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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 13, 2012

    Forgery

    Jonathon L. Hawk, 34, of 4185 Lee Ave. in Louisville was arrested Jan. 10 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Jenny Brumley, 27, of 3288 Woodlawn Road was arrested Jan. 10 at 303 Main St. and charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

     

    Theft

    Christopher Lee Norton, 31, of 919 Bland Ave. No. 1 was arrested Dec. 29 at 1605 Midland Trail  (Rite Aid) and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) under $500.

     

  • News Briefs: Jan. 13, 2012

    Triple S meeting adds

    2 new commissioners

     

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will have its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday a 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, when it will welcome two new members – George Best as appointed by Shelbyville City Council and John Wills as appointed by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    They replace Ed Rudolph and Gil Tucker, respectively.

    The commission will elect a new chair and vice chair and take up two items of new business.

  • Saver Group purchases Shelbyville’s Save-a-lot

    The Save-a-lot grocery store in Shelbyville has a new owner that is promising a new shopping experience.

    The store, a longtime tenant in Village Plaza on Midland Trail, as of Monday is owned by the Saver Group of Campbellsville, making it the 46th Sav-a-lot that company owns.