Today's News

  • Cresap commits to Lindsey Wilson

    Branden Cresap quarterbacked the Collins football program to a memorable first season.

    Now he will try to help another program follow up on its fine first season.

    Cresap committed this week to play next fall for Lindsey Wilson College, which recently completed its inaugural season in NAIA, going 5-6.

    “It’s a school on the rise,” Cresap said. “It’s exciting to go build something there. It’s a lot like coming to Collins. It felt like the right fit for me.”

  • Side roads, streets extremely slick

    Primary arteries in Shelby County -- such as Interstate 64 and U.S. 60 -- were free of snow and featuerd only small patches of ice on Friday morning, but the same couldn't be said for streets and side roads.

    With about three inches of snow on the ground and temperatures plummeting to near single digits, road crews were trying to break through solid ice with a dose of salt and some serious scraping.

    Shelby County Public Schools canceled classes mid-evening on Thursday, the fifth lost day this school year.

  • Thieves new target: Cities’ sewer grates

    Thieves have been working under the cover of darkness to steal sewer grates from city streets.
    Ten were stolen recently from industrial parks in Simpsonville, and two more were taken in Shelbyville.
    The thefts in Simpsonville were reported Tuesday when Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton received a phone call. The grates were taken after businesses had closed for the day.
    “We had no idea,” he said. “We went out there and put cones out, because it could be dangerous for cars with open holes.

  • Stallion auction sign-up shows Saddlebred business improving

    Wendy Johnson of Copper Coin Farm in Simpsonville says the economy is “starting to make a pretty good turn in the Saddlebred community.”
    That is good news for the organizers of the annual All American Cup Stallion Review and Auction, a daylong event that begins at 7 a.m., Saturday at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville.
    There will be three tour buses to transport potential bidders to Sunrise Stables in Versailles and Alliance Stud and Copper Coin farms in Simpsonville.
    “Attendance is up from last year,” Johnson says.

  • Restaurant defaced by spray paint

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who defaced a local business with spray paint.

    On Tuesday, between 4 and 4:30 p.m., someone spray painted the numbers “812” on the rear of the restaurant LaCascada, located in the 100 block of Midland Boulevard, in the Midland Plaza shopping center.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 21, 2011



    Dallas R. Sams, 26, of 3355 Harveyland Road in Frankfort was arrested Jan. 19 at 303 3rd St. and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

    Gary H. Thompson, 28, of 2070 Osprey Cove in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 12 at 303 Main St. and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.


    Alcohol Intoxication

  • City council meeting postponed until Monday

    Thursday’s meeting of the Shelbyville City Council has been cancelled due to the approaching winter storm.

    “We just wanted to err on the side of safety,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

    The council will now have a special called meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

    On the agenda is a request from Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer for a rate increase of 3.85 percent, and a presentation of the 2009-2010 audit.

  • Shelby schools dismissing early because of winter storm warning

    Shelby County Public Schools has announced a 2-hour early dismissal due to the inclement weather forecasted to hit the area this afternoon. The cancellation includes afternoon preschool and HeadStart classes.

    All after-school events also will be cancelled, as well as after-school childcare.

    Shelby County is part of a winter storm warning that has been issued for Thursday.

  • WICHE: The snow isn’t all bad, but watch out for the salt

    As I write, I am comforted by the snow that has accumulated on the boughs of my Nordmann fir and Serbian spruce. It is beautiful, yes, but more important the snow serves as an insulator against desiccating winds and frigid temperatures.
    We must not forget that evergreens, particularly broadleaf evergreens like rhododendrons and American hollies, lose a great deal of moisture through their leaves in the winter.
    Winter desiccation is not unusual, but the effects are magnified coming out of a season of drought.

  • Sewer problem In Simpsonville is fixed – mostly

    The sewer break that had caused problems in Simpsonville has been repaired – except for some property improvements.
    The break on the eastern end of the Rolling Ridge development had caused the city significant problems because it was a very difficult repair, spared only by the fact that the line was downhill, which meant no backup.