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Today's News

  • Simpsonville moves to annex 130 acres

    The city of Simpsonville called a special meeting Tuesday to annex 130 acres south of I-64 Tuesday. The rush was to beat another city to the punch even though that city does not yet exist.

  • Rockets grab 8th Region Title

    Coty Minnis scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for a 49-48 win over Gallatin County in the 8th Region championship game Wednesday at Henry County High School.

    Shelby County trailed 47-46 with 19 seconds to play after Minnis converted an old fashioned three-point play. Gallatin County then hit just one of two free throws to hold a 48-46 lead with 14 seconds left.

  • Rockets advance to 8th Region finals

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team never lost the lead, but the Rockets could not put South Oldham away until late in the fourth quarter of the 8th Region semifinal game Tuesday. The Rockets hit 9 of 12 free throws in the final 1:25 to seal a 71-62 win and advance to tonight's championship game. Shelby County will face Gallatin County in the finals. The Bearcats beat North Oldham 72-56 in the second semifinal game Tuesday.

  • Woman indicted for embezzling from Hysinger

    A Shelby County Grand Jury has indicted a Louisville woman on 22 counts of embezzling amounts greater than $300 at a time from William "Bill" Hysinger Sr., co-founder and partner in the real estate development firm Icon Properties LLC.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff's report, Hysinger, who is also known for his Hooters restaurant chain, lost a total of $22,806.74 from a series of thefts made from his accounts from May 2007 through November 2007 by accountant/bookkeeper Bobby Robeson, 56.

  • Superintendent candidates submitted

    The local superintendent search committee has selected a handful of applicants for the district's top education position and will give their recommendations to the Shelby County Board of Education this Thursday night.

    For the past two weeks the seven-member search committee has been reviewing the 27 applications that the board received for the position.

    The committee will likely recommended up to five candidates to the board for further review. The recommendations will be made in closed session.

  • Days may be numbered for city alcohol fee

    Shelbyville's "sin tax" may be down for the count.

    The first reading of an ordinance repealing the alcohol sales regulatory license fee took place and was approved at Shelbyville City council's meeting Thursday.

    Two versions of the ordinance were drawn up for the meeting.

    The first draft contained only a single section, which repeals the alcohol fee.

    "Some of council members had advised me that they'd like to have an ordinance just with a repeal without putting the refund in the order," Mayor Tom Hardesty said at the meeting.

  • Champs get their rings

    Earl Adkins and his teammates from the University of Kentucky's 1958 NCAA championship basketball team have waited a long time for their championship rings -- 50 years to be exact.

    Adkins, who lives in Shelbyville, said when the team won the title the players received only wristwatches. Adkins' watch has long since stopped working.

    And now that the championship ring is on his hand, Adkins said he is glad to have a visible symbol of the team's accomplishment and to no longer have to explain to folks why he doesn't have a ring.

  • Clearing snows leads to mailbox damage

    With recent heavy snowfall, transportation workers have put in long hours clearing roads and making them safe.

    While plowing, a number of mailboxes on US 55 were damaged or knocked over by waves of snow being pushed off the road.

    Shelbyville resident Bob Ellis lives along US 55 and said mailboxes being damaged is a problem every winter between Shelbyville and Eminence.

    "Anytime they run the snowplow," Ellis said. "It's happened to me two times this year."

  • Man charged with assaulting wife, police near I-64

    A domestic dispute on the side of I-64 Saturday led to the arrest of a South Carolina man.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputies arrested Cray Ronald Turman and charged him with third-degree terroristic threatening, alcohol intoxication in a public place, three counts of third-degree criminal mischief, first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree aggravated assault, menacing, and third-degree assault of a police officer.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    March 13 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    March 17 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    March 18 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    March 18 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    March 20 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Community meetings