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Today's News

  • Shelby County grand jury indictments May 1, 2009

    Everett G. Simerly of Nashville, Tenn., was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Artemio Rodriguez-James of Shelbyville was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jeremy E. Norton of Bloomfield, Ky., was indicted for unlawful possession of a methamphetamine.

    Helen A. Waits of Shelbyville was indicted for theft of identity.

  • School board approves 2009-2010 budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday a slightly smaller budget for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Next year's expense budget is $40,332,325, down just more than 3 percent from 2008-09.

    The plan was presented to the board by Dr. Robert Arvin, a financial consultant who worked with Greg Murphy, director of finance for the school system.

    Murphy said that next year's budget is lower than this year's because of several revenue items.

  • School board approves 2009-2010 budget

    The Shelby County Board of Education approved Thursday a slightly smaller budget for the 2009-2010 school year.

    Next year's expense budget is $40,332,325, down just more than 3 percent from 2008-09.

    The plan was presented to the board by Dr. Robert Arvin, a financial consultant who worked with Greg Murphy, director of finance for the school system.

    Murphy said that next year's budget is lower than this year's because of several revenue items.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 20, 2009

    Tommy Hill of Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Gonzalez-Herrera of Louisville, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joel Ramos of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, and theft of identity.

    Carlos Cruz of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments May 20, 2009

    Tommy Hill of Shelbyville was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $300.

    Gonzalez-Herrera of Louisville, was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Joel Ramos of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, and theft of identity.

    Carlos Cruz of Shelbyville, was indicted for second-degree forgery, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, operating a motor vehicle without an operator’s license, and operating a motor vehicle with one headlight.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on criminal mischief

    The public is urged to help Crime Stoppers locate the person(s) responsible for an act of criminal mischief which took place on May 30 between 8 and 9 p.m. on the 80th block of Bland Avenue.

    At that time, someone used a knife or other sharp instrument to cut a section of vinyl out of soft top on a Jeep.

    Damage to the vehicle is estimated at about $500.

  • EARLIER: Shelby runners move on to state

    Led by a strong group of runners, Shelby County’s boys track team finished fourth at the Class AAA Region 4 meet this week at Male High School in Louisville.

    Shelby totaled 68 points in trailing winner Ballard (126), Trinity (122) and Oldham County (79).

    Shelby’s girls finished seventh with 15 points in the meet also won by Ballard  (122).

    The top two individuals and teams and the other top 10 times will move on to next week’s state meet in Louisville, and Shelby County will be well represented.

  • Officer hospitalized after fight with suspect

    A chaotic scene unfolded Thursday night on Village Lane in Shelbyville when a resident of that street attacked a police officer who was trying to arrest him.

    During the scuffle, a shot was fired, and residents were panicked and terrified, not knowing who, if anyone, may have been shot. Rumors rant rampant through Shelbyville.

  • Simpsonville Elementary celebrates 20 years

    The scene was festive, the kids were cheering and the teachers were smiling.

    The gym at Simpsonville Elementary was packed Friday afternoon with the student body as teachers and school officials took time out to salute the school's first 20 years.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator for the school system, who acted as Master of Ceremonies, kept the crowd in stitches with her recollections of years past.

  • EARLIER: School board approves 1.4 percent salary increase

    At its last regular meeting last Thursday, the Shelby County School Board approved a pay increase of 1.4 percent but staff members won't necessarily see that money in their checks.

    Superintendent James Neihof said that even with the increase, employees would see a slight income loss of about one day's pay because five days are being eliminated from next year's school calendar. This will save the district $700,000.