Today's News

  • Fun learning

    Mrs. Cottrell's second-grade class at Clear Creek Elementary have fun learning about geometry, shapes and forms. They were building colorful structures to create rectangular prisms, cubes, pyramids and more.

  • Youth briefs: June 3, 2011

    Distinguished singers

    The Shelby County High School Shelby Singers and the Collins High School Titan Singers both received a distinguished rating at the KMEA State Festival on in May.

    Gibson earns scholarship

  • Math-a-thon

  • Jones captures Pflughaupt Scholarship

    As one era came to an end on Tuesday, another started fresh on Wednesday night.

    Akia Jones was recognized as the 17th and final winner of the prestigious Pflughaupt Scholarship, donated by Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt, during Shelby County High School's Senior Awards Night Tuesday.

    This is the final year of the $20,000 scholarship.

    Jones' award was the final one on night that saw Shelby County High School boast more than $2.3 million in money to help their graduates further their educations.

  • Neighborhood clean-up project stalled

    One woman’s campaign to get her neighborhood cleaned up has not been going as well as she would like, but she is not giving up, she says.

    Carolyne Slaton-Knox has lived on the 800 block of 10th Street in Shelbyville for six years, and she says the neighborhood has fallen into a decline and has become very rundown looking.

    She sent out letters to many homeowners in the area, but she says just one thing after another that has hindered the project.

  • Fast set for court on Monday

    A man who was charged in connection with the 2008 shooting death of a Brown Avenue man is expected to be sentenced on Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.
    Joshua Fast, 25, was charged along with Timothy Carpenter, 25, both of La Grange, in the shooting death of David Fletcher, 28, of Shelbyville, who was killed when he was shot by his roommate, Eric Reynolds, who said he thought Fletcher was an intruder trying to break into the house.

  • End of the school year: Shelby 7th-graders now move to larger schools with large ambitions

    Students arrive at Shelby County’s 11 schools today for the final hours of the 2010-11 year, and as classes wind down at East and West Shelby County Middle Schools, seventh-graders are ready to move on to high school campuses, despite feeling they should have one more year.

    West Middle School seventh-grader Reagan Johnson said she’s excited to be going to Collins High School, although apprehensive to being the low man on the totem pole.

  • Shelby Prevention showing off its new office on Monday

    A growing non-profit organization focused on substance abuse and violence prevention is celebrating its new home next week.

    After moving to 1028 Main St., Shelby Prevention is having an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday.

    As the organization grows, it needs more space, Shelbyville Prevention Director, Elizabeth Pulliam said.

    “We just really wanted an opportunity to show off our new location and show what Shelby Prevention does,” she said.

  • Info wanted on arson-related fires

    Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the person suspected to responsible for setting two fires at two different businesses late last month.

    On May 21, the Shelbyville Fire Department responded to a trash-can fire in front of Goody’s Family Clothing in Village Plaza. The call came in at 1 p.m.

    A few minutes after firefighters extinguished the fire, they received another call that the Dumpster behind Save-A-Lot – adjacent to Goody’s – was on fire.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports June 3, 2010



    Albert Dietrich, 32, of 5560 Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville was arrested May 25 on Rocket Lane in Shelbyville and charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of an open alcohol beverage container and no insurance.