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  • UPDATED: Shelby County Public Schools will return to school on a two-hour delay for Thursday Jan. 18

    Shelby County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for Thursday Jan. 18.

    For more information, visit the district's website at www.shelby.kyschools.us.

  • Cold front headed for Shelby

    Forecasters are once again doling out a rather nasty scenario for this weekend, they say.

    “As precipitation continues into Friday, temperatures are going to crash as a strong cold front pushes through,” said Evan Webb, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville.  “It’s going to create a scenario of pretty inclement weather from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

  • Sharing the dream

    “Come and bring your children,” said Rev. Rob Marshall, who will be one of the speakers at the Martin Luther King Day service Monday.

    “Our children need to be a little more involved in our previous history in light of where we are now – we’d like to see some of them attend the service.”

    The service will be at 1 p.m. at Bethel AME church on Henry Clay Street, for the second year in a row. MacArthur W. Pendleton, pastor of Bethel, said he has enjoyed hosting the service for the past two years.

  • Where there’s smoke, there are taxes

    Kentucky legislators are looking at hundreds of ways to increase funding for the state as they work on new budget for the coming year.

    One such revenue boost being seriously considered is increasing the state’s cigarette tax by $1, with similar proposals for other tobacco products.

  • Local restaurant part of federal investigation

    State and federal law enforcement agencies are conducting an investigation into at least three Asian restaurants throughout the state, including Asian Buffet at 89 Howard Drive in Shelbyville.

    Terry Sebastian, communications director for the Kentucky Attorney General’s office, said “It was a joint investigation at several locations.”

    The other two restaurants are Jumbo Buffet in LaGrange and the Asian Buffet in Frankfort.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Bulleit moving forward on visitor center

    On Tuesday the Triple S Planning Commission will consider the approval of the amended development plan for Diageo Distillery and Warehouses on Benson Pike. The amended plan proposes an 11,570-square-foot visitor center with 165 passenger vehicle parking spaces, three bus parking spaces and a guard shack with three parking spaces at the entrance across from Boat Dock Road.

  • Shelby County Public Schools will operate on SnoGo for Jan. 16

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Monday night that it will operate on a SnoGo day for Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to inclement weather that continued to blanket the region Monday and into Tuesday morning.

    Snow continued to fall Monday night and forecasts called for an additional 1-3 inches of snow before school was scheduled to begin Tuesday. This is the district's second straight SnoGo day and third of 2018. 

  • Family escapes burning home

    A Shelbyville woman and her two daughters spent the night safe and warm in her next-door neighbor’s house Saturday after waking in the predawn hours to the sight of leaping flames.

    “One of the daughters came running over here beating on my door, and it really startled me,” said Terry Nethery, as he stood on his porch Monday, pointing to the two-story white frame house next to his on Beechwood Drive in Shelbyville. “And she hollered and said, ‘Mom’s house is burning down.’”

  • One killed in fatal accident

    A Shelbyville man was killed early Monday morning in a fatal one-car crash on Finchville Road as he was traveling to work.

    Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers said that the incident occurred when Bryan Nilson, 64, lost control of his vehicle due to icy road conditions at about 6 a.m.

    "The vehicle slid on the ice and overturned," he said.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective Eric Hettinger said that the accident happened as Nilson was traveling westbound in his 2003 Ford pickup in the 2600 Block of Finchville Road.

  • Teen accidently recorded talking to his attorney