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Today's News

  • He wants to celebrate No. 21 on the water

    With a little help, Debbie and Joe Brewer are hoping to make their son's 21st birthday his best ever.

    The Brewers, who live in Columbus, Ohio, but are Shelby County natives, are bringing their middle son, Jacob, here to water ski at her parents’ home on Guist Creek Lake.

    "We all grew up on the water, and all of us started skiing at an early age," Debbie Brewer said. "My brother, John [Crush], when all the kids turned one, would put them on his lap and take them skiing, whether they liked it or not."

  • Ag Report: Aug. 12, 2011

    4-H displays at state fair

    will have lots of competition

    At the Kentucky State Fair 4-H members from across the state showcase their talents in speeches, demonstrations and judging competitions in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Visitors can view more than 5,000 projects on display that encompass a variety of skills and hobbies including textiles, horticulture and arts and crafts.

  • New business: Red Chocolate Maggie's

    Address: 222 7th St., Shelbyville

  • How school supplies are supplied in Shelby County

    School may start on Wednesday, but for parents, students and some local businesses, the year already is well under way, with shoppers starting early to stock up on the supply lists teachers now provide long before the first bell rings.

    Two big sources of school supplies in Shelby County are Walmart and Kroger, and managers at both stores say shoppers have been getting an early start this year.

  • Census 2010: Magistrates OK redistricting plan

    When some Shelby County magistrates expressed dissatisfaction last week with how their new district boundaries might look after the ongoing redistricting process was complete, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said they were going to “roll up their shirt sleeves” and work out those problems.
    And that’s just what they did Tuesday night at the Stratton Center in a workshop that delivered a new district map that met everyone’s satisfaction.

    “I’m really happy with it,” District 3 Magistrate Allen Ruble said.

  • 1 twin in fatal accident comes home

    Two members of a Shelby County family remain hospitalized in Florida, recovering from a devastating crash that killed Carolyn Phillips and her 13-year-old son, Devin Miller.

    Victor Phillips, 27, and Jordan Miller, 10, are under care at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, but Jordan’s twin brother, Seth, got to come home to Shelbyville on Thursday, said Uley Washburn, Victor Phillips’ stepfather.

  • SOUDER: Are you ready for some football?

    A couple of weeks ago you could have learned a lot about a person by asking them a simple question: “I was watching the news today and was wondering, do you think they’ll reach a deal?”

    Now some people who follow the political scene would’ve likely assumed you were talking about the debt-ceiling debate going on in Congress at the time, and answered accordingly.

  • Man once deported now heads to prison

    A man living illegally in Shelby County has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for returning to the United States after being deported.
    Federal charges were handed down against Jacinto Lopez-Medina, 31, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he was sentenced Aug. 10 in federal court in Frankfort.

  • Shelby County man charged with incest, multiple rapes

    A Shelbyville man has been indicted on a dozen charges of incest, first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    The indictment says the incest charges against Carlos Juan Sapon, 23, of Shepard Way span from May 16, 2008 through July 2010.

    The document says the victim’s relationship to Sapon was that of either a brother or sister, an ancestor or descendent.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on bullets that struck house

    Simpsonville Police Chief Chip Minnis is working with Crime Stoppers to solve the mystery of who shot through a house in the Todds Station subdivision on Sunday.

    The incident happened at about 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when someone apparently fired three rounds from a .22 caliber rifle, striking a house at 122 Lincoln Station Dr.

    No one was hit inside the house, and Minnis said the family did not realize that shots had been fired until later that evening, when they found bullet holes.