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Today's News

  • Spencer nips Lady Rockets

    For the first time since 1993, the 30th District will crown a new girls’ basketball tournament champ.

    The Lady Rockets fell, 42-38, to Spencer County in the district’s first round Wednesday. The loss will keep Shelby County from playing in next week’s 8th Region Tournament for the first time since at least 1974, when the program was just beginning.

  • EARLIER: FDA rule may halt dead-animal disposal here

     The buzzards and coyotes may be cheering, but county officials and livestock producers are concerned about a new FDA regulation that may put the region's only dead livestock disposal service out of business.

    Nation Brothers Inc.'s Gabe Nation said he may be forced out of business if a new FDA regulation requiring the removal of brain and spinal cord tissues from any bovine over 30 months of age goes into effect.

  • I’ve already made up my mind (don’t confuse me with the facts)

    As a follow-up to my last two columns (which in spite of what some apparently thought, were not primarily about puppies), I’d like to direct your attention again to the idea of truth.

    Perhaps you have heard someone say, or have even said yourself, “Well, that may be true for you, but it isn’t true for me.”  I have never been able to wrap my mind around that sentiment.

    You see, truth—by definition—is not subjective.  Truth is the way things really are; it is what corresponds to actual reality.

  • Shelby splits district games with Spencer

    For the first time in 14 years the Lady Rockets won't make it to the Girls' 8th Region Tournament, but the boys' team will again battle for the 30th District Championship.

    The Lady Rockets fell behind in the second half, and couldn't recover as Spencer County's Kenisha Marshall scored nine of Spencer County's 16 fourth quarter points. The Lady Rockets tried to rally with two late 3-pointers, but it was too late as the girls fell 42-38 Wednesday.

    Taylor Shaw led the Lady Rockets with 12 points from four 3-pointers.

  • The Keepsake Shop marks 25 years on St. Patrick's Day

    Long before she opened The Keepsake Shop and while she was still at the sheriff's office, Joan White decided she and her mom, Kathleen Robinson, would open a sewing business.

    “And by the time mom retired, sewing was out,” White said.

    Then she and mom settled on antiques. So the two visited antiques shops and sales.

    “It didn't take us long before we realized we knew nothing about antiques,” White said.

  • Free eye screenings for kids set for March

    Staff Photos by Lisa King

    Barbara Edwards with the Lions Club does an eye scan of Odin Schak (held by Shauna Schak) and Nova Schak, 4.

     

    Maria Stivers examines an image of a child's eyes that was taken by the Lion's Club last week.

        Here’s how to get your child’s eyes checked for free  

    Lions Club sponsors program to check children 1-5 for common maladies that need early treatment.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on burned car

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a crime that occurred on Sunday morning involving a car fire.

    According to Shelbyville Police, on Sunday, between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., someone set a vehicle on fire on Lee Court.

    The car’s owner returned home about 1 a.m. to discover that the interior of the 2007 Toyota Camry had been damaged by fire.

    The vehicle appeared to have had an accelerant poured inside, which was ignited, causing damage to the seats and headliner.

  • Zimmerman walking away to be AD

    After Wednesday’s loss to Spencer County, Sally Zimmerman will step back from the girls’ basketball team to focus on her duties as SCHS Athletics Director.

    In seven seasons at the helm of the Lady Rockets, Zimmerman put together very impressive numbers.

    She won 69 percent of her games, 149-66, while grabbing three 8th Region titles (2003, ‘06 and ‘07) and playing in at least the region semifinals in five of her six trips.

  • Jewish Hospital reveals new ER, gets new grant

    A ribbon has been cut on a new present for the community.

    After five years of development, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville unveiled its freshly renovated and expanded emergency room.

    Michael Collins, president and CEO of the hospital, reflected on the project before a room full of supporters in the hospital's community room Wednesday afternoon.

    Collins said he and other officials began brainstorming in 2004 as the emergency department was having between 17,000 and 18,000 visits per year in a space designed for a capacity of 15,000.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Feb. 25, 2009

    Cherish N. Hunter of Frankfort was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), tampering with physical evidence and promoting contraband.

    Lindsay L. Flagg of Shelbyville was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card, complicity, theft of identity and theft by unlawful taking under $300.

    Jessica R. Hardaway of Shelbyville was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card, complicity, theft of identity and theft by unlawful taking under $300.

    Darryl L. Stoner of Simpsonville was indicted for flagrant non-support.