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Today's News

  • Shelbyville sued for injury, employment

    Two lawsuits have been filed against the City of Shelbyville, one involving an injury and the other by a police officer who says he has been treated unfairly by the department.

    Richard Babiarz, a former police sergeant who is now a patrolman, filed suit Oct. 10 against the city, Mayor Tom Hardesty and the Shelbyville Police Department.

  • Democratic Bus Tour comes to Shelby Thursday

    Instead of stumping to a crowd of people strolling through Veterans’ Park on a lazy autumn afternoon, a bus full of Democratic candidates seeking statewide office ended up making their platform in the basement of the Shelby County Courthouse, out of the rain and gusting wind.

    A small crowd of about 25 people crowded into the hallway outside the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon, and most of them were candidates and courthouse employees. Maybe half of them were from the public, including Democratic magistrates Tony Carriss and Hubie Pollett.

  • Shelby fixture Kelly retires today

    Connie Kelly, longtime downtown business owner, smiled as she talked about today being her last day at her antique shop.

    “We have been here 22 years to the day; I will walk out the same day I walked in,” she said.

    Kelly, owner of Antiques for You, is retiring after more than two decades of operating her shop at 528 Main Street.

    Kelly sold her shop to one of her antique dealers, Lisa Peck, who will take over on Saturday. She said that Peck doesn’t plan to change things much and will keep the same antique dealers that she had.

  • News briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Georgetown pursuing

    veterans museum

  • Police seeking homeless woman with mental issues

    Police are looking for a woman who has been making threatening phone calls to various police agencies throughout the state.

    Kentucky State Police say they believe that the woman, Beverly Jean Feathers, 52, who they think is living in her car, could be in this area, or possibly in the Jefferson, Fayette or Rowan County areas. 

  • Tire Amnesty days are Friday and Saturday

    Shelby County residents have two more days to dispose of used tires through this year’s Tire Amnesty Days program.

    Unwanted tires may be dropped off at the Shelby County Road Department at 406 Kentucky St. today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

    The service began on Thursday, and is offered by the Division of Waste Management in the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, with assistance from county government and the Transportation Cabinet.

  • State Auditor: Political veteran Edelen, newcomer Kemper vie

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

     

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he has had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Church news: Oct. 21, 2011

    Allen Chapel

    The fall revival is 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Tuesday. The theme is Tick Tock-Tick Tock Clock. The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

     

    Annunciation

    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, please call the Parish Office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

     

  • Simpsonville Police handling fewer calls, more cases

    Simpsonville Police Chip Minnis gave the Simpsonville City Commission a present at its meeting on Wednesday.

    Minnis, chief since the summer, provided commissioners with a 17-page report on crime in the city in 2010.

    “I didn’t realize you hadn’t received the report,” said Minnis, who took over for veteran chief Scott Chappell. “You’ll have the report for 2011 in January.”

  • Arts Briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Civil War ghost stories

    Thursday at library

    Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories.

    They will share their scary tales at 6-7 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street.

    First-person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room.