Today's News

  • Simpsonville will throw new money at old gym

    The city of Simpsonville is going to throw some serious bucks at the upkeep of its old gymnasium with a goal of making it more of a valuable tool for the community.

    The city commission approved at its meeting Tuesday night two contracts and the pursuit of a third to make needed repairs to the building, which is nearly 100 years old but still facilitates various sports activities, voting, community dinners and other organizations that want to rent it out.

  • WICHE: If you don’t hear a peep(er), that’s a bad thing

    Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers.

    There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepersall competing for as many females as they can.  On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.  Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.

    Male spring peepers are the noisemakers.  The louder and faster they peep, the luckier they get on their quest to attract females.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 7, 2012


    Jessica R. Morgan, 18, of 2575 Fisherville Road in Finchville was arrested March 2 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug unspecified, attempting to purchase alcohol and no registration receipt.


    Public Intoxication

  • Loving’s sentencing delayed

    A sentencing date for Jesse Loving set for Monday was cancelled and has not been rescheduled.

  • Loving’s sentencing delayed

    A sentencing date for Jesse Loving set for Monday was cancelled and has not been rescheduled.

  • Bagdad woman pleads not guilty in theft case

    A Bagdad woman charged with embezzling more than $115,000 from her employer pleaded not guilty Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    A Shelby County Grand Jury recently indicted Linda C. Poole, 57, of 7345 Elmburg Road in a total of 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

    The indictments were for 2 counts of theft by unlawful taking under $10,000; 11 counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and 7 counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. No attorney appeared with her before Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 7, 2012


    Joshua K. Kanavan, 18, of 440 Robin Wood Drive was arrested Jan. 10 on Cropper School Road and charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking.

    Ashleigh N. Ballard, 18, of 496 Miles Lane in Bagdad was arrested Jan. 10 on Cropper Road and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and second-degree criminal trespass.



  • News briefs: March 9, 2012

    Rural survey results

    to be presented tonight


    The results of a survey conducted by Shelby Area Rural Conservation will be revealed to the community at 6:30 tonight in a presentation in meeting room B at the Shelby County Extension Office. A mixer session will be followed by the presentation at 7.

    SARC commissioned the Matrix Group from Lexington to do a random survey of Shelby County residents to get their ideas on including farmland in a balanced growth plan for Shelby County.

  • Careers everywhere

  • Wedding: Vick

    Robin F. and Robert E. Vick III were married Sept. 3, 2011, at Country Plantation House in Greenville.

    Parent of the bride is Penny C. Reynolds of Waddy. The groom is the son of Robert and Debbie Vick Jr. of Greenville.

    The bride and groom both received a Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University.

    Robin Vick works with the administrative office of the courts in Frankfort as a recovery coordinator, and Robert Vick is the owner of Robert Vick Photography, based in Richmond and Western Kentucky.