Today's News

  • I'm one: Kinleigh Haggard

    Kinleigh Faith Haggard celebrated her first birthday July 11, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Ashley Haggard and Eddie B. Gordon Jr., both of Shelbyville.

    Grandparents are Laddy and Lorie Haggard and JoAnn Gordon, all of Shelbyville, and Eddie B. Gordon and Barbara Ritchey, both of Bagdad. Great-grandparents are Charles Crenshaw of Taylorsville, Linda Crenshaw of Shelbyville, Cledith and JoAnn Hall of Lawrenceburg, Nancy Cornish of Mount Washington and Ella Curtsinger of Lawrenceburg.

  • EARLIER: WAZE: SCPS had oral contract to build 3 schools

    Football fans can expect more long lines of vehicles at Collins High School games this year while the Shelby County Board of Education and WAZE Development continue to battle about a northern extension of Discovery Boulevard.

    Now, the next hearing in the board's lawsuit against WAZE, former owner of the property where Collins was built, won't be held until Aug. 17, the same day the 2011-12 school year begins.

  • A 4th to remember

    Despite a drizzly, rainy and grim morning, the skies cleared up and the weather heated up enough for community members to enjoy fireworks, snow cones and cotton candy for the annual Independence Day celebration at Lake Shelby on Monday night. The crowd was small when the gates opened, but as the evening went on and the shadows got longer, more and more people arrived to see what everyone wants to see on the Fourth of July — fireworks. They also enjoyed dancing and listening to the musical numbers of Leo Knight and the Moonlighters as they enjoyed the night’s festivities.

  • Mount Eden Parade

  • Shelby bank employee reaches out to help coworker in need

  • Murder suspect leads migration of Anderson's prisoners to Shelby

    A murder suspect wanted in connection with the death of an Anderson County woman is the first inmate to be housed in jail in Shelby County under the terms of the new jail agreement.

    Cram, who was brought back to Kentucky from Arizona where he had fled in January, arrived at the Shelby  County Detention Center last Tuesday.

    Normally, Terrance Cram, 49, would have been taken to the Franklin County Jail, but Shelby County is now housing those inmates.

    Then, on Friday, the transfer of the Anderson County inmates began in small groups.

  • Brothers save man having heart attack

    Two Shelby County families, neighbors who had been total strangers before this Fourth of July weekend, are now bonded for life after they were thrown together by fate in an emotional, life-and-death experience.

    That’s what happened when four brothers just having a small holiday get-together at their parents’ house ended up saving the life of a man they never had met.

  • Information sought on car break-ins

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a couple of car break-ins in northern Shelby County last week.

    On Thursday, items were from stolen from two parked vehicles, one of which was unlocked, on streets off Smithfield Road in the early morning hours between 2:30 and 3:29 a.m.

    One car was located on the 2700 block of Brassfield Boulevard and the other was on the 28 block of Brassfield Circle.

    Items stolen included a laptop computer, a Garmin GPS, a Blackberry phone, camera equipment and a credit card.

  • What we need is some independence from excesisive fireworks

    It was around 11:30 on Monday night when I was roused from my most peaceful slumber by incoming fire that must have sounded like the cacophony that careens through the ears of foxhole dwellers. The booms were loud and persistent, the echoes long-lasting. Diving under the covers did no good.
    In fact, the blasts were so thunderous I wanted to record them and play them for my Marine son to ask him if this is what it was like during his recent tour in Afghanistan.
    I’ve never been to war, but it sounded like the music.

  • What we think: Investigation is appropriate step

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong’s reticence about the details of the shooting of a family’s pet dog by one of his deputies continues to trouble us, but we are willing to be patient with Mr. Armstrong’s office for a few more days.

    That’s because we think it’s a good idea that Mr. Armstrong launched an internal investigation about why Deputy Brian Miller used deadly force as his first option when confronted by a Labrador in the backyard of a house he was checking for break-in.