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  • KSP identifies Shelbyville officer involved in suspect shooting

    Kentucky State Police Friday released the name of the Shelbyville Police Department officer involved in the shooting of suspect Monday night.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Frank Fallis, age 46, has been identified as the officer that shot Ashleigh Bertucci, 31, of Louisville.

    Fallis has been a law enforcement officer for 25 years and is a graduate of the Department Of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond.

    Fallis has been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance to the policy of the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Toll charges causing confusion

    Officials with the Shelby County Clerk’s office say they have received calls from Shelby residents about bills from toll bridges opened this year in Louisville they don’t agree with.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry said that people who travel across the bridges are supposed to get a bill in the mail and sometimes they don’t agree with the charges.

    “It’s supposed to take a picture of your license plate,” she said.

  • Falling into fun

    Simpsonville Baptist Church will take on a new theme for this year’s fall festival, setting the focus on Cajun traditions – especially the food.

    To make it even more authentic, organizers of the event say they are even going to feature a Cajun petting zoo with a live alligator.

  • Governors Square festival Saturday features 5K run, fun

    Businesses in Governors Square are coming together to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation Saturday at the Community Fall Festival and 5K run/walk.

    "We are sponsoring the 5K [run] and we're grilling out Boston butts, there will be something for everybody," said Dr. Jamie Coleman, chair of the event and owner of Coleman Whimsett Dentistry.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Cell towers approved

    Several neighboring residents came out to the Stratton Center Tuesday evening to hear what AT&T Mobility representatives had to say about the proposed development of two telecommunication towers on Shelby County properties on Lebanon Road and Beechridge Road on the Franklin County line.

  • 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.