Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: March 12, 2010


    Lee J. Scriber, 38, of 506 Hunting Hills Drive in Shelbyville was arrested March 9 behind 1700 Midland Trail and charged with DUI, first offense.

    Daniel S. Palmer, 31, of 380 Kings Highway in Waddy, was arrested March 6 on I-64 East at the 35 mile marker and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence under aggravating circumstances, possession of marijuana, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • News Briefs: March 10, 2010

     SCHS accreditation continued

    Shelby County High School will be recommended for continued accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools after an extensive internal and external audit.  Accreditation means SCHS is dedicated to continuous improvement and quality in education.


    Animal Shelter’s Bleach Month

  • Lincoln Day celebration brings out hundreds of Republicans

    Hundreds of Republicans from extreme to moderate descended on Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Friday for the Shelby County Republican Party's Lincoln Day celebration and fundraiser.

    David Williams, president of the state Senate, was the keynote speaker, and he reminded the crowd not only of Lincoln's Kentucky roots but also of his message.

  • EARLIER: Jewish Hospital's announcement

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare announced today that due to the continuing economic recession and its impact on healthcare delivery, the organization is implementing a comprehensive expense management plan that will include workforce reduction as well as a variety of other measures.

  • WICHE: Potato crop first in the

     Once again, I am proud to say that our potato crop lasted from March 2009 to March 2010. It’s time to start it all over again, thank goodness! I am really ready to get my hands in the soil, once it dries out a bit.

    First things first: While I always shoot for a mid-March planting of selected seed potatoes, we must consider the condition of the soil. Don’t start digging if the soil is too wet. Be patient and only work once the soil is friable.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: March 10, 2010

    James L. Cox of 9816 West Avenue in Louisville was indicted for second-degree burglary complicity, theft by unlawful taking complicity, possession of burglar's tools complicity, third-degree criminal mischief complicity and careless driving.

  • Lady Rockets wrap up regular season with third victory in-a-row

  • Shelby tops Owen; to face South Oldham in championship

    NEW CASTLE -- Shelby County's 15-0 run through the second and third quarters carried them to a 50-35 victory against Owen County in the 8th Region semifinals.

    The Rebels had led by two and three points several times until the final two minutes of the first half when Rocket Donovan Johnson got the run going by finishing a 3-point play.

    Once the Rockets had a solid 31-18 lead early in the third quarter, they slowed their tempo and the Rebels began the fouling game. Shelby hit 13 of 19 free throws in the fourth quarter.

  • Schools budget balanced for now

    The Shelby County School Board approved Thursday a balanced budget for the 2010-2011 school year, but  that’s only the first step in a long and involved process of funding a new season of education in Shelby County.

    Facing grim financial times in the state and opening a new high school, the school district has worked through a massive process of belt-tightening, redistributing and planning that appears to have it positioned well for the coming year.

  • What we think: County must take care on bonds for church

    The request last week by Shelby Christian Church that Shelby County Fiscal Court issue bonds to assist in refinancing its auditorium caught us by surprise.

    We admit we never had heard of a church making such an arrangement with a governmental body, and though we were relieved to learn this has happened many times and presents no conflict, we remain a bit quizzical about its viability.