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Today's News

  • Shelby's holiday charities still feeling spirit

    Even in the midst of tough economic times, the giving spirit of Shelby Countians shines this holiday season through its support of local charities.

    So says leaders of several charitable efforts, including Bonnie Roberts, volunteer chairwoman of the local Salvation Army service unit.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court No more smoking in county buildings

    It’s now official – Shelby County has a no-smoking ban for all county buildings.

    Magistrates voted, 6-2, to pass the no-smoking ordinance at Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The ordinance, which passed its first reading on Dec. 6, specifies that not only is smoking prohibited in county-owned buildings, but also at entrances to buildings, as well as sidewalks leading to the building. Anyone who violates the ordinance may be fined $100.

  • Shelby County Judicial Center opening: A wedding, then pure bliss

    Just the sight of the new judicial center gives Jason and Stevie Ballard a warm, romantic feeling.

    Just as the state-of-the-art facility represents a new era in Shelby County’s history, the structure also provided the perfect backdrop for the Ballards’ new beginning.

    They were the first couple to be married there.

    Stevie Ballard said she wanted to be the first to be married there so badly, she made sure no other couple would beat her and Jason to the altar, or rather, the podium.

  • William Kiser declared competent to stand trial

    A former Shelbyville business owner charged with stealing money from his own employee’s retirement fund has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Jesse Andrew Loving; Felon Loving is on the lam

    A Shelbyville man whose rap (record of arrest) sheet has includedthe attempted murder of a deputy and armed robbery is on the lam.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 21, of 7609 Hempridge Road was to be sentenced Monday on charges in connection with the robbery last year of Papa John’s Pizza in Shelbyville.

    “He was supposed to be sentenced today, but he has escaped,” Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Dec. 21, 2011

    Drugs

    Charles E. Hoelsman, 28, of 57 Indian Springs Trace was arrested Dec. 6 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with possession of marijuana, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), probation violation and public intoxication.

     

    DUI

  • Tractor trailer accident shuts down I-64

    No one was injured when this tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 64 eastbound near Waddy early Tuesday morning, although one pig was killed. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jeremy Younger said the semi, driven by Jeff Frazier, was transporting a load of pigs from Illinois to Tennessee when Frazier fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road and overturned just east of the Waddy-Peytona exit. The interstate was shut down from 3 to 9 a.m., and traffic was detoured to U.S. 60 through Peytona.

  • Celebrating Finchville style

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    Shelby County Magistrate Mike Whitehouse, whose district includes Finchville, holds his granddaughter, who was really taken with the Christmas program.

     

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    The Grinch was very popular with the children because of his innovative dance moves.

     

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  • News briefs: Dec. 21, 2011

    Road crews are ready

    as winter rolls in
    Though no severe weather is in the forecast, with today being the first official day of winter, city, county and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance crews say they are prepared to combat snow-covered and icy roads whenever they occur.

  • Datebook: December 23, 2011

    This week
    Shelby Development
    Shelby Development Corporation’s board of directors will meet 8 a.m. Friday at the Cardwell House.
    Shelby author’s book signing
    Tracy Gayle, a Shelby County teacher and author of the new book Tilt-A-Whirl, will have a reading and book signing at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.