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Today's News

  • 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.

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 27: Once more into Mediterranean for Relief of Malta

    May 3, 1942

    Yesterday, we unmoored and stood down the Clyde, anchoring in Greenock. The weather was perfect and the green hills were very tempting. I went ashore for a few hours in that famous old shipbuilding town, drank a couple of beers, walked miles, and noticed some ruins from last year’s air raids. It’s amazing the difficulty one has in buying whiskey in Scotland. Underway at 0530 this morn.

    May 7, 1942

  • Kuzmanovic granted shock probation

    A man who applied for shock probation after being incarcerated for nearly two years in connection with the death of a Louisville woman on Interstate 64 in May 2015, has had his request granted.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 25, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter on June 6, 2016, in the death of Doris Wise, 71, who was killed when Kuzmanovic, who was driving a tractor-trailer, struck her 2006 Chevy in the rear.

  • Boyle County runs past Collins

    While Saturday night’s matchup between the Collins girls’ basketball team and Boyle County counted for little outside of wins and losses, the game went a long way in preparing the Titans for the upcoming 30th District Tournament.

    With a matchup against Spencer County on the docket for tonight, coach Sean Pigman was determined to get his team into action against a top-tier guard.

    Boyle (16-13) was ready to oblige with Utah State commit Emmie Harris.

  • CAL rides hot shooting to win over Collins

    A white-hot shooting night for Christian Academy-Louisville from behind the arc led to the Collins boys’ basketball team taking a tough loss Friday.

    The Centurions (21-9) drained eight of 14 attempts from deep, 57 percent, for the game.

    CAL also rode point guard Michael Woodward late, as Woodward finished the night a perfect 7-of-7 from the field, including nine points from behind the arc and five points in the final four minutes of regulation.

  • Shelby closes regular season with win

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got a complete performance on both sides of the ball to close out its regular season with a win at Gallatin County on Thursday.

    The Rockets (7-21) logged four players in double-figures scoring, holding on to defeat the Wildcats (17-12) 58-52.

    T.J. Robinson led SCHS with 16 points, while Jordan Armstrong and Tre’ Stalnaker each chipped in 13.

  • West Middle academic team earns regional championship

    The West Middle School academic team competed in regional competition earlier this month at Bondurant Middle School in Frankfort against 18 other schools and emerged victorious with the regional championship. The win was only the second time in school history that West Middle has earned the regional title. The team will compete in the state finals in March.
    The Quick Recall team consisting of Callie Aitken, Trey Stansfield, Clay Hardigree, Jacob Sponel, James Terhune, Emma Swallows, Allen Wilson, Lily Jasper and Kira Pusateri finished third overall.

  • Housing market dips a bit last year

    In 2016, the county broke its 3-year trend in increasing home sales, with a slight dip.

    However, that picture is not completely gloomy – the total number of homes sold was down 2 percent but the number of people building new homes increased slightly, with 5 more residential building permits taken out than in 2015 for an increase of 3 percent. In addition, the average home price fell only slightly, at 2 percent.