Today's News

  • 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).

  • A road more traveled can take us back to days of dads

    On a sunny Friday afternoon, the damnations of work behind you and the blessings of a weekend settling large on your horizon, you find yourself winding down a road that is as familiar as the scars in your own skin, one whose hills, dales and dusty side trails you can see perfectly with your eyes shut and nothing but motion to plot its passage.
    Each fencepost is a milestone of your journey, a dot on your mind’s map so large and bold that you can name generations of people – their nicknames, their offspring, their ancestors – who lived behind them.

  • What we think: Shelby County Fair Board has been more than fair

    It’s really a positive in a community when decision-makers listen to public input and respond appropriately.
    That’s why it was refreshing to hear last week about the aggressive changes that the Shelby County A&M board had adopted for the upcoming Shelby County Fair.
    Last year the fair had come under significant criticism because of its high prices for admission and ride bracelets and for its restrictive gate practices.
    Those complaints were well-founded and – much  more importantly – well-received.

  • We congratulate: Shelby County's timely new jail deal

    The swift and positive reaction by Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits and the county’s magistrates to an opportunity for new business will provide an important infusion of cash into a county budget that is becoming difficult to balance.
    Waits was quick to respond earlier this spring to a brief openinig to secure a $600,000 contract with Anderson County to house its inmates.

  • MY WORD: Monumental fun can make a big difference

    In communities across the nation, cemeteries are dying.
    That’s what happens when the living fail to honor, preserve and restore their local cemeteries. It’s also the result when cemetery boards fail to keep the cemetery alive and vital by investing in surrounding property for the future and providing opportunities for the living to honor and preserve the resting place of the dead.
    Grove Hill Cemetery in the center of Shelby County is alive and well.