Today's News

  • 50th anniversary

    Earl and Glenna Shuck were married June 27, 1961 in Shelby County and celebrate 50 years of marriage this week.

    They are the parents of Steve and Allen Shuck, and Robin Reynolds, all of Shelbyville, Diana Newlin and Loretta Stevens of Louisville and the late Wayne Shuck, founder of Shuck Fence Company in Shelbyville. They have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Army reserve grad

    Army Reserve Spec. Phillip T. Miller has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, Reserve Spec. Miller studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 29



    Kimberly Reid, 46, of 295 Old Glass Farm Road in Frankfort was arrested April 1 on Washington Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, third-degree criminal mischief and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license. She was also served with a Franklin County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

  • 84th birthday

    Doris Purvis Beller celebrated her 84th birthday on June 19 with her granddaughter Kerrie and husband Ken Howard. Celebrating with her was also Jeanene Purvis Rogers and Don Rogers, Joe and Denise Purvis, Ben and Pauline Purvis, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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  • Woman dies after swerving to avoid bicycle on I-64

    A Lexington woman injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday on Interstate 64 has died of her injuries, and police are asking for the public's help in getting more information on accident that caused her death.

    Kawthur Suleiman, 23, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where she was airlifted after a crash just east of Shelbyville that afternoon, Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Calhoon said.

  • EARLIER: Deputy who shot pet dog likely not trained for situation

    Some of the details about the shooting June 18 of a family pet by a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy remained unknown Tuesday, though one factor is emerging clearly: Law enforcement officials in Kentucky typically do not receive training in dealing with animals.

    Daisy, a Labrador dog owned by Bart and Renee Lewis of Shelbyville, was shot by an unidentified deputy who was responding to a tripped burglar alarm at their home on Eagle Pass around 8 a.m. that Saturday.

  • Surprises sprout in fair’s big horse show field

    A surprising number of entries and some surprising results highlighted the  final days of the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Horse Show Manager R.H. Bennett said the number of exhibitors increased so much this year that some classes almost had to be split.

    “This was the largest turnout of horses we’ve ever had,” he said. “We had twenty-five or twenty-four horses in the ring at the same time.”

  • Road closing surprises some

    A last-minute announcement of road closings because of repairs to railroad crossings surprised both residents and some officials this week.

    Employees of RJ Corman Railroad Corp., which is making the repairs to its tracks on the north side of Shelby County, erected signs late last week that announced the closing of Todds Point Road (KY 1848) in Simpsonville on Monday to replace the crossing.

  • News Briefs: June 29, 2011

    Shelby County earns grant

    for dead animal removal

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $7,500 at its monthly meeting in support of a Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program in Shelby County, fulfilling a request by Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers.