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  • Basketball star dies in interstate crash

    Rain-slick roadways are being blamed by police for the death Wednesday of an East Tennessee State basketball star on I-64 in Shelby County.

    Seth Coy, 19, a 6-foot-11 center for ETSU, was traveling westbound near the 38- mile marker at about 6 p.m. when he lost control of his 1997 Monte Carlo, Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said.

    "We believe that water in the roadway caused him to hydroplane and lose control," he said.

  • EARLIER: Preparation a smooth ride for Horse Show

    In what has truly been a group effort, the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show is set up and is ready to take on the masses that are sure to arrive tonight.

    “We’ve had so many people from so many wakes of life here involved in this,” said Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show. “Some of us have been doing it since it started, and this is our 20th anniversary.”

  • EARLIER: Horse Show: She creates those posters

    Shelbyville Horse Show Manager R. H. Bennett created the poster for the first show 20 years ago. But after that first year, he turned the job over to Lori Burress, an employee he described as “very artistic.”

    “I would do something and ask her how she liked it, and she would say, 'I like it, but I'd like to see a little more of this or a little more of that,'” Bennett said. “So I said, 'Fine, you got the job.' And she's taken it and run with it ever since.”

  • News Briefs: July 29, 2009

     Bus routes

    Shelby County Public Schools will mail its NOTEBOOK newspaper to each home in Shelby County on Aug. 6 so parents can have access to the bus routes. Posters will also be displayed at the schools. Students return to school August 13.

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Bypass is a year away

    Construction of the Shelbyville Bypass, expected to be completed sometime this fall, will require at least one more year before it will open to the public.

    Work resumed on the roadway last week, but Department of Transportation officials, who said in April that the road could be opened this fall, admit now that workers will need to work into 2010 to finish this 4.5-mile, $26 million-dollar project.

  • News Briefs: July 31, 2009

     Miss KSU to speak

    at event Saturday

    Elisabeth Martin, Miss Kentucky State University, will be the guest speaker for a Back to School Event at Clay Street Baptist Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Shelbyville/Eminence KSU Alumni Chapter.

  • Flooded roads reopen

    County Road Supervisor Carl Henry has just announced that all roads in the county that had been closed because of flooding are now reopened.

    Since 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Scott Station Road, Antioch Road and Anderson Lane between Shelbyville and Simpsonville had been closed because of significant water flowing from Bullskin Creek.

  • Residents share their vision for East End

    Some Shelby County residents already know what’s going to be in the headlines in 20 years. They got to write them.

    About 30 government officials, business owners and community members participated in exercises at a public workshop on Tuesday meant to get them thinking about the future of Shelbyville’s East End.

    The meeting at the Stratton Community Center was the first step in the East End Study, a small area plan by the City of Shelbyville and the Triple S Planning Commission.

  • Man dies while driving on Taylorsville Road

    Man dies while driving on Taylorsville Road Coroner suspects cardiac arrest   By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A Spencer County man died Wednesday in Shelby County apparently while driving, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Brandon Surma, 38, of Taylorsville was found at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in his car in a soybean field at 3248 Taylorsville Road.

    "The property owner noticed a vehicle in his soybean field, well off the roadway," Rice said.

  • News briefs: July 24, 2009

      

    KACo board changes spending practices

    The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of Counties announced Thursday that, effective immediately, credit cards will no longer be used by KACo.

    That organization and the Kentucky League of Cities have been under fire since June when an investigation by The Herald-Leader in Lexington found questionable spending by the organizations and their officers.