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  • Freedom’s Way wreck still under investigation

    Accident reconstructions blocked portions of Freedom’s Way Tuesday morning as they collected data regarding a traffic collision that took the lives of two and left three others injured on Saturday.

    Preliminary investigation indicated that Kevin Sullivan of Newcastle was traveling in his 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on the bypass. At some point Sullivan crossed the median into the northbound lanes, Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said.

  • RE/MAX Performance Realty welcomes new owners

    Shelbyville’s RE/MAX Performance Realty is under new ownership.

    Dale and Vickie Wesley, who have been with RE/MAX for seven years, said they purchased the agency from former owner Barry Webb in April.

    “We are running things pretty much the way Barry did,” principal broker Vickie Wesley said. “Everything is pretty much going to stay constant.”

    The office works with businesses, as well as residential and luxury homes.

  • Shelby County Humane Society investigating missing funds

    The Shelby County Humane Society has hired an auditor to investigate missing funds that could total into the hundreds of thousands.

    A suit filed against former Shelby County Humane Society President Mark Smith alleges that he took $250,000, sold property belonging to the Shelby County Humane Society and redeemed a Certificate of Deposit valued at $115,000 all “under false pretenses.”

    Smith and former Executive Director Tracie Lennon resigned from the humane society in March.

  • Ryan’s course opens at Red Orchard

    Red Orchard Park was a special place to Ryan Lee.

    He had camped there as a scout with BSA Troop 271 and run cross country there as a member of the Cornerstone Christian Academy team.

    That was why, when he was on track to become an Eagle Scout, he decided he would complete his project there by building a disc golf course to benefit the whole county.

  • Farmers Feeding Families aims to help food insecurity

    Roberta Steutermann remembers meeting with the Shelby County Farm Bureau to talk about a new project when she ran into Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District finalizes plans to accommodate growth

    On Thursday Shelby County Board of Education members will consider resolutions that assure the district is prepared for future growth.

    At 7 p.m. Thursday at the district’s central office, the board will consider approval of the construction documents for the Discover Boulevard project.  The project will expand Discovery Boulevard to connect to Midland Industrial drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Country Manor residents urge council against zoning, development decision

    Last month the Triple S Planning Commission voted to send a positive recommendation to the Shelbyville City Council for a zone change request for 98-acres of property at the intersection of Freedom’s Way and LaGrange Road. Property owner Tom McGinnis proposed to the commissioners his plan for a town-home style residential development with commercial on 3.76 acres.

  • Accident on Freedom’s Way claims two

    A multi-vehicle crash Saturday that left two people dead and several others injured is still under investigation.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said they received the call around 7:18 p.m. regarding a collision in the northbound lanes of Freedom’s Way.

  • Back in the saddle

    Jeremy Harrell had no idea when he started a veteran’s club last November how quickly it would grow.

    “It’s really grown faster than me,” he said.  “The idea was to get nine or ten veterans together once a month to share resources with one another, build camaraderie and just to get veterans out of the house.”

    In just six months, Harrell’s club has grown to 620 strong with veteran members from Louisville, Shelby County, Spencer County and the Southern Indiana area.

  • A life-changing trip

    Imagine growing up in a community, building a life there and having to flee in fear for your own life.

    Fortunately, most of us will never face a horrific situation like this, but it is the tough reality for many people residing in Karen State.