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Today's News

  • News briefs: July 29, 2011

    Shelby records one of best

    unemployment rates in June

    Shelby County recorded the state’s ninth best unemployment rate in June, one of 96 counties to show improvement from 2010.

  • Meth lab found in trunk during check

    A random traffic checkpoint set up in Southville on Wednesday night led to an unexpected arrest when state police discovered a meth lab in the trunk of a car.

    Troopers arrested Joshua Sherrard, 33, of Spencer County and Stephanie Hamilton, 38, of Nelson County and charged them with manufacturing methamphetamines, first-degree.

    Sherrard was also charged with theft of identity for giving officers a false name, Trooper Hunter Martin said.

  • State audit questions jail, judicial center

    Although officials say Shelby County’s finances are in good shape, auditors are taking issue with the way the county is keeping some of its records.

    An audit of Shelby County Fiscal Court released July 20 from the office of State Auditor Crit Luallen says there is a material weakness in its record-keeping for the judicial center that’s under construction and the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Auditors use the term material weakness to refer to a serious problem in bookkeeping that could lead to mismanagement of money.

  • Custody hearing for little boy yields no decision

    After a 9-hour court hearing Thursday, a severely handicapped boy who has been in a state-run facility for seven months still is not allowed to go home.

  • Church news: July 29, 2011

    Annunciation
    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

    Bethel A.M.E.
    The church is located at 414 Henry Clay Street.

  • Court report: July 29, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge William Ryan:

    Micheal E. Barnett, alcohol intoxication in a public place – plead guilty – 5-day sentence plus costs; theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – plead guilty – 5-day sentence concurrent with above.

    Christopher W. Combs, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • On campus: July 29, 2011

    Thomas on Brite Divinity’s dean’s list
    Richard A. Thomas of Shelbyville made the dean’s list with a 3.8 grade-point average during the 2011 spring semester at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a religion major working towards his master’s degree in divinity. Thomas is a 2006 Shelby County High School high distinction honor graduate and the son of Anita Thomas of Shelbyville.

  • Preteen scholarship recognition for Jessica Buckler

    Jessica Buckler, a fifth-grader at Painted Stone Elementary, placed first in the junior talent division at the Preteen Scholarship Recognition Program in Lexington. She was a semifinalist, received the volunteer service award and was first runner-up overall in the junior division. She won trophies for each and $500 towards educational bonds. She is the daughter of John and Patricia Buckler.

  • Art show opens today

    The Youth Art Show, part of the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee, opens to the public today in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library. There are 2D and 3D work from students in Shelby and Henry counties. Included among the 3D work from Shelby County are a Bowl by Cassie Wells, East Middle; a Vase by Julia Kennedy, Shelby County High School; and Wire Sculpture figurine by Dylan Theodorvich, Martha Layne Collins High School. The show is available for viewing during library hours through Aug. 6. The opening reception when prizes are awarded is 5:30 p.m. July 28.

  • Eagle Eye ribbons