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Today's News

  • Stumbo's suit against school board dismissed

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman has dismissed a suit brought against the school board by a fired former teacher who was trying to regain access to school grounds so he could attend his daughter's activities.

    Scott Stumbo, a former Shelby County High School teacher, was banned from school grounds in February 2007 after being fired for allegedly sexually harassing a student in 2006.

    Stumbo was indicted on charges of distribution of obscene material to a minor. He submitted an Alford Plea and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, probated for 24 months.

  • Local man indicted for failure to register on sex offender list

    A local man has been indicted for not reporting his new address with the Kentucky State Police's Sex Offender Registry.

  • Manhunt continues for man suspected of murder

    Joe Mena is buried, but there are few leads on the man police believe shot him. A family has laid a loved one to rest, but the search for his killer is far from over.

    As 17-year-old Joel Mena was being buried Tuesday in Shelbyville, police continued a diligent search for the man who they believe fired the shot that killed him.

    Mena died Wednesday night on the sidewalk where he fell after being fatally wounded. Police say he managed to stagger several feet before collapsing.

  • EARLIER: Delegation lobbies Congress on dead animal removal

    Kentucky's county leaders took the issue of dead animal disposal to the halls of Congress last week in an effort to get at least a delay in an FDA regulation that, at least temporarily, has shut down local farmers' ability to remove large animals that die on their farms.

    Representatives from the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) met with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Congressmen Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers, Ed Whitfield and a staff member from Congressman Ben Chandler's office. The KACo delegation included Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss.

  • EARLIER: New concept presented for new school

    The Shelby County School Board is considering a brand new concept for how it might use the new secondary school it is building west of Shelbyville.

    At a board meeting Thursday, Superintendent James Neihof outlined tentative plans and called for public hearings on a concept that would have two 5-year high schools in the county: one at Shelby County High School and the other on this new property.

  • 'Daniel Boone' to visit Shelbyville

    Daniel Boone always claimed he was innocent of the charges of treason brought against him after an Indian attack on Boonesborough in 1778.

    Thursday night the public will have an opportunity to judge for themselves the truth he maintained.

    Painted Stone Settlers will present "Daniel Boone" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center, when living historian Scott New will present Boone's life through a first-person portrayal.

  • Waddy to get some Love’s

    Conveniently located between Louisville and Lexington, the little town of Waddy is becoming quite the place for semi-trailer trucks to stop.

    Just north of I-64 in Waddy there's already a Flying J, readily available for truckers' needs, and now it appears there could soon be another one-stop option on the other side of the interstate.

  • SCHS boys win home meet

    The SCHS track-and-field teams finished up the home portion of their schedule with an all-comers meet Tuesday.

    The boys' squad took first place with 111 points, slipping past Lexington Christian by four points.

    The Lady Rockets finished fifth with 69.5 points. Bardstown took first with 146.5.

  • County officials hope stimulus dollars will help projects

    Leaders in Shelby County are hopeful that the $3.2 billion allotted to the state by President Obama’s stimulus package will provide dollars for several planned local projects.

    Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is spreading dollars to states to help develop economic recovery and preserve health care, education and other opportunities to create jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear on Wednesday announced his “Kentucky At Work” initiative to use those dollars during the next 28 months to help preserve jobs and grow the economy.

  • EARLIER: New school to be named after Martha Layne Collins

    Shelby County's new secondary school will be named for after former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins.

    The school board on Thursday night approved this honor for Collins, the only woman to be governor. She is a Bagdad native who graduated from Shelbyville and a former teacher.

    Collins became governor in 1983, serving one term, before getting involved in education reform and economic development by serving in various education-based roles. Since 1998, she has been executive scholar-in-residence at Georgetown College.