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  • Slain Shelbyville teen's family wants grand jury transcripts

    The family of Trey Williams, the teenager shot to death in 2011 during a confrontation with Shelbyville Police, are fighting in court to be able to view records of a Shelby County grand jury’s reasons for exonerating the police officer who fired the fatal shot.
    That grand jury met on Jan. 4, 2012, and deliberated more than four hours, before determining that that officer Suzanna Marcum had acted with justifiable cause to use deadly force in subduing Williams, 18. The hearing came after a 6-week investigation by Kentucky State Police.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show opens without a hitch

    Everything went smoothly for the opening night of the Shelbyville Horse Show on Wednesday that organizers called “a quality show.”

    “We are very, very pleased,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, the man who created the show 24 years ago. “We were down a bit on numbers [of entries], but it was quality, real quality. The world champion quality really made us proud.”

  • News Digest: Aug. 2, 2013

    Auditor questions whether

    system can handle Medicaid

    Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen on Wednesday questioned the state’s decision to expand Medicaid coverage to some 300,000 low-income residents after an audit of the managed care system showed fewer providers are accepting Medicaid.

    A 97-page audit found Medicaid providers had declined 8 percent since managed care took effect Nov. 1, 2011.

  • Man gets 6 years in prison on sex offender charges

    A Shelbyville man has been sentenced to 6 years in prison after violating probation for failing to comply with the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry.

    Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman pronounced the sentence July 22 after Timothy Allen Schlosser pleaded guilty.

    Schlosser, 42, of 1616 Lakeside Drive had pleaded guilty to the same offense in April 2012 and had been granted a 5-year probation. Then in December he again was charged with failing to comply with the registry, a charge that effectively revoked his probation.

  • Charges expanded against Shelbyville man in imprisonment case

    A man accused of holding a woman at gun and knife point for five days has been indicted on those and additional charges and will be arraigned Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Gary Harris, 48, of 833 Bland Ave., Apt. 2B in Shelbyville was arrested May 7 and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, fourth-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, all felony offenses except for the domestic violence charge, which is a misdemeanor.

  • Shelby County schools' ACT scores take a hit

    Shelby County Public Schools didn’t make progress among its juniors last year toward the goal of having all students college and career ready, a trend administrators say requires a new approach.

    Juniors for 2012-13 didn’t perform as well the previous class had on the ACT, although the district’s composite score was flat from 2011-12.

    That composite of 18.8 also left students performing well below the ACT- and state-set benchmarks that predict success in college, members of the Shelby County School Board heard Thursday.

  • Shelby County School Board: Superintendent’s review may use new standards

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof wants to get ahead of the curve in how the district judges his performance.

    Neihof asked the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting to adjust his annual performance review to the pilot program of the state’s NextGen standards. The standards are set up through the same process as the school and teacher standards that are being implemented and the standards that will be coming for administration, as well.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show: Volunteers put finishing touches on fairgrounds

    The transformation of the Shelby County Fairgrounds is almost complete for the first events of the Shelbyville Horse Show this evening.

    Volunteers have worked tirelessly to make this 24th annual show of Saddlebreds a reality. Tents and signs have been erected. Flowers have been planted, watered, and trimmed. Brightly colored, decorative horses have been painted, assembled and posted around the fairgrounds. Lights have been hung.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville City Council: Few show to talk trash

    A poor turnout at a public hearing Thursday on curbside trash and recycling pickup is a sign that most city residents are in favor of curbside trash and recycling collection, officials say.

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said he wasn’t surprised to see only five people from the public – with three of them from the same neighborhood – show up to voice objections to having the city handle their trash collection and recycling.

    He added that the positive feedback he has had from residents outside of the public hearing far outweighs the negative.

  • News Digest: July 31, 2013

    SCHS trophies

    go up for auction

    Shelby County Public Schools will put up for auction trophies from Shelby County High School. The silent auction process will begin Thursday.

    The trophies will be grouped in boxes for the 1960s, 1970-1975, 1976, 1977-1978, 1979, 1980-1982, 1983-1984, 1985-1987, 1988-1989, 1990s and one box with no dates. No prominent championship trophies are included.