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Today's News

  • Woman thought to be in burning home is OK

    A Shelbyville woman whom fire crews thought was in her burning home when it caught fire Wednesday is OK, officials say.

    Teresa Stone’s home on Arbor Green Lane, located behind the Shelbyville Fairgrounds, however, is all but destroyed by the fire.

    Ben Ferris, stone’s father, said he was very relieved to discover that his daughter was not at home at the time of the fire.

  • Counting is for the birds

    When John Mann goes to check on his birdies, he’s looking for a different kind than most at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.

    Mann, who has lived at Persimmon Ridge with his wife, Claudine, since he retired 25 years ago, has been participating in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count for the past 13 years.

    As he waited Wednesady for some nearby golfers to tee off before starting up his golf cart to check on one of his birdhouses that are scattered across the club’s 90 acres, you could see the excitement in his eyes.

  • A gift of kindness

    Chris and Kelley Wise beamed with pride while looking at their 5-year-son, Braxton, who was all smiles after having just made enough money during a family yard sale to buy a big item on his wish list.

    And it’s largely in part to the gift of a total stranger.

    Braxton Wise will be able to get his Xbox after setting the goal to raise the money starting with a lemonade stand at the family yard sale.

  • Anglin announces intention to plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Let freedom ring

    Soldiers returning from Afghanistan Saturday got a warm welcome home at a ceremony at Shelby Christian Church in their honor, along with a big surprise when they saw that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin was also standing by to greet them.

    “Truly, we were amazed to see the governor there, that he would come by and welcome us home and say a few words, well, it really meant a lot to us,” said the unit’s commander, Maj. Ryan Irvine of Shelbyville.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    There was plenty of horsing around at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but it was all in the spirit of equine competiveness.

    “The competition was pretty stiff – there were some really good horses, some defending world champions and, I’d say, ten or fifteen potential world champions, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, along with his brother, R.H. Bennett.

    The two show organizers had estimated that up to 350 horses would be competing, but numbers were actually above that, said Bennett.

  • Red, white and new

    What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than by spending time with our family and friends, gorging on delicious foods and, of course, blowing things up? In Shelby County, the celebrations will encompass all that and more.

    With just five days left until the big day, plans for the annual celebrations in Simpsonville and Shelbyville are both underway and park officials are eager to share all the excitement this year will bring.

    The fun will start at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Monday for the Shake the Lake celebration at 6 p.m.

  • Walmart evacuated after suspicious suitcase spotted

    Fears that a suspicious looking black suitcase left unattended at the Shelbyville Walmart Saturday afternoon might be an explosive device were unfounded, authorities say.

    That determination came after a nearly 3-hour effort from three agencies, which involved evacuating the store, clearing out and blocking off the parking lot, and examining the object with sophisticated equipment from a Lexington bomb squad.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.