Today's News

  • Beware flash flooding in Shelby today

    Shelby County Emergency Management Services is alerting the community of the heavy rains and potentially severe weather that has begun to move its way across Kentucky and into Shelby County this morning.

    The National Weather Service’s forecast for today and tonight calls for heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms throughout the day and tonight.

    Rainfall will range from 3 to 4 inches in the area of Central Kentucky that includes Shelby County. Some areas could see 5 inches of rain.

  • Pleasureville man charged with rape of 16-year-old

    NEW CASTLE – A Pleasureville man remains behind bars after Kentucky State Police charged him with 20 counts of first degree rape.
    Daniel Shuck, 37, was arrested Feb. 13, and he entered a not guilty plea to all charges in Henry County District Court on Feb. 14. He also is charged with one count of fourth degree assault – domestic violence.
    He is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on bond of $250,000 cash, with a condition that he would have no contact with the alleged victim.

  • Pflughaupt Scholarship in final year

    In 1995 Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt stepped forward to create a scholarship for a Shelby County High School students with exceptional character, grades and community service.

    And when the finalists are named March 22 for this year’s Pflughaupt Scholarship, they will be the last to go through the interview process for the $20,000 prize.

    The Pflughaupt Scholarship will cease to exist after this year because the program no longer will be able to fund new scholarships.

  • Dea Riley: Old friend in new places

    Born in Louisville, raised in Shelby County and matured in Utah, Dea Riley has done a number of things in a number of places.

    But despite being a 1986 graduate of Shelby County, Riley isn't very well known around the county.

    That could change now that she is running for lieutenant governor, but before that, Riley made a name for herself as an aggressive marketer and woman of impact.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 23, 2011

    Shelby resident chosen
    for prestigious Phi Kappa Phi

    Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi announced that James-Etta Goodloe of Shelbyville will be initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter at Carroll University, Waukesha, Wis., on April 20, 2011.
    Carroll University is where Goodloe studied Adult and Continuing Education as a graduate student. Goodloe is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.   

  • 50th anniversary: Barbara and Ken Hudson

    Barbara and Ken Hudson have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Feb. 25, 1961 at the Earlewood Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina by the Rev. C.W. Poston. Barbara previously worked for Bell Telephone Company and Ken had a 30 years career with the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of Colonel.

    The couple have two children, Michael and Andrew (Kelly) and two grandchildren, Emily and John.

    The couple will celebrate privately with family.

  • Army graduate

    Army Pvt. Jasper J. Smith has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, which included basic combat training and advanced individual training (AIT).

    During the first nine weeks of initial entry training, the trainee completed basic combat training which included instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

  • Baptist Men's Day at Bagdad

    Baptist Men's Day is Sunday, and Bagdad Baptist Church has plans for an extensive celebration. Events will include breakfast 9-10 a.m., Sunday School 10-10:20 a.m. and worship service 10:30 a.m. The speaker is Chris Burke, former major-league player for the Houston Astros. Music will be provided by Blend (above), an a cappella group that focuses on faith, love and values.

  • 98th birthday: Lula McGee

    Lula McGee celebrated her 98th birthday at Crescent Place Assisted Living with many friends and family. Born just outside of Taylorsville, McGee has one son, Cecil McGee and daughter-in-law, Barbara McGee of Shelbyville. Her daughter, Loretta Kalber died four years ago. She has three grandchildren, Tony McGee of Indianapolis, Ind., Tim McGee of Franklin, and Troy Kalber of Taylorsville; three great-grandchildren, Justin McGee of Lexington, Aaron McGee of Shelbyville and Jenna McGee of Bowling Green.

  • Datebook: Feb. 23, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County High School’s SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m. today.
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.