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Today's News

  • Local woman charged with embezzlement

    A local woman is under investigation for embezzling money from her employer, according to Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell.

    Jody Wills of Shelby County is being investigated by Kentucky State Police, Donnell said.

    "As a result of her job duties, she is under investigation for embezzling funds from a previous employer who happens to be a local attorney," Donnell said.

    Wills is being investigated for possibly embezzling $600,000 from her former employer, attorney Mark Dean, according to a source with knowledge of the case.

  • School menus - August 11-15

    Monday -- Cheese or pepperoni pizza or ham and cheese sandwich, salad dressing/mayo, mustard, carrots w/ranch, broccoli, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes

    Tuesday -- Turkey combo and cheese sub or BBQ pork rib, salad dressing/mayo, mustard, lettuce/tomato, macaroni & cheese, pickle spears, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Southside has Little Caesar's pizza)

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun

  • Financial focus: Study your history about market volality

    It happens every time the stock market drops: investors question their strategy, their luck and their timing -- all in an attempt to determine what went wrong and what they should have done differently. But if you, as an individual investor, really want to know how to respond to today's market decline, you need to look back at yesteryear.

  • City traffic: Frenzied but not fatal

    Traffic accidents in the city are less severe, but more frequent, than on county roads, according to Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte.

    An article in Wednesday's paper reported that there were seven fatalities on county roads both in 2007 and 2006, compared with none in the city. However, there were many more "fender benders" in the city than on roads in the county. Schutte said this is only to be expected, because city roads are more heavily traveled. He added that most of the accidents in the city occur in the downtown area, on Main Street and on Midland Trail.

  • Solinger looks to lead

    For her senior year Janelle Solinger is looking for a first.

    Solinger has run cross country for four years, and one would think that she had seen and done it all but that's not the case.

    In her four years she has yet to take a full team of Lady Rockets to the state meet, but she's aiming to change that this year.

  • Financial focus: Concerned about market volality? Study your history

    Financial focus: Concerned about market volality? Study your history

    Gordon Griffin/Edward Jones Investments

    It happens every time the stock market drops: investors question their strategy, their luck and their timing -- all in an attempt to determine what went wrong and what they should have done differently. But if you, as an individual investor, really want to know how to respond to today's market decline, you need to look back at yesteryear.

  • Race for school board set

    Two of the three open seats on the Shelby County School Board will be contested this November.

    Brenda Jackson, who represents division 5, is the only member of the school board up for election who will be unopposed this election cycle.

    Jackson, who has been on the board for 20 years, has not been opposed since the first year she was elected.

    Incumbents Sam Hinkle and Allen H. Phillips will have to beat out some new candidates to retain their seats on the board.

    Division 2

    Sam Hinkle - Incumbent

  • Pay the consequences

    In the response to the poem written about Billy Jeffries.

    In assuming Billy Jeffries is guilty of raping and murdering Mrs. McKee, an elderly and defenseless lady, I would like him to ask the McKee family if he is getting the punishment he deserves. Ask any husband, father, son, daughter, relative or friend if Billy Jeffries deserves to be released back into society. If he is truly sorry for his crime, I'd suggest putting him in a useful program (in prison) where he could try to repay his debt to society, and where he'd be safe from the predators in prison.

  • Leadership Kentucky visits Shelby, talks economic growth

    Business leaders from across Kentucky received an overview of what the state is doing to stimulate economic growth at a conference in Shelbyville Thursday morning.

    John Hindman, Kentucky secretary of economic development, told the 50-plus people in attendance that the key to bringing more businesses into Kentucky is improving the state's education system.

    "If I had a tax dollar to spend on economic development, I would put it towards education," he said.

  • Dangerous roads or dangerous drivers?

    This is the first of a two-part series on accidents on city and county roads. Part one covers roads in the county. Part two will look at roads in the city.

    Are roads in Shelby County dangerous?

    Bob Elmore sighed as he recalled watching an ambulance carry off a woman who flipped her car and landed upside down in his yard last week.

    "Usually, they get my yard going the other way," he said. "Usually, coming north, they'll misjudge that curve and they're going too fast. There's been at least a half dozen wrecks and I've been here for about 14 years. It's dangerous."