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Today's News

  • Team Blake is ready to celebrate

     

    When most people think of a superhero, they picture batman or superman. 

    But when Shelby County residents think of a superhero, many will now see Blake Hundley, the young boy that fought and beat cancer not once, but twice.

    After his second battle with chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, 8-year-old Hundley has once again beaten the odds that were stacked against him.

    In July of 2012, Hundley’s parents got the news of any parent’s worst nightmare – their little boy had brain cancer.

  • District’s ACT scores on the rise

    KY college benchmarks English 18, Math 19, Reading 20

    ACT college benchmarks English 18, Math 22, Reading 22, science 23

    SCPS English 19.2, reading 20.1, science 20.3, math 19.2

    The state average in English, math, reading, and science of 18.7, 19.2, 19.6, and 19.6

     

    Shelby County Public School’s 2013-2014 ACT Profile Report for last year’s junior class has been released and the district is pleased.

  • Recent shooting has citizens rallying

    Although crime statistics show that violent crime did not increase last year, there is still too much of it being committed in the city, some Shelbyville residents say.

    The latest violent episode, a shooting on Labor Day in Martinsville – one such area of concern – has got residents up in arms.

    People were angry before Monday’s shooting, in which a father and son have been charged with attempted murder – the victim is still hospitalized – and that event seems to have spurred a call for action.

  • Water company amendment finalized

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates passed a resolution making official a plan amendment for the sewer service area to include the new Bulleit Distilling Co. distillery on Benson Pike.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle presented a plan amendment regarding the sewer service area in order to provide sewer service for the construction of Diageo’s new distillery to be built on 300 acres on Benson Pike.

    Doyle said the expansion only includes the distillery.

  • Southville Day makes a comeback

    Home to a church and a small grocery store, the quiet town of Southville will be unusually booming Saturday as Salem Baptist Church hosts Southville Day.

    Nestled between Mount Eden, Waddy, and Finchille, the Southville community decided to bring back the old gathering tradition.

    “We used to do this years ago and the community really loved it, so we decided to bring it back,” Southville Day Chairman Peggy Whitaker said.

    The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:30, with entertainment, activities, games and events offered throughout the day.

  • Powerful professional mom

    As the Director of Marketing for the KFC Yum! Center, Sandra Kendall has accomplished a lot at the young age of 33.

    “I’ve been promoting for KFC (Yum! Center) since they opened,” she said.

    As the marketing director, Kendall is responsible for all things public relations related for the fifth largest arena in the nation including updating social media, advertising and event marketing.

    And the Shelbyville mom of two was recognized for her accomplishments this month in Today’s Woman magazine.

  • 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.