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Today's News

  • 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

     

  • Toddler dies after being struck by car

    The mood is somber this week at an apartment complex in eastern Shelbyville, where a toddler died Saturday after being run over by a car in the parking lot.

    A memorial consisting of stuffed animals, balloons and candles marks a small spot on a grassy median in the 500th block in the parking lot of Lynne Acres where the 2-year-old boy lived.

    Neighbors, who declined to be identified, expressed sadness that such a thing should happen to a child who was just starting his life.

  • 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.

  • Anglin pleads guilty to embezzlement

    With a jury trial scheduled for next week, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars has pleaded guilty to the theft.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, had announced in late June that she would be working on a plea arrangement with prosecutors.

    However, Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Witt said that did not happen; instead Anglin made an open guilty plea in circuit court Monday.

  • The Big Picture coming in focus

    Shelby County Public Schools has taken its first steps toward building the first Big Picture Learning Academy in the state, but nothing will be built… yet.

    Earlier this month the district announced that Jefferson Community and Technical College would house the program in its first year.

  • Simmons pays restitution for embezzlement from parks

    A former Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation employee, who was arrested in June 2015 after being indicted for theft from the Family Activity Center, has paid her restitution.

    After pleading guilty to a lesser charger on March 7, Heather Beth Simmons of Pleasureville, the former youth services director at for the park system, last week was ordered to pay back the sum of $8,926 to the parks system. Simmons paid the money back on June 15 out of the $10,000 cash bond she had put up when she was arrested.

  • KY 53 construction moved to 2019