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Today's News

  • Investigation in human remains enters new stage

    After an intensive search for more human remains in Waddy yielded more skeletal bones last week, investigators are now concentrating on a more daunting task –identification.

    “Any technology that’s out there that can help identify, as to male, female, age – we are trying to determine if we’re going to have an avenue where we can identify this individual,” said Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong.

  • Heritage’s Lyles named Teacher of the Year

    Shelby County Public Schools announced Heritage Elementary School’s Julia Lyles as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year.

    Surrounded by friends, colleagues and family members, the third grade teacher was recognized Thursday evening at a ceremony honoring each school’s selected teacher of the year, following a brief video in their honor.

    Lyles said she was honored to receive the recognition.

  • Mini horse recovering after vicious attack

    Though moving painfully Princess, the miniature horse recently stabbed after being attacked by a dog, is slowly recuperating.

    William “Snake” Bruns said that he is keeping a close eye on the miniature horse he rescued 16 years ago, after she was first attacked Jan. 19 at his residence on Jail Hill Road by a pit bull and then again Jan. 23 by a person.

  • Bourbon goes green

    While not yet fully operational, Diageo’s Bulleit Distilling Company is already working to keep its “good neighbor” promise by reducing its carbon footprint. The 300-acre distillery and warehouses facility on Benson Pike set to open within the year, recently installed a solar array that distillery officials say is expected to produce about 40 megawatt hours per year.

    Candi Waford with Shelby Energy Cooperative said Diageo’s decision to install the solar array is likely not one aimed at financial gain, but rather too reap the environmental benefits.

  • Hemp permits in full bloom

    With the number of acres allotted to grow industrial hemp nearly tripling in 2017, this could be the year the crop challenges Kentucky’s reputation as the Bluegrass State.

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly three times the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2017.

  • Putnam pleads guilty to robbery at Simpsonville PD

    When Terry Putnam appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney Brian Butler, he pleaded guilty to a theft that had shocked the community in November 2015.

    Putnam, the Simpsonville Police officer arrested Jan. 7, 2016 in connection with the November 2015 robbery of thousands of dollars as well as guns and drugs from the Simpsonville Police Department, quietly pleaded guilty before Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

    “I’ve explained it [consequences] to him and he wants to proceed with this,” Putnam’s attorney, Brian Butler told Hickman.

  • Lockdown prompts procedural changes

    After a request from police, several Shelby County schools were placed on lockdown last week following reports of shots fired in the area of Rocket Lane – where Shelby County High, the Area Technology Center, JCTC, Wright Elementary and East Middle schools are located.

    And while no shots were fired on school grounds and the incident was cleared in less than one hour, the precautionary lockdown while police searched for the suspects left many questions from parents and guardians of students at the schools.

  • Simpsonville shooting investigation continues

    An investigation is continuing into a fatal shooting in early December at Simpsonville Baptist Church in which a Shelby County Deputy Sheriff shot and killed a burglary suspect inside the church.

    The Shelby County Coroner pronounced Dylan M. Dalzell, 22, of Shelbyville dead at Simpsonville Baptist Church after being fatally shot by Deputy Corey Williams. Three others were arrested on burglary charges.

    Investigators said Thursday that the investigation, being conducted by the Kentucky State Police, has lagged somewhat due to a temporary shortage of personnel.

  • Residents feel powerless to KU solar field

    Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company announced earlier this year their intentions of developing a solar facility in Shelby County that would allow customers to share in the renewable energy source.

  • Church news: Feb. 24, 2017

    Allen Chapel United Methodist
    Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Located on KY 55 in Finchville. The Rev. Robert Raglin is the pastor.

    Bagdad Baptist