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Today's News

  • Crash leads to murder charge

    A man who crashed a tractor-trailer in which his passenger was killed last fall has been charged with that man’s murder.

    Kentucky State Police arrested Lonnie Monroe, 44, of Shelbyville on Monday and charged him in connection with the death of James Jacob, 38, who lived on Cherry Lane. Monroe is also charged with DUI.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Ron Turley said that Monroe was under the influence of methamphetamines when the crash occurred.

  • Shelbyville man in intensive care after shooting

    A Shelbyville man remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Louisville aftter being shot on Berea Street  Saturday afternoon in Shelbyville.

    Details are still sketchy about the incident at the 100 block of Berea Street, but what is known at this point is that Jeffery Riggins, 30, was taken to the Jewish Hospital Shelbyvillel by personal vehicle and then transferred to the University of Louisville Medical Center, Shelbyville Police say.

    The shooting occurred at about 3 p.m.

  • Shelbyville sets road repairs for fall

    The city of Shelbyville moved Thursday night to start the process of its annual fall road repairs.

    Acting on a recommendation from City Engineer Jennifer Herrell, the city council accepted a bid of $142,226.20 from Flynn Contracting of Louisville to repair about half a dozen streets in the city.

  • Exit 32 interchange gets immediate work

    Long-awaited construction has begun at Exit 32 on Interstate 64 in an effort to make that area a little safer until the interstate widening project begins in full force next spring.
    Ryan Watts, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said that Louisville Paving, the contractor for the project, started work Thursday.

  • Arts bulletin board: Sept. 21, 2012

    Christmas show auditions this week
    Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Rick Reinle, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday at the theater.
    Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8-13 and men and women ages 35-60. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

  • News briefs: Sept. 21, 2012

    Owe back taxes to state? On Oct. 1 you get a break

     

    Kentucky is launching a tax amnesty program allowing people or businesses who owe back taxes to the state to pay with no fees or penalties. The threat of prosecution will be waived, and only half the interest owed will be due.

  • Church news: Sept. 21, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on KY 55 in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. For more information, contact Diana at 647-3499. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Up, up and away

    Miranda Maier, Marysa Maier and Blake Ellis were putting together an air foil in the aerospace engineering class at Collins High School. The propeller should spin and lift the object off the table. Blake attached a chain to gears and removed a link because there was too much slack. A finished product will demonstrate fluid dynamics.

  • Grandparents galore

    Quentin Simmons sits quietly as he works on reading a book with Jeanie Tinsley as part of Grandparents Week at Clear Creek Elementary. Every elementary school had some type of event – breakfast, lunch or reading – on Sept. 9 in recognition of Grandparents Day. Hundreds of visitors were in the schools.

  • College presentation

    A student at the Education Center @ Cropper looked over information as part of a classroom presentation by Sullivan University. The event was planned by David Benders so that the career and college readiness “aspect of education is achieved by walking students through the college admissions process, which will build their self-esteem and support their personal career ambitions.”