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  • 4 arrested in bizarre crime spree

    A bizarre crime spree earlier this month involving a joy ride in a stolen car and breaking into a school and a church, has law enforcement and victims alike shaking their heads in bafflement.

    “It’s kinda nuts,” said Dennis Dove, executive minister at Shelby Christian Church, one of three facilities hit in a frenzy of burglary and vandalism by four Shelby County teens during the first week of June.

  • Family trying to rebuild goat herd

    A Shelby County family that lost most of their goat herd in a horrific fire in May is getting a helping hand from the community.

    The Mejias have received donations of goats and even got one doe this past week.

    “There’s a couple in Owingsville that had E-mailed me the very first day this [fire] happened, and wanted to donate a goat to me,” Kathy Mejia said.

  • NEWS DIGEST: June 25, 2014

    Rabb house/office to

    receive historical marker

    A historical marker will be placed at the former home and office of Dr. Maurice Rabb, Sr., 413 Henry Clay Street, Shelbyville.

    The presentation, which will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., will honor Rabb, his wife, Jewel, and son Dr. Maurice Rabb, Jr.

  • Board will look at altering voting districts

    The Shelby County Board of Education will hear recommendations on redistricting for the board’s

    geographic boundaries at their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district's offices, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.

    The proposed changes are a result of rezoning done by the county to balance the population after the 2010 Census, according to Ryan Allan, the public relations coordinator for the district. In regards to population changes, the county clerks office made some changes to voting boundaries.

  • Family returns to explore their Shelbyville heritage

    From stores to residential areas, as you travel throughout Shelby County it does not take long to find the name Middelton plastered across various landmarks. But who are the Middelton’s?

    This past Saturday, families traveled from Florida, Texas, Georgia, Missouri and North Carolina for a reunion in Shelby County with that same question on their minds.

    Armed with stacks of research papers, photos, cameras and laptop files galore, the family went on what they dubbed the Caudill/Middelton heritage tour, soon discovering answers to those family questions.

  • A Kentucky Proud yard

    The temperatures may be rising into the nineties this week but Joan Brown, known to many locals as the Road Kill Chef, isn’t slowing down in her garden.

    “Sometimes I have to tell myself, Joan slow down you can’t work like you used to,” she said with a smile.

    But those years of hard work are being recognized.

  • City council to discuss non-domestic animal ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council isn’t quite ready to present their garbage Requests for Proposals [RFPs] to the public yet.

    However, Mayor Tom Hardesty said those proposals would be on the agenda next month. The council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is July 3.

    But for the council’s special called meeting this week, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, the council will discuss the non-domestic animals ordinance.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    With perfect weather and nearly ninety entries on the final day, the recipe for the Shelby County Fair Horse Show was perfect for a packed crowed.

    The final day consisted of 18 classes, with some of those hosting as many as 13 entries.

  • Supreme Court tells Dean no

    A year after the presentation of oral arguments in a suit Shelbyville Attorney Mark Dean brought against Commonwealth Bank & Trust for not noticing that his secretary was embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from him, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday in favor of the bank.

    All seven justices sat on the unanimous opinion, written by Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble.

    Officials at Commonwealth Bank & Trust expressed satisfaction with the high court’s decision.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    Perfect weather, cheering spectators and a bevy of horses got the Shelby County Fair Horse show off to a rousing start Wednesday night.

    Show Manager R.H. Bennett said he was very pleased with the large number of entries in some of the classes, such as the 3-Gaited Park Open with 16 and the Adult 3-Gaited Show Pleasure with 11.