Today's News

  • Simpsonville tax hearing Friday morning

     Simpsonville will have a public hearing Friday morning to review the city's proposed ad valorem tax increase for 2009.

    The city is seeking a tax rate of 9.2 cents, an increase of .1 from 2008.

    Citizens can comment at city hall at 8:15, then the commission will go into special session to review the tax and, obstensibly, pass it.

    At its regular meeting on Tuesday night, the commission:

  • County to give road work to local company

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night not to accept the lowest bid on a road surfacing project, but, rather to accept a slightly higher bid.

    The reason?

    Magistrates agreed with County Road Supervisor Carl Henry’s thinking that Shelbyville Asphalt should be the contractor chosen to do the resurfacing work on Webb Road rather than Louisville-based Commercial Paving, even though the latter would charge only $188,000 to Shelbyville Asphalt’s $190,000.

  • Boys' golf: Rockets hold off Manual

    The SCHS boys’ golf team moved out of conference play but had the same results, staying undefeated in match play with a 164-165 beating of visiting Manual on Tuesday.

    Jared Redmon shot an even-par 36 to lead the Rockets. Rounding out the team were Tayler Adams with a 42 and Josh Griffin, Josh Kuhn and Turner Mayton with 43s.

    The JV team also remained undefeated, hammering Manual, 175-218. Jack Albrecht led the JV squad with a 39.

    The Rockets will be back in action Saturday in the Central Kentucky Conference tournament at Canewood Golf Course in Georgetown.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Sept. 4, 2009

    Clinton Wesley Moore of 142 Mockingbird Drive in Taylorsville was indicted for second-degree assault, second-degree robbery, and intimidating a participant in a legal process.

    Jake A. Snider of 5967 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Darryl Stoner of the Shelby County Detention Center in Shelbyville was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Police chase, apprehend couple near downtown Shelbyville

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  • EARLIER: Bryan Station runs over Rockets

    Bryan Station, and especially running back Tevin McCaden, proved to be too much for the SCHS football team Friday.

    McCaden had 37 carries for 272 yards – 162 coming in the second half – and four touchdowns to lead the Defenders to a 38-26 victory.

    “He’s a good back, and he finds holes,” SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said. “He has tremendous cutback ability.

  • Rockets struggle at Prestonsburg

    The SCHS boys’ golf team finished 12th out of 17 teams at the Prestonsburg High School Invitational on Saturday at Stonecrest Golf Course.

    The Rockets fired a 351 for the 18-hole tournament. Lexington Christian was first with a 302.

    Josh Griffin led the Rockets with an 80, finishing 30th overall, but knocked himself out of the top 10 with five penalty strokes in his round.

    Turner Mayton and Josh Kuhn played their first 18-hole tournaments for the Rockets, and both fared well, finishing tied for 59th and 69th, respectively.

  • EARLIER: Rockets roll in first scrimmage

    There were a few questions that SCHS Coach Todd Shipley wanted answered when the Rockets took the field against Lafayette on Friday at Dunbar in the football team’s first scrimmage.

    After a 28-0 varsity victory, 42-0 including the JV score, Shipley was pleased with all his answers.

    The first question revolved around the Rockets’ psyche coming off last year’s 1-10 finish.

  • 'Cash for Clunkers' no lemon in Shebyville.

    There's a lot of uncertainty about the future of the "Cash for Clunkers" program, but local car dealers say one thing is for certain: The program has helped get people into showrooms and buying cars in Shelby County.

    Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), better known as "Cash for Clunkers," allows people to turn in their inefficient vehicles for new, more fuel efficient ones with a $3,500 or $4,500 discount. The government then reimburses the dealer for the discount.

  • EARLIER: New high school nearly one third complete

    Martha Layne Collins High School is coming along, and school officials report that the construction is nearly a one-third complete.

    Duanne Puckett, community relations coordinator with Shelby County Schools, said that the construction is 27 percent complete, according to a report from Sherman-Carter-Barnhart architects.

    The school, on Discovery Boulevard west of Shelbyville, is set to open in August 2010.

    "The progress report was issued July 14 with input from Whittenburg construction," Puckett said.