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Today's News

  • Hatfields and McCoys series is family affair

    A miniseries about Kentucky’s infamous Hatfields and McCoy feud isn’t just theater to one Shelby County couple.

    The series, which has attracted about 17 million viewers since its debut on the History Channel on Memorial Day, has been of peculiar interest to Shelbyville’s Boyd and Susie Phillips, who are both are descendants of the McCoy family.

  • Democrats get fired up for fall at Jefferson Jackson dinner in Shelby

    Democrats in Shelby County gathered Wednesday night for some inspiration at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, an event that Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Fielding Ballard calls the unofficial kickoff to the campaign season for this fall’s General Election.

    The ironic thing is that none of the six Democrats who running for Shelby City Council were among the crowd of perhaps 100 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Blind woman still looking for a miracle

    It’s been 10 months since 22-year-old Savannah Sanders headed out to Arizona to have a procedure that she hoped would restore her eyesight.

    The trip was made possible by a community-wide fundraiser attended by hundreds of people last summer at the Shelby County Park Amphitheater, which included 12 bands, face painting, a karaoke contest, a silent and live auction, bake sale, bounce houses, food vendors, and dozens of volunteers.

    Now, nearing a year later, Sanders still has not regained her eyesight or had much improvement in that regard.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 1, 2012

    Public Intoxication

    Angel Agular, 24, of 414 8th St. was arrested May 26 on the 300 block of Henry Clay Street and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

     

    Resisting Arrest

    Gretchen Crawford, 23, of 100 Apple Trace Way, was arrested May 26 at 827 Bland Ave. and charged with resisting arrest. She was also served with a Jefferson County warrant of an unspecified nature.

    Kalina J. Garza, 39, of 824 College St. was arrested May 26 at that address and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

  • Former Shelby man indicted for incest

    A former Shelbyville man serving time at the Kentucky State Reformatory at La Grange has been indicted on Shelby County charges of sex abuse and incest of a child.

    Eladio Alfaro, 39, formerly of 557 Eden Shell Lane in Shelbyville, was indicted May 9 by a Shelby County Grand Jury of first-degree sexual abuse and incest.

    The indictment says that Alfaro committed the incest “with a person whom he knew to be a descendent and the victim was less than 12 years of age.”

    Court records say that Alfaro committed the acts in 2007 in Shelby County.

  • Several seniors sign to keep playing

    Four students from the county recently signed to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Here is a look at the signing of each:

    CHRIS BLAKE: This Shelby County senior signed to play football for the University of the Cumberlands last Thursday during a ceremony in the high school’s library.

  • Former star Hurt to join SCHS staff

    One of the all-time Shelby County boys’ basketball greats is coming back to coach.

    Former Rockets standout, Kentucky All-Star and University of Kentucky player Charles Hurt will be an assistant coach on new Rockets Coach Jason Couch’s staff beginning next season.

  • Amputee golfers inspire each other

    Mark Calvert won’t be able to defend his title at the Amputee Tournament Players Championships, but he still will be at Weissinger Hills Golf Course this weekend.

    Calvert, a 54-year-old Shelbyvillian, will help make sure things run smoothly, snap photos, encourage participants and, more than anything else, he will be talking and catching up with old friends.

  • Cook Quick Takes: On injuries, coaching and rivals

    Some leftovers from the high school spring sports season:

  • Sports Bulletin Board: May 31, 2012

    Senior Tennis League forming