Today's News

  • SCHS student participates in safe-driving program

    Shelby County High School student, Emily Hudson, was among 33 students throughout the state selected by Kentucky State Police to participate in the “Drive to Stay Alive” academy.

    The program, held at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort in September, teaches the students safe driving techniques by KSP instructors with hands-on road driving and classroom exercises, including the dangers of driving impaired, seat belt safety, distracted and aggressive driving.

  • Shelby Countians should be on lookout for prison escapees

    Shelby County residents should be on the look for two men police are seeking since they escaped Monday from the Blackburn Correctional Complex.

    Jerry Nation and Anthony James Kendrick were located in Taylorsville on Tuesday by Kentucky State Police trooper Eddie Whitworth in a red Buick stolen from Scott County, but they got away from him when he tried to pull them over.

    They drove down a gravel lane on Chatman Lane and bailed out of the vehicle in a field and fled on foot.

  • Court report: Oct. 5, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Luis Cortes-Reyes, second-offense DUI, no operator's/moped license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – plead guilty – 11-day sentence, operator's license suspended for 24 months and $1378 fine and costs.

  • SCHMIDT: Small towns can help us develop character

    Last fall I got hurt in an accident, and for two months, I couldn't drive, write or keyboard. I was so overwhelmed by the many helpful things our family and friends thought to do and the joy they seemed to take in doing it that I began to wonder if there's something about a small town that develops some people's character such that they enjoy the right thing.

  • News briefs: Oct. 7, 2011

    Simpsonville, Shelbyville

    cancel this week’s meetings

    Because of the Kentucky League of Cities’ annual meeting in Lexington, the city governments of Shelbyville and Simpsonville will not have their regular meetings this week.

    The Simpsonville City Commission’s meeting for Tuesday was canceled. The commission next will meet at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19.

    The Shelbyville City Council will not meet on Thursday and will meet next at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.


  • 70th anniversary: Frances and John Joseph Moran Jr.

    Frances and John Joseph Moran Jr. have been married for 70 years. The couple was married on Oct. 25, 1941, at St. Brigid's Church by William Griesbaum.

    He retired in 1982 after 46 years of service as an electrician.

    She, the former Frances Griesbaum, is a homemaker.

    They are members of St. Michael Parish

  • Engagement: Brown-Leibig

    Randy and Marti Brown of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Brown, to Anthony Leibig. He is the son of Gloria Leibig of Jenkintown, Pa., and Ralph and Millie Leibig of Harveys Lake, Pa.

    She will graduate in December with her master’s in health science from the physician assistant program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and is a lieutenant and will practice medicine for the Air Force following graduation.

  • Engagement: DeMastes-Crabtree

    Charles and Penny DeMastes of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Cindy DeMastes, to Kevin Crabtree Jr. He is the son of Kevin and Dr. Cindy Crabtree of Louisville.

    She is a graduate of Georgetown College and Pikeville School of Medicine and is a U of L resident physician at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

    He graduated from the University of Louisville and works at Humana in Louisville.

    The couple will be married in Louisville on Dec. 31.

  • 2011 state fair winner

  • Potter wedding

    Mallory Jane Watts and Craig Garrett Potter were married 4 p.m. June 25, 2011, at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Louisville.

    Parents of the bride are Randy and Janie Watts of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Karen Potter of Raleigh, N.C, and Stephen and Sherry Potter of Fort Mill, S.C.

    Father Larry Legakisofficiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Randy Watts.

    Maid of honor was Caroline Biagi Watts of Shelbyville, sister of the bride.