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Today's News

  • House fire displaces family on 9th Street

    Just one day after a horrific fire left a Bagdad family homeless; a Shelbyville family suffered a similar fate.

    When the Shelbyville Fire Department arrived at the scene of a house fire on 9th Street at 6:37 p.m. Friday, they found the structure engulfed in flames, said Shelbyville Fire Chief Kevin Baker.

    "When we arrived, flames had already gone through the roof and the fire was threatening to other houses nearby," he said.

  • Attempted murder charges stem from theft of $5

    An altercation Tuesday morning over $5 ended with shots fired, schools on nearby Rocket Lane going into lockdown, and one person charged with four counts of attempted murder.

    Chase Wills, 18, of New Albany, Ind., is lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, charged with four counts of attempted murder, possession of a defaced firearm and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Collins students look to patent software


    Though not yet even in college, Collins VEX Robotics teammates Matthew Munsterman and Chris Embry are preparing to make an accolade in the robotics industry that even some lifelong engineers can’t claim.

    “Nobody has done this before,” Embry said of his teammate’s coding work. “So when he [Munsterman] works on stuff and explains it to me, literally nobody else in the world knows what this is, which is a pretty cool feeling.”

  • Data reflects Shelby healthy children

    According to recently released data, Shelby County ranks 21 in the overall well being of children in Kentucky.

    Information relating to the well being of children was released in the Kentucky Kids Count Data Book earlier this month and provided county-level data based on 16 indicators in four categories: economic security, education, health and family and community.

  • Industrial climate heating up

    As 2017 gets underway temperatures may be cooling down but industry in Shelby County is hotter than ever and Libby Adams, executive director of the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation, said the economic forecast for the year looks to stay hot.

    “We had lots of industries that either expanded or finished an expansion last year,” she said.  “It seems like all of the industries are stable and growing.”

    As we reflect upon the past 12 months, there’s no doubt Adams’ observation is on point.

  • Fatality claims Henry County man

    Police say speed a factor in deadly crash

    One person was killed and another was injured in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in western Shelby County.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell pronounced Brandon Charles Baker, 20, of Henry County, dead at the scene of the accident on Lucas Road. His girlfriend, Ashley Cox, 18, of Smithfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Two different fires leave both families homeless

    Two familes have been left homes after house fires in Bagdad and  Shelbyville Thursday and Friday nights.

    Although no one was injured, a house fire on Christianburg Road Thursday night had devastating consequences for Bill and Amy Bryant, who were left homeless, said fire officials.

    Several fire agencies assisted the Bagdad Fire Department, including Shelby County and East 60 fire departments at the blaze that broke out at about 6 p.m. in the 600 block of Christianburg Road.

  • Outlet Shoppes gets new manager

    Debbie Griesinger arrived at her job as mall manager of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass just in time to celebrate the holidays.

    Now’s that she’s rung in the New Year, she said she plans to kick her long-range vision for the mall into high gear.

  • Couple flees after burglar tries to get in bed

    A Louisville man has been arrested after breaking in a house and ordering the homeowners at gunpoint to let him get in bed with them, police say.

    Alexander J. Lee, 26, is charged with first-degree burglary and four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

    The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday when Lee unlawfully entered the couple’s home at 618 3rd St., according to a Shelbyville Police Report.

  • EMS to review county's ambulance policy

    A policy instituted by the Shelby County Fiscal Court in July will be up for review next week by the county's Emergency Medical Servies Committee, offficials say.

    Emergency Medical Services Director Jeff Ivers said the policy of transporting only patients that meet certain criteria to out of county hospitals, may need revision.

    Several people have questioned the change, and wondered why they were not receiving the same service they had previously.