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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Suspect in Simpsonville bank robbery strikes again

    Less than a week after a robber held up Commonwealth Bank & Trust in Simpsonville on Thursday, police say they believe the same robber has struck at a bank in St. Matthews.

    The American Founders Bank in St. Matthews was robbed Tuesday when a suspect who appears to be the same man caught on surveillance cameras in Simpsonville walked up and handed a note to a teller, Shelby County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Rice said.

  • Line dancing

    These students at Shelby County High School didn’t even wait for the teacher to come in the gym before starting their arts and humanities lesson for the morning. With music blaring in the gym, the students performed a line dance as part of the curriculum.

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound near Franklin line to be closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office announces the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between Mile Points 45 and 46 between 6 p.m. and midnight tonight.

  • WICHE: Naturalize the landscape with colorful sumacs

    You probably have noticed them in early fall along roadsides in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The red, orange and purple color of the sumacs usually begins to show up earlier than others and it usually hangs around a little longer, too.

    You would be hard-pressed to come up with a plant genus that is better for fall color than the sumacs. Whether you’re a flameleaf, staghorn or smooth sumac, fall color is your middle name.

  • Shelby County school budget gets next review

    The Shelby County Board of Education will have a special called meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Central Office, 1155 Main Street in Shelbyville.
    The meeting was moved from its regular time last Thursday because several board members were forced to miss the meeting due to other conflicts.
    The schedule for the meeting cannot be amended and will include a staff report on the first month’s attendance, votes on the 2011-12 working budget and the schematic design for the new Southside Elementary School.

  • Rural King gets special zoning meeting to meet its time frame

    The Triple S Planning Commission will take up the request for the new Rural King store’s outdoor storage at a special called meeting Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Stratton Center.
    The company is looking to add outdoor storage on the lot, fronting Boone Station Road.
    According to zoning regulations, outdoor storage is not allowed without adequate screening, as determined by regulations and the commission.

  • Court report: Sept. 28, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Bonita L. Alba, criminal littering – guilty – $394 fine and costs.

    Donna S. Baker, theft by deception – guilty – $183 costs.

    Christopher P. Becerril, possession of marijuana – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 1 year, $244 fine and costs and $100 to SCDIF.

    Curtis Benge, possession of marijuana – guilty – $244 fine and costs and $100 to SCDIF.

  • Simpsonville: King and queen crowned

    Lilly Roadcap and Keaton Sanford-Baird were crowned queen and king of the Simpsonville Fall Festival. They are members of the Shelby County 4-H Dairy Club and students at Simpsonville Elementary. Lilly is the daughter of Steve and Lisa Roadcap, and Keaton is the son of Vicky Sanford-Baird and Keith Baird.

  • Engagement: Spaulding-Smith

    Barbara and Victor Ray Fallis of Pleasureville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Dawn Spaulding of New Castle, to Anthony Lee Smith of New Castle. He is the son of Doug and Cindy Smith of Bagdad.

    She is a 2003 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy and is pursuing a career in nursing.

    He is a 2001 graduate from Shelby County High School and a 2010 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture.

  • Engagement: Raeuchle-Madden

    Kenneth Raeuchle of Louisville and Sharon Fowler of Taylorsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karie Raeuchle of Louisville, to Donnie Madden of Shelbyville. He is the son of Darrell and Barbara Waits of Shelbyville.

    She is a graduate of Spencer County High and currently resides in Louisville. He is a graduate Shelby County High and lives in Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2011, at New Hope Church in Shelbyville.

    All friends and family are invited