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Today's News

  • Two Shell stations sold

    Two of the three local Shell gas stations have been sold, but the new owners have yet to be identified.

    An employee at Road Ranger's corporate headquarters confirmed that the stations on Taylorsville Road and Midland Trail have been sold, but said she does not know who the new owners are or how long the two stations will be closed.

    A sign on the door at the Taylorsville Road Shell says, "Closed for Inventory," and the clerk inside declined to talk to a reporter.

  • Searcy gets April 1 court date

    Jeana Searcy, 19, of Waddy appeared in Shelby Circuit Court on March 1 for a disposition hearing on charges of reckless homicide in the death last June of her best friend, Samantha Mathus-Cooper.

    She was arraigned before Circuit Judge Charles Hickman nearly two months after she was indicted in connection with the death of Mathus-Cooper, 18, who was killed in a car accident last June in which Searcy was driving.

    The accident happened just a few days before the two girls were supposed to graduate from high school.

  • Isaac Shelby portrayal hits Shelby County

    Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky and the namesake for Shelby County and its county seat, will be the subject of a one-man living history presentation Thursday.

    The Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. will host history interpreter Mel Hankla as he brings Shelby to life at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

    The show is free and open to the public.

  • Shelbyville man arrested after taking juvenile girl to Florida

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested in Florida and charged with taking an under-aged girl down there without her parent’s permission, as well as taking his grandmother’s car without her permission.

    Eric A. Shelburne, 28, of 156 Longview Drive, is charged with custodial interference, a Class D felony and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

  • Chamber Showcase has nice turnout

    Any of the more than 800 visitors to the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Showcase, entitled, “Grow with Shelby County,” would agree that event was even bigger and better than last year.

    The exhibits and booths spilled out of the Shelby County High School gym into the school’s foyer and even into the parking lot, where a Farm Safety demonstration was put on by Judy White, who has a dairy farm in Southville, and Jessica Woods, a 4-H horse leader who brought one of her horses to the event.

  • EARLIER: County may help church refinance community center

    Shelby County may embrace an unusual new financial partner: a church.

    At its meeting on March 16, Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider issuing bonds to help Shelby Christian Church refinance $4.5 million in debt the church has on the multipurpose auditorium and fellowship hall it built in 2004.

  • What we think: Superintendent reviews should remain open

    The General Assembly is very close to taking away one of your rights to access, and it’s a remarkable reaction to a law that most members didn’t even know existed.

    The House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would allow evaluations of school superintendents to be done in private session. The Senate had approved a similar measure earlier this month.

    All that keeps this from putting you behind a screen of secrecy is a language approval by the Senate and Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature.

  • Bank robber still at large

    Police said Tuesday they are still searching for a man who robbed a branch of Commonwealth Bank just after it opened Thursday morning.

    "Our investigation is continuing, but he is still at large at this time," said Maj. D. Goodwin of the Shelbyville Police Department.

    The still unidentified man approached a teller in the lobby of the bank on Mount Eden Road, implied he had a weapon, and demanded cash, police said.

  • Made in Shelby County

    Christmas shoppers across the country and the world have probably laid eyes on material made in Shelby County without ever realizing it.

    If you’ve shopped at Victoria’s Secret, you have probably seen the plastic display shelves containing makeup. Maybe you can recall the plastic open/close sign you see when entering a Big O Tires. Europeans may have seen the giant plastic European-style Santa Claus Lego figure resting atop display shelves of the popular toy.

  • New Business: Amanda Wills Snider, Attorney At Law

    Located at: 618 Washington Street, Suite 2, Shelbyville

    Phone: 502-437-5660 Fax: 502-437-5661 En Español: 502-257-4694

    Web site: www.shelbylawoffices.com.