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  • Driver in I-64 crash dies of injuries

    I-64 crash claims one

    Police seek help in finding car possibly
    involved in causing incident

     

    By Lisa King

    The Kentucky State Police are appealing to the public for help in locating a vehicle that may have played a role in causing a fatal accident in which one person died last week.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Bernie Napier said that investigators are still missing major pieces of the puzzle surrounding the crash, which occurred Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on I-64 in Shelby County.

  • County to require constables to have $1m bond

    In a dramatic move by the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates lent unanimous approval to require constables to take out a bond of $1 million each before taking office.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Dan Ison said he suggested the increase, from a $10,000 to a $1 million bond because he believes that anytime a person without police training is allow to carry a gun, there is a great potential for trouble.

  • County accepts sheriff’s fees

     

  • County accepts sheriff’s fees

     

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review civics exam

     Board members will hear a report on the new civics exam requirements and hear an overview on the why behind the new exam when they meet Thursday for their regularly scheduled meeting.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the exam is part of a new state requirement.

  • Officers more involved at schools

     Parents encountered a bit of a delay Friday picking up students at West Middle School where a student was taken into police custody after a behavioral incident in a classroom.  While the matter was handled quickly and involved no threat to the general student body, parents were instantly on high alert at the sight of emergency vehicles blocking the car rider lane.  And in light of recent school-related tragedies, that response was justified.

    But that is a reaction the district is looking to eradicate in Shelby County.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Jelsma named ambassador of Shelbyville

    On Thursday, the Shelbyville City Council convened with just a few items on their agenda, including appointing Jacob Gurney to the Historic District Commission.  Gurney will fill out the unexpired term of Sherry Jelsma, with a term to expire June 30, 2020.

    However, prior to the appointment, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty recognized Jelsma with an Ambassador Award for the city.

  • Project Linus to host Blanket Day March 24

    While Saturday was celebrated as National Blanket Day for Project Linus, Shelbyville organizers have moved the local date to March 24.

    After the group scrambled to make and deliver blankets to all the students at Marshall County High School in the wake of the school shooting, Shelby County coordinator Rebecca Jew figured her volunteers needed a little more time.

  • Police take WMS student into custody

    The Shelbyville Police Department was called to West Middle School Friday afternoon after a student was disrupting school.

    The student was taken into custody around 3:15 p.m.

    Shelby County Public Schools Public Relations Coordinator Ryan Allan said the incident started when a student wasn’t happy with a situation at the school.

    Allan said there was no weapon involved in the altercation.

  • New building, new name

     In response to a rapidly growing student population, a new educational facility is in the works for Shelby County.

    A preschool through eighth grade center is under development adjacent to Collins High School, but the facility will initially house middle school students with preschool and elementary students to follow.

    With the new educational facility on the way, Shelby County Public Schools is now tasked with coming up with a name for the building, and they are reaching out to the community for ideas.