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Today's News

  • They had a dream

    February is noted for the observance of history, most notably pertaining to American presidents and African-American history.

    Of course, Valentine's Day falls smack in the middle of the month, but that is very appropriate. Because that is a holiday reserved for love, and most historians are in love with the past.

    Or, more appropriately, they are in love with how the past has shaped our future.

    And some of those in love with history have publicly displayed their affection.

  • KSP license plates for sale

    Applications are now being accepted for a special license plate to help raise funds for Trooper Island, a free summer camp for disadvantaged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County.

  • Anderson tops Rockets for district title

    After the Rockets cut Anderson County’s lead to one, 27-26, with a big second quarter, fans probably expected Shelby to come out firing after the break. But a six-point effort in the third quarter cost the Rockets (14-14) in a 55-49 loss to Bearcats (21-5) in Friday’s 30th District Championship game.

    Anderson County had outscored Shelby, 13-6, with just seconds remaining in the third, but the Rockets’ trailed just 40-32.

  • EARLIER: Nation Bros. to stop dead animal pickup today

    Starting today, farmers may want to work doubly hard to keep their cattle, horses and other livestock healthy; there's no good place to send them if they die.

    Nation Bros., which has a contract with the county to pick up and render dead livestock, has notified Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger that its last day of business will be today.

  • Rockets fall short in district championship

    The SCHS boys' basketball team's seven-game win streak ended Friday when Anderson County topped the Rockets 55-49 in the 30th District Championship Friday at Anderson County.

    The Rockets trailed by 11, 43-32, at the start of the fourth quarter, but used a 13-2 run to close within one, 48-47, with 1:30 to play. But Anderson County hit five of six free throws over the final 29.2 seconds to seal the victory.

    Boomer Beckley led the Rockets with 12 points, and Donovan Johnson and Daryl Hicks each added 10. Anderson County's C.J. Penny led all scorers with 23.

  • What we think: General Assembly got it right, too

    That idea in the General Assembly to create an oversight branch that would do checks and balances on government activities out of the eyes of the public has died – at least for the time being. You no longer have to worry that your state would be using your tax dollars to investigate itself without your being able to find out what was going on. House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President David Williams had coauthored identical bills in their respective houses to create this agency. Legislators had been complaining that they weren’t gett

  • What we think: Fiscal Court got it right

     After years of debate and numerous votes, Shelby County Fiscal Court finally has done the right thing.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 4, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

     

    Traffic Related

     

    Raul Diaz Garcia, 27, of Shelbyville was arrested Sunday at 9th and Washington streets and charged with disregarding a traffic light, no operator's license, no insurance and expired tags.

  • Qualifying taxpayers can get free preparation help

    Local residents with an annual income of less than $40,000 can get free tax preparation – if their returns aren’t too complicated.

    The program, which is being sponsored by Metro United Way, offers residents of Shelby and Oldham County free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers. It is available to any family with a household income less than $40,000 or any individual who makes less than $15,000.

  • Valentine Classic sweet for Sharks

    The Shelby Sharks tore into their qualifying times at the Valentine Classic last weekend, earning a trip to state championships in March for 30 kids on the team and a trip to national competition for four swimmers.

    The annual Valentine Classic attracted 14 teams from three states and 580 swimmers to the Family Activity Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The meet was the last chance for the Sharks to improve their times or qualify for new state meet events.