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Today's News

  • Tip leads to arrests in auto break-ins

    Some Shelbyville residents who lost possessions in a massive car break-in spree last month may now have the chance to get some of their belongings back, police say.

    Shelbyville Police detectives were able to recover some of the items after a Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest of three people in connection with a rash of car break-ins off Smithfield Road. Two more arrests are expected.

    SPD Det. Stacy Bruce said the five males, all from Shelby County, range in age from 17 to 24, with four of them being teenagers.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 15, 2011

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    Chad Daniel Bruner, 31, of 1588 Lena Court in Shelbyville was arrested July 7 at that address and charged with having a prescription controlled substance not in an original container. He was also served with a bench warrant from Indiana on an unstated charge.

     

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    Bobby W. Stevenson, 30, of 320 Webbmont Circle was arrested July 6 on 8th Street and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and failure to maintain required insurance, first offense.

  • 14-year-old All-Stars play in consolation bracket final Monday

    The Shelby County 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars lost their first game in the 2011 East Kentucky State Tournament on Saturday morning, but bounced to win their second and third games.

    Shelby County dropped its first game of the tournament at Southwestern High School in Somerset, losing 5-1 to District 4 champ Southeastern on Saturday. Shelby bounced back, though, to beat host Somerset-Pulaski 12-1 later in the day. Shelby then topped District 5 champ Russell County 5-2 Sunday evening.

  • I-64 work rescheduled for tonight

    Two westbound lanes of Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 23 and 28 will be switched today, July 13, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT.  The work was originally scheduled to take place Tuesday but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.
     
    The lane switching process, which will route vehicles onto newly constructed road surface, will last until Thursday, July 14 at 6:00 a.m.  Once switched, the two outside westbound lanes currently used by motorists will undergo reconstruction as part of a lane widening project.   

  • Roof on feed store damaged in storm

    Tapp's Feed Store on Kentucky Street sustained damaged in last night's storm when the structure's roof was blown nearly off. Part of the roof can be seen lying on the ground in the photo. County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said the storm seemed to be the worst yesterday right in the vicinity of his office, which is located next door to Tapp's Feed.

  • Roof on feed store damaged in storm

    Tapp's Feed Store on Kentucky Street sustained damaged in last night's storm when the structure's roof was blown nearly off. Part of the roof can be seen lying on the ground in the photo. County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said the storm seemed to be the worst yesterday right in the vicinity of his office, which is located next door to Tapp's Feed.

  • WICHE: When is a geranium not a geranium?

    If someone asked me what my favorite perennial was, I could only say that it changes with each passing year. This year the answer is the Hardy Geranium, known around these parts as the Cranesbill.

    My fascination with Hardy Geraniums has grown steadily as I have discovered the countless varieties that exist. In European gardens they are as commonplace as phlox is in American perennial gardens.

  • 66th anniversary: Bruce and Joy Gilman

    Bruce and Joy Gilman have been married for 66 years. The couple was married on July 23, 1945. She is the former Joy Sharpe of Farmersburg, Ind.

    They were members of Centenary Methodist Church for about 41 years. Now they are members of the First Christian Church and have lived in Shelbyville for 43 years. He worked for the both the U.S. and Kentucky departments of transportation and is now retired.

    They are the parents of C. Thomas Gilman of Burlingame, Calif., and Joseph Gilman of Smyrna, Ga., and have three grandchildren, Emily, Natalie and Hannah Gilman.

  • News briefs: July 13, 2011

    Temps reach scalding 95

    but heat should subside

    Shelby County and the rest of Central Kentucky continued to sere on Tuesday.

    Temperatures at midday in Shelby reached 95, with some vehicle thermometers registering as high as 102.

    And the heat index had that temperature feeling like 105, the third consecutive day of dangerously overwhelming heat.

    Lexington's heat index exceeded expectations and hit 112 degrees on Monday.

  • 40th anniversary: R.J. and Diann Haggard

    R.J. and Diann Haggard have been married for 40 years. The couple was married June 19, 1971, at Briar Ridge Christian Church.

    She is the former Theresa Diann Ross of Spencer County and was a hairdresser but now is a homemaker. He is retired from Ford Motor Company.

    They attend Shelby Christian Church and are the parents of Jason and Melinda Haggard and Lorrie  and Rick Pruitt, all of Shelbyville, and Melissa and Matt Estes of Lexington. They have four grandchildren, Logan, Ethan, Raegan and Brody.