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  • Bagdad home destroyed by fire Wednesday

    Linda and Darrell Aldridge stood back against their garage and watched as firefighters from five different fire departments fought a blaze that engulfed their Bagdad home Wednesday afternoon.

    As their belongings and longtime catering business went up in flames, the couple did not have to face the tragedy alone. Family and friends had rushed to the scene as soon as they heard about the fire, including their son, Tony Aldridge, a captain at the Shelby County Detention Center, surrounded them.

  • Shutdown forces court cases to await decision of when they will be heard

    People who had court cases scheduled for Monday when the Shelby County Judicial Center closed because of inclement weather probably should be hearing from court officials – but when is still unclear.

    “We’re waiting on the judge [Circuit Judge Charles Hickman] to tell us what to do. He’s been in Anderson County all day today, so we haven’t heard from him yet,“ Shelby Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said.

    Both circuit and district courts were closed Monday, something that has happened twice before, Miller said.

  • Water main break in Shelbyville repaired

    A water main break that erupted late Tuesday in front of the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville has been repaired, and lanes along Main Street are in the process of being cleared and reopened.

    The line, just west of the intersection of Smithfield Road, had two breaks, one at the connection and another officials believe is running along the pipe, which will make the repair much more difficult. While they assess the issue water continues to flood the area down the hill toward Beechwood Avenue.

  • Shelby County School Board: State association offers lobbying day for funding

    As the state embarks on another budget cycle with education funding becoming a highly discussed issue, the state’s school boards are looking for a way to ensure the voices of local educators and community leaders are heard in Frankfort.

  • Shelby Countians cope with having to battle biting cold

    With temperatures for two days dipping below the zero mark and sometimes barely climbing above, there were Shelby Countians who couldn’t shun that brutal cold and bask in the warmth indoors.

    Mail carriers are one example. On Monday at the Shelbyville Post Office Monday, employees, wearing several layers of clothing, steam puffing from under scarves wrapped around their faces, worked loading mail into their vehicles.

  • Court cases await decision

    People who had court cases scheduled for Monday when the Shelby County Judicial Center closed because of inclement weather probably should be hearing from court officials – but when is still unclear.

    “We’re waiting on the judge [Circuit Judge Charles Hickman] to tell us what to do. He’s been in Anderson County all day today, so we haven’t heard from him yet,“ Shelby Circuit Clerk Lowry Miller said.

    Both circuit and district courts were closed Monday, something that has happened twice before, Miller said.

  • Amended magisterial district map passes first reading

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court approved a long awaited first reading on an amended ordinance relating to the reapportionment of magisterial voting districts at its meeting Tuesday night.

    Voting districts had to be redrawn after new magisterial district boundaries were put in place in 2012, a process that occurs every 10 years and which took place after the 2010 census. The ordinance had been put in place early in 2012, but had to be amended before the process of redefining voting precincts could begin.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Jan. 8, 2014

    Multi-Purpose expands heating assistant effort

    Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, Inc. begins Monday to operate the “crisis” portion of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program is operated on a first-come, first-serve basis and will continue until March 31 or until all of the agency’s federal funds are exhausted.

  • Wenz, 6 others plead not guilty

    LA GRANGE – Seven individuals – including a Shelby County man – charged with participating in organized crime have pleaded not guilty after being indicted on that and several drug charges.

    La Grange Police in October arrested the seven who appeared last week plus one other man after a weeks-long investigation into possible drug and gang activity. A second Shelby County man has not been indicted, pending an evaluation of hits fitness.

  • No school in Shelby Monday

    Shelby County Schools will be closed Monday; that decision come through at 5:30 p.m. tonight, said Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman.

    Cornerstone Christian Academy is also closed, joining the ranks of other closings including some public and private schools in Jefferson, Spencer, Henry, Oldham and Bullitt counties. Classes at the University of Louisville  are also cancelled.