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Today's News

  • Police urge people not to fall victim to holiday crime

    With all the happiness and good cheer surrounding the holidays, it’s sometimes hard to remember that criminals are doing their Christmas shopping too – and your house could be on their list.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Luke VanHoose recalled a case he worked in Pikeville several years ago, when he and some other officers searched the home of a teen suspected to have been involved in numerous burglaries around Christmastime.

  • Christmas At Claudia's returns - sort of

    The economy has finally caught up with Santa Claus.

    After serving nearly 2,200 people in its sixth year last year, Christmas at Claudia's will have to scale back for 2011.

    "This year we won't be able to provide dinner because of the recession," said Louise Riley, the manager at Claudia Sanders and organizer of the event. "The restaurant has just had a really tough year."

    But, Riley said the event would not be cancelled, because of a last-minute meeting.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 25, 2011

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in October, one of the lowest rates in recent memory and one of the 10 best among Kentucky’s counties.

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between October 2010 and October 2011, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported.

  • EARLIER: Shelby stores are ready for Black Friday shoppers

    Stores spend months deciding which products to target as big sellers for the holiday shopping season.

    But despite all of the plotting and planning, it is the consumer that ultimately chooses what is hot and what is not.

    “The economy makes it difficult,” said Patti Wilson of Wakefield-Scearce Galleries in Shelbyville. “What might be hot one day, the next day you might not sell a piece of it. But if you have something people want, and they feel strong about it, they are going to buy it regardless.”

  • EARLIER: Large crowd attends Williams’ funeral

    Wednesday dawned gray and gloomy, as if the sun itself stood at half-mast for a community in mourning for a young man whose life was cut tragically short.

    A long funeral procession wound slowly from Shelby Christian Church onto U.S. 60 shortly before 4:30 p.m., amid a light, misting rain, bearing 18-year-old Trey F. Williams to his rest.

    A large crowd of perhaps 200 or more had turned out to pay their last respects to the teen who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in an altercation with Shelbyville police at his grandmother’s home on Clifton Court.

  • Datebook: November 23, 2011

    Holiday closings
    Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, all federal government offices, including the post office, and banks will be closed on Thursday. State, Shelby County, Shelbyville and Simpsonville offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, and the Shelby County Public Library will be closed Thursday through Saturday. Shelby County Public Schools will be closed Wednesday through Friday.

  • Private Christian A. Lentini

    Private Christian A. Lentini graduated Nov. 18 from the United States Marine Corps 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C.

    He is the son of Michael and Shirley Lentini, and grandson of Eugene and Laura Ritchey and Sony Lentini, all of Shelby County, and the late Juanita Lentini.

    Lentini is a 2011 graduate of Collins High School.

  • Engagement: Franklin-Baker

    Bryan and Barbara Franklin of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Franklin of Shelbyville, to Jordan Thomas Baker of Shelbyville. He is the son of Scott and Diana Baker of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. March 24, 2012, at  Clay Street Baptist Church

  • I'm one: Jolee Anne Hughes

    Jolee Anne Hughes will celebrate her first birthday Dec. 3.

    She is the daughter of John Joseph Hughes IV and Kera Lynn Hughes, both of Shelbyville. Her older sister is Madison Lynn.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Hudspeth of Bagdad, John Hughes Jr. of Shelbyville and Sharon Kay Hughes of Dawson Springs. Great-grandparents are Shirley Melton of Dawson Springs, Anna Hughes of Springfield, Ill., and the late Russell Melton and Bridget Ruble-Carey.

  • Gonzalez wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Hance and Jesus Mariano Gonzalez were married July 23, 2011, at Finchville Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Anthony Hance and Cynthia Medley Hance of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Mariano and Maria Gonzalez of Shelbyville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville and the late Wallace and Inez Hance of Bagdad.