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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 22, 2009

    Christopher L. Coffman, 26, of Louisville, was arrested Tuesday on Mount Eden Road and charged with alcohol intoxication.

    Joseph L. Feldman, 25, of Louisville, was arrested Tuesday on Mount Eden Road and charged with DUI first offense.

    Marcia Payne, 21, of Shelbyville, was arrested Wednesday at Lynn Acres and charged with disorderly conduct and hindering apprehension.

    Charles H. Lee, 36, of Albany, Ky., was arrested Wednesday on Taylorsville Road and charged with DUI second offense.

  • Be afraid, be very afraid

    I recently heard a story about trumpet legend Louis Armstrong, who grew up in rural Louisiana in the early 1900s.

    Armstrong told about how his Aunt Haddie Mae sent him down to the pond to fetch a bucket of water.  As he leaned over to get the water, an alligator surfaced and nearly scared him to death.

  • Former Budd employee oversees job growth

    Steve DeBoer knows how hard it is to be out of work. He has experienced the struggles first hand.

    "I was once employed by The Budd Company [for six years], and I know the area has taken a pretty good hit lately," he said.

    Now after climbing the ladder to the position of Regional Branch Manager at Liberty National Life Insurance Company, he said he is excited to announce an opportunity for 100-plus people to find work at the company's new Branch Office in Louisville.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info with several thefts from cars

    Last week saw a rash of thefts from cars, virtually in all areas of town, police say.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Istvan Kovacs said that all except one car was unlocked, and he is not certain about that one.

    On May 15, between 4-11 p.m. someone took a Garmon GPS from a car in the 900 block of Magnolia Avenue. The GPS was valued at more than $100.

    Also on that date, between midnight and 8 a.m. someone took a stereo valued at $150 from an unlocked car at Lynn Acres.

  • You want to know who ‘we’ are? Here’s the answer

    "Who are we? Who? Who? Who? Who?”

    With all due respect to The Who, a British rock band of some historic repute, some of you are wondering “who are we?”

    As ungrammatical as that sounds  -- and it’s not, by the way – it’s a viable question about this newspaper, our Opinion page and how it’s produced.

    In the upper left corner of this page, you will find a small headline that says, imperially, “What we think.”

  • What we think: Family, public deserve facts in Duckett's case

    Where is James Duckett’s killer?

    Increasingly the public and family members ask that question, but the answers become fewer and fewer and farther and farther between.

    More than six months have passed since Duckett was brutally slain at his home on Rockbridge Road in eastern Shelby County.

    From the first moments after the murder, Kentucky State Police investigators have been frustratingly tightlipped about the investigation and how it was progressing.

  • Bagdad Days wet but well-attended

    Despite wet, soggy fields and puddles in the streets, Bagdad Days was well-attended, with laughter, food, crafts, and more.

    Saturday found Bagdad’s 17th annual festival hampered by standing water puddles and soggy fields for vendors to set up their tents.

    Nevertheless, everyone had a good time, watching the parade, browsing through arts and crafts tents, play Corn Hole and eating grilled burgers and hot dogs.

  • We congratulate: Artavia Acklin, teacher of the year

    There is no greater professional reward than to be chosen as the best among your peers.

    And because of that Artavia Acklin must feel very proud these days.

    She was chosen the Teacher of the Year for Shelby County.

    Teaching is a wonderful profession that attracts a very special breed of individual. There’s a dedication and commitment to excellence that is overpowering.

  • District Court Report, April 29

    Court report 4/27/09

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Regulo Rodriguez, first-offense DUI, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- plead guilty -- 30-day sentence, serve two days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 120 days and $1328 fine and costs.

  • EARLIER: Police car approval doesn't cruise through council

    The Shelbyville City Council had its foot on the accelerator Thursday night for the police department to purchase two new cruisers from the lower of two bidders, Countryside Motors out of Lawrenceburg.

    But the one council member who was stuck in park over the selection of the two Ford Crown Victoriaw was Shane Suttor.

    Suttor stood in opposition, suggesting that another option could be worth considering.