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Today's News

  • Shelbyville woman is champion for vets

    LuWanda Knuckles of Shelbyville is paving the way for a new program for Kentucky’s female veterans.

    “I’m so excited,” she said.

    “The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs [KDVA] created its first women veterans coordinator position to address the specific needs of Kentucky’s 33,000 women veterans,” said the department’s public information officer, Lisa Aug.

  • Lawsuit filed against parks in child injury

    A lawsuit filed in Shelby Circuit Court on April 29 alleges that a five-year old child was partially blinded due to neglect by park staff.

    The suit was filed by Dominic McKinley, mother of Deryck D. Huelett III, and names Shelby County Parks and Recreation, Shelby County Fiscal Court and the City of Shelbyville in the suit.

    The suit says that the Huelett was blinded in a game of gym hockey that he participated in during an after school program in September 2005 and was hit in the eye with a hockey puck.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – City to present 2015-16 budget

     

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet for their regular meeting at 6:30 Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street and will hear the first reading of the city’s budget for 2015-16.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said the council would again hear a balanced budget.

    “We are going to be in the black,” he said. “We try to be in the black every year.”

    The budget, he said, will show little changes from the past.

  • Finchville cemetery all cleaned up

    A matter that arose in early April about neglect of an abandoned cemetery in Finchville has now been rectified, said cemetery preservation officials.

    Paula Mitchell, president of the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board, said writing a letter to the owner of the property where the small cemetery sits, she is now pleased with the condition of the cemetery and finds it acceptable.

    “When we went out there to talk to him, it was pristine, it was clean; everything was where it was supposed to be,” she said.

  • Bank donates land for trail

    Things are starting to come together in a big way for a downtown trails project, and a local business is part of the reason.

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Greenway Trails Project Tuesday, officials from Citizens Union Bank announced a donation of 21 acres of land to be used for the second phase.

    “Most of our customers grew up in this parks system,” said David Bowling, CEO for CUB.

    “We are a big part of this community.”

  • Democratic fundraiser is Thursday

    This year’s annual Democratic fundraising event will begin a new – and very appropriate – tradition, organizers say.

  • VFW post starts lawn service

    Shelby County’s VFW Post 1179 has a new service for veterans who are looking for work, said Post Commander Jim Morris.

    “We’ve got some exciting news,” he said. “We’ve been wanting to put together a lawn service for veterans who are returning from deployment, as well as retirees,” he said.

    The service, called Lawn Warriors Service is open to all veterans, he said and will be managed by the VFW.

  • Building a new life

    As Shelby County High School construction teacher Walter Wilson controls his class filled with rowdy high-schoolers operating loud power tools and banging hammers, it’s difficult to fathom that just three months ago Wilson was lying in an operating room in Cincinnati receiving a new liver.

    “I feel better every day,” he said with a smile.

    More than five years ago Wilson was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) disease, a rare disease of the liver speculated to be hereditary but not related to drinking alcohol.

  • Cauley-Stein visits Shelby students

    The red and black gym at West Middle School was filled with blue and white Thursday, as students stomped on the bleachers and chanted, “We want Willie”.

    The room exploded when the seven-foot-tall University of Kentucky basketball player, Willie Cauley-Stein, finally arrived.

    And with him he brought positive messages of encouragement, be a positive influence, be nice and do your best.

    Former UK player Jeff Sheppard introduced Cauley-Stein and spoke with the students as part of his ‘School is Cool Tour’.

  • Truth and Consequences

    The gymnasium at the Shelby County Education Center at Cropper Wednesday morning was filled with individuals from law enforcement and EMS workers, among many others, to deal with victims and abusers of drug and alcohol use, at least hypothetically.

    Kelly Samples McNew, director of Shelby Prevention, hosted an exercise titled Truth and Consequences and gave students the opportunity to experience the results of some negative decisions.