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Today's News

  • Clark named interim principal for MLCHS

    Mike Clark, formerly the Director of Student Services for Shelby County Public Schools, has been selected to serve as the interim principal for Martha Layne Collins High School for the 2015-16 school year.

    The district’s Site-Based Decision Making council made the announcement Thursday and Superintendent James Neihof shared the news with the Board of Education following their meeting later that evening.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – District introduces new devices

    Shelby County Board of Eductaion members, were surprised last week when they saw nearly 2,000 laptops, still in boxes, stacked along a wall and almost touching the ceiling.

    The laptops were delivered to the Shelby County Public Schools Central Office last week, and will be distributed to high school students during the opening weeks of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Man indicted for murder in shooting

    A Louisville man has been indicted for murder in connection with a deadly shooting at a Shelbyville apartment complex in Martinsville in April.

    Tyler Demetreaus Garrison, 23, was indicted July 20 by a Shelby County Grand Jury on charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Larry Bell, 28.

  • Kids at play

    The sound of children’s laughter in the park is not an unfamiliar sound, but to those who attended a pre-grand opening at the county’s new playground Monday, it was even sweeter than usual.

    Under a sun-drenched sky, excited young voices could be heard exclaiming everything from “Daddy, you’ve just got to see this,” to “I’m going up again!” to “Hey, this is not as easy as it looks!”

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Breakfast jumpstarts Jubilee

     It was an early morning for many Thursday as they filed in the Undulata Farms for the 19th annual Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast.

    “It was the biggest crowd we ever had, we had to add three ten-top tables,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata.

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Getting show ready

     It’s time to dust of your best boots and break out your finer threads again because the town is saddling up for the Shelbyville Horse Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    “The competition will be very strong, it always is,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager. “We have a lot more quality than we do quantity, and I expect that most of the wins here are either current world’s champions or will go on to win the world champions.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Verizon gets approval for new tower

    Shelby County Verizon Wireless customers can expect a clearer connection in the southwestern portion of Shelby County soon.

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved an application for a 185-foot monopole telecommunication tower with five-foot lightening rod.

    Keith Brown with Pike Legal Group, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, presented the proposal and said there is a substantial need for the tower.

  • Shelby native to lead state Republicans

    Shelbyville native Michael Biagi has been selected to serve as the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Republican Party.

    The decision was made just after the organization’s Chairman and Executive Director Steve Robertson announced that he would be stepping down from the position next month to take a job with a public affairs firm in Lexington.

    Robertson will stay on as an unpaid chairman of the state party until after the November general election.

    Biagi will assume the role of executive director on August 1.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Kristen A. Newberry, 24, of 2955 Waddy Road was arrested May 22 at 2378 Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

    Taylor J. Hart, 21, of 566 Cemetery Road in Pleasureville was arrested May 31 on Frankfort Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

     

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  • Man charged with rape, kidnapping

    A Shelbyville man has been charged with several felony offenses in the alleged sexual assault of a teenaged girl.

    Phillip E. Bynum Sr., 55, was arrested Saturday in connection with an incident that had occurred Tuesday, July 21, when a 16-year-old girl spent the night with his daughter, who was at his residence, according to a Shelbyville Police report.