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Today's News

  • Datebook: May 2, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • Woman’s shooting death in Shively shocks community

    Shelby County residents are still reeling in shock and grief over the shooting death of a local woman who had a reputation for being well-liked.

    After a night of fun spent at a concert with her cousin on Saturday, LaToya Bray was gone.

    Slain by gunfire, with her family left to mourn and wonder why.

    Bray, 35, of Shelbyville and her cousin, Derek Slade, 37, of Louisville were found shot to death in a car near Dixie Highway and the Watterson Expressway at about 4:30 a.m.

  • 2 lanes of I-64 to be closed this week

    The left lane will be closed in both directions will be closed on Interstate 64 near the Connor Station Road overpass (Mile Marker 25) because of repairs to the median barrier walls.

    These closures are scheduled daily, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, and continuing through the week or until the work is completed.

  • Boy Scouts honor Leathers of Roll Forming at dinner at Cardinal Club in Simpsonville

    Receiving a Distinguished Citizen Award, having several people speak about him and getting a standing ovation all added up to an emotional night for Ray Leathers on Thursday.

    “I am overwhelmingly humbled to receive this award,” said Leathers to a crowd of about 150 people at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

    Leathers, who lives in Shelbyville with his wife, Rosalie, was the first recipient of the award, established this year by the Boy Scouts of America to recognize a person who has made significant contributions to the community.

  • Shelbyville City Council studies tax deal at workshop

    The city of Shelbyville is reviewing new taxing structure that could provide a new method of financing the redevelopment of impoverished areas and other public projects.

    At a workshop Thursday afternoon, members of the Shelbyville City Council, the Triple S Planning Commission and other observers met with representatives of CWC Latitudes, LLC to discuss the possibility of implementing what is called “tax increment financing.”

  • News briefs: April 25, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment in March

    falls to 6.9%, fourth-lowest in state

    Shelby County’s unemployment plummeted below 7 percent for the first time in a long time.

    The latest unemployment figures released by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet shows Shelby with 6.9 percent unemployment in March, the fourth-best rating in the state.

  • Church news: April 27, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church and St. John United Methodist Church will celebrate Women of the Church on Sunday. Allen Chapel service will be at 9:30 a.m., with guest speaker Natasha Burley White of Bethel A.M.E. Church. St. John’s service will be at 11:40a.m, with speaker Sis Zenda Jones of St. John’s. All the community is invited to join. Pew service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, with the purpose of filling the pews. The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

  • Cornerstone Read-a-Thon

    Cornerstone Christian Academy students participate in a Read-A-Thon fundraising event at which students collect sponsors for the number of pages they read during the event. To kick off the event, each class participated in a door decorating contest around the 2012 Read-A-Thon event theme “iREAD – The world in the palm of your hand.”

  • Collins, SCHS students earn orchestra ratings

    Students in the orchestras at Collins and Shelby County high schools were judged during the recent Kentucky Music Educators Association competition.

    Collins’ orchestra received an overall proficient rating and distinguished for sight-reading at KMEA.

    CHS’s eighth-grade orchestra students were MacKenzie Boone, Connor Goodwin, Abigail Griggs, Kayla Henderson, Aubrey Howell, Shelby Hurt, Miranda Nowlin, Grace Powell, Brianna Suggs, Lucia Velasquez, Ruth White and Lee Johnson.

  • Kitchen training