Today's News

  • New deputy joins sheriff's office

    Kyle Thomas Tipton is the newest deputy to join the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said that Tipton's hiring brings his patrol force up to 13 strong, a full complement.

    "This is the first time in three years that I have had all of my spots filled," he said. "When I started here in 1990, we only had six deputies."

  • Jim Cleveland named Citizen of the Year

    “You can’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been,” City Council member Allen Matthews said to open his commentary Monday on the 2009 Citizen of the Year recipient, Jim Cleveland.

    Cleveland was named Citizen of the Year at the Chamber of Commerce meeting for his efforts in keeping the history of Shelby County accessible through photographs.

  • Cross country: Lady Rockets impress at Meet of Champions

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team looked strong Saturday despite missing their top runner.

    Shelby County finished third out of nine teams in Class 3A, and placed three runners in the top 30 at the Kentucky Track and Cross County Coaches Association Meet of Champions at Masterson Station Park in Lexington.

    Freshman Taylor Webb led the way, placing third overall out of 78 runners. Webb just missed the 20-minute mark with a time of 20 minutes, 4 seconds.

  • Breeders' Cup champions eat in Shelby

    The folks around Tapp’s Feed Store in Shelbyville were pretty excited watching the Breeders’ Cup races this weekend, and it wasn’t because of a wager pool.

    Tapp’s actually feeds two of the horses that won at Santa Anita in the spectacular event that culminates the year of Thoroughbred racing.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 11, 2009


    Manuel A. Hernandez, 21, of 355 Midland Trail in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 8 at Neutral One at 132 Midland Boulevard and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief.

    Felipe D. Rodriguez, 40, of 800 Main St. in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 7 at that address and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense and second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • EARLIER: In the trenches

    It’s not pretty in there -- big guys exploding off the line into one another. It’s not a place for the faint of heart or the timid.

    But games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage.

  • It's time to light up downtown Shelbyville

    From wandering carolers to horse-drawn carriage rides, the annual Celebration of Lights kicks off the holiday season in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday.

    "It's the perfect time for families to get out and roam the streets and go into shops and start their holiday festivities," organizer Harriet Massey said. "The weather's going to be pretty, and we're going to have a great time."

  • Music icon Hall

  • Scouting Report: SENECA AT SCHS

    7:30 p.m. Friday, at Robert Doyle Stadium

    Radio: WXLN-FM (93.3)

    Records: Seneca 4-6, Shelby County 8-2

    Last week: Seneca won, 28-19, at Eastern; Shelby County won, 28-13, at Oldham County.

    Previous meeting: Shelby County won 31-30 at Seneca on Sept. 11.

    Coaches: Seneca, Louis Dover (21-46, 6th year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (52-58, 10th year at school)

  • County gets $222,000-plus Homeland Security grant

    Shelby County officials learned last week that they had been awarded a Homeland Security Grant of $222,918.

    The money will be used to complete for new electronic equipment, including three receivers, three microwave links and the construction of a tower, which will improve communications for first responders in the county and surrounding areas.

    Emergency Management Director Charlie Frazee said these communications upgrades would improve reception greatly.