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Today's News

  • Woman robbed at Kroger

    Nellie Todd was robbed of her wallet, her money, and her credit cards, but not of her dignity.

    She said she bears no ill will toward the young man who snatched her wallet from her shopping cart when she went to Kroger last Tuesday to pick up her medication.

    "We were both wrong," she said. "It was wrong of me to leave it in the cart, and it was wrong of him to take it."

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 16, 2009

    Trafffic-Related

    Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez, 35, of 6957 Taylorsville Road in Fisherville was arrested Saturday at Haven Hill and U.S. 60 and charged with no operator’s license, disregarding a stop sign, DUI, first offense, and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

    Patricio Ubaldino, 32, of 2169 Midland Trail in Shelbyville was arrested Saturday at that address and charged with no operator’s license, no registration plates and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

  • Housing cutbacks more families out in the cold

    Insufficient federal funding has frozen the Section 8 Rental Voucher Program, which helps low-income individuals and families find and pay for affordable housing, meaning more and more struggling families in Shelby County are looking for shelter.

    The waiting list in Kentucky closed in January 2008 with nearly 10,000 applicants, and though it is down to 3,500 applicants, it has not reopened.

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  • Simpsonville PD to get new body armor

    The City of Simpsonville has received a $3,000 state grant to purchase new body armor for its police department, Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday.

    The money comes from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program. Under this program, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.

  • EARLIER: Karas takes 2nd at regional

    LOUISVILLE – Sacred Heart junior Emma Brink picked up her third consecutive regional title Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, but Shelby County sophomore Caterina Karas stayed right on her heels.

    For the second year in a row, Karas took second place, and this year she extended her lead on the rest of the field.

    Karas was 14 seconds behind Brink but topped the rest of the field by 24 seconds.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Nov. 13, 2009

    Miscellaneous

    Melodie Lancaster, 22, of 408 8th Street in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 9 at the above address and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    John R. McIntosh, 28, of 1022 High Street in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 10 on High Street and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) with minor injury, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and menacing.

  • Public hearing on key zone change is Thursday

    Triple S Planning & Zoning will conduct a public hearing Thursday night to discuss a zone change for 114 acres located in and adjacent to the Shelby County Industrial Park that could help the county in its bid for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant.

    The zone changes, if approved, would switch two parcels, 150 acres and 64 acres, located north of Interstate 64 and both east and west of Joyes Station Road, from agricultural to heavy industrial – and possibly could establis

  • EARLIER: Rockets slip into state meet

    LOUISVILLE – When just six full teams showed up for Saturday’s Class 3A, Region 4 meet at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, SCHS coach Randall McDowell knew he was in for a long race.

    “I was pretty nervous,” he said. “I knew it was going to be close between us, Oldham and Eastern.”

  • Swimming: Shelby kicks off with Rocket Relays

    The SCHS swim team will welcome a bevy of swimmers into the Family Activity Center tonight for the Rocket Relays.

    The event kicks off at 6, and 17 teams with more than 500 swimmers will participate in the preseason event.

    SCHS and the other teams will begin warm-ups at 4 p.m.

    Tonight’s meet will have eight events, beginning with the 100 Corkscrew.

    The rest of the meet will be timed finals events including: 4x50 free, 4x25 fly, 4x50 medley, 4x25 breast, 4x100 medley, 4x50 back and 4x25 free.