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Today's News

  • Stock market issues no cause for panic

    Most of us are aware of the financial troubles that have been plaguing Wall Street during the last several months.

    The failures and mergers of major financial institutions along with the big drops and brief gains of the stock market during the last several weeks have caused many Americans to become concerned about the state of their investments and retirement funds.

  • Identity theft growing problem - Local man arrested with stolen Social Security number

    A local man has been arrested in what police say is a growing problem in Shelbyville - identity theft.

    Walter S. Ramos, 24, of Shelbyville, was arrested Friday and charged with identity theft, second-degree forgery and no operator's license.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry said that Ramos, who has been awaiting deportation on an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer since his arrest, became a suspect in identity theft came to light after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident on that day.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Raymond J. Holland, 39, of Shelbyville, was arrested Oct. 12 at Mack Walters and Village Plaza and charged with DUI first offense, disregarding a stop sign and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Gabino Chavez Diaz, 34, of Shelbyville, was arrested Oct. 12 at Westley Apartments and charged with DUI and no operator's license.

    Other traffic offenses

    Walter Ramos, 24, of Shelbyville, was arrested Oct. 10 on Midland Trail, and charged with no operator's license, forgery and identity theft.

  • Shelby native out boosting Obama

    May 7 -- graduate from the University of Kentucky.

    May 8 -- go to work for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

    Fate doesn't always offer much downtime, but such a vigorous schedule fits right inside Alise Marshall's comfort zone.

    At just 23 years old, Marshall has already worked in three different states in the last five months - Kentucky, Georgia and now Michigan -- as she busily contributed to the Barack Obama campaign as a field organizer.

  • Building permits

    Jagoe Homes, house, Meadow Glenn, 1,812 sq. ft., $78,000.

    Crescent Place Assisted Living, storage building, Allen Drive, 240 sq. ft., $4,482.

    Charli Stevens, barn, Clore Jackson Road, 925 sq. ft., $6,000.

    Donald McMillan, barn, Flood Road, 2,400 sq. ft., $32,000.

    Shelby County Republican Party, temporary sign, Main Street, 12 sq. ft., $150.

    Biagi, temporary banner, Main Street, 24 sq. ft., $75.

    Redding Construction, house, North Country, 2,802 sq. ft., $125,000.

    Elizabeth Pulliam, house, Pulliam Farm divided, 3,424 sq. ft., $257,500.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    David Mosqueda of Louisville was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in the original container, DUI first offense and reckless driving.

    Christopher Rozell of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended license, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, reckless driving, DUI first offense, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to stop at a stop sign and improper start of a parked motor vehicle.

  • Shelby County High School announces

    "Student of the Month" demonstrates exemplary academic excellence in their selected subjects. The following students have been selected for September. Science-Tanner Smith; English-Heather Amos; Foreign Language-Emelin Corado; Social Studies-Landon Stalker; Math-Akia Jones; Choir-Marissa Chamblee; Physical Education & Health-Chelsea Lovejoy; Family & Consumer Science-Amber Singleton; Theatre Arts-Sebastian Kearney, Art-Darian Dugle; Vocational Education-Peggy Reynolds, Geometry-Brenda Delgado; Agriculture-Travis Smith; ROTC -Sapphire Perry; Orchestra-Patrick Casper

  • Hold off on fertilization for now

    Our current weather conditions demand that we rethink some of our fall chores.

    Fall lawn and tree fertilization should come later this year then normal because of the drought conditions. An application of high nitrogen now would only burn up what little green grass you may have and force trees to work more then they should under stressful conditions.

    Even if you irrigate the lawn and water is not an issue, you still want to hold off because our lawns also share space with the roots of our trees and shrubs and will have access to the applied nitrogen.

  • School menus - Oct. 20-24

    Monday

    ELEMENTARY

    Cheese or pepperoni pizza or ham and cheese sandwich, salad dressing/ mayo/mustard, carrots w/ranch, broccoli, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or breakfast bun

    MIDDLE SCHOOLS

    BBQ pork rib on bun, pepperoni or cheese pizza stick or personal pan pizza, corn/green beans, French fries w/ketchup, fresh veggies w/ranch, apples, mandarin oranges, pears, milk

    Tuesday

    ELEMENTARY

  • Jury finds 'Hoodie Bandit' guilty - 10-year sentence recommended for Chandler

    A Shelby County jury found Kenneth W. Chandler Jr. of Shelbyville guilty Tuesday of seven counts of robbery and recommended 10 years in prison.

    Chandler, dubbed the "Hoodie Bandit," robbed seven area businesses last year that spanned Shelby and Jefferson counties, including the Dollar General Store, a Shell service station, Pizza Hut and Subway.

    The jury deliberated only three hours to find Chandler guilty of first-degree robbery in six of the crimes and second-degree robbery in the seventh.