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Today's News

  • Rash of burglaries hits Shelby

    In the last two weeks three local businesses have fallen victim to a rash of after-hours burglaries.

    According to Shelby County Sheriff's detective, Jason Rice, two weeks ago burglars broke out a window at the Asia Buffet at 89 Howard Drive and left with the cash register. Rice said while the burglars left no evidence at the scene, sheriff's deputies later recovered the cash register.

    The second burglary came early on Easter morning when Ken-Tex barbeque was forcefully entered and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    April 7 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    April 1 -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    April 1 -- Simpsonville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

    April 3 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day

    Hosparus - The Community Hospice of Louisville will participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day on Wednesday, April 16.

    National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day designed to educate people on their health care options and help them express their wishes regarding health care with loved ones and health care providers.

    Judy Burk, director of Clinical Services for Hosparus, said the office at 540 Main St. in Shelbyville will also be open from 3-7 p.m. to anyone who is interested in making advance directives or simply learning about what they are.

  • A sticky tribute

    A man who spent time living in Shelbyville is now part of an exclusive group that includes the likes of Elvis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bugs Bunny.

    His head sticks to envelopes.

    Even to those who know nothing about the famed scientist, Edwin Hubble, his name probably sounds familiar.

    In his honor, NASA named one of its most advanced telescopes after him.

    Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to orbit the Earth, beaming down distant stretches of the universe that telescopes on the ground are unable to observe.

  • Lady Rockets take third at Ballard Inv.

    The SCHS softball team went 3-1 at the Ballard Invitational Tournament over the weekend to finish in third place.

    The girls finished pool play 3-0 with wins over Fern Creek, Anderson County and Butler, but fell to Anderson in the semifinals to finish in third.

    In the opener, the Lady Rockets drilled Fern Creek 11-0 in four innings. Shelby pounded out 10 hits, including three from Jessica Williams and two from Haleigh LeCompte, and seven different players recorded RBIs.

    LeCompte scattered four hits and recorded two strikeouts to get the win for the Lady Rockets.

  • Burks Branch to close April 14-July 31

    The state Highway Department will close Burks Branch Road to accommodate construction on the Shelbyville bypass from April 14 to July 31.

    The road will be open to local traffic for most of that period. But at some point, the road will be shut down completely, said county Road Supervisor Carl Henry.

    "There's going to be a point that not even fire trucks can get through," Henry said.

    Drivers will have to use Fox Run Road to access the north end of Burks Branch.

  • Claudia's reopens, business slow

    Claudia Sanders Dinner House reopened for business Saturday, March 28 after an outbreak of suspected food poisoning caused the restaurant to be closed for four days.

    While the health department is still waiting for conclusive results as to what caused the outbreak, preliminary tests point to staph bacteria.

  • Montell elected to UK post

    The son of a local state representative has recently been elected as the student body president of the University of Kentucky and is well on his way to walking in his father's footsteps.

    Tyler Montell, son of state Rep. Brad Montell, ran unopposed in this year's student president election. Tyler, along and his running mate, Grant Mills of Frankfort, won with a total of 1,940 votes. The election was held March 26 and 27.

    Montell said while he is not certain politics will be his career path, he is excited about the opportunity to serve the students of UK as their president.

  • Claudia Sanders reopened

    Claudia Sanders Dinner House reopened for business on Saturday after an outbreak of food poisoning caused the restaurant to be closed for four days.

    The health department asked the restaurant to close their doors last Tuesday after receiving numerous reports from patrons who become sick after eating at the restaurant on Easter Sunday. The health department has received reports from more than 100 people who got sick eating at the restauant that day.

    The restaurant, which is always closed on Mondays, will be open for business on Tuesday.

  • Industry leaders question court on taxes

    Industry leaders asked fiscal court at a special meeting Tuesday why they were singled out when the county raised its net profits tax cap last year. The tax went into effect Jan. 1 of this year.

    "A 200 percent increase for five or six of the largest companies in the county is punitive," Roll Forming Corporation President Ray Leathers told the court.

    Leathers also told the court the tax would be a disincentive to industries who may be considering coming here, and he asked the court to reconsider it.