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Today's News

  • News Briefs: April 14, 2010

    Shelbyville rewards hero

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty honored Teresa Evans as an Ambassador of Shelbyville for going above and beyond the call of duty last month.

    Evans, who declined to be interviewed, saw a person steal the Children's Miracle Network money off the counter at Speedway in Shelbyville, followed that person and contacted the police so the suspect could be arrested.

  • EARLIER: It's official: Beef O'Brady's to open in Kobe's vacancy

    Jon Kohler, a man with much experience in sales and marketing, took his time in closing a big deal here in Shelby County.

    He and his wife, Heather Giles-Kohler, will be the owners of a Beef O’Brady’s Restaurant that will open on Midland Trail.

  • WICHE: Too much mulch detrimental to trees

    Driving into town the other day, I was depressed about how this mulch thing has really gotten out of hand. 

    Every tree looked like a telephone pole sticking out of a rounded mound or orange-looking mulch. All I could think was “poor trees.”

    I keep writing about it, but is doesn’t seem people getting the message that too much mulch is a bad thing.

  • Shelbyville clean-up starts Monday

    If you’ve been looking to get rid of that old fridge or that worn out plaid recliner taking up space in the basement, now’s your chance -- at least in Shelbyville.

    Shelbyville’s Public Works Department will be offering pickup service for the city’s citizens all next week.

  • 9-year-old dives in to save little sister from drowning

    A peaceful Sunday afternoon at Lake Shelby nearly turned into a tragedy for the Hernandez family.

    When 6-year-old Gabriella Hernandez fell into the water as she and her sister were playing near the dam, 9-year Isabella didn’t hesitate, her mother said.

  • Nicholas Meriwether Chapter 5 : The final days

    Nicholas Meriwether’s dispute with Daniel M'Cleland's about legal proceedings and land dealings in Shelby County did not end with Meriwether’s lengthy letter to the Kentucky Gazette.

    About two weeks later, M’Cleland got in his response.

    He wrote:

  • Woman arrested in robbery of pizza delivery man

    Another person has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery driver, which occurred March 30.

    Angelic Burkhead, 24, of 408 Lynne Acres, was arrested March 31 and incurred the same charge as the three men who are accused of beating a Pizza Hut delivery man and taking his money and pizzas.

  • Slaughter site nears its finish

     

    The Slaughter memorial site just west of Simpsonville has received a $1,000 grant from the Louisville Civil War Roundtable to place memorials to each of the 22 members in Company E of the 5th U.S. Colored Calvary who died at that site on Jan. 25, 1865.

  • Kidwell moves to Collins

    Gary Kidwell has held just about every position, climbing Shelby County’s public educational rungs like a ladder.

    And now he's moving again: Kidwell is leaving his role at the district's central office to be the Student Support Specialist and an assistant basketball coach at Collins High School.

  • EARLIER: Junk yard slips through the cracks

    For years people have wondered about the junk piled up at 546 Burks Branch Road, just north of the 4-way stop where 7th Street meets Eminence Pike, and as it turns out, that junk should have been cleaned up years ago.

    In June 2005 former code enforcement officer Joanne Bemiss alerted property owner Arthur Gerald Butler that he was in violation of a zoning codes for having an illegal junkyard in an area zoned commercial.