Today's News

  • We congratulate: The new hope for Addison Miles

    What wonderful news for little Addison Miles and her family.

    Their months of anxiety and fear have been answered by a match from an individual who may be able to provide a life-sustaining bone marrow transplant for Addison in her deadly battle against a form of leukemia.

    There was a very real fear that Addison would not see her first birthday because of the difficulty in finding a match for a transplant.

  • News briefs: July 3, 2012

    KentuckyOne Health names new president for Jewish network


    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has a new person in charge in Louisville.

    Valinda Rutledge has been named by KentuckyOne Health as its market leader for Louisville and president of Jewish Hospital, which includes oversight of Jewish Hospital Shelbyville as well as various other Jewish properties.

    JHS spokesperson Holly Husband said that JHS President/CEO Michael Collins remains in charge in Shelbyville, albeit with a new boss.

  • Building a new image

    Last week Trina Thompson was eating 26 eggs a day.

    Yes, a day.

    No she didn’t lose a bet. Thompson was in training. This weekend the Shelbyville bodybuilder hopes that preparation pays off in her first professional competition.

    Thompson will participate in the women’s pro physique division of the IFBB (International Federation of BodyBuilders) Wings of Strength Chicago Pro-Am. 

    “I’m scared to death,” she said last week.

  • Shelby man faces meth charges

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Shelby County man facing methamphetamine-related charges will have his case heard by a Spencer County grand jury.

    Eric D. Adams, 37, of Bonnie Brae Drive in Shelby County appeared in Spencer District Court on June 22 for a preliminary hearing, and his case was waived to the grand jury.

    Adams is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine – first offense, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) – first offense, and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

  • Post 37 handles, tough weather, tough competition

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team won two games and lost two against some tough competition in Paducah at the end of last week.

    Shelbyville clobbered Cape Girardeau, Mo., 12-3, last Thursday in its first game in the Polk Brooks Tournament then lost a close game to Decatur, Ala., 5-3, Friday evening, before bouncing back to blank Paducah, 8-0, later that night. Vero Beach, Fla., then shut out Shelbyville, 4-0, Saturday to end Post 37’s weekend.

  • Cal Ripken 9-year-olds qualify for state tourney

    The Shelby County 9-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars won the District 2 Tournament this past weekend.

    Shelby County beat host Scott County in a pair of games: 14-0 on Friday night and 9-4 Saturday morning. That earned Shelby County a spot in the state tournament, which begins next week in Lexington.

  • Residents to take questions about outlet mall plan to Simpsonville Commission

    Simpsonville City officials didn’t attend a community-wide briefing conducted last week by Horizon Group to present plans about its proposed outlet mall, so now a couple of concerned residents are taking their questions to the city.

    Jamie Jarboe and Barbara Shadley are scheduled to appear before the commission at its meeting tonight at 7 in Simpsonville City Hall to ask commissioners some questions about the 355,000-square-foot mall being planned for the intersection of Veechdale Road and Buck Creek Road, on the south side of Interstate 64.

  • County earns dividend

  • Sunday storm in Shelby cools heat, knocks out power

    Monday morning bore the signs of nature’s weekend rage through Shelby County, with some trees still partially blocking some roadways, houses and barns still smoking from lightning strikes and power still out to more than 1,000 residents.

    Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said that though the storm that blew through Shelby County Sunday night bore down on the community with 60-mile-per hour winds, but it didn’t bring any tornadoes with it.

  • Births

    Hudson son
    Chris and Chrissy Hudson of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on June 5, 2012 at Norton Suburban Hospital. He has been named Isaiah Michael Hudson. He was born at 7:06 p.m. Weighing 8 pounds and three ounces, and was 20 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Owen and Sue Bond of Cropper, Lasca Kisslinger of Shelbyville, Betty Hudson of Shelbyville and the late Clarence "Clyde" McClain and John Hudson. Great-Grandparents are Robert and Elizabeth Tipton of Waddy, Corine Shouse of Shelbyville.