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Today's News

  • Avoiding the Thanksgiving chaos

     

    Commercials lead us to believe Thanksgiving is just a day of smiling and joyful behavior around a large table filled with perfectly prepared dishes.  But in reality, we all know that behind every gorgeous Thanksgiving Day spread is a crowded, messy kitchen filled with chaos and commotion.

    But every year, more businesses seem to be providing a solution to the Thanksgiving stress, offering to do the hard work for you, so you can enjoy the time with your family.

  • Shooting leaves Shelby man dead, family confused

    Residents are still reeling in shock in the aftermath of a police shooting that has left a Shelbyville man dead and neighbors and family members wondering what happened to lead up to the tragic events of Sunday night.

    “It’s the most devastating thing; I cannot believe it,” said Linda Blair Davis, mother of Christopher Horine, who was pronounced dead at the University of Louisville Hospital after an altercation with a Kentucky State Police trooper in a Shelby County neighborhood just east of Shelbyville.

  • Diageo ready to become part of the community

    Since breaking ground on the $115 million Bulleit Distilling Co. in August, members of the community have expressed curiosity in the project.

    Dan Feeser, Director of Engineering of Diageo of North America, which owns the Bulleit brand, addressed some of those questions and concerns when he spoke to the Shelbyville Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon, but the also left several questions unanswered.

    In consideration of the existing landscape, Feeser spoke of the distillery’s desire to mesh with their surroundings.

  • Freak snow brings early winter temps

    The three inches of snow that fell in Shelbyville on Monday was a rare occurrence for this time of year, forecasters say.

    Although it’s true that last year Shelbyville experienced a dusting of snow twice in the month of November, there hasn’t been a snowfall to match Monday’s for 108 years. In Nov. 14, 1906, Shelbyville got three inches of snow. The second highest snowfall in November before Turkey Day was on Nov. 4, 1936, when 7.4 inches fell.

  • Duanne Puckett named Citizen of the Year

    Duanne Puckett, a former editor for The Sentinel-News, retired spokesperson for Shelby County Public Schools, and a writer for Shelby Life Magazine has been named Shelbyville’s Citizen of the Year.

    The honor was presented to Puckett during the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s annual award’s luncheon, held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House last Wednesday.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: Magistrates approve vehicle purchases, commend departments

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court gave its approval Tuesday for the county’s EMS department to purchase three paramedic response vehicles.

    The bids for the vehicles arrived last week after they were advertised with the bids for the Sheriff’s vehicles’ in order to save money, EMS Chief and Shelby County Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said.

  • Shelbyville City Council:Trash details to be heard Thursday

    When the Shelbyville City Council meets Thursday night, there will only be one item on the agenda, but it should provide plenty of discussion.

    “Republic is going to come and roll out the plan for the new garbage franchise set up to go on January fifth,” said City Clerk Inez Harris.

    After more than a year and a half of discussions, planning, committee sessions and public input, the trash and recycling franchise is finally in place.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: Schools continue Leader in Me training

    Mike Clark, director of student services for Shelby County Public Schools, will present an update on the third strand of the Strategic Leadership Plan, Healthy and Responsible Students, when the Shelby County Board of Education meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at the district’s offices, 1155 Main St. in Shelbyville.

    Clark will discuss the progress schools across the district have made concerning the implementation of the Leader in Me initiative with students, which follows the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

  • JHS to build new hospital

    Land purchased by KentuckyOne Health near I-64 could be the future home of a new Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, officials say.

    “It's an exciting day for us here at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Kentucky One,” said Jewish Hospital Administrator Rob Murphy. “I mean, obviously, the Shelby County community and the surrounding counties that we serve with Spencer and Henry, we're very invested in these communities, and we look forward to the opportunity to grow and build a new campus.”

  • UPDATE: Coroner's office id's man shot by KSP trooper

    The Jefferson County Coroner's office has identified the man shot by a Kentucky State Police trooper in Shelbyville Sunday night.

    Christopher Horine, 42, was shot after the office approached the home on Hazel Lawn in Shelbyville.

    According to reports, the officer was responding to a trespassing call when Horine fired on the trooper twice. At that point, the trooper then returned fire, striking Horine.

    The suspect was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Louisville.

    The trooper was not injured.