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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Filing complete for November Election

    Local elections ballots were completed this month when filing closed for non-partisan elections for the 2016 General Election in November.

    A new candidate, Richard L. Frank Jr., will join the race for Simpsonville City Commission with four incumbents – Kelland Garland, Michael Hesse, Sharon Cummins and Cary Vowels – all vying for re-election.

    As for Shelby County Board of Education, no changes will be made this year.

  • Heroin still a nightmare on drug scene

     

  • Assaults, thefts down

     

  • BOURBON IS BACK IN SHELBY COUNTY - One in a 100

    Years of dreaming, planning and hard work for the Nethery family came to fruition yesterday as they ceremoniously filled their first barrel of bourbon for their family-owned distillery, Jeptha Creed.  While it was deeply special to them, the memorable occasion marked an achievement much bigger.

    “It’s not only our first barrel, it’s the first barrel of bourbon [in Shelby County] in 100 years,” said Autumn Nethery, daughter of owners Joyce and Bruce Nethery and marketing manager for Jeptha Creed.

  • ‘It’s time for this community to rise up and say, from this day forward, enough.’

    Wendy Palmer’s hand trembled as she held a letter from her son that he had written to her shortly before passing away from a heroin overdose last year.

    As she read his words from the steps of the courthouse about how much he wanted to clean up his life and make her proud of him, there wasn’t a sound from the crowd of nearly 2,000 that had gathered for the drug addiction awareness march Saturday.

    “I just need you to have faith in me and know that I am trying,” she read.