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Today's News

  • High school math now open to all qualifying middle school students

    The Shelby County Public Schools Board declared a positive first reading Thursday of policy 08.113, which would to allow all middle school students who qualify to take high school level algebra early for credit toward graduation.

    The policy had limited the possibility to eighth-graders who had mastered middle school math, but last month the board waived the policy so a single upcoming seventh-grader could take algebra I for high school credit. That got Superintendent James Neihof thinking.

  • Man indicted for attacking state trooper

    A Shelbyville man has been indicted on several charges incurred during a May 8 altercation with a state trooper that sent both of them to the hospital.

    James L. Shuck, 23, was indicted for second-degree burglary, third-degree assault, first-degree fleeing or evading police and resisting arrest.

    Shuck was arrested after an altercation with Kentucky State Police Trooper Hunter Martin on Village Lane in which the trooper used his Taser on Shuck twice, then fired his revolver at him.

  • Lady Rockets whip Seneca

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team hammered visiting Seneca, 10-0, Monday in a season-opening game shortened by the mercy rule.

    Sophomore forwards Sarah Robinson and Alex Patterson led a potent Shelby County attack. Robinson finished with a hat trick and two assists, and Patterson had two goals and three assists.

  • Lady Rockets beat Sacred Heart, win Central Hardin event

    The SCHS girls’ golf team got some payback against Sacred Heart on Monday.

    The Valkyries had beaten Shelby County twice this season, but the Lady Rockets topped them, 173-204, at Weissinger Hills. Although Sacred Heart didn’t bring three of its usual top four, SCHS Coach Anna Simpson said it wouldn’t have mattered.

    “I don’t think they would’ve been able to make up 31 strokes,” she said.

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  • Crime Stoppers need info on burglary

    Information is needed on a burglary that happened on the 100th block of Nora Avenue.

    At about 9:40 a.m. on Aug. 7, someone entered a residence on that street and stole a wallet which contained $250, the victims’ driver’s license and other miscellaneous identification cards.

    The resident had reportedly left the residence open while visiting a neighbor for a few minutes.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 14, 2009

     

     Andrews to address Rotary

    Rodney Andrews, the director of the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) at the University of Kentucky, will speak to the Shelbyville Rotary Club noon Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church. Andrews will describe CAER's place in energy Issues. He will be introduced by Shelbyville Rotarian Tom Sorrell, who is the president-elect of the club. Rotary meets Tuesdays at noon at the Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Washington and Fifth streets.

  • Rocket golfers top Anderson, Western Hills

    After rain shortened their match against Anderson County on Monday, the Shelby County Rockets invited the Bearcats back to Weissinger Hills Friday to complete the match.

    Shelby County was in the lead when the rain hit Monday and didn’t let up on the return to the course, holding on for a 158-161 victory. Josh Griffin was the medalist, leading the way with a 38. The Rockets were grouped right behind Griffin, with Josh Kuhn next at 39, Jared Redmon at 40 and Tayler Adams at 41.

  • Guthrie visiting Shelby on Friday

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be in Shelbyville on Friday to meet with citizens at a variety of events as part of a tour of the district he is completing during Congress’s summer break.

    Guthrie will make four appearances to address Shelby Countians about his first term in office and progress on issues they may find important.

    The key will be a session at 3:30 when he will spend about an hour taking questions from the public during an event at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office on Mount Eden Road.

  • EARLIER: Bypass contractor loaded with jobs

    State officials’ dissatisfaction with the contractors working on the Shelbyville Bypass hasn’t stopped that company from winning and beginning nearly $142 million in state contracts since 2005. Kay and Kay Contracting, which began construction on the bypass in May 2006, has 11 other open contracts with the Transportation Cabinet and since May 1 has started seven more projects to build highways and related structures. Kay and Kay has completed just 56 percent of the 4.5-mile road that would connect Kentucky 55