Today's News

  • It's the most wonderful time of the year

    Only the presence of snow could have brought more Christmas spirit to the magical atmosphere that surrounded Shelbyville's Celebration of Lights on Saturday.

    But the crowd wasn't complaining about the balmy temperatures, as large numbers of people happily munched on popcorn, funnel cakes and hot dogs, browsed through downtown shops and listened to holiday music sung by children and adults alike.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on vandalism, theft

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a rash of ongoing vandalism and theft in the 800 block of Kentucky Street.

    The vandalism is in the form of spray painting on buildings in that area, which is industrial.

    And on Nov. 7, some hand tools, wrenches and sockets valued at about $100, were stolen from a truck at Early Environmental Service, located at 857 Kentucky Street.

  • Senate candidates in town for event Saturday

    The Women's Network, which bills itself as Advocates of Democratic Principles, selected Shelbyville for its annual meeting, bringing an array of notable political figures to speak Saturday on key issues faced by the state and country.

    “Shelbyville was selected to host it because we’re a fairly active chapter. We have a good history of bringing in very interesting speakers,” said Marty Lanus, moderator for the event, which will be held at at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on stolen wallet

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a theft that occurred when a wallet was stolen from a customer at Kroger in Shelbyville.

    On Oct. 26 at about 5:30 p.m., a woman was shopping at Kroger when two men approached her. The woman, 66, was looking at birthday cards.

    One of the men distracted her and the other man took her wallet from her purse, which was sitting in her shopping cart.

  • Woman robbed at Kroger

    Nellie Todd was robbed of her wallet, her money, and her credit cards, but not of her dignity.

    She said she bears no ill will toward the young man who snatched her wallet from her shopping cart when she went to Kroger last Tuesday to pick up her medication.

    "We were both wrong," she said. "It was wrong of me to leave it in the cart, and it was wrong of him to take it."

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 16, 2009


    Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez, 35, of 6957 Taylorsville Road in Fisherville was arrested Saturday at Haven Hill and U.S. 60 and charged with no operator’s license, disregarding a stop sign, DUI, first offense, and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

    Patricio Ubaldino, 32, of 2169 Midland Trail in Shelbyville was arrested Saturday at that address and charged with no operator’s license, no registration plates and failure to maintain insurance, first offense.

  • Housing cutbacks more families out in the cold

    Insufficient federal funding has frozen the Section 8 Rental Voucher Program, which helps low-income individuals and families find and pay for affordable housing, meaning more and more struggling families in Shelby County are looking for shelter.

    The waiting list in Kentucky closed in January 2008 with nearly 10,000 applicants, and though it is down to 3,500 applicants, it has not reopened.

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  • Simpsonville PD to get new body armor

    The City of Simpsonville has received a $3,000 state grant to purchase new body armor for its police department, Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday.

    The money comes from the state Law Enforcement Protection Program. Under this program, administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS), appropriate agencies can seek financial help for certain defensive items essential in the course of their duties.

  • EARLIER: Karas takes 2nd at regional

    LOUISVILLE – Sacred Heart junior Emma Brink picked up her third consecutive regional title Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park, but Shelby County sophomore Caterina Karas stayed right on her heels.

    For the second year in a row, Karas took second place, and this year she extended her lead on the rest of the field.

    Karas was 14 seconds behind Brink but topped the rest of the field by 24 seconds.