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  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • New judge gets warm welcome

    The weather was bitter cold, but new Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison was delighted with the warm welcome he received from Thursday the public at his first meet-and-greet event to introduce himself to the community, he said.

    “I was absolutely overwhelmed, that on a cold, snowy night, that seventy or eighty people would come out, and couldn’t have been nicer in welcoming me to this new job,” he said. “We had people there from walk of life in Shelby County, from elected leaders to farmers.”

  • Ruth Hodge: April 23, 1952 to Jan. 9, 2017

    Ruth Hodge owned more than just the It’s Convenient store on Shelbyville's east end – she owned the hearts of those who frequented her store every day, as well as her employees.

    Hodge, who passed away Monday, was never without a smile so dazzling that you couldn't be around her and stay in a bad mood, said her family.

  • Community rallies around Bagdad family who lost home in blaze

    Thursday evening started out pleasantly for the Bryant family, with a nice family dinner and a cozy fire at their home in Bagdad.

    Then in the space of only a few heartbeats, Bill, Amy and their children, Tanner, Jordan and Leslie, were plunged into a nightmare of flames leaping everywhere.

  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Collins students look to patent software


    Though not yet even in college, Collins VEX Robotics teammates Matthew Munsterman and Chris Embry are preparing to make an accolade in the robotics industry that even some lifelong engineers can’t claim.

    “Nobody has done this before,” Embry said of his teammate’s coding work. “So when he [Munsterman] works on stuff and explains it to me, literally nobody else in the world knows what this is, which is a pretty cool feeling.”

  • Data reflects Shelby healthy children

    According to recently released data, Shelby County ranks 21 in the overall well being of children in Kentucky.

    Information relating to the well being of children was released in the Kentucky Kids Count Data Book earlier this month and provided county-level data based on 16 indicators in four categories: economic security, education, health and family and community.

  • Industrial climate heating up

    As 2017 gets underway temperatures may be cooling down but industry in Shelby County is hotter than ever and Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the economic forecast for the year looks to stay hot.

    “We had lots of industries that either expanded or finished an expansion last year,” she said.  “It seems like all of the industries are stable and growing.”

    As we reflect upon the past 12 months, there’s no doubt Adams’ observation is on point.

  • Fatality claims Henry County man

    Police say speed a factor in deadly crash

    One person was killed and another was injured in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in western Shelby County.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell pronounced Brandon Charles Baker, 20, of Henry County, dead at the scene of the accident on Lucas Road. His girlfriend, Ashley Cox, 18, of Smithfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Two different fires leave both families homeless

    Two familes have been left homes after house fires in Bagdad and  Shelbyville Thursday and Friday nights.

    Although no one was injured, a house fire on Christianburg Road Thursday night had devastating consequences for Bill and Amy Bryant, who were left homeless, said fire officials.

    Several fire agencies assisted the Bagdad Fire Department, including Shelby County and East 60 fire departments at the blaze that broke out at about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of Christianburg Road.