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Today's News

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on store theft

    Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on an unusual theft that happened in mid-April.Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs reported that on April 15 three women, accompanied by a small child, entered The Family Dollar Store at 174  Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville shortly after noon.

    The women shopped until they had filled a shopping cart full of merchandise.

  • What we think: New SCHS principal must communicate

    We welcome to our community the new principal at Shelby County High School.

    Eddie Oakley arrives from Lexington Dunbar with a broad base of experience on his resume, a reputation for being a good guy and a self-proclaimed focus on how data informs a school’s culture.

    He won’t take over until July 1, but we suspect Mr. Oakley already is being sought by those with advice to extend, parents who take very personally the environment and productivity of the leaders of their children’s education.

  • We congratulate: Elisabeth Martin, Miss Kentucky State

    When Shelby County native Elisabeth Martin became the first white woman to be voted  Miss Kentucky State University, her accomplishment was much greater than simply winning a pageant.

    Ms. Martin has knocked down a barrier that was in its isolated way was just as steadfast as those broken by Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr., even if the resistance was not nearly so tragic.

  • Shelby honors National Preservation Month

    With May marking the second official National Preservation Month nationwide, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic District Commission are sponsoring activities to show the public why "this place matters."

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty read a proclamation naming May 2009 as National Historic Preservation Month at last Thursday's City Council meeting.

  • Jailer's stepson fatally shot

    The stepson of Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits was found shot to death early Saturday morning.

    Metro Louisville Police said Gregory Lynn Miller, 29, of Pendleton was killed in an altercation in eastern Jefferson County.

    The incident happened at about 2 a.m., when Louisville Metro Police responded to a call of shots fired.

    When officers arrived at the apartment on Charter Oaks Drive, they found Miller dead at the scene and two others wounded.

  • Nature's second act commences

    Act One of Kentucky's springtime show is almost over; Act Two is just beginning.

    The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, dogwoods, redbuds and  forsythia of early spring are gone, or nearly so. The cool, wet spring has left still in flower a few white and pink dogwoods lining Main Street, but most have dropped their blooms and are sporting green leaves. A few daffodils still hang on. Tulips may be the flowers of the Derby, but they are long gone from local gardens.

  • Can you lick your fingers after eating grilled chicken?

     

    Don’t you just love the new marketing campaign for KFC? You know, the one challenging you to think of the restaurant’s grilled chicken as a great healthy meal. Doesn’t the whole idea have a lot of pluck?

    First the word “fried” is eliminated from the company’s name, and now we have the franchise chicken itself removed from the advertising in that wonderful, backhanded way of marketers.

  • Heavy rains create mud slide

    Shelby Countians reported no problems with the heavy thunderstorms that blew through the area on Friday – except for a heavy mound of dirt.

    Already well-saturated soil could not contain the heavy storms that arrived around 4 p.m., dumping about 1.26 inches on the area.

    Creeks and drainage ditches surged outside their banks and into fields, parking lots and yards, but at the site of the new Judicial Center in downtown Shelbyville, the runoff took some property with it.

  • Lady Rockets clip Flyers

    The sun came finally came out late Thursday afternoon, just in time to dry out the field enough for the Lady Rockets to take on Franklin County at the Shelby County Schools Sports Complex.

    Although no shutout, Shelby County (12-9) did hold the Lady Flyers to two runs, winning, 3-2.

    The Flyers (14-10) scored two runs in the top of the first, and then it was the Rockets' turn, scoring two in the bottom of the second.

    Dee Dee Davis, the Rockets' leadoff hitter, reached on a walk, scoring the team's first run on a hit by Shauna Gramig

  • Simpsonville resident honored for sports accomplishments

    You read about Mike Casey and Elmore Just, but last Thursday was a proud moment for another Shelby Countian -- Patti Jo Hedges-Ward of Simpsonville.

    She was inducted into her fourth hall of fame - the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame-at the Crowne Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom in Louisville, joining Casey and Just in this year's class.

    Hedges-Ward has worn many hats during her athletic career, playing high-level softball, tackle football, basketball and track.