Today's News

  • Silver Ring Thing returns to Shelby Christian Church

    For the second year in a row, Shelby Christian Church will host the Silver Ring Thing, a high-tech, two-and-a-half-hour stage performance that uses music, comedy, special effects, video and personal testimonies to promote sexual abstinence until marriage.

    The event, which is 7 to 9 p.m. today, is targeted toward young people, and the organization, The Silver Ring Thing, is a youth ministry founded in 1995 by Denny and Amy Pattyn in Yuma, Ariz., in response to escalating numbers of teen pregnancies in that area.

  • MY WORD: Sen. Paul has it right on education

    Ms. Zion’s letter (“Sen. Paul’s view on education,” letters, March 16) about Sen. Paul’s view of the Department of Education illustrates what has gone wrong with government in this country.
    Most people recognize that government has grown too large, over reached its constitutional authority and spent too much money. Yet a segment of our population still seems to believe that government is the answer to any and all problems.
    Those people criticize anyone who take a stand to change the current state of government.

  • Major mayoral memories

    When four former mayors of Shelbyville get together to talk about their heydays, there's bound to be some reminiscing, some joking and even some well-deserved boasting.

    There was all of that and more when Marshall Long, Neil Hackworth, Donald Cubert Sr. and David Eaton – men who bridged two decades at the helm of Shelby County’s  seat – gathered Thursday night as the “featured speakers” for a meeting of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Man arrested for robbery for taking girlfriend’s cellphone

    A Shelbyville man was arrested Monday night and charged with second-degree robbery for stealing his girlfriend’s cell phone, police say.

    According to a Shelbyville Police Report, Corey Arnez Reed, 36, of 110 Monica Drive in Shelbyville, grabbed his girlfriend, who is also the mother of his children, in a headlock. He then struck her with his fist as he wrestled the phone away from her, the report said.

    What’s more, it happened in broad daylight in a public place, the corner of Martin Luther King and College streets at 11 a.m.

  • Shelby’s population continues to go boom

    As the 2010 U.S. Census numbers slowly start to trickle in, the first round of population statistics surprised no one in Shelby County: We’re growing, and we’re growing fast.

    What the numbers did prove is that Simpsonville, Shelbyville and Shelby County are growing with purpose, and each entity has been able to take that growth in stride.

    Simpsonville and Shelbyville both ranked as two of the fastest growing cities in the state.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 23, 2011


    Irvin Amador, 30 of 62 Autumn Ridge Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 19 on Eminence Pike and charged with speeding, no operator’s license, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and no registration plates.

    Sheila R. Belluscio, 59, of 829 Clarks Lane in Louisville was arrested Feb. 19 on I-64 and charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to maintain required insurance, first offense and operating on a revoked or suspended operator’s license.


    Alcohol Intoxication

  • News briefs: March 23, 2011

    Bark Park dedication set for Saturday
    The official dedication of Michael Kay’s Bark Park, a new dog park at Red Orchard Park, will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
    Terry and Patricia Kay made a donation in the name of their son, Michael, that helped the park become a reality.  “We appreciate what they have done very much,” Shelby Parks Director Clay Cottongim said at the time of the announcement.
    Michael Kay died in 2004 of cancer.

  • EARLIER: Gary Bancroft snarls at dead woman's family

    LAWRENCEBURG – The man charged with slicing his girlfriend’s throat and stuffing her body into a trash bag snarled at her family members when he entered Anderson Circuit Court on Tuesday morning.

    He snarled at them again when he left the courtroom, causing two female family members in attendance to burst into tears, and several of the dead woman’s male family members to snarl right back.

  • MENUS: March 21=25, 2011


    Hot dog, yogurt and crackers or Bosco stick w/sauce, ketchup, mustard, tater tot, green beans, fresh cut orange smile or pineapple tidbits
    B = Three cheese breakfast round, cereal or corn muffin, fruit or juice, milk
    Sloppy Joes on bun, entree salad or chicken nuggets, vegetable soup, pickle spears, crackers, corn muffin, baked Lays, assorted condiments, choice of assorted fruit, milk

  • News briefs: March 18, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment rate
    ranked 8th in state for January

    Shelby County recorded one of the 10 lowest jobless rates in Kentucky during January 2011, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Shelby’s rate was 9.7 percent, ranking it eighth in the latest figures and was better than January 2010 (10.2 percent) though up from December  (8.5).