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Today's News

  • Charges in jail fight could come next week

    Assault charges could be forthcoming next week in connection with a physical altercation at the Shelby County Detention Center in March that left one inmate fighting for his life, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice said that at the request of Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell, he will present the case to a Shelby County Grand Jury on Wednesday.

    “I do have a subpoena to go to the grand jury next week, Wednesday, to see if they will indict him [assailant],” he said.

  • Hometown Manor seeks volunteers

    Cornhole and pizza parties may not be the first thing you associate with an assisted living community, but according to Michael Berg, the executive director at Hometown Manor in Shelbyville, they like to “look beyond bingo.”

    Hometown Manor, a community that serves just 11 residents, cares for “those people that shouldn’t be alone in their homes, but are not ready for a nursing home,” Berg said.

    The small community is currently seeking volunteers of all ages to assist in a variety of activities and services.

  • Fundraiser for homeless is Saturday

    Fundraiser for homeless

    WHAT:Yard sale fundraiser

    WHEN:May 31

    WHERE:Clear Creek Park Amphitheater

    TO HELP:Contact Shawn Morris at 502-232-1270

    An event scheduled for Saturday at Clear Creek Park to help raise money for the homeless needs a little boost, said its organizer.

  • Chatham house likely will be torn down

    More than a year after being nearly destroyed in devastating fire, a Shelby County landmark home is to close to meeting its demise, owners say.

    Lucy Kerman, daughter of Dr. Charles Chatham, the home’s former owner, spoke sadly of the future, or probable lack of one.

    “My husband and I are trying to make a decision about what to do,” she said. “As much as I would have liked to restore it, it takes a whole lot of money to do that.”

  • Shelby Count School Board: Budget exceeds $63 million

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday approved a balanced budget of more than $63 million, according to Greg Murphy, the district director of finance.

    “As we stated in January [when the draft budget was approved], the budget includes sufficient funding to meet our debt service requirements, which is one of two things that is required by the board,” he said. “One is to meet the debt obligation, and the other is to meet your salary obligations, and the budget does that.”

  • Shelby seniors earn $1.4 million in scholarships

    By ASHLEY WILKINS

    Friends and family members held flowers, snapped photos and wiped prideful tears from their eyes as one by one, seniors at Shelby County High School took the stage Thursday afternoon to receive awards and scholarships totaling more than $1.4 million.

  • Little library grows from big love of reading

    Micca Watts-Gordon chuckled when asked if her 3-year-old son Eli could read yet.
    “Well, he thinks he can,” she said.

    The tyke’s love of reading is no doubt a reflection of his mother’s own love of books, a passion that inspired her to start her very own “Little Free Library” on Bridlewood Avenue in Shelbyville.

  • Shelby County School Board: Changes ahead for pilot teacher assessment program

    A pilot assessment program for teachers that launched this school year in Shelby County will take a new direction next year.

    Educators spoke favorably about the upcoming changes in next year’s program when they addressed the Shelby County School Board Thursday about the Certified Evaluation Plan.

    “The certified evaluation plan is quite different for next year, we have a new professional growth and effectiveness system that we’re going to be implementing,” said Cindy French, director of elementary schools.

  • Longtime firefighter is city employee of the year

    Sgt. Carlton Holbert, a firefighter of 7 years at the Shelbyville Fire Department, constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty – that’s why he was named firefighter of the year for 2013.

    “Carlton is a wonderful employee and supervisor,” said Shelbyville Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding. “Carlton has the respect of his subordinates as well as his supervisors. He is a real team player. He constantly volunteers for extra training opportunities as well as tasks when we need him.”

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 28, 2014

    Matthews’ book signings

    Bill Matthews will be signing copies of his new book “Editor, Actor, Ballplayer, Spy” at three locations.

    Matthews will be on hand at Citizens Union Bank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at First Christian Church Sunday following the 11 a.m. service and at Amber Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 4. At Friday’s opening event, the book’s editor Duanne Puckett and graphic artist James Mulcahy will join him.