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Today's News

  • BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING – From tacky to techy

    Teachers made out their lists and parents have checked them twice as they gear up for the second busiest shopping season of the year: back to school.

    Store shelves have been filled with classroom necessities like composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils but what really gets kids excited about back to school shopping are those trendy new items adorned with designs that just scream their names.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Governor’s Scholars to be recognized

    The Shelby County Board of Education will recognize students that earned Governor’s Scholar distinction with a dinner and reception prior to the board meeting on Thursday.  The board will honor the scholars during the meeting at 7 p.m., as well.  Both the ceremony and dinner will be held at the Blair Center, 728 Ginkgo Drive.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Tax rate to be considered

    The Shelbyville City Council will hear the first reading on the 2016 ad valorem tax rate Thursday when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington Street.  Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty said Tuesday afternoon he was not certain what the recommendation would be yet.

    “We are still trying to get a few figures from the PVA office,” he said. “We don’t have an idea of what to recommend yet.”

  • Single-engine plane crashes Sunday in Waddy

    A single-engine airplane crashed at takeoff in Waddy Sunday afternoon after suffering from engine trouble.

    The pilot, who officials say was conscious at the scene, was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital, and according to Shelby County dispatch suffered minor injuries. Officials have not released the pilot’s name or the plane’s number.

    The incident happened at Miles Field, a private airstrip in Waddy located in the 600 block of Grubbs Lane.

    The FAA will be on the scene in Shelby County on Monday to investigate the crash.

  • Horse Show a hit with crowd

    With a forecast of potential – but scattered – thunderstorms, officials at the Shelbyville Horse Show held their breath, fearing a repeat of the storm that nearly wrecked last year’s opening night.

    But it was a horse of a different color Wednesday, as the weather cooperated in a big way, said show officials.

    “Everything fell into place, the weather turned out to be very nice,” said show manager R.H. Bennett.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    DUI

    Justino N. Carreno, 58, of 306 B St. was arrested May 28 at B Street and Marshall Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and operating a vehicle on an expired license.

    Ralios C. Gaspar, 34, of 304 Frankfort Road was arrested May 28 on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, careless driving and no operator’s license.

  • Post 37 drops opener at Great Lake Regional

    Things were quiet in Shelbyville Post 37’s first Great Lakes Regional game until the top of the sixth inning.

    After five innings of offensive stalemate between Shelby and Beloit, Wis., the Midwest squad exploded for 6 runs, putting Post 37 in a deep hole.

    “Things just kind of snowballed on us,” coach J.R. Wiley said. “One bad inning did us in. They got a hit here, and a hit there, and we’re down six runs after six innings.”

  • Collins golfers starting strong

    It’s still early in the golf season, but Collins High School’s girls’ team has already tasted success, finishing second at the Henry County Invitational Tournament on Monday.

    “We putted excellent at Henry County,” head coach Matt Cockrell said. “We left a few putts out on the green, but that’s something we’re going to work on going forward.”

  • Pressure tops girls at Shelby Inv.

    Self-inflicted pressure was a major factor in Shelby County’s fourth-place finish in the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course Saturday.

    “I think that hosting the tournament, they put too much pressure on themselves,” coach Melissa Young said. “They tried to force shots in order to win, and it ended up hurting us in the standings.”

  • LG&E looks to build solar field in Shelby

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company requested permission earlier this week from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to develop a solar facility in Shelby County that would allow customers to share solar energy.