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Today's News

  • Coaches, parents can learn from player's death

    From Korey Stringer of the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 to two high school players in the Louisville area more recently, heat-related deaths have unfortunately become more frequent in the past decade.

    With 15-year-old Max Gilpin of Pleasure Ridge Park’s death during preseason practice last summer, a new era has been opened.

    Gilpin's coach, David Jason Stinson, has been indicted on charges of negligent homicide, which could land him in prison for up to five years.

  • Bekaert to lay off temporarily

    The Bekaert Corporation is planning a temporary layoff, plant officials confirmed Thursday.

    Plant Manager Kendall Hall would not say how many employees will be laid off or how long the layoff will last, only that is temporary.

    He had no other comment.

    The plant is located at 2000 Isaac Shelby Drive. The facility was established in 1990 and manufacturers steel wire and staple products.

    The plant employed 112 people in 2008.      

  • Thief lands back in jail

     

     A local man recently released from jail on bail after he was charged with cutting a hole in a pharmacy ceiling and lowering himself inside to rob the place, has landed behind bars again.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, was arrested after  police say he wrote a bad check for more than $5,000 for a four-wheel-drive utility vehicle, which he immediately pawned, then repeated the same scam in another county.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 13, 2009

    Clinton Wesley Moore, 32, of Taylorsville, was charged Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center with second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and intimidating a witness in a legal process.

    Alejandro Quezada-Diego, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Saturday on Midland Trail and charged with no operator's license, no insurance, and no brake lights.

    Penny L. Rader of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Village Lane on a bench warrant from Jefferson County.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 18, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Brenda R. Rece, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 14 on Mount Eden Road and charged with DUI, second offense, and operating on a suspended operator's license.

    Juan Doe, 25, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 14 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, one headlight, no operator's license and giving police a false name.

    Ashley Price, 29, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 15 on Smithfield Road and charged with DUI, second offense, and second-degree wanton endangerment.

  • AquaRockets finish third at 3rd Region meet

    The SCHS swim team finished third in the combined score at the 3rd Region Meet at Woodford County this past weekend, just two points behind second place Scott County.

    Woodford County won the meet with 618 points.

    The girls' squad finished second with 165 points, and the boys' team was seventh with 95 points.

  • The model city: Edistyminen

    Hidden deep in the Andes Mountains, situated in a crater beneath man-made Lake Ingenuity, and alive inside the minds of three East Middle School students, lies a futuristic oasis.

    The imagined city of Edistyminen was designed for the early 2100s to shelter people from the ravages of a 22nd-century war that was set in motion by a cessation in oil production.

    Some of the world's brightest minds created a city that could stay hidden from the violence around it while sustaining itself with clean water, wind and waste energy.

  • New week, new storm, new outages

    It was 'here we go again' Wednesday night as a severe wind storm  blew through Shelby County, knocking out power that just this week had been restored in some places.

    “First it was the ice storm, and now this,” Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

    Although hundreds of residents were without power Wednesday night and Thursday morning, electricity had been restored to almost everyone by Thursday afternoon, power officials said.

  • School board to review plan

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof says it's time to reassess some future plans for new campuses.

    And on Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education accepted his recommendation to determine if the district's interim Organizational Plan in the current District Facility Plan still is appropriate.

    The interim Organizational Plan calls for the new secondary school facility to house students in grades 8 and 9 from its opening year of 2010 through 2015.

  • Two shining examples from which we all can learn

    These are sad days. Loss and grief are everywhere.

    People die every day and every week, of course, some more famous than others, and each of you is touched in a unique way by the passing of someone you know, someone you’ve loved or maybe just someone you’ve admired.

    This past year has been personally difficult. Our family lost a very dear relative all too quickly, and our grief continues. Friends and former classmates and teammates passed away suddenly. Friends and acquaintances have lost spouses and children. And of course many have lost parents.