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Today's News

  • Spirit of fundraising

    The 5th annual Centro Latino Cocktail Buffet Benefit will be 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jeptha Creed Distillery Sunday.

    “Centro Latino serves hundreds of at-risk families in the areas of education, workforce, health and housing,” said Sister Pat Reno, executive director of Centro Latino. “We believe in fighting for our community and for an America where economic, political and social advancement is a reality for everyone.”

    Reno said the facility depends upon the generosity of the community to be able to help those in need.

  • Local funeral director profiled

    A summer job at a funeral home turned Lisa Wright’s life around – so much so that she knew immediately that she had discovered her true calling in life.

    Wright, a funeral director and embalmer of 20 years – the last 15 at Shannon Funeral Home – told her story so eloquently at a professional women’s conference last spring for female funeral directors that they chose her to profile in their national publication.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports

    DUI

    Gary J. Grant, 56, of 1035 Locust Grove Road was arrested April 9 on Taylorsville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense.

    Rebecca Elizabeth Mouser, 22, of 556 Hawthorne Ave was arrested April 12 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and failure to produce an insurance card.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Lee Ray Smith of 403 Mack Walters Road was arrested April 29 at 1533 Midland Trail at Speedway and charged with alcohol intoxication.

     

    Theft

    Destiny N. Breeding of 401 Skyline Drive was arrested April 24 at 1732 Village Lane and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500 and was served with a Shelby County warrant for an unstated charge

  • Former business owner gets high-level government position

    A former Shelby County business owner now holds a high-level position in state government, said officials with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

    Sec. Terry R. Gill and the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board on Monday named former manufacturing executive Vivek Sarin as executive officer with the Cabinet for Economic Development, said Brandon Mattingly, communications specialist with the cabinet.

  • Shelby, Collins prep for state

    With the Class AA State Track Championship beginning today at 4:30 p.m., both Collins and Shelby County high schools will look to add more banners to their respective gymnasiums.

    Leading the way in those efforts will be defending state long and triple jump champion Kyrien Stone from SCHS. Along with qualifying to defend his titles, Stone has also added the 300-meter hurdles to his event list this year.

  • Collins edges out Sacred Heart

    Although it seemed like a pitcher’s duel on paper, Wednesday’s softball matchup between Collins and Sacred Heart felt more like a one-sided affair on senior night.

    The Titans (22-8-1) outhit the Valkyries (12-12) by an 8-4 margin, scrapping out a 3-1 win.

    Paige Oldham was a large part of limiting Sacred Heart’s offense, with the Collins pitcher going seven innings with seven strikeouts.

  • Titans slow down Eastern

    Coming into Tuesday’s senior night, the Collins baseball team showcased its veteran talent in a 7-4 win over Eastern to close the 2017 home campaign.

    Both teams jumped out aggressively on offense, with both the Titans (19-15) and Eagles (18-14) plating two runs apiece to kick off the game.

    But it was Collins whose pitching ended up prevailing, with starter Will Hisle settling in after a high-scoring first inning.

  • City acquires 7th Street property

    After a year of back and fourth litigation and discussions, the city of Shelbyville and property owners of an industrial site on 7th Street, just north of Washington Street, have agreed to a price of $210,000 for the 7-acre parcel.

    The agreement helps the city and owners Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker avoid an eminent domain battle, which the city had started last year.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION Limestone development plan approved

    TheTriple S Planning Commission Tuesday gave its nod of approval for a development plan for Limestone Farm Equipment, looking to relocate to Gordon Lane and Technology Drive in Shelby County, fronting Interstate 64 from the south side. 

    The development plan proposes an 18,072-square-foot-building, a 5,000-square-foot storage building, 45 parking spaces and gravel display areas for farm implements. The farm equipment company is currently located at 102 Taylorsville Road, near the intersection with U.S. 60.