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Today's News

  • What we think: Celebration of Lights is too early

    We love the holiday season and all that it represents. We are glad so many in our county embrace that season and present many wonderful opportunities to celebrate. But we have a suggestion:

    The Celebration of Lights is celebrated too early.

    This community festival, the county’s largest, is a wonderful event to bring the public to downtown Shelbyville, to erect the city’s Christmas tree and to light up the season.

    But we think its scheduling nearly two weeks before Thanksgiving is out of perspective.

  • Roads are deerly dangerous for drivers

    It’s that time of year again that deer and deer hunters alike dream about – the mating season.

    And deer biologists are reporting that Shelby County remains one of the 36 counties with the highest concentrations of deer – with 30 or more per square mile.

    That may sound like deer heaven for the hunters, but it could spell disaster for motorists.

  • Bystander wakes residents during fire

    Thanks to the quick thinking of a bystander, no one was injured Monday in a fire at the house on the corner of College and 9th streets in Shelbyville.

    Stefano Elzy, 25, said he saw smoke and flames coming from a duplex owned by John O’Dell at 98 9th St. and went to see if someone was inside.

    “I was afraid people were in there,” he said.

    Assistant Shelbyville Fire Chief Chris Spaulding commended Elzy on his actions.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates to consider no smoking ordinance

    Shelby County magistrates will consider in December a first reading on an ordinance that formally would prohibit smoking in county buildings.
     

    The ordinance, which is likely to be placed on the agenda for the Shelby County Fiscal Court’s meeting on for Dec. 6, was proposed by District 2 Magistrate Michael Riggs at Tuesday morning’s meeting.

    Currently, smoking is prohibited in public buildings, such as the courthouse, but that is not in response to an ordinance, County Attorney Hart Megibben said.

  • MY WORD: These words have power

    ne of my favorite movie quotes comes at the end of Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It– based on the book by Norman Maclean – “The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.”

  • Shelby man arrested for sex abuse of children

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused his two stepdaughters, police say.
    Robin R. Spencer, 36, of 808 Ash Ave., was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    A report by Shelbyville Police states that the girls, now in their late teens, accused Spencer of abusing them in 2002 and that the abuse first took place in Iowa, where the family formerly lived.

    Both charges specify that the victims were less than 12 years of age when the alleged abuse began.

  • Shelby man arrested for sex abuse of children

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused his two stepdaughters, police say.
    Robin R. Spencer, 36, of 808 Ash Ave., was arrested Nov. 10 and charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

    A report by Shelbyville Police states that the girls, now in their late teens, accused Spencer of abusing them in 2002 and that the abuse first took place in Iowa, where the family formerly lived.

    Both charges specify that the victims were less than 12 years of age when the alleged abuse began.

  • MY WORD: The gift of shopping in Shelby County

    From A to Z, or perhaps Antiques to Zebrafish, you can find gifts in Shelby County for nearly everyone on your holiday shopping list. A wide variety of items that are sure to please and surprise a friend or relative are yours for the looking.

    And the looking is just part of the fun of shopping Shelby County businesses.

    Unique gifts can be found in businesses housed in intimate historical downtown buildings as well as large modern businesses that have sprung up throughout the county.

  • Woman appeals case heard in Shelby County

    A woman sentenced to 70 years in prison for murder believes she should have a parole hearing sooner than 20 years.

    So Barbara Gordon took her suit against the Kentucky Parole Board to the state Court of Appeals in Frankfort on Monday, where a 3-judge panel heard arguments about why Gordon, a native of Kenton County incarcerated in the women’s reformatory in Pewee Valley, had been wronged.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Nov. 16, 2011

    DUI

    Martin Dominguez-Martinez, 26, of 8690 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville was arrested Oct. 11 on Shelbyville Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, reckless driving, no operator's license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.