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Today's News

  • 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.

  • County to endorse KACo mortgage assistance

     

  • Rousing Republicans

    The mood was festive and the tone optimistic at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday night as Shelby County Republicans got together for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser.

    In addition to local Republicans, such as Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who is running for the open seat being vacating by the retiring Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), other Republicans spoke at the event, such as U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie and Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball.

  • KY 53 construction moved to 2019

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SCPS to bring back handwriting, cursive

    Though it’s no longer required by the state, Shelby County Public Schools rolled out its plan Thursday to integrate handwriting lessons into classroom curriculums for the coming year.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Council elects to begin condemnation process on 7th Street property

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday started the process to begin condemnation and acquiring property on 7th Street just north of Washington Street.

    The 7-acre property at 219 7th Street includes several warehouses and a loading dock and is located just north of the intersection with Washington Street. The location is currently home to SanJuan, LLC., a distribution center for imported Hispanic candies and snacks owned by Leonardo Castaneda and Alissa Barker.

  • Simpsonville passes broadband ordinance

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed the second reading Thursday night of an ordinance that will allow a franchise for broadband Internet services.

    The move comes after much study by the city commission, said Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden.

    "We did a lot of research on this, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past three months," he said. "Linda Ain [attorney] had come out of Lexington, and she’s done a lot of work putting franchises together."

  • Man charged in fiery crash gets 10 years

    A man who has been incarcerated in Shelby on murder charges for more than a year finally reached a plea deal Monday, just hours before a jury was to be selected for the trial.

    Miroslav Kuzmanovic, 24, who went into court Monday on a murder charge, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense for a 10-year prison sentence.

    Kuzmanovic, who had appeared in Shelby Circuit Court June 6 in his striped inmate outfit for a final pre-trial conference, was not present in the courtroom Monday as the details of the plea agreement were worked out in judge’s chambers.

  • Soaking up the sun

    There aren’t too many people in Shelby County who are thinking outside the box when it comes to alternative energy sources.

    But Jeff and Carrie VanCuren haven’t just stepped outside the box, they’ve covered the box with solar panels. Driving through Spring Oaks subdivision, you can’t miss the VanCuren’s home with dozens of shiny solar panels covering the roof. The VanCurens’ home is just one of 10 homes in Shelby County to utilize solar power.

  • Shelby man killed in fatal accident

    Kenneth Shane Ratliff, 36, of Shelby County was killed in a single vehicle accident Thursday evening on La Grange Road.

    Police say that Ratliff was pulling a trailer with a single axle dump truck when he ran off the road, at abouit 5:30 p.m. He steered back onto the road, but overcorrected, and ran off the road again, flipping the vehicle several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
    It is not know why he ran off the road, but drugs or alcohol are not suspected as a factor in the crash.