Today's News

  • This tax man cometh

    There’s about a month to go until the IRS deadline, and some of you likely are trying to find help with this frustrating annual chore.

    For the fifth year in a row, volunteers from the AARP Foundation will be providing free tax preparation services in Shelbyville.

    Marvin Rogers, who is heading up the service, said that he and five other AARP Foundation volunteers will be preparing tax returns by appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Highland Baptist Church at Mount Eden Road until April 14.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on coffeehouse break in

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information on a break-in that occurred at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse.

    The break-in happened between 6 p.m. on March 3 and 5 a.m. on March 4, when someone tried to break in through the back door, but were unable to do so. They then climbed onto the roof and broke out a window, and got in that way.

    An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the office desk.

  • Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits makes a pitch for Anderson’s inmates

    LAWRENCEBURG – Shelby County’s jailer is wasting little time in trying to capitalize on the unresolved feud between the Anderson and Franklin County jailers.

    Shelby Jailer Bobby Waits pitched his jail’s availability to Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, saying he would welcome inmates from Anderson — and the roughly $600,000 in revenue they would pour into his jail’s budget — with open arms.

    “I think we can work together,” Waits said. “I wanted you to meet me and get to know me.”

  • Bus, car collide, sending drivers to hospital

    Both drivers were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a car struck a bus loaded with 47 children headed home from school on Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville.

    Both the bus driver, David Kendall of Shelbyville, and the driver of the car that hit the bus, Georgia Perry, 79, of Southville, were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries, though they were not thought to be life-threatening, Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Fred Rothenburger said.

  • Simpsonville closer to building sidewalks

    That federal transportation grant the city of Simpsonville won last year for its city sidewalk project along U.S. 60 appears to be moving into a faster lane toward construction.
    Commissioners approved at their meeting Wednesday morning a resolution for Mayor Steve Eden to sign the paperwork required to receive the $320,000 from the stimulus program.

  • WICHE: Pre-emergent weed control measures start now

    Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning, and mid-March the game begins.

    I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn, but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden. I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible, so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame throwing.

    I’ll explain.

  • Experienced Titans could be contenders in 8th Region

    There are familiar faces in a new place for the Collins baseball team.

    Three players who were in the starting lineup for Shelby County in the State Tournament last season will suit up for the Titans this season. That trio will lead a Collins team that looks to be an immediate factor in the 8th Region.

    “We have some high expectations and hope to compete with everyone on our schedule,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “We are working on developing a confidence and a great work ethic in order to reach our goals.”

  • Defending regional champs expect to be nothing less

    Many of the names have changed, but the expectations have stayed the same for the Shelby County baseball team.

    The Rockets lost an ample amount of players, to graduation and to the split of the high schools, from last season’s 8th Region championship team, but their goals haven’t been modified.

  • Cards have familiar foe in Morehead

    LOUISVILLE – Coach Rick Pitino has plenty on his plate right now, mainly Morehead State and relentless rebounding machine Kenneth Faried, so he said he doesn’t have time to worry about his team’s No. 4 seeding in the Southwest Region, or the city in which it will play in this week’s NCAA Tournament.

  • ‘Cats planting the seeds of success

    Seeding, smeeding.

    That’s the outlook for the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team now.

    The 11th-ranked Wildcats were given a surprising No. 4 seeding in the NCAA Tournament by its Selection Committee on Sunday evening, after they rolled roughshod through the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

    “I’m a little bit surprised to be honest with you,” UK Coach John Calipari said after the tournament pairings were revealed. “I don’t think it’s personal, but wow!