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  • Anglin arrested after turning herself in

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling thousands from the school system.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes with KSP’s West Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations Branch, said that Anglin was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center after she turned herself in, not an uncommon occurrence in situations such as hers, he added.

  • Distillery struts into city

    The Shelbyville city council offers a short agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting to be held at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    On the brief line-up, a second reading on an ordinance annexing property owned by Rut ‘N Strut Distillery into the City of Shelbyville.

  • Shelbyville mom is an Ironwoman

    On August 24, a Shelbyville resident crossed the finish line in Louisville and joined the ranks of few, becoming an Ironman, or rather an Ironwoman.

    After 13 hours, 16 minutes, and 12 seconds of swimming, biking, and running, Alicia LauBach completed a triathlon few others have attempted and even fewer complete.

    “[I finished in] thirteen hours, sixteen minutes…which was way better than I ever expected. I was so incredibly thankful. So thankful,” LauBach said.

  • It’s official: tax rate remains flat

     

    The school tax rate for the 2014-15 school year will remain unchanged for a second straight year.  During Thursday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, the board voted to maintain the rate of 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, the same it has been for the last two years.

  • Father and son charged with attempted murder

    A father and son from Pleasureville have been charged with attempted murder in a shooting in Martinsville Monday night that sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Shelby County Police spokesperson Kelly Cable said that John M. Dixie, 66, and John Alexander Dixie, 43, were arrested after the incident that occurred at around 11:30 p.m.

  • Car crashes into Mount Eden Home, kills person in bed

    A 1996 Chevy pickup truck crashed into a house in Mount Eden Friday night, killing a person lying in bed, said Jeff Ivers, assistant Shelby County Fire Chief.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy coroner Ittin Russell said that Kevin Brian Long, 28, was dead at the scene.

    The driver of the pickup truck, and the deceased man's girlfriend were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident.

  • Shelby County minister gets Magee Award

    A Shelby County minister has been chosen to receive an award that will enable him to attend an event close to his heart.

    Joey Pusateri, pastor of Simpsonville Christian Church, was named a 2014 Magee Fellow. That entitles him and nine other winners to attend the Kentucky Council of Churches Assembly on Restorative Justice Oct. 24-25.

    Pusateri said he made an application for the award at the Lexington Theological Seminary, where he is a student, by composing an essay on his interest in prison ministry and the concept of restorative justice.

  • Retired teachers publish children’s book

    A children’s book published 16 years after it was written is still doing well two years later, said its author and illustrator, both retired teachers from East Middle School.

    Maria Gordon said that she wrote The Animals Marched with Noah as a gift for her pastor’s wife, who was expecting a child. When she came up with the idea for the book, her colleague, fellow teacher Kathy Samples-Fenton, began an extensive research project, gathering information on all kinds of unusual animals that could use to illustrate the book.

  • Downtown festival in trouble

    Organizers of the Celebration of Lights say the annual festival could be in danger of seeing its last year if they don’t get some help organizing and orchestrating the event.

    “The committee from SMART [Shelbyville Merchants for Retail Trade] the ones that do all the running up and down the streets, marking the spots and everything, we’re all in our sixties and seventies, and we need young people to help us,” said Sharon Nichols, one of the original organizers of the event.

  • Parades highlight Labor Day

    There won’t be many people hard at work on Monday, unless you count the chores of grilling hotdogs and mixing up mounds of potato salad.

    But many people, especially in Shelby County, will be celebrating their year-round labors by taking a day off from their jobs to have some fun.

    Two celebrations in Shelby will help them do just that, with Labor Day festivities planned for Martinsville and Waddy.

    The annual Labor Day festival in Waddy will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at the Waddy Ruritan Club.