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Today's News

  • Mosquitoes heating up with weather

    As the weather warms, bugs are starting to flood hot, humid air, and mosquito bites are popping up all over adults and children, but the worst is still yet to come.

    “As of right now, we have not had the first phone call,” said David Cammack, environmental director for the North Central Public Health Department.

    The health department takes complaints about mosquito infestations and relays that information to state health department officials who then go out and spray pesticides in that area, a program that encompasses all 120 Kentucky counties.

  • Man charged in fiery crash gets 10 years

    A man who has been incarcerated in Shelby on murder charges for more than a year finally reached a plea deal Monday, just hours before a jury was to be selected for the trial.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 24, who went into court Monday on a murder charge, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense for a 10-year prison sentence.

    Kuzmanovic, who had appeared in Shelby Circuit Court June 6 in his striped inmate outfit for a final pre-trial conference, was not present in the courtroom Monday as the details of the plea agreement were worked out in judge’s chambers.

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at abouit 5:30 p.m. He steered back onto the road, but overcorrected, and ran off the road again, flipping the vehicle several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    It is not know why he ran off the road, but drugs or alcohol are not suspected as a factor in the crash.

  • Shelby man charged in murder turns himself in

    A Shelbyville man who had been on the run since Saturday on murder charges has turned himself in, said police.

    Kentucky State Police have been searching for Eugene Wade Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, along with Devante Hall, 24, of Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the shooting deaths of two people, Brandy Davidson, 25, and Devin Payton, 33, whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Scott Ferrell said Wade turned himself in at Post 6 in Dry Ridge at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Ben Allen Thomas: April 23, 1920 – June 6, 2016: A man with a heart for friends, family and community

    Shelby County has lost a treasured friend with the passing of Ben Allen Thomas on Monday.

    Thomas, 96, died peacefully at his home on Cropper Road, a place that meant a lot to him because of his deep roots in Shelby County.

    Thomas, who still lived in a house he had built on his family farm, was a fourth-generation farmer, devoted to helping other farmers with co-ops in tobacco and dairy, and was deeply involved in the management of the family farm, Chenoweth Farm, with four dairies, tobacco, cattle, sheep and other crops.

  • Cards mailed for wet/dry election

     

  • County to tear down house in Bagdad

    County officials say they intend to become more stringent in taking action on houses that have been abandoned and are detrimental to the community.

    “What we're trying do is trying to get word out that we're really trying to work with property owners, because a lot of these people are just ignoring us,” said Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger.

  • Louisville man dies after I-64 crash

    Tyler Houghton of Louisville died at the University of Louisville Hospital following a single-vehicle accident that occurred early Saturday morning on I-64 in Shelby County.

    Reconstructionists with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office say that the accident happened at 3:39 a.m. at mile marker 35 westbound.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Meadows said in a release that alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the crash.

  • Avoiding the summer brain drain

     

    The last bell has rung and school has officially closed for summer, but that doesn’t mean our kids’ brains should take a vacation, too. 

    In fact, as our children’s days are now filled with bike rides and pool parties, experts note that it’s important to keep their minds just as active as their bodies.