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Today's News

  • Charges added for man jailed for shooting, eluding police

    A Shelbyville man already jailed for having fired shots at a sheriff's deputy was indicted July 8 on charges filed previous to the alleged shooting.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 19, of 7609 Hempridge Road was inducted on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault (domestic), violation of a protective order, and third-degree terroristic threatening.

    Court records state that Loving is charged March 24 with intentionally damaging his live-in girlfriend's car and assaulting her.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man dies in crash in Spencer

    A second Shelby County resident in less than a week has been involved in a fatal car crash.

    Demond E. Board, 34, of Shelbyville, was killed Friday afternoon in Spencer County in a head-on collision that sent five people to the hospital.

    The night before that, Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville was killed in an accident on I-64.

  • WICHE: Late summer is the time to renovate lawn

    I have a pretty relaxed attitude about the lawn.  I don’t mind some weeds or letting some areas just grow.  In fact, I would prefer to maintain as small a turf plot as possible, but our 18 acres that still translate into quite a bit of grass. 

  • Suspect in rash of burglaries indicted

    A man who police believe is responsible for numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby and surrounding counties has been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on two counts of third-degree burglary and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested in June and charged with two counts of third-degree burglary after officers apprehended him in the vicinity of Big O Tires, which had just been broken into. After being arrested, he confessed to burglarizing Big O Tires as well as Goodyear on June 15, police said.

  • Minister charged with sodomy out on bail

     

    A minister of a Shelbyville church who has been jailed for sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile is out on bail.

    James H. Bell, 47, pastor of Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ, bonded out of jail on Monday, after his bond was reduced from $50,000 to $25,000 cash at his pretrial hearing.

    Bell had confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old while knowing that he was HIV positive, according to court records.

  • Principal Harding resigns at Cropper

    Donald Harding has resigned as principal at the Education Center @ Cropper, ending his more than two decades as an educator.

    Harding cited family obligations tat led to his decision, which, he said, was “a difficult one but necessary. I wish my students and colleagues the very best.”

    He had served 16 of his 21 years in Shelby County, as a high school special education teacher, a high school administrator and, most recently, as the principal at Shelby County’s alternative school.

  • New Dorman Center director excited about job

    When the new executive director of the Dorman Preschool Center started July 1, it wasn't a new face the children, parents and staff had to get used to.

    Instead, it was Dana Marlin, who had  worked at the center in various roles for five and a half years.

    “I've been here for a while, so a lot of them have known me,” Marlin said.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 5, 2009

    Jerrad S. Murphy, 20, of 4905 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested July 13 on Taylorsville Road and charged with failure to signal, operating on a suspended operator's license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container, trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 oz., first offense and no insurance, first offense.

    Jesus Rarahena Marquez, 39, of 209 A Street in Shelbyville was arrested July 14 on Marshall Court and charged with no operator’s license and no insurance.

  • EARLIER: Business owners see bright future for East End

    Ryan Ping is optimistic about the future for the eastern end of Shelbyville.

    Ping, who has owned the Sears store for two years, said that with a new judicial center, new Kroger Marketplace store and new bypass, he expects business to be a lot better in that part of town.

    “I like this place, I like this area, and I see it improving in the future,” he said.

    And with all the changes, officials are looking for the public's opinion on what they want to see happen in the east end of the city over the next several years.

  • Shelby among 20 counties quarantined for ash borer

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Shelby, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”