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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Shelby man charged in murder turns himself in

    A Shelbyville man who had been on the run since Saturday on murder charges has turned himself in, said police.

    Kentucky State Police have been searching for Eugene Wade Jr., 28, of Shelbyville, along with Devante Hall, 24, of Dayton, Ohio, in connection with the shooting deaths of two people, Brandy Davidson, 25, and Devin Payton, 33, whose bodies were discovered Saturday.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Scott Ferrell said Wade turned himself in at Post 6 in Dry Ridge at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

  • Ben Allen Thomas: April 23, 1920 – June 6, 2016: A man with a heart for friends, family and community

    Shelby County has lost a treasured friend with the passing of Ben Allen Thomas on Monday.

    Thomas, 96, died peacefully at his home on Cropper Road, a place that meant a lot to him because of his deep roots in Shelby County.

    Thomas, who still lived in a house he had built on his family farm, was a fourth-generation farmer, devoted to helping other farmers with co-ops in tobacco and dairy, and was deeply involved in the management of the family farm, Chenoweth Farm, with four dairies, tobacco, cattle, sheep and other crops.

  • Shelby Hardware out of business

    Shelby Hardware, formerly Mr. Hardware, located on Midland Trail next to Speedway, is no more.

    The store’s owner, Ron Manno, was not available for comment, but the owner of the building, Matthew Andrews, owner of Andrews Pharmacy, the other business that occupies the front of the building, said the hardware store closed in April.

    “They just went out altogether,” he said. “I think they just kind of got tired. They didn’t have a terrible business, but they weren’t making as much money as they used to.”

  • Post 37 picks up 2 more wins

    Shelbyville Post 37 defeated a visiting Pleasure Ridge Park on Wednesday night by a score of 6-2.

    Will McDonald picked up the victory on the bump for Shelby, turning in seven quality innings, striking out seven batters while allowing just three hits and two earned runs.

    PRP jumped on Post 37 early, scoring two runs in the top of the first. From there, McDonald shut down the Panthers’ offense for the rest of the contest and the Post 37 offense got rolling.

  • Cable earns spot in Ky. Prep Hall

    After 24 years of leading the Shelby County High School softball team, head coach Kelly Cable was named to the Kentucky Prep Softball Hall of Fame on June 18.

    “It was a huge honor to be named to the hall of fame,” Cable said. “It is very humbling to be honored like this.”

    The SCHS coach credited the people around her for her coaching success over nearly two-and-a-half decades of coaching.

  • Golfer is Long on talent

    Over the course of this summer, Shelbyville’s Michael Long has been busy out on the links.

    He just finished competing in the 72nd Junior Falls City Championship, and although he fell short in earning a title, Long’s decision to play up in age will help him down the road.

    “I played pretty well the first day,” the 11-year-old said. “The second day I got beat on the final hole. I just have to get better everyday.”

  • SCHS dates for students/parents

    Shelby County High School has set important dates for students and parents.

    •Senior Service Day is Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.

    •Junior Service Day is Aug. 1 from noon to 3 p.m.