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Today's News

  • Collins senior named National Merit Finalist

    With a schedule loaded with advanced placement classes and a 4.5 GPA, it should come as no surprise that Collins High School senior Elizabeth McGuire has been honored as a finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    In November, McGuire was recognized as one of only 16,000 semifinalists selected among 1.5 million applicants, and the sole semifinalist for the district.

    And earlier this month, she learned she had been narrowed down to one of the 15,000 students who made the finalist cut.

  • Rescued Eagle falls to illness

    Abraham, the eagle rescued last week from a Bagdad pond, has died.

    The eagle was pulled from the water Tuesday afternoon by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Doug Detherage and a second officer and was taken to Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary in Elizabethtown.

    Employees at the sanctuary said the following morning they believed the eagle had ingested rotten food, toxic algae bloom, or possibly lead absorbed by meat from a deer that had been shot and was suffering from toxicity.

  • New fire engine ready to roll

    The Shelbyville Fire Department has a new fire engine at Station 2 on Club House Drive behind White Castle.

    The department received the new truck a couple of weeks ago and its addition brings the Shelbyville Fire Department up to four engines with one serving as a reserve, said Assistant Chief Chris Spaulding.

    “It’s made by Ferrara Apparatus, and it’s brand new,” he said.

    The department also features several other vehicles.

    The new truck cost more than $400,000, said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty.

  • Bald eagle makes a splash

    When Neil Raizor’s father-in-law called to inform him that a large, white-headed bird was stuck in his pond, Raizor was in disbelief.

    “He called me and was like, ‘There’s some kinda bird in my pond,’” Raizor said.  As a description was relayed to him, Raizor said he was taken aback.

    “It threw me off, I wasn’t expecting an eagle.”

    Much less the iconic Bald Eagle

  • Former bank official gets 1 year in prison

    A former Shelbyville bank official has received a year in prison in a federal court case for misappropriating more than a quarter million dollars in bank funds.

    What’s more, he did it for a woman he was romantically involved with, according to court documents.

    Roy T. Edwards was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove to 12 months in prison, with an additional six months of home incarceration.

    In addition, Tatenhove ordered Edwards to pay $308,482 in restitution.

  • Outlet signs will stay

    A matter that has peeved Triple S Planning commissioners for more than a month now was finally resolved with compromise Tuesday evening, though not everyone was happy with the decision.

    A motion to amend the Planned Unit Development Signage Standards for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass passed 4-2 with commissioners Larry Stewart and John Wills voicing the opposition votes.

  • Everybody wants an Easter Bunny

    With Easter just around the corner, it’s likely that the Easter Bunny won’t only be leaving stuffed images of himself with children this year, but some real ones as well.

    Live bunnies may be cuddly and cute, but they are a handful to care for, say rabbit experts, who are holding a class next week on how to care for a rabbit.

  • Scouts to recognize Gov. Collins as Distinguished Citizen

    For the fourth consecutive year, the Lincoln Heritage Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a Distinguished Citizen Award dinner in honor a community member who exhibits the spirit of the scout oath and law.

    The dinner will take place at Claudia Sanders Dinner House at 6 p.m. Tuesday and this year’s honor will go to the state’s first –and only– female governor, Martha Layne Collins, a graduate of Shelbyville High School.

  • Elementary academic teams prep for regional competition

    Elementary students across the district competed in two District Governor’s Cup competitions last month and are preparing for tomorrow’s regional competition.

    On a district level, Shelby County elementary schools were divided and on Feb. 28 Southside, Clear Creek, Wright and Heritage elementary schools competed at Southside Elementary, while Painted

     Stone and Simpsonville battled in a separate district.

  • Gov. candidates speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    More than 200 guests packed Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday night in support of the Republican Party, to hear what the state’s Republican candidates for governor had to say.

    Three of the four Republican gubernatorial candidates showed up, with Matt Bevin, James Comer and Hal Heiner all speaking to the crowd. Will T. Scott could not attend, but his running mate, Rodney Coffey, spoke in his absence.

    The four will vie for the Republican nomination for governor May’s primary, with the winner facing Democratic candidate Jack Conway in Nov.