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Today's News

  • Father and son charged with attempted murder

    A father and son from Pleasureville have been charged with attempted murder in a shooting in Martinsville Monday night that sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Shelby County Police spokesperson Kelly Cable said that John M. Dixie, 66, and John Alexander Dixie, 43, were arrested after the incident that occurred at around 11:30 p.m.

  • Anglin arrested after turning herself in

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager of the Shelby County Public Schools was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling thousands from the school system.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Propes with KSP’s West Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations Branch, said that Anglin was booked into the Shelby County Detention Center after she turned herself in, not an uncommon occurrence in situations such as hers, he added.

  • Car crashes into Mount Eden Home, kills person in bed

    A 1996 Chevy pickup truck crashed into a house in Mount Eden Friday night, killing a person lying in bed, said Jeff Ivers, assistant Shelby County Fire Chief.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy coroner Ittin Russell said that Kevin Brian Long, 28, was dead at the scene.

    The driver of the pickup truck, and the deceased man's girlfriend were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident.

  • It’s official: tax rate remains flat

     

    The school tax rate for the 2014-15 school year will remain unchanged for a second straight year.  During Thursday’s regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting, the board voted to maintain the rate of 71.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, the same it has been for the last two years.

  • Shelbyville mom is an Ironwoman

    On August 24, a Shelbyville resident crossed the finish line in Louisville and joined the ranks of few, becoming an Ironman, or rather an Ironwoman.

    After 13 hours, 16 minutes, and 12 seconds of swimming, biking, and running, Alicia LauBach completed a triathlon few others have attempted and even fewer complete.

    “[I finished in] thirteen hours, sixteen minutes…which was way better than I ever expected. I was so incredibly thankful. So thankful,” LauBach said.

  • Distillery struts into city

    The Shelbyville city council offers a short agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting to be held at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    On the brief line-up, a second reading on an ordinance annexing property owned by Rut ‘N Strut Distillery into the City of Shelbyville.

  • Minister comes full circle

    Mark Williams switched gears from sports to the pulpit years ago and has never looked back, especially now that he is the newly installed pastor at an historic church in Louisville.

    “It’s a great church; I’m thrilled to pastor here at Walnut Street Baptist,” he said of his new post, a church founded in 1848 when two Baptist churches in downtown Louisville joined.

  • A lifetime of labor

    In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday.  However, this historical moment arrived twelve years after Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City, on September 5, 1882.

    On that day, ten thousand workers marched from City Hall to Union Square, marking the first Labor Day parade in history.

    In addition, workers gathered for picnics, concerts and speeches as a strike to demonstrate an opposition to unfair treatment in the labor industry.

  • Parades highlight Labor Day

    There won’t be many people hard at work on Monday, unless you count the chores of grilling hotdogs and mixing up mounds of potato salad.

    But many people, especially in Shelby County, will be celebrating their year-round labors by taking a day off from their jobs to have some fun.

    Two celebrations in Shelby will help them do just that, with Labor Day festivities planned for Martinsville and Waddy.

    The annual Labor Day festival in Waddy will kick off at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at the Waddy Ruritan Club.

  • Downtown festival in trouble

    Organizers of the Celebration of Lights say the annual festival could be in danger of seeing its last year if they don’t get some help organizing and orchestrating the event.

    “The committee from SMART [Shelbyville Merchants for Retail Trade] the ones that do all the running up and down the streets, marking the spots and everything, we’re all in our sixties and seventies, and we need young people to help us,” said Sharon Nichols, one of the original organizers of the event.