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Today's News

  • Bagdad Days are under way

    “There will be a lot going on,” Bagdad Baptist Pastor Kyle Wiley said of the 17th annual Bagdad Days, which run today and tomorrow in Bagdad.

    Most activities take place on the square in Bagdad, and some events are in the Bagdad Baptist Church.

    Chairperson Kelli Sheets said she plans for another successful event, in spite of forecasts for more rain. ”I’m praying for good weather,” Sheets said.

  • Chamber initiates membership drive

    For the first time, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has begun a membership drive, according to executive director Shelley Goodwin.

    The board of directors and the membership committee have been challenged to contact about 100 potential members within the next three weeks.

    According to Goodwin, the push for new members is in response to the economic stresses felt by local community.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets whip Spencer

    The SCHS softball team continued it’s return to redemption with a 7-2 victory over 30th District foe Spencer County on Wednesday.

    The Lady Rockets (8-6) have won three of their last four, snapping a stretch of losing five of six.

    “I think everything that we accomplished the past weekend [at the Franklin County tournament] spilled over to this game,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. “Hopefully we can keep building on it and keep heading in the right direction.”

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 15, 2009

     Driving under the influence

    Andres Ramirez-Vazquez, 26, of Shelbyville, was arrested May 9 on Main Street at the Clear Creek Bridge and charged with DUI first offense under aggravating circumstances, no operator’s license and possession of marijuana.

    Clark M. Smith 52, of Louisville, was arrested May 9 on I-64 East at the 32 mile and marker and charged with DUI.

  • Shelby County's Horse Industry

     

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  • Lady Rockets drop 2, get ready for Spencer

    The Lady Rockets have continued their up-and-down season with the District 30 Tournament coming up next week.

    After having won four of their previous five, they had lost two in row this week and stood at 14-12 before Thursday night's game at Pleasure Ridge Park.

    SCHS lost to Western Hills, 3-1, on Monday and then to Ballard, 6-0, on Tuesday.

    Against Ballard (27-5), starting pitcher Haleigh LeCompte (10-10) gave up a run in the first but held the Bruins scoreless until the top of sixth, when they scored five times.

  • Anderson will swim for Pioneers

    Shelby County High School swimmer Lindsey Anderson signed a letter-of-intent with Transylvania University at a ceremony at the school Tuesday.

    Anderson said she chose Transylvania as much for its academics as for its quality NCAA Division III swimming program.

    "I definitely want to be a student before an athlete, but I still want to be involved in a sport I'm passionate about," Anderson said.

    School officials said Anderson has been a star both in the pool and in the classroom.

  • Condor nabs girls’ top job

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  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Tuesday - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Tuesday -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

    Community meetings

    Thursday - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center. 

  • LeCompte is 2-sport signee at Transylvania

    Haleigh LeCompte’s signing on Wednesday was not so much a ceremony as a celebration.

    In a tear-stained, emotional testimonial in the Shelby County High School library, coaches, family and friends sent LeCompte off to Transylvania University, where she has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball and basketball for the Pioneers, a landmark day for former Shelby County Rockets.

    “Haleigh is the first two-sport signee in my time here and maybe in the history of Shelby County,” Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.