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Today's News

  • Church News

    Allen Chapel United Methodist

    The fall revival is 7 p.m. nightly Oct. 27-29. The evangelist is the Rev. Hezzy Jewell, of Louisville.

    Annunciation Catholic

    A Halloween Hoedown will be 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the ACC Building. Contact the parish office at 633-1547 to arrange a visit, communion, and/or Anointing of the Sick.

    Bagdad Baptist

  • Local physician achieves recertification

    The American Board of Family Medicine announced the successful completion of its Recertification Examination by Dr. James R. Smith. Board certification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice to physicians who not only certify via the examination process but who also work diligently on the maintenance of these skills during a 7-year cycle between examinations.

  • Coffee finalist for top honor

    A Shelby County teacher is one step away from being named Kentucky's Teacher of the Year.

    West Middle School teacher Thom Coffee will attend a ceremony in Frankfort on Wednesday when the winner of the state's highest education award will be announced.

    Coffee, a history teacher, is one of nine teachers from across the state that are up for the award.

    The nine - three from each school level - were chosen by a panel of experts based on the teachers' written applications and first-hand observations in their classrooms.

  • Walker noted for achievements

    LaShanda LeQuince Walker, of Shelbyville, has been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at the University of Louisville. The organization is dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members opportunities for community service and personal development. Walker is a senior at the university majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Robert and Donetta Walker and the granddaughter of Henry and Katie Robinson.

  • Stock market issues no cause for panic

    Most of us are aware of the financial troubles that have been plaguing Wall Street during the last several months.

    The failures and mergers of major financial institutions along with the big drops and brief gains of the stock market during the last several weeks have caused many Americans to become concerned about the state of their investments and retirement funds.

  • Identity theft growing problem - Local man arrested with stolen Social Security number

    A local man has been arrested in what police say is a growing problem in Shelbyville - identity theft.

    Walter S. Ramos, 24, of Shelbyville, was arrested Friday and charged with identity theft, second-degree forgery and no operator's license.

    Shelbyville Police Officer Bruce Gentry said that Ramos, who has been awaiting deportation on an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer since his arrest, became a suspect in identity theft came to light after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident on that day.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Raymond J. Holland, 39, of Shelbyville, was arrested Oct. 12 at Mack Walters and Village Plaza and charged with DUI first offense, disregarding a stop sign and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

    Gabino Chavez Diaz, 34, of Shelbyville, was arrested Oct. 12 at Westley Apartments and charged with DUI and no operator's license.

    Other traffic offenses

    Walter Ramos, 24, of Shelbyville, was arrested Oct. 10 on Midland Trail, and charged with no operator's license, forgery and identity theft.

  • Shelby native out boosting Obama

    May 7 -- graduate from the University of Kentucky.

    May 8 -- go to work for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

    Fate doesn't always offer much downtime, but such a vigorous schedule fits right inside Alise Marshall's comfort zone.

    At just 23 years old, Marshall has already worked in three different states in the last five months - Kentucky, Georgia and now Michigan -- as she busily contributed to the Barack Obama campaign as a field organizer.

  • Building permits

    Jagoe Homes, house, Meadow Glenn, 1,812 sq. ft., $78,000.

    Crescent Place Assisted Living, storage building, Allen Drive, 240 sq. ft., $4,482.

    Charli Stevens, barn, Clore Jackson Road, 925 sq. ft., $6,000.

    Donald McMillan, barn, Flood Road, 2,400 sq. ft., $32,000.

    Shelby County Republican Party, temporary sign, Main Street, 12 sq. ft., $150.

    Biagi, temporary banner, Main Street, 24 sq. ft., $75.

    Redding Construction, house, North Country, 2,802 sq. ft., $125,000.

    Elizabeth Pulliam, house, Pulliam Farm divided, 3,424 sq. ft., $257,500.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    David Mosqueda of Louisville was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance not in the original container, DUI first offense and reckless driving.

    Christopher Rozell of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended license, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, reckless driving, DUI first offense, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to stop at a stop sign and improper start of a parked motor vehicle.