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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Shelby County’s first responders

    There has been an abundance of appropriate attention focused this past week on the first responders who faced peril and sometimes gave their lives during the tragic attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    At ceremonies in New York, Washington and in a field in Pennsylvania the heroes of that awful day of attacks on America have earned the often prayerful and always prideful praise of society for all they contributed, for the lives they saved and for the ultimate sacrifice that so many made.

  • Shelby County's 9-11 ceremony: ‘We won’t forget’

    Memories of the horror, shock and fear of 10 years ago mingled with feelings of pride and love of country as bittersweet tears of healing shone in many eyes Sunday at Shelby Christian Church.

    The church was the site of a memorial service in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    More than 200 people showed up for the event, which included guest speakers, patriotic music and a helicopter flyer-over by Air Methods Ky. 5.

  • Open Door of Hope's fundraiser-in-a-box is Friday

    The Open Door of Hope’s fundraiser set for Friday is different in that it’s sort of like a big pajama part.

    Only the beds won’t be as comfortable.

    Everyone who attends will sleep in a cardboard box in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library for the evening.

    Sound like fun?

    Lots of people think so, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of the men’s shelter, which is located at 211 8th St..

  • California woman has her eye on a one-eyed dog

    He only has one eye and goes by the name of “Chicken,” and not only has he stolen the hearts of all those at an animal rescue facility in Shelby County but also that of a woman 3,000 miles away.

    “He’s just the most amazing little guy you ever saw, and this woman is driving all the way out here from California to pick him up,” said Ashley Shelburne, founder of Tyson’s Chance, an animal rescue organization.

  • Shelbyville police think murder supect may have returned

    Police believe a man charged with murdering  a teenager in 2009 and then fleeing the country may have returned to Shelby County.

    A reward is being offered for information regarding Salomon Caballero Gomez, who was indicted in absentia for shooting down Joel Mena, 17, in the middle of College Street on Feb. 18, 2009.

    Police also released for the first time a photograph of Gomez, who never had been arrested or even questioned in the case.

  • Chief: Fire’s may have started with child, lighter

     

    Photo by Larry Myers

    This fire at a barn on Taylorsville Road owned by Michael Lentini, which consumed hay and tobacco crops, may have been caused by a child.

     

     


     

    A fire that destroyed a barn on Taylorsville Road on Saturday could be the result of a child playing with a lighter, fire officials say.

  • Tipster asked to contact Crime Stopper

    Police are asking the individual who left a tip on the Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers tip line about a murder case in Florence to call back because they need more information.
    The tip concerned the murders of Bill and Peggy Stephenson, both 74, who were found dead in their home Memorial Day weekend.

    Police say the caller’s identity is not an issue, but they only need to see if the caller could provide additional information.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Sept. 14, 2011

    DUI

    Michael A. Rudhart, 22, of 7390 Bald Knob Road in Frankfort was arrested Aug. 28 at Mount Eden Road and Old Seven Mile Pike and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving, possession of marijuana, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Doris Sutherland Ruble: 1931-2011

    “I have known her all my life, and everyone loved her. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in this town who does not feel that way.”

    John Shannon’s sentiments about Doris Jean Sutherland Ruble, who passed away Saturday at the age of 80, are shared by many in Shelbyville, who consider Ruble’s kind, loving nature to be her legacy to her family and her community.

    Ruble, a retired LPN, worked at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville for 57 years, stretching back to the days when the facility was known as King’s Daughter’s hospital.

  • WICHE: Grubs aren't always the problem in brown lawns

    Whenever brown patches or dead spots appear in the lawn, we are quick to suspect a grub infestation. This is not always the case though. In fact, contemporary lawn care routines may be more to blame then you realize.

    Some lawn-care habits encourage disease and/or make your lawn more desirable to Japanese beetles and masked chafer beetles, both of which deposit the eggs that grow into grubs.