Today's News

  • Veterans Day 2011: One new vet's service celebrated by family

    In Iraq today, one of Shelby County’s native sons said he would spend his first Veterans Day doing what people who serve often do – missing his family.

     “I have a wonderful wife and a handsome little boy,” said Scott Gaines, 24, a firefighter with the Shelbyville Fire Department, husband of Angel Gaines, a firefighter with the Shelby County Fire Department and the father of a toddler, Braylon Scott Gaines.

  • Duckett family offers reward

    Three years after James Duckett, 43, was brutally slain at his Shelbyville home on Nov. 9, 2008, his family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

    No arrests have been made in the case, and police have no new leads.

    Kentucky State Police Det. Mitch Harris, who is heading up the investigation, said despite the case being three years old, the investigation is continuing.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Nov. 11, 2011


    Amanda I. Woosley, 31, of 1231 Neelie Webb Road was arrested Oct. 16 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting). She was also served with a Hopkins County warrant for failure to appear in court.

    Anthony S. Primeaux, 29, of 3675 Springfield Road in Bloomfield was arrested Oct. 15 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting).

    Elizabeth A. Goodlett, 41, of 5 Fairhill Drive was arrested Oct. 19 on Taylorsville Road and charged with theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting).

  • Gallery rings in holiday season

    This week is the official holiday opening at the Wakefield Scearce Galleries on Washington Street in Shelbyville, and shoppers and browsers alike flocked to the always highly decorated shops to see new items and share in the spirit of the season.


  • News briefs: Nov. 11, 2011

    Simpsonville gets

    grant for records

    The City of Simpsonville has received a $1,908 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    The grant funds will be used to transfer valuable permanent records to security microfilm.

  • Church offers an alternative plan for holiday gifts

    A local church hopes to spread goodwill this holiday season by selling Christmas gifts that are a blessing to more than just those who receive them.

    This Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church of Shelbyville will host its  annual Alternative Gift Market, where patrons can donate money to various local, national and international charities on behalf of friends and family on their Christmas lists.

  • Real estate deeds: Nov. 11, 2011

    Oct. 12-16

    Laura C. Ford to Laura Ford Living Trust, Tracts 1-2, Hancock Farms, $270,000

    Carmela T. and Patrick Hall to Barry and Veronique Armes, Lot 9, Spring Oak Estates, $249,900

    60/2nd Wash LLC to T&$ Car Wash LLC, Lot 31, Simpsonville, $205,000

    John M. and Sheryl S. Jones to Sheryl S. Jones, Lot 90, Hi Point Village Phase I, $167,000

    Christopher and Kelley Johnson to Justin R. Kubly, Lot 27, Long Run Farms Sec. 2., $345,000

  • I-64 widening at Simpsonville nears completion

    You’ve seen the dividers move, the lights go up and some new pavement go down, and you’re probably thinking that the Interstate 64 widening project is just about completed.

    This widening project, from four lanes to six, west from the Simpsonville (Exit 28) to the Jefferson County line, has been under way for two years, and the finish line definitely is in sight.

  • Shelbyville man dies in tractor-trailer crash

    A Shelbyville man was killed Wednesday morning when the tractor-trailer in which he was riding swerved off Fisherville Road and crashed into trees and a yard.

    James Jacobs, 38, of Cherry Lane was dead at the scene at the corner of Veechdale and Fisherville roads. The driver of the truck, Lonnie Monroe, 43, of Shelbyville, was treated and released at the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • WICHE: Prune brambles now to keep fruit growing

    It’s time to clean up the bramble patch. In order to maintain healthy and productive blackberries and raspberries, we need to prune out the old to make room for the new.

    Most brambles are biennial, which means they fruit on second-year growth.

    Blackberries are easy to deal with, just remove the arching canes that fruited this year and trim up and trellis the new growth from this summer, which will bear next summer’s fruit. Repeat the same thing next year.

    Biennial raspberries are trickier.