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Today's News

  • Very nice lady

    I hated to hear of the passing of Mrs. Tracy. Mrs. Tracy sold me and my family our first TV. She would sell things on time. She would even let you miss a payment if you didn't have the money right then. Who's going to do that these days? She was a very nice and caring lady.

    Edna Douglas,

    Shelbyville

  • All-stars go 2-2 at state

    After a tough loss Wednesday to Jessamine County, the Shelby County 12-year-old All-stars bounced back in a big way.

    Shelby topped Middletown 10-0 in a run-rule shortened four innings on Friday to advance.

    "We hit the ball well," head coach J.R. Wiley said.

    Leading the way were Kipp Moore, Lawson Page, Kambron Burner and Zac Wiley with two hits apiece. Burner and Wiley both added solo home runs.

    Paul Miller got the win for Shelby, throwing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts.

  • Watchful citizens foil break-in

    A man was arrested for breaking into at least three cars after several residents called police to tell them what was going on, police said.

    Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs said that after shortly after 11 p.m., on July 17, dispatch received several calls from people describing a man breaking into cars at Hi-Point Apartments. Police arrived to find a man matching their description crouching behind a car in the parking lot.

    Shane Stodghill, 30, of the city at large, has been arrested in connection with those break-ins.

  • Face of 'tourism' set to change

    Shelby County Tourism director Charlie Kramer will be turning over the reins of the job to his granddaughter, Katie Kramer. But the change won't happen overnight.

    Katie, who has been an intern with Tourism for a year, is a senior at the University of Louisville and will graduate in May. She will remain as an intern until July of next year when she and Charlie will serve as co-directors.

    "Basically, the board extended her internship to two-and-a-half years," Charlie said.

    After the 2009-2010 fiscal year, Katie will take over as director and Charlie will assist.

  • Interim principal named for SCHS

    A local educator will fill in as the interim principal of Shelby County High School next year.

    Michael Rowe, who was the principal at Shelby County Educational Center at Cropper last school year, was named as the new head of SCHS by Superintendent James Neihof on Monday.

    The position was vacated earlier this month by Gary Kidwell, who left to take a job with the district's central office.

  • Post 37 wraps regular season

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team finished the regular season with a flurry to end up with a 21-12 record.

    Head coach Jim Wiley said he's very happy with the way his team is playing right now.

    "I think we're playing our best baseball of the season right now, and that's where you want to be," he said. "Everybody hit the ball over the weekend and we got some good pitching."

    Shelbyville traveled to Metcalfe County Saturday for a doubleheader and swept the home team 12-0 and 4-1.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    July 24 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    July 28 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

  • Squeezing Summer: Students wonder where the time has gone

    Eighth-grader Joseph Ruloph said cramming in the usual family vacations and other summer activities into a nine-and-a-half week break from school wasn't easy.

    With classes letting out last school year in early June and starting again in just two weeks, Ruloph is just one of the local students who are wondering where this summer has gone.

    Ruloph said in the future such short summers might keep him from being able to go visit his father in Louisiana.

    "That's the only time I get to go see him," he said. "And they don't give us a whole lot of time."

  • Boost your kids: it's the law

    Davis Skinner, 5, settled into her booster seat, hugged her stuffed bear to her, and smiled.

    "She's used to being in there," said her mother, Jennifer Skinner. "She likes riding in it."

    Now that the new Booster Seat Law has gone into effect, all children falling within a certain weight and height category will also have to get used to riding in a booster seat.

    Recent legislation, effective July 15, requires that children under 7 years of age and between 40-50 inches tall will have to ride in a booster.

  • Plan would help state workers cut commute costs

    In an effort to help state workers save money on gas, Gov. Steve Beshear has announced two fuel saving initiatives for commuting employees.

    On Tuesday, the governor's office launched a new carpooling website designed to help link up commuting state employees and announced a more aggressive push toward flexible hours for workers throughout state government.

    For the hundreds of state employees who daily commute from Shelby County to Frankfort, the programs could save each driver up to $100 a month.