Today's News

  • Church news: Vacation Bible school, July 1, 2016

    Cropper Baptist

    Vacation Bible school will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 8, 9 and 10. Commencement will begin at 11 a.m. on July 10. Please join us. Located at 2164 Flood Road in Pleasureville.

    Elmburg Baptist

  • WE CONGRATULATE: Quick work, safety actions in Walmart scare

    What could have been a scary situation was handled calmly, coolly and with the upmost care Saturday when store personnel and county officials quickly handled a potential bomb scare at Walmart in Shelbyville.

    A store employee had noticed a suspicious suitcase sitting outside the Tire and Lube center of the store and alerted store management, who then calmly evacuated the store.

    From there our county officials took over, calling in a bomb squad from Lexington.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Take care with the rockets red glare

    Apple pie, homemade ice cream, hamburgers and American flags, houses and families nationwide will be decked out in their Red, White and Blue best this weekend to celebrate the 4th of July.

    Barbecues will dot the landscape in the afternoon and early evening before an overabundance of colors takes over our night sky.

  • Red, white and new

    What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than by spending time with our family and friends, gorging on delicious foods and, of course, blowing things up? In Shelby County, the celebrations will encompass all that and more.

    With just five days left until the big day, plans for the annual celebrations in Simpsonville and Shelbyville are both underway and park officials are eager to share all the excitement this year will bring.

    The fun will start at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Monday for the Shake the Lake celebration at 6 p.m.

  • Anglin announces intention to make plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports


    Makayla B. Quintero, 21, of 103 Lanter Ave. was arrested March 10 on Frankfort Road and charged with careless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, improper equipment and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and first-degree promoting contraband.

    Ruben J. Warr, 24, of 11618 Summit Crest Apartments, No. 202, in Louisville was arrested March 23 on I-64 and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and speeding.

  • Man charged in jail fight gets 2 years for assault

    A former Shelby County Detention Center inmate was given a 2-year sentence in Shelby Circuit Court Monday for second-degree assault in connection with a physical altercation with another inmate.

    Ciereon Thompson, 21, had originally been charged with first-degree assault when the fight occurred in March 2014, a Class B felony, which carries a penalty of 10 to 20 years in prison.

  • Community joins forces for workforce development

    All three government entities in Shelby County have joined with Shelby County Public Schools and local industry leaders to commit to funding a position for a workforce development coordinator to recruit and train high school students for local employment.

  • Post 37 drops 2 at Lyon County

    Shelbyville Post 37’s hot bats went cold under the beaming summer sun on Saturday, as it dropped two games against Lyon County Post 68. A number of key players were absent over the weekend for Shelby, such as Will McDonald, and Matt and Michael Gammon.

    Both the pitching and hitting was lacking for Post 37, as the team only mustered three runs in game one of the series. Pitchers Blake Lambdin, Austin Jennings, and Bryson Dillow were shelled for a combined 11 hits and six earned runs.

  • Manica on a mission

    Even after a season in which he was named first-team all-district and all-state honorable mention, Shelby County’s Malik Manica is not satisfied with where he is as a player. The Hocking College commit says that he believes he should have made one of the all-state teams.