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Today's News

  • Shelby unemployment office could close next month

    Shelby County’s unemployment office is slated to either close or have reduced hours as early as February as part of a state consolidation to save millions of dollars and will eventually result in 12 hubs scattered throughout the state.

    The nearest one to Shelby County would be located in Louisville.

    Andy Hightower, policy advisor for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, said that much collaboration must be done before the move takes place, which will involve 31 unemployment centers.

  • Simpsonville shooting investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a fatal shooting in early December at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelby County Deputy Sheriff shot and killed a burglary suspect inside the church.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at Simpsonville Baptist Church after being fatally shot by Deputy Corey Williams. Three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    Investigators said Thursday that the investigation, being conducted by the Kentucky State Police, has lagged somewhat due to a temporary shortage of personnel.

  • Celebrating MLK Day with art

    Shelbyville shoppers can leave Kroger over the holiday weekend with an extra item likely not on their grocery list– some heartfelt artwork.

    Customers on Sunday and Monday will get their items bagged in a piece of memorable art from Southside Elementary students who have decorated and colored bags all week in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

  • MLK community service moves to new location

    On Monday, the Dr. Martin Luther King Day service in Shelbyville will be held at a new location, but one that is very appropriate said organizers of the event.

    “We will be at Bethel AME Church on Clay Street this year, said Robert Marshall, pastor of St. John United Methodist Church, where the service has been hosted for the past several years.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Shelby gaining new restaurant

    Though several fast food restaurants recently have developed second locations in the county, the community has long voiced a desire for new options.  Their cries may at last have been heard. 

    On Tuesday, during the regularly scheduled 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Shelbyville, the Triple S Planning commission will consider the development plan for Bojangles’ along Taylorsville Road on Mortown Way and Old Brunerstown Road in Shelby County, near the recently developed Taco Bell and Tractor Supply.

  • Gables growing

    If tenants have been waiting for someone else to test the waters at the recently redeveloped Shoppes at Blue Gables, they can comfortably dive in now.

    Shelby Preservation Group president Kerry Magan said about 20 potential tenants have come through to look at the spaces and the first units have been rented.

    “Our first tenant was Parkside Realty, locally represented by Jacob Gurney.  Jacob has been most helpful in publicizing the venue on Facebook.  He occupied the premises on January first,” Magan said. 

  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Community rallies around Bagdad family who lost home in blaze

    Thursday evening started out pleasantly for the Bryant family, with a nice family dinner and a cozy fire at their home in Bagdad.

    Then in the space of only a few heartbeats, Bill, Amy and their children, Tanner, Jordan and Leslie, were plunged into a nightmare of flames leaping everywhere.

  • Ruth Hodge: April 23, 1952 to Jan. 9, 2017

    Ruth Hodge owned more than just the It’s Convenient store on Shelbyville's east end – she owned the hearts of those who frequented her store every day, as well as her employees.

    Hodge, who passed away Monday, was never without a smile so dazzling that you couldn't be around her and stay in a bad mood, said her family.

  • How did SnoGo go?

    With the district’s first two non-traditional instructional, SnoGo, days in the rear view mirror, it’s apparent the model was not the picture of perfection.

    The district announced earlier this year that on the first snow day that would normally close school buildings, students would participate in SnoGo, instead.  By completing assignments from home on these days, students would avoid making up the day later in the summer.

    After months of planning and preparation, the first SnoGo day finally arrived Thursday, and followed on Friday.