Today's News

  • Gallery anniversary celebration is success

    A successful and joyous anniversary party last Saturday reminded a local artist how much people care for the arts in Shelbyville.

    Shelby Artists on Main co-founder Linda Powell said the “anniversary was a smash.”

    “The people in attendance seemed very pleased,” she said. Past supporters of the gallery who came were surprised by the obvious improvements.”

    About 75 people stopped by to celebrate the now nonprofit gallery’s anniversary, but Powell said there isn’t a tally yet on how many raffle tickets were sold.

  • Operation Care expands its reach

    After relocating to a new building several times the size of its former home, Operation Care will have a fundraiser this week to cover the costs of that move and continue serving the Shelby County community.

    Judy Roberts, executive director of Operation Care, said the new location on Main Street in Shelbyville allows her organization to expand all of its programs.

  • Shelby schools' year-end test results: Good progress

    Shelby County students – particularly elementary students – have shown some positive progress in areas of reading and math during the past school year.

    That was the news delivered Thursday to the Shelby County School Board from the third and final MAP assessment tests of the year.

  • Neihof’s report: Good finish

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof wrapped up the 2010-2011 school year on a positive note during last Thursday’s school board meeting.

    He spoke about teachers’ plans for the summer school curriculum, and that they planned to focus heavily on reading and literacy.

    He also reminded everyone that a traffic light was expected to be installed at the entrance to Collins High School at Discovery Boulevard soon, though he did not have an exact date.

  • Community workshop offers tips to keep you safe

    Istvan Kovacs loves nosey neighbors.

    At his Neighborhood Watch Presentation at the Shelby Prevention workshop Monday night, Kovacs, community resource officer for the Shelbyville Police Department, urged the small crowd of about 20 people to get to know their neighbors.

    “It’s all about neighbors looking out for neighbors,” he said. “Help them move in, and if you ever need to move, they’ll probably be glad to return the favor to get you out faster; I know mine will.”

    The audience laughed.

  • Dismissal of rape case only temporary

    The case against a man who is in jail on rape and sex abuse charges against children has hit a slight snag, prosecutors say.

    Charges of first-degree rape, three charges of first-degree sodomy and three charges of first-degree sexual abuse against Henry Telles, 25, of Shelbyville, have been dismissed without prejudice.

    But that doesn’t mean he’s off the hook, Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said.

    Donnell had to drop the charges against Telles so that he could be re-indicted.

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  • Info need to help identify theft suspect

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying someone connected with a recent theft in the county.
    Detectives have submitted two photos, one they are describing as “a person of interest,” and the other photo is of the suspect’s vehicle.

    The theft occurred in the early morning hours of June 8 at the Tower Heights Subdivision, east of Shelbyville, and involved a theft from a vehicle.

    A credit card was stolen and was used that same morning, mostly in the Frankfort area.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info in theft from home

    Information is being sought about a burglary at a residence last week in which several items were stolen.

    On June 10, between noon and 2 p.m., someone broke into a home on the 1000 block of Summerfield Drive by forcing open the front door, police say.

    The intruder stole camera equipment, jewelry, a laptop computer, a musical instrument, a coin collection and a handgun.

    The thief also took the homeowner’s military medals, awarded for service in Iraq, including a Bronze Star.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 15


    James W. Devore III, 18, of 5136 Bell Ave. in Shelbyville was arrested May 19 on Boone Station Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, no license in possession and careless driving.

  • Drug court graduate

    On May 19, Sharon Farris (third from left) graduated from Shelby County Drug Court. She is shown here with C.L. Jordan, recovery coordinator (left), Elizabeth M. Nichols, program supervisor (second from left), Judge Charles R. Hickman, drug court judge (second from right) and Tonya Leathers, case specialist (right).