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Today's News

  • Shelby County School Board: 3-year MAP analysis shows scores increasing

    Shelby County Public Schools is seeing some promising trends as it continues to compile more data from the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests.

    Lisa Smith, the district’s chief academic officer, presented a 3-year comparison to the school board during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Firefighter for a day

  • What we think: We will be watching finish of outlet race

    The probability that an outlet mall will be built at Simpsonville now seems to be virtually certain.

    There are formal plans to be specified and a lot of concrete to be poured, but the original proposal by the Horizon Group is well down the road to government approval.

    Add to that the stretch-run proposal by Trio Properties, and what we appear to be watching is strangely reminiscent of I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister rushing down the stretch, with the only question being which one will cross the finish line first.

  • What we think: We should memorialize Donald Cubert’s life

    Donald Cubert Sr. was not a classic politician but, rather, a civic-minded person who became involved in the electoral process.

    Mr. Cubert, who died on Saturday, was known for his kindness to people and his commitment to the city of Shelbyville, which he served for decades not only as a city council member and interim mayor but also as its delegate on countless boards, committees and ex officio projects.

  • Shelby will have its day in new basketball hall-of-fame

    Here’s what I heard a man saying on talk radio this morning. He was talking about the new high school basketball hall of fame that is being constructed in Elizabethtown. He was moaning – my word – about how Fairdale High School had no one in the first induction class.

    He spoke about how the school dominated boys basketball during the late 1980s and ‘90s – which it did – and then he said,  “We had two or three guys who went on to play Division I. We should have someone in there.”

  • Don Cubert: 1929-2012

    Shelby County said farewell Tuesday to a beloved son, when Don Cubert Sr. was laid to rest, a man who was known all across the county for his devotion and love for his community and its people.

    A longtime businessman, as well as former city councilman and mayor, Cubert died Saturday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after a brief illness. He was 83.

    Cubert’s devotion to his community has endeared him to many, including Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, who said he and his “Uncle Don” had a friendship that spanned decades.

  • Loving sentence extended by 6 years

    A Shelbyville man already serving time for robbery has had even more time added to his sentence.

    On Monday, Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman sentenced Jessie Loving, 21, of Hempridge Road, to 6 additional years in prison for escape-related charges.

    Loving was given 6 years each for tampering with a prison monitoring device and bail jumping, for a total of 12 years, but because the sentences will run concurrently, the total time he will serve for that will only be 6 years.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 18, 2012

    Jessie Allen Stump, 60, of 110 Ada Avenue, was indicted for first-degree rape and incest.

    Nils C. Hamilton, 23, of 102 Hazel Lawn Drive was indicted for first-degree sodomy.

    Carla L. Franklin, 41, of 603 Indian Ridge Apartments was indicted for false statements/misrepresentations in order to receive public assistance benefits.

  • Man charged with rape, incest

    A Shelbyville man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual-related offenses against two female children who are related to him.

    Jessie Allen Stump, 60, of 110 Ada Ave. was indicted Wednesday on two counts each of first-degree rape and incest of two children, for which he was babysitting, KSP Det. Ben Wolcott said.

    The offenses occurred in September 2003 and April 2012 in Shelby County.

    Wolcott said Stump has a history of the same type of sexual offenses, dating back to 1987 in Jefferson County.

  • After 29 days, 12 innings, Floyd Knobs wins

    It took almost a month, but a champion was finally crowned in the 32nd annual Shelbyville American Legion Invitational baseball tournament.

    Floyds Knobs (Ind.) outlasted Shelbyville American Legion Post 37, 7-6, in 12 innings in the final – a game that was rained out June 17, suspended by rain Saturday and finished up Monday night at Clear Creek Park.

    Floyds Knobs Post 42 took home the trophy by plating two runs in the top of the 12th and holding Post 37 to only one in the bottom of the inning.