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Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: Oct. 17, 2014

    Circuit Court clerk participates

    in clerk’s fall college

     

    Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Lowery Miller participated in the 2014 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College Sept. 23-25 at the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – State auditors to meet with board

    Thursday’s school board meeting opened up with a report from Shelby County Public School’s Superintendent James Neihof.

    Neihof updated the board members on several happenings within the district, including the recent release of the State Auditor’s Examination, which was initiated per request of the district following the suspected fraud within the finance department. 

  • Shelby County Crime: 2013: Assaults down, domestic violence on the rise

    A chilling suicide and attempted murder by a crazed husband, a string of vicious armed robberies – some at knife point – and a rash of bizarre thefts characterized last year's violent crimes in Shelby County.

    The county saw a 17 percent spike in thefts during 2013, but other areas remained largely flat from 2012.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Trash prices to be presented

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise may finally come to fruition – at least soon.

    Thursday’s Shelbyville City Council meeting at city hall, 315 Washington Street, will include a discussion and possible vendor approval, Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • UofL President stops at Shelby, Collins

    Friday morning, University of Louisville President James Ramsey stood before juniors and seniors at both Collins and Shelby County high schools, stressing the importance of continuing education beyond high school.

    “We live in a changing, international, global economy and education is more important than ever,” Ramsey said.

    Each fall, Ramsey, along with other UofL representatives, visits between 10 and 20 schools around the area. And while he has been to SCHS in the past, Friday was his first visit to Collins.

  • Passing the buck

    “I know you don’t want to hit one, just try to slow down and steer as straight as you can; you don’t want to end up in a ditch or worse.”

    That is the advice of Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong to motorists as the “deer rut” draws near.

    “I’ve seen more deer in the past ten days than I have all year,” he said.

    Kentucky State and Wildlife Deer Biologist David Yancy that deer collisions normally peak in November, but they’re starting now.

  • State auditor says Anglin had “too much access”

    In April, Shelby County Public Schools uncovered suspected fraudulent activity that resulted in the theft of nearly $600,000.

    Former payroll manager Benita Anglin was indicted for the theft on Aug. 20 and awaits her first trial date on Nov. 3.

    Immediately following the discovery, Superintendent James Neihof alerted the proper authorities and an audit by the Kentucky State Auditors Office was initiated per request of the district.

  • Shelby County's Thomas wins girls' state golf championship

    Seven years ago Madison Thomas walked onto the state championship golf course as a little kid no one really looked at, but Wednesday she walked off the course with all eyes on her as the 2014 Kentucky State High School girls’ golf champion.

    “I had seven tries at this and I finally got it,” Thomas said. “I really wanted this. It’s something I have been after for so long. I am kind of in shock, but it’s a great feeling.”

  • School board ready to vote on new voting districts

     

    An hour-long meeting may have finally brought resolve to an issue that has been lingering for more than five years.

    Tuesday evening, a special called meeting was held in order to establish new school board voting district boundaries.

    Due to population shifts and because the district boundaries have not been reestablished since 1999, the amount of voters in each district are off balance by more than 10-percent, and have been so for many years.

  • 2014 Election: Poll workers still badly needed, officials say

    Based on a broad ballot with a hot national race, election officials in Shelby County are predicting a good turnout for the Nov. 4 General Election, and because of that they are appealing to the public to come out and work at the polls.

    “We need both parties – we have eighteen empty spots,” said Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry.

    Shelby County has 34 precincts and each of those requires four poll workers, two Republicans and two Democrats.