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Today's News

  • Woofstock fundraiser is Saturday

    Every dog will have its day Saturday, at least in Shelby County, when the Woofstock fundraiser gets underway.

    Despite a chance of thunderstorms looming on the horizon, the event will go on, rain or shine, organizers say.

    Cynthia Cottongim, chair of the Woofstock committee, an annual fundraiser for the Shelby County Parks Foundation said that they are hoping for good weather because last year’s event was dampened by rain.

  • Man beaten in jail sues Shelby County

    A Spencer County man has filed suit against a former deputy jailer at the Shelby County Detention Center alleging that he ordered inmates to beat him when he was incarcerated last November on a shoplifting charge.

    The suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court Eastern Division in Frankfort by Joshua Reece, says William Anthony Carey, ordered other inmates to savagely beat Reece because he had had a former relationship with his wife.

  • Turning the page

    Simpsonville Elementary School opened its doors Monday evening to show off its newly renovated media space.

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden, along with Simpsonville Elementary Principal Jill Tingle, Assistant Principal Adam Hicks, Library Media Specialist Karen Falkenstine, and Clifford the Big Red Dog, using a giant pair of scissors, cut the ceremonial green ribbon and opened the building up to students and family members for a special literacy night filled with activities, games and snacks. 

  • Police chase ends with crash on U.S. 60

    A police chase that began in Franklin County Wednesday afternoon ended in Shelby County when the fleeing vehicle crashed into a guardrail in the 3000 block of U.S., said police.

    Shelby County Sheriff's detective Maj. Jason Rice said that his department assisted in apprehending all three persons who jumped out of the vehicle and ran when they crashed.

    There was only one minor injury in the crash.

    Rice said the congestion should clear up by rush hour.

  • Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built. Shelby introduced

    Shelbyville’s Roll Forming Corporation welcomed Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Wednesday morning to launch his “Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.” Apprenticeship Campaign.

    This initiative sets forth a goal to increase awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship programs through the commitment of new energy and resources that will strengthen the currently 1,100 apprenticeship partnerships available in Kentucky, as well as working with prospective new employers.

  • County still working on broadband possibilities

    A committee established by the Shelby County Fiscal Court to study broadband internet options is still working on that issue, magistrates said Tuesday night.

    "We do have some updated information on broadband with the contracts that we worked on," he said.

  • Shelby collection included in Frazier exhibit

    Don Farabee had a dream he was never able to achieve in his lifetime, but now, six years after his death, a part of his vision has come true.

    Farabee had an extensive collection of tobacco memorabilia that he had collected over several years while he was executive vice president of the Western District Tobacco Warehouse and now two of those items are on prominent display at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville.

    “I’m very proud,” said his wife, Sarabeth Farabee.

  • Equine behaviorists come to Shelby

    Now may be your chance to gain some insight into the mentality of the horse, with an upcoming symposium featuring two leading experts in the field of equine behavior.

    Dr. Robert M. Miller, a renowned horse behaviorist and Lester Buckley, an international horse trainer will conduct the event Sept. 23-24 at Equestrian Lakes in Finchville.

    The two-day presentation, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature Miller discussing the 10 principles of horse behavior, and Buckley demonstrating the principles.

  • Victim identified in Taylorsville Road fatality

    Kentucky State Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident on Taylorsville Road Friday afternoon.

    Julie Mundt, 57, of Louisville, was killed when her 2013 Toyota was struck by a 1997 Mercedes driven by David Moore, 32, of Taylorsville.

    The accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 6000th block as Moore, who was traveling north on Taylorsville Road, crossed the center line and struck Mundt's vehicle.

  • Court orders release of records in 2013 death of Jackleen Lane

    After more than three years of searching for answers and fighting appeals, the public may finally get some insight into the Cabinet for Health and Family Service’s oversight in the case of 15-year-old Jackleen Lane.

    Lane was found drowned in an industrial area of Clear Creek in the spring of 2013 after missing from her home for three days.

    The case was closed by police after ruling her death accidental.