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Today's News

  • What we think: The Christmas story is our forever lesson

    In our annual pause to celebrate love and giving, we believe it is important that everyone remember the story that changed mankind.

    Luke 2

    1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.

    2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria.

    3 All went to their own towns to be registered.

  • MY WORD: In defense of Officer Willoughby

    A letter writer supported Shelbyville Police Officer Suzanna Marcum (“About the shooting,” Letters to the editor, Nov. 30). I wish I would have written in earlier to show my support for Officer Frank Willoughby in the incident involving the shooting of teenager Trey F. Williams.

  • MY WORD: Moving Lifebridge is a bittersweet farewell

    On behalf of Lifebridge for Animals, I would like to offer you a bittersweet “farewell.”

    The goal of Lifebridge for Animals has been unique in that we always have been focused on the future. We have worked diligently to move toward a day when there will be no need for animal shelters.

    Through curriculum-based humane education and spay/neuter assistance, that day can come. Sheltering is important, but it is not a solution to the problem of pet overpopulation, cruelty and neglect.

  • 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.