little.

    Parade officials decided to remove the walkers from the parade, but all the floats, officials and emergency vehicles still participated. And Santa Claus was on hand to make sure the children of Shelby County were filled with the Christmas spirit.

  • Woman admits stealing $650K from her company

     A Henry County woman admitted in Federal Court on Tuesday that she stole nearly $650,000 from a lending company in Shelbyville that she managed.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turner’s Station, used her position with Pioneer Credit in Village Plaza to defraud the company of $648,225, she told U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort.

    She pleaded guilty to one count of wiring fraud, which means she used interstate wiring transactions to steal the money.

  • Judge sentences probation in Brown Avenue shooting

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