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Today's News

  • 60th anniversary: Gayle L. and Lois Milton Marston

    Gayle L. and Lois Milton Marston celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2012, during an event hosted by their four children, Barry L. Marston of Shelbyville, Pamela Marston Aldridge of Shelbyville, Michael K. Marston of Bagdad and Robert S. Marston of Borden, Ind. along with their respective spouses, at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville

    The couple was married in 1952 at Graefenburg Baptist Church by the Rev. Bob Pender.

    The Marstons reside in Shelby County and have seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  • WICHE: Dividing plants improves health, bloom

    We have all asked the question: “Why hasn’t my plant bloomed?”

    Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc. In fact it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.

  • Big crowd for Andriot fundraiser

    Although organizers remain unsure how much money was raised at Saturday’s Makin’ music, Makin’ waves, fundraiser to support Jamie Wieczorek Andriot’s medical bills from cancer treatments, Adrienne Marcum, who helped organize the event, said it was a “wonderful day.”

  • Losing a piece of history

    Shelbyville Historic District Coordinator Gail Reed will step away from her post at the end of the month. Since taking over in Shelbyville in April of 2000, Reed has watched several historic buildings be remade and brought back from near devastation and others torn down.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City to look into fireworks ordinance

    The Shelbyville City Council briefly discussed the possibility of a fireworks ordinance during Thursday’s meeting at city hall.

    Council member Donna Eaton brought up the idea after being contacted by a constituent complaining of fireworks being shot late at night.

  • Shelby ACT scores rise, but more work needed

    Shelby County Public Schools got some good news this week with the release of their 2012 junior class ACT scores.

    The district saw improvements in three of four testing categories — English 17.7, math 18.8 and reading 19.1 — with students falling short only in science, from 19.2 in 2011 to 19 in 2012.

    The district still lags the state’s averages in English, 18.4, and science, 19.1, but surpassed the state in reading, 19, and was even with the state in Math at 18.8.

  • Shelby’s burn ban is lifted

    Shelby joined 49 other counties Monday in dropping a countywide burn ban that had been place for the past two weeks.

    On July 11, when Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger imposed the ban, Shelby joined 82 other counties with such a ban.

    On Monday, when he announced he had lifted that restriction on outdoor burning, only 35 counties remained. Of the northeastern and southeastern counties, only Boyd County still had ban in place on Monday, according to a map by the Kentucky Department of Forestry.

  • Social worker convicted of faking child-abuse records

    LAWRENCEBURG – Margaret “Geri” Murphy was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court for falsifying child welfare investigations.

    Murphy, 61, a former social services worker, pleaded guilty to nine felony counts and was taken into custody, shackled and placed among about a dozen other inmates as families affected by her actions looked on in delight.

  • Long-tangled Breeden murder case continues to grow in Spencer County

    TAYLORSVILLE – Two inmates sit in two separate prisons in two separate cities in Kentucky.

    One of them admitted to committing a heinous crime, then recanted his story.

    The other has been serving time for that crime since 2008.

    The crime? The murder of Kyle "Deanie" Breeden of Shelbyville in 1998.

    Breeden's body was found in the Kentucky River near the Owen-Henry county line in November of that year.

  • Shelby circuit judge to consider Wills' bid for shock probation

    Jody Wills did not get to make a court appearance Monday to ask for shock probation for a 10-year prison sentence she is serving for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer.

    Her attorney, Bill Stewart, stood in for her as she remained incarcerated at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia.

    Stewart asked Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman if he would set a date to allow Wills to ask for shock probation, and Hickman said he would take the request under advisement.