Today's News

  • Bagdad woman killed in crash

    Arcelia Pena Lemus, 44, of Bagdad, was killed Friday morning in a car crash on Elmburg Road.

    The accident occurred as Lemus was on the way home from her job at the McDonald’s at Love’s Truck Stop, said Shelby County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Rice.

    Lemus ran off the road, flipping her car. Rice said she was not wearing a seat belt, and sustained fatal injuries when she was ejected from her car.

    He does not think drugs, alcohol nor speed were factors, and cites driver inattention as the reason for the single vehicle crash.

  • Angels are needed for needy

      Bonnie Roberts works part-time as a teller at Commonwealth Bank, but at this time of the year, she is a full-time elf.

    Roberts, along with other board members of the service unit of the Shelby County Salvation Army, is dedicated to making sure the disadvantaged children in Shelby County are taken care of for Christmas.

  • SPD: No more live ammo at firing range near schools

    The Shelbyville City Council learned at its meeting Thursday about a decision that potentially makes things safer for our area’s school children.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte informed the council that the police department has not been using the outside firing range, located between Southside and Clear Creek elementary schools this year.

  • Simpsonville family homeless after fire

    A Simpsonville family is homeless after an early morning fire Wednesday destroyed their house on Conner Station Road, sending two people to the hospital.

    The Simpsonville Fire Department responded to a fire at 3435 Conner Station Road, the home of Roscoe Scott, at 4:30 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said.

    “The house was fully involved when we go there,” he said.

    Sowder said the fire started in the laundry room, but he said he does not know what caused it.

  • What we think: Shelbyville PD did the right thing

    We were surprised to learn last week – as were members of the Shelbyville City Council, apparently – that the Shelbyville Police Department had decided to do the right thing: eliminate target practice from its shooting range off Kentucky Street.

    This range became an issue in October 2009 because of concerns raised by a former sergeant about officers’ firing live ammunition in the vicinity – a few hundred yards – of two elementary schools and aimed in the direction of one of th

  • Shelby's retailers expect jollier holiday sales season

    Some retailers in Shelby County are banking that a modest rebound in the nation’s economy will translate into a more prosperous holiday shopping season.

    The traditional day-after-Thanksgiving jumpstart to the annual big buying campaign kicked off early this morning for many local businesses, with many carrying extra inventory in anticipation of a strong retail showing.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 26, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment

    falls to 7.8% in October

    Shelby County’s unemployment fell nearly half a point in October, dropping below the 8 percent level for the first time in two years, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet reported Wednesday.

  • Thanksgiving fire destroys home near Mount Eden

    Thanksgiving Day turned out to be a day of sorrow for one Shelby County family whose home was destroyed by fire.

    Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon said the home of William and Teri Hornung, located on the 7000 block of Mount Eden Road in the Indian Trace subdivision, was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

    “When we got there, it was fully involved,” he said.

    Three fire agencies battled the blaze, as Herndon called in reinforcements from the Shelby County and Shelbyville Fire Departments.

  • Thanksgiving thesis: The meal is the deal

     There is something unique and almost mystical about the transformation this week of places we clutch to our bosoms for their warmth, comfort and familiarity.

    Maybe it’s our home or the place where our parents live or have lived. Maybe it’s a sibling’s apartment, a friend’s condo or the old maple dining table at your grandparents’ house.

  • A late gift but no less glittering

    If the sparkling elves, candy canes and cowboy boots could talk, they might say, “What took so long?”

    For 16 years maintenance workers had plenty of time to haul the 100 light-up displays out of storage and painstakingly set them up along their 3-mile route. This year – because of the basic invasion of the Kentucky Horse Park by the World Equestrian Games  -- the annual Southern Lights attraction began to emerge about four weeks later than usual.