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Today's News

  • 2 Collins students arrested in Facebook-hacking incident

    An incident involving three Collins High School students and Facebook left school and county officials worried about possible problems during the school day on Wednesday.

    Two students had learned another students' login and password for a Facebook account and posted a racial slur as her status update.

    After several threatening comments were posted on the site, school officials and the Shelby County Sheriff's office were alerted to the situation and that the girl did not post the comment.

  • Young’s new event highlights MLK Day

    The Whitney M. Young Job Crops Center is hoping to start an annual event with its first Martin Luther King Jr. Educational and Basketball Tournament this weekend.

    "This is the first time, but, if it turns out well, we're hoping it can be an annual event," said Felicia Lee, the business and community liaison for the center.

    The participants are from three other Job Corps centers, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Conn., and Cassadega, N.Y.

    But the event is much more than a 4-team basketball tournament.

  • Don’t chance your blow

    You have a snow shovel. We all do.

    And it's time to break them out. A winter weather advisory is here, our first of the season, so it's time to dig through the garage, wipe off those cobwebs and get ready for that back-breaking fun.

    If you happen be one of the few without a shovel, you can find them stacked in all the hardware stores, right next to the deicer and the salt.

  • Shelby woman up for top equestrian

    Jannie Giles’ career in the horse industry has featured success with a variety of breeds and disciplines, and that diversity has helped earn her a nomination as “Equestrian of the Year” for 2011 by the United States Equestrian Federation.

    Giles, who operates Black Horse Manor in Pleasureville, is one of eight nominees for the USEF honor, which will be announced Saturday during the annual Pegasus Awards event at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.

  • King named county employee of the year

    Jenny L. King, administrative assistant to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, has been named Shelby County Employee of the Year for 2011.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs presented a plaque to King in recognition of the honor at the county’s Christmas dinner in December.

    King became a county employee in 2005, when she was hired as secretary for the county building inspector.

    After only three months, she moved up to her current position in Rothenburger’s office.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.

  • EARLIER: Redistricting plan leaves Shelby whole

    The redistricting plan that was passed by the state House of Representatives on Thursday leaves Shelby County as its own district – but adds to it on the north.

    House Bill 1, powered by the majority Democrats, passed by a vote of 63-34 at about 4:30 p.m, calling for a split of 28 counties and requiring face-off elections among 11 seated representatives.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said the plan was passed out of committee on Wednesday and that it calls for him to lose his Spencer County voters and gain a portion of Oldham County.

  • Shelby County's Borders family cheering on Miss Kentucky

    If you tune in the Miss America pageant Saturday night and think you see some familiar faces when the camera pans the audience, don’t bother rubbing your eyes.

    In the crowd of thousands in Las Vegas will be hundreds of Miss Kentucky’s closest friends – and more than 40 of that group will be from Shelby County.

    That’s because Ann-Blair Thornton, 21, a student at Western Kentucky, is wearing the banner of the bluegrass this week, and she’s the granddaughter of Bill and Ann Borders, longtime residents of Shelbyville.

  • Crime Stoppers ask for help to ID suspect

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect who is believed to have committed credit card fraud on Dec. 22, 2011, at the Shelbyville Walmart.

    The sheriff’s office has supplied two photos provided from Walmart’s security surveillance system, one of the suspect and one of the vehicle involved.

    Anyone with information as to the identity of the person in the photograph, or about the vehicle, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers, which pays rewards up to $1,000.