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Today's News

  • NEWS DIGEST: May 14, 2014

    Pervious concreteshowcase, ribbon cutting

    The City of Shelbyville and Kentuckiana Concrete Product Group will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the city’s pervious concrete parking lot addition at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Public Works Department, 787 Kentucky Street.

    At the event, Public Works will showcase the pervious concrete addition’s ability to allow water to flow through the concrete. The new addition has no stormwater runoff, as all water goes back into the ground and not into drains.

  • ELECTION 2014: Sheriff: Steve Ladden

    A former police and security officer is one of three Republican candidates for sheriff that are vying to challenge incumbent Democrat Mike Armstrong for the seat.

    Steven Ladden, 54, a Colorado native, has lived in Shelbyville for 12 years, and cites a background in law enforcement in his native Colorado Springs as a positive.

    "I have over twenty years experience in security and law enforcement specializing in gangs, DUI and DRE enforcement, as well as community relations and fugitive retrieval," he said.

  • ELECTION 2014: Family Court Judge: Susan Meschler

    A longtime Shelbyville attorney specializing in family law is making her second run for the seat of family court judge.

    Susan M. Meschler, 62, of Shelbyville, ran unsuccessfully in 2006.

    Meschler, along with Lawrenceburg attorney Marie Hellard, is challenging incumbent John David Myles, for the seat of family court judge in the 53rd Judicial District.

    Meschler, a Philadelphia native, said the position of family court judge holds a special significance to her because of her background in family law and because of her own personal views.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate: District 3: Tim Willard

    A longtime employee of Roll Forming Corporation is one of two Republican candidates vying for the open magisterial seat in District 3 being vacated by Magistrate Allen Ruble who is retiring.

    Tim Willard, a Shelby County native, is a master roll operator at Roll Forming, where he has worked for 37 years.

    He said he decided to run for magistrate at the request of Allen Ruble.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 7: Danny Eades

    Danny Eades, a product support team member at Process Machinery, is one of four candidates vying for the open seat in District 7 being vacated by retiring longtime magistrate Mike Whitehouse.

    Eades, a Shelby County native who also operates a small family farm, said his motivation in running for office is to be a positive influence on the future of his community.

  • ELECTION 2014: Magistrate, District 2: Mark McCall

    A longtime farmer and recently retired Roll Forming employee is challenging incumbent Republican Magistrate Michael Riggs in District 2.

    Mark McCall, 55, of Simpsonville, said he is seeking his first term as magistrate because he wants to “be a voice for my district, Western Shelby County.”

    He said he has several issues he would like to see addressed in District 2, which includes Persimmon Ridge and Long Run.

  • Celebrating 100 years of sharing knowledge

    County Extension Services across the nation celebrated their 100th anniversary as the Smith-Lever Act signed into law on May 8, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson gave the service, connected to land-grant universities, an opportunity to extend knowledge and change lives.

    Shelby County’s first Cooperative Extension agent H.R. Jackson started in 1924. Jackson had the responsibility of the three services now covered by three different agents: 4-H, agriculture and homemakers, which was called home demonstration at the time.

  • Distillery owners won’t stay in dry county

    After county officials celebrated laying the groundwork to bring the county its first distillery, that distillery has asked to be annexed into Shelbyville so it can sell the bourbon and other distilled spirits it produces.

    Although they granted the request at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates expressed displeasure at losing the revenue that the facility would have brought into county coffers.

    “We don’t want to just give it to the city,” said magistrate Hubie Pollett.

  • OVEC helping teen moms earn diplomas

    The Head Start Program through the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative will soon celebrate a successful year of its Teenage Mom Program, which offers young mothers an opportunity to stay in school and ensure healthy infants.

    The program started in the fall of 2013 and has a classroom at Martha Layne Collins and Shelby County High Schools. Federally funded, the program helps teenage mothers manage having a child and graduating with a high school diploma.

  • Students display creative Odyssey

    The Odyssey of the Mind doesn’t provide just an educational opportunity, but an experience. Combining engineering, teamwork, art and creativity into problem solving scenarios, students are able to explore a science of self-discovery

    And five Shelby County Public Schools teams have advanced to World Finals level where they put their abilities to the test against 800 teams from around the world.

    The competition is May 28-31 at Iowa State University.