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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Shelbyville mom is an Ironwoman

    On August 24, a Shelbyville resident crossed the finish line in Louisville and joined the ranks of few, becoming an Ironman, or rather an Ironwoman.

    After 13 hours, 16 minutes, and 12 seconds of swimming, biking, and running, Alicia LauBach completed a triathlon few others have attempted and even fewer complete.

    “[I finished in] thirteen hours, sixteen minutes…which was way better than I ever expected. I was so incredibly thankful. So thankful,” LauBach said.

  • Distillery struts into city

    The Shelbyville city council offers a short agenda for Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting to be held at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    On the brief line-up, a second reading on an ordinance annexing property owned by Rut ‘N Strut Distillery into the City of Shelbyville.

  • Minister comes full circle

    Mark Williams switched gears from sports to the pulpit years ago and has never looked back, especially now that he is the newly installed pastor at an historic church in Louisville.

    “It’s a great church; I’m thrilled to pastor here at Walnut Street Baptist,” he said of his new post, a church founded in 1848 when two Baptist churches in downtown Louisville joined.

  • A lifetime of labor

    In 1894 Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday.  However, this historical moment arrived twelve years after Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City, on September 5, 1882.

    On that day, ten thousand workers marched from City Hall to Union Square, marking the first Labor Day parade in history.

    In addition, workers gathered for picnics, concerts and speeches as a strike to demonstrate an opposition to unfair treatment in the labor industry.

  • Retired teachers publish children’s book

    A children’s book published 16 years after it was written is still doing well two years later, said its author and illustrator, both retired teachers from East Middle School.

    Maria Gordon said that she wrote The Animals Marched with Noah as a gift for her pastor’s wife, who was expecting a child. When she came up with the idea for the book, her colleague, fellow teacher Kathy Samples-Fenton, began an extensive research project, gathering information on all kinds of unusual animals that could use to illustrate the book.