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Today's News

  • Seniors look forward, remember the past

    They left with sadness at leaving old friends, joy at being freed from the rigors of high school and excitement at the prospect of a whole new world opening up before them.

    But all of the high school seniors who graduated Saturday did so with one thing in common – pride in earning their diplomas.

  • Bagdad celebrates 125 years

    In the small town of Bagdad a church building stands, and it’s been standing there for over 100 years. While many others have suffered from fire, tornado, wind and storm damage, Bagdad Baptist Church has stood the test of time.

    “One of the neatest things we have is that we have our original building,” said church member, Peggy Perry.

  • “He was just such an icon in the county”

    Harold Tingle’s funeral is today, but people all around the county have been paying their respects to him since he passed away Friday morning.

    From the lowering of the flag at the courthouse, to the ceremony by the Shelbyville FOP at Shannon’s Funeral Home last night at his visitation, to an honor guard from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at Grove Hill, the community of Shelby County has shown how much they thought of him.

  • City Council considers zoning amendments

    The Shelbyville City Council will move forward with a zoning text amendment at its meeting on Thursday at city hall, 315 Washington Street, and will take into consideration some suggestions from the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Shelbyville City Attorney Steve Gregory said the council plans to drop the proposed changes that would allow distilleries in Limited Interchange (X-1) and Commercial (C-4) districts, and instead will focus only on the Agricultural (A) district amendment.

  • Cemetery caretaker arrested on more charges of selling bogus plots

    A cemetery caretaker arrested in February for theft of cemetery property, and indicted in April on two felony charges in connection with that arrest, now has been arrested again on an additional four charges, police say.

    Gerald Kincaid Jr., 30, of Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested May 22 on one count of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, two counts of theft by deception more than $500 but less than $10,000 (including cold checks) and one count of theft (auto) $500 or more, but less than $10,000.

  • Former sheriff dies at 77

    Law enforcement community mourns passing of Harold Tingle

    The flag that was lowered to half-mast at the Shelby County Courthouse Friday was not the only honor accorded to former Sheriff Harold Tingle who died that morning from complications from a recent injury.

    The truest honor was the legacy he left behind, said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

    “I look around me and I see a little bit of him everywhere,” he said. “He has left his stamp on this community, and the stamp will stay.”

  • Providing a voice for children

    Marilyn Cleveland always knew she wanted to help children as an educator, and the path she embarked on 39 years ago in speech pathology culminated with her retirement two weeks ago.

    “Now that I’ve been in this business for thirty plus years, I see these kids that I worked with when they were three or four years old, and now, seeing them as adults, productive in their community, with children, and they are doing well – that’s such a good feeling,” she said.

  • Global distillers to locate in Shelby

    Diageo, the No. 1 spirits producer in the world, announced Thursday its intention to invest an estimated $115 million over three years to build a 1.8 million proof gallon distillery, capable of 750,000 9-liter cases, and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County.

    The company sent out a press release that corresponded closely with the release from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority announcing the preliminary approval of $4 million in tax incentives.

  • SCPS graduations

    Saturday, May 31 will mark the end of a 12-year journey for 465 high school seniors.  The years of struggling with grades, teachers, homework, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are coming to an end as they close this chapter in their lives and begin a new one.

  • Shelby County Fair shortens time Midway will be open

     In its 152nd year, The Shelby County Fair will do things a little differently.  For the past four years the fair has operated for ten consecutive days, with the four-day horse shows overlapping other fair festivities.   

    This year, however, there will be a four-day gap between the fair and horse shows. 

    Shelby County A&M Association President Ray Tucker said the change is a result of unrealized profits.  The association runs the fair grounds and hosts the fair.