Today's News

  • We congratulate: More good news for Shelby County's economy

    The preliminary approval of state incentives announced Thursday for Ficosa North America is the latest in a surge of terrific economic news for Shelby County.
    Following announced plans at Martinrea Heavy Stamping, Katayama and Shelby Industries, we are now up to four the number of companies that will be adding jobs in the coming years.

  • MY WORD: Cutting Medicaid is no place to start with state budget

    I am writing to express my disappointment in local politicians for supporting the proposed 35 percent, across-the-boards reduction in Kentucky Medicaid services. Do they fully understand the impact this would have on our most frail and vulnerable population?

  • Animal fundraiser bites 1 participant

    Officials of a local animal support group have expressed dissatisfaction with the way the proceeds were divided from a fundraiser that included all animal rescue organizations in Shelby County.

    The Monarchs, Mutts & Meows, an overflow event at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Feb. 12, generated about $15,000 that was to have been divided among the Shelby County Humane Society, the No-Kill Mission, Operation Catsnip Woodstock and Lifebridge for Animals.

  • ‘A new twist on an old story’

    Richard Luebbert pauses as he considers how to describe his first book, just off the presses and already in a second printing:

    “Well, it’s about Jesus,” he says simply.

    The book is called, a little less simply, Jesus for the 21st Century, The Unified Gospel, which Luebbert describes as a “new look at the old, old story.”

    The book, which he will display at a signing April 21 at the Shelby County Public Library, is the combined gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John arranged in a new way

  • EARLIER: Crime Stoppers seeks info on thefts from autos

    The practice of stealing metallic parts from automobiles for sale as scrap metal has led to another theft, police say.

    Sometime between 3 and 7 a.m. Thursday someone cut the catalytic converter off two vehicles on the lot of Clear Creek Auto at 87 7th St.

    Istvan Kovacs, community resource officer at the Shelbyville Police Department said that catalytic converters are frequently targeted by thieves, who sell them to recycling centers as scrap metal.

    The converters will cost more than $200 each to replace.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports April 6, 2011



    Robert W. Jones, 55, of 583 Hawthorne Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested March 28 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and speeding.




    Duron Campbell, 23, of 28 7th St. in Shelbyville was arrested March 28 on Midland Trail and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and possession of a license when privileges are revoked.

  • 5 arrested in drug raid on Brown Ave. in Shelbyville

    Shelbyville Police arrested five people Friday and removed  child from a home Brown Avenue where they found drugs being prepared to be sold.

    Officers arrested Dereck Richmond, 20, Chauncy Johnson, 36, Michele Penn, 43, Cheryl Abell, 24 and Casey Abell, 22.

    Johnson and Richmond are charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled (cocaine) and possession of marijuana.

    Penn and Cheryl Abell are charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, and Casey Abell is charged with possession of controlled substance.

  • Datebook: April 6, 2011

    Public meetings
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • 4 generations of Cox family

    4 generations of Cox family

    4 generations of the Cox family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (from left) Elijah Thomas Cox, 9-months; his father, Aaron Thomas Cox, Aaron's dad, Ricky Thomas Cox; Ricky's father, Paul Thomas Cox.

  • Basic training graduate: Pfc. Andrew L. Ellcessor

    Ellcessor graduates

    Army Pfc. Andrew L. Ellcessor has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. Ellcessor is the son of Gary Ellcessor of Frankfort Road. The private graduated in the year 2000 from Franklin County High School in Frankfort.