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Today's News

  • Shelby falls to Meade in five innings

    The weather may have been a metaphor for Shelby County baseball in its matchup with Meade County on Wednesday afternoon.

    With navy-tinted storm clouds creeping in overhead, the Rockets notched just two hits – off the bats of infielders Mitchell Stivers and Tyler Stinson – en route to a 15-0 run-rule defeat at the hands of the Green Wave at Christian Academy-Louisville.

  • Headfirst wraps triathlon series

    This weekend, Headfirst Performance will host its third and final triathlon event beginning at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville.

    The event will consist of a 400-yard swim, 16-mile bike race, and finally, a five-kilometer run to complete the Shelbyville Triathlon Series, which began on February 26.

    “This is the longest distance event that we have done,” Headfirst Performance owner Todd Heady said. “You don’t have to particularly do the other races in the series, it’s open to anyone who wants to do it.”

  • Lawmakers look at concussion issues

    Kentucky lawmakers took time to focus on student-athlete safety this session, specifically focusing on concussions with House Bill 241.

    The bill requires a licensed physician to check student-athletes who suffer head injuries before returning to action. If no physician is available on site, the athlete may not participate in practice or a game until an evaluation is given.

    Both Collins and Shelby County high schools were already in position to follow the new rules, haven previously taken steps to have trainers and doctors on the sideline.

  • Shelbyville is 4th healthiest in Kentucky

    Shelby County once again finds itself as one of the healthiest counties in the state.

    For the second year in a row Shelby County has been ranked the 4th healthiest county in Kentucky in the annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    Shelby has remained near the top after making a substantial jump from 2012, when the county came in 9th place, following a rising trend, coming in 12th in 2011 and 22nd in 2010.

  • JHS has new technology for stroke victims

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville is home to new technology that could mean a new lease on life for stroke victims.

    Thanks to a $1.8 million investment from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), patients, families and providers in Shelbyville now have the benefit of a high-tech, remote connection to the region’s leading neurologists, resulting in quicker treatment for patients experiencing stroke, said officials at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42, Part 30: Churchill: ‘Who said a wasp couldn’t sting twice?’

    May 13, 1942

    Two days south of Scapa. This trip has been more gratifying than the last. Over the weekend the Spits we delivered to Malta shot down or destroyed 110 Axis planes [Generally in agreement with historical records of the Siege of Malta], losing only seven themselves.

  • Post office warns of recent mail theft

    An ongoing problem with mail theft is resurfacing again in Shelby.

    "We’ve had six reports just this week of packages being stolen," said Angela Bowens, service supervisor with the Shelbyville Post Office. "In one instance, the lady was at home on the phone and she knew the carrier had delivered it. She finished her phone conversation and she went to the door and a car was backing out of her driveway – they had stolen her package."

    Bowen said it's not just packages that being targeted, but also letters.

  • Jazzing it up

    Want to jazz up your workout or even begin a fun new one?

    You might want to pop in at Jazzercise on Main Street and join in the fun.

    Diane Young smiled as she began to warm up.

    “I really like it,” she said. “I had a total knee replacement September 13 and this has really helped me.”

    Nel Grin, instructor and owner of the facility, said that having fun is the key to a successful exercise routine in terms of longevity.

  • Officers thwart theft of thousands from Tractor Supply

    Police have arrested one person in connection with a large theft from Tractor Supply and are searching for his accomplice.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s detective, Maj. Jason Rice, said the incident began calmly enough in the early morning hours Sunday, but action moved quickly once officers arrived on the scene.

    “Our officers responded to an alarm call at Tractor Supply – we get those type of alarms at those businesses at all hours of the night, and a lot of times they’re false,” he said.

  • King pleads guilty to theft charges

    Jenny King of Shelby County, a former longtime finance officer for Shelby County Fiscal Court charged with embezzling more than $23,000, pleaded guilty Monday in connection with that theft.

    King pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but less than $1 million, first-degree unlawful access to a computer, second-degree forgery (six counts), theft by unlawful taking $500 or more but less than $10,000 and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500.

    She received a 5-year sentence for her plea agreement.