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  • Lady Rockets wrap up play, wait for results

    The Shelby County girls' golf team wrapped up its State Tournament trip early Thursday morning, but the girls now have to wait and see while other teams finish their rounds.

    Shelby County is currently in seventh place, but four teams have yet to finish.

    Candice Wiley and Michaela Manley were the only Lady Rockets who had to return to play this morning.

  • Lady Rockets make cut, finish first round at No. 5

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished the first round in 5th place with a 347, just 17 strokes off the lead of No. 1 Glasgow.

    The Lady Rockets trail Glasgow, West Jessamine, Scott County and Russell County.

    Candice Wiley leads Shelby County with a 1-over par 73, and is tied with North Hardin's Lydia Gumm for fourth individually. Emma Talley, of Caldwell County, is the leader after the first round with a 7-under 65.

    Wiley was headed back to the practice range at about 12:30 p.m.

  • Wiley remains in top five

    Shelby County's Candice Wiley remains in the top five through nine holes in the second round of the Girls' State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club Wednesday.

    Wiley had a chance to make a move after a birdie on No. 7 pushed her to 2-under for the round and 1-under for the tournament, but back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 pushed her back to even for the round and 1-over for the tournament. She finished the front nine tied for fourth.

  • Commercial changes coming to downtown Shelbyville - 4 new businesses opening as some depart

    The lineup of businesses in downtown Shelbyville is about to have some noticeable changes, with a new retail outlet filling open store fronts at 718 Main Street as soon as Friday.

    That's where To Be Continued, a clothing and furniture consignment store, will assume space vacated by longtime downtown businesses Image Tree, which has closed, and Country Squire, which has reduced its space.

    Also coming soon are Through The Looking Glass, a new boutique tea room, a new counseling service and a new gallery.

    Departing are the bridal shop Eventuality and Main Street Music.

  • Miller pleads not guilty to wanton endangerment

    A Bagdad-area man who is a minister at a church in Louisville was arraigned in Shelby District Court on Tuesday after being indicted for pointing a loaded gun at his neighbor.

    Richard Miller of Cedarmore Road pleaded not guilty before District Judge Donna Dutton to a second-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with an alleged altercation with Dana Duncan on July 24.

  • Thief drops in at local pharmacy - Police say intruder punched hole in roof in attempt to steal drugs

    When the owner of Smith-McKinney Pharmacy on Midland Trail found out his store had been broken into, he didn't go through the roof - but the intruder already had.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle was arrested Friday for breaking into the drugstore by cutting a hole in the roof, Shelbyville Police said.

    "He cut a hole in the roof and lowered himself down with a rope with a toe strap on it," Maj. Danny Goodwin said.

  • Montell picks up three endorsements

    State Rep. Brad Montell announced three endorsements Tuesday that he said, "represent the cornerstone endorsements that are key to my campaign."

    He announced he has been endorsed by Kentucky Right to Life, the National Rifle Association and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    "These endorsements are central to my message," Montell said.

    Montell, a Republican, is running for a fourth term as state representative for the 58th House district, which covers Shelby and Spencer counties. His challenger is Democrat Bill Young. Montell defeated Young two years ago.

  • State tournament play suspended, will resume Thursday

    The KHSAA Girls' State Golf Tournament will continue one more day.

    Officials' suspended play at 6:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, meaning the tournament champion will be crowned Thursday morning.

    That doesn't mean there is much drama for the individual champion. Emma Talley, of Caldwell County, was 10-under for the tournament through 15 holes of the second round.

    North Hardin's Lydia Gumm is 1-under through 14, and Shelby County's Candice Wiley is tied for third at 3-over through with two more holes to play.

  • Prosecutor to appeal drug dealer's sentence - Judge too lenient, she says

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison - a sentence that Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell plans to appeal because of its lenience.

    Josh Hall, 24, was sentenced on three Class B felonies, including trafficking in cocaine and being a persistent felony offender.

    Donnell said she believes the sentence from Senior Judge Tom McDonald doesn't go as far as the law requires.

  • Lady Rockets finish round, poised to advance

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished their first round of play Wednesday with a team score of 347, which should be enough to advance to the second round of the State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club.

    The top 11 teams make the cut. Shelby County is currently at No. 6 on the board, but is second among teams that have finished their rounds.

    The KHSAA decided to have the second round tee off today at 1:30 p.m. CDT, instead of calling the tournament after 18 holes as had been expected.