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Today's News

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Shelby’s ‘worst’ facilities good on state’s standards

    The Kentucky Department of Education this week released its first school facility assessment scores, and the Shelby County schools included in the survey held up well.

    The report, required by 2010's Senate Bill 132, focused on the condition and educational suitability of 484 schools in the state that were ranked lowest in the state’s last such study.

    Five schools from Shelby County fall within that range, and none was ranked in the bottom 100.

  • SOUDER: How about some ‘whirled peas’ at Christmas?

    Is it just me, or does it seem like at this time of year that city streetlights – and even stoplights – flash a bright red and green, and in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas?

    Another song (and popular consensus) says that Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year.” And what’s not to like?

  • Business Briefcase: Dec. 2, 2011

    Group studying economic growth

    will stop in Shelby this week

    Members of the Louisville/Lexington Economic Alliance will be visiting Shelby County Tuesday through Friday to conduct research to support the Bluegrass Economic Advanced Movement.

    This is an initiative launched by the mayors of Louisville and Lexington to promote the development of advanced manufacturing in a 22-county corridor between Louisville and Lexington, which of course includes Shelby and surrounding counties.

  • Beating victim was stabbed by screw driver

    While friends of Denisse Escareno pray for a holiday miracle to awaken her from a 4-week coma, new details emerged Thursday about the violent beating she endured before being left beside Mount Eden Road on Nov. 5.

    Escareno, 24, has been kept alive by machines at the University of Louisville Medical Center since she was found brutally beaten, about 2 miles south of Interstate 64.

  • New business: Renal Specialists of Kentucky PSC

    Address: 77 Mack Walters Road, Suite 300, Shelbyville

     

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Dec. 02, 2011

    DUI

    Mateo Miguel Martinez, 22, of 712 Shelburne Drive in Louisville was arrested Nov. 6 on I-64 west at mile marker 29 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs of alcohol, first offense, no operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance.

     

    Drugs

  • Thomas Keith Peterson: 1952-2011

    Tom Peterson was considered in the journalism community not only a veteran reporter but also a person whom many colleagues considered a mentor. He died Nov. 11 at the age of 59.

    “Tom was a tenacious reporter who was really dedicated to the pursuit of truth,” said Jack Brammer, a Shelbyville resident and reporter with  The Herald-Leader in Lexington who worked with Peterson in the 1970s at The Sentinel-News.

    “Tom really did a lot for the paper; he put a lot more emphasis on hard news and investigative reporting.

  • News briefs: Dec. 2, 2011

    3rd Street to be closed
    again all day Monday

    Shelbyville’s 3rd Street and Old Mount Eden Road will be closed again all day Monday to allow Norfolk Southern Railroad’s contractor to replace the existing railroad bridge that is located near the intersection of 3rd and Bradshaw/Goodman avenues.
    The closing will take approximately 12 to 16 hours, according to an announcement from Shelbyville Public Works.

  • A Killer Goes Free: Stories from families affected by shock probation

    Cindi’s story

    “It’s the worst thing a parent can ever go through, just knowing how she suffered. There’s just no way it will ever make sense to me at all.”

    Cindi McIntosh of Shelbyville, whose daughter, Beth McIntosh-Shreve, 37, a nurse at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, was brutally murdered in 2007, leaving behind three children.

     

    Carolyn’s story

  • Ag Report: Dec. 2, 2011

    Beekeeping group offers

    essay contest for 4-H

    The topic for the 2012 beekeeping essay, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees Inc., is “The results of honey bee pollination in my community.” Active 4-H members can compete to win three awards, at amounts of $750, $500 or $250. Entrants are encouraged to consider the scope of plants, food crops, trees, habitats and animals that are positively affected by honeybee pollination.