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Today's News

  • Magistrates praise efforts to deal with storm

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Shelby County Fiscal Court received updates from several department heads and agencies on the status of storm-related repairs and clean-ups.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee reported that the shelter at Clear Creek Elementary has been closed, but that the North Central District Health Department is now taking people displaced by the ice storm. At this time, four people are being housed there.

  • No longer forgotten

    The men of the 5th United States Colored Cavalry (USCC) buttoned up tight and moved through the snow, half in front, half in the rear of some 900 cattle they were taking to Louisville.

    The date was Jan. 25, 1865. It was a cold morning to be out driving livestock across Kentucky. The regiment was made up of around 80 soldiers, most of whom had joined the military as a way out of slavery.

    It was winter, the cold was to be expected, but the attack that was suddenly waged on them was not.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports

     

    Robert B. Wade, 28, of Simpsonville, was arrested Sunday on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

    Gutherie L. Ford, 53, of Shelbyville, was arrested Saturday on Martin Luther King Street and charged with alcohol intoxication, menacing, fleeing and evading police on foot and disorderly conduct. He was also served with three bench warrants.

     

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 3, 2009

    Steven Samples of Shelbyville was indicted on first-degree sexual abuse and flagrant non-support.

    David Bradley Thompson of Shelbyville was indicted on 13 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Christopher Broughton of Simpsonville was indicted on two counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Freeze Out

    Sometimes there are more important things going on than sports, and with this weeks’ snow and ice storms, the local sports scene will take a back seat.

    While Oldham County High School is used as a shelter for those without power, the SCHS boys’ and girls’ basketball games against the Colonels will be postponed.

    “We’re not going to do anything Friday or this weekend,” SCHS girls’ Coach and the schools’ Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.

  • A few moments with Kim Embrey

    A country girl at heart, she moved to Shelby County from Indiana to run the Multi-Purpose Communication Action Agency, and that left her a bit homesick. But Shelby Countians are easing that pain.

    By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer

    Kim Embrey has fond childhood memories of chasing pigs around her family's farm and going horseback riding.

    In September, she moved away from her hometown of Tell City, Ind., to take a job in Shelbyville.

  • Candles & Gifts on Main sold

    Even in a time of weakened economy, Candles & Gifts on Main was a successful business, according to Bonnie Allnutt. But now the store, located at 536 Main St., is getting new owners and, in time, a new look.

    “I was retired from banking, and I needed something to do. And I decided to open a business,” Allnutt said. “It’s too demanding. It’s been very successful, but I have two children, in Texas and Colorado, and I couldn’t just take off and see them. It was just more than I really wanted to do.”

  • Rockets come home tonight

    After having some struggles on the road Tuesday, Shelby County comes home tonight and tomorrow night with two tough games.

    The Rockets didn’t get much time to improve on their press offense before Daviess County comes in for a 7:30 tipoff.

    The Panthers will look to get back into the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. Daviess County returns six seniors that can control the game inside and out.

  • Police asking for help in locating liquor store bandit

    For the second time this year, police are asking for the public's help in locating the person who burglarized Brighton Liquors.

    The liquor store, which was also hit on New Year's Eve, was robbed last Saturday night, according to Shelbyville Police.

    Officer Istvan Kovacs said that the break-in occurred between 12:30 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. He added that an undetermined amount of cash was taken from the store, which is located at 45 Brighton Circle.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 30, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Iran W. Dixon, 33, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    Tiara G. Spates, 22, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested Jan. 28 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and having a prescription medication not in the original container.