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  • Stump gets 20 years for rape of a child

    A jury trial for Jessie Allen Stump of 110 Ada Ave. in Shelbyville, charged with rape and incest against children, culminated with a 20-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Tuesday.

    Stump, 64, was indicted in July 2012 on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two female children to whom he is related. He was serving as their sitter.

    It had been slow going for getting the case to trial, as it had been postponed several times over the past five years for various reasons, but once proceedings got underway Monday, things moved swiftly.

  • County could lower taxes

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison told magistrates Tuesday during a special called meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court that he would like to again lower property taxes.

    “I am presenting to them [the legislative committee] a proposal to reduce the property tax,” he said.

    Last August, magistrates approved a new rate of 10.9 cents per hundred dollars of assessed valuation, compared to the previous rate of 11.

  • Social media fundraiser targets cemetery

    Board members of a local cemetery have come up with an innovative way of raising money for an expensive renovation project.

    Now if you wish to contribute to a project to pave the parking lot and walkways of Calvary Cemetery on 7th Street you can do so at the cemetery’s GoFundMe page set up by board member Leonard Sullivan to take donations.

  • Shelby man arrested for assault of child

     

  • Teachers return

    Though students didn’t start piling into the buildings until this morning, Shelby County High School’s gym was packed wall-to-wall yesterday morning with teachers, administrators and district employees to kick off the first day of the school year.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District ACT average climbs above 20

     District officials gave themselves a well-deserved pat on the back Thursday as they shared the class of 2018’s composite ACT score.

  • Park plans solidified

    A downtown project put in motion last fall is another step closer to fruition after a presentation by tourism officials to the Shelbyville City Council Thursday night.

    Katie Fussenegger, executive director of the ShelbyKY Tourism Commission, along with architect Jeremy Adams with Studio Kremer Architects of Louisville, presented renderings of the park that will be located on the 600th block of Main Street.

    The park will be located at the site of a devastating fire that destroyed three historic downtown buildings that houses businesses in March 2013.

  • Horse show starts tonight

    As the hours count down to the opening the 28th annual Shelbyville Horse Show tonight, organizers are just holding out hope for a cooperative Mother Nature.

    The show’s manager, R.H. Bennett, said that everything is going smoothly and the only thing left is hope for good weather despite forecaster’s predictions of thunderstorms Wednesday through Friday.

    “I don’t worry about things I can’t control, I just deal with it as it comes,” he said.

  • Stump gets 20 years for rape of child

    Stump gets 20 years in rape and incest case

    By Lisa King

    A jury trial for Jessie Allen Stump of 110 Ada Ave. in Shelbyville, charged with rape and incest against children, culminated with a 20-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Tuesday.

    The case is several years old, as Stump, 64, was indicted in July 2012 on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two female children to whom he is related. He was serving as their sitter.

  • Hepatitis rates on the rise

    Health officials are encouraging people to get tested for Hepatitis C, as more people in Kentucky are infected with the virus than any other state in the nation.

    “Kentucky is no stranger to the Hepatitis C virus,” said Holly Husband in a press release.

    Husband, marketing manager for KentuckyOne Health, added that more than 38,000 Kentuckians are currently infected with Hepatitis C, according to estimates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health.