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Today's News

  • No bull: 2 Shelby riders go for title

    Two Waddy men are hoping for the rides of their lives this weekend.

    Wade Masters and Royle Scrogham will both be competing in the SEBRA (Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association) national finals beginning tonight at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

    The two are among the Top 40 bull riders competing for the 2010 title – Scrogham has qualified ninth and Masters, 27th – heading into tonight’s first round, which begins at 8 p.m. They will be competing for $25,000 during this 3-day event.

  • EARLIER: Sharks are swimming well

    The temperatures are cold outside, but the action is hot in the swimming pool, and only getting hotter for the Shelby Sharks.

    Six Sharks represented Kentucky in the Quadrangular Championships – along with individuals from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan – Jan. 8-9 at IUPUI in Indianapolis. They were John, Maddie and Olivia Hoskins, Sam Ruble, Sydney Sell and Emma Skinner.

  • State agrees to install traffic light for Kroger

    The State Transportation Cabinet has changed its mind about installing a traffic light on Boones Station Road (KY 55) and Williamsburg Road, which will be the north entrance to the new Kroger development.

    In a letter dated Tuesday to Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, Jeffery Wolfe, the director of the Division of Traffic, stated that the cabinet will now "seek formal approval to install the device as part of the permit for the entrance to the new Kroger development."

  • Legislative session: Your serve, House

    The second part of the 2011 legislative session that starts Tuesday is setting up to be dandy.

    When the session adjourned on Jan. 7 for a 3-week break, the Senate had just pushed several bills through during a week that is normally reserved for getting settled.

    Now, all the pressure the Republican-led Senate put on getting bills passed early will push that pressure on to the Democrat-led House to focus on immigration, tax code reform, education, government transparency and the state pension plan.

  • From trucks to romance: New book makes a move

    He may be a former Army sergeant and commercial truck driver who enjoys reading history and epic fantasy, but when David Frankel decided to write a book, he penned a romance novel.
    But that makes some sense when you realize that Frankel, a resident of Shelbyville, is the romantic sort: After meeting his now-wife in an online dating site, their first date resulted in a proposal of marriage.
    That turned out OK. He is celebrating his fifth year of marriage with Jackie Peterson, formerly of Eminence.

  • EARLIER: Family escapes carbon monoxide

    A family of five appears to have escaped death or serious injury Thursday when they were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes in their home.

    Two adults and three children were transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after they were discovered in unconscious or semiconscious states at about 5 p.m. in their bedrooms at 1120 Beech Street in the Meadowbrook subdivision.

  • Son of firefighters saves house

    The older son in a firefighting family is its hero today after saving his home from a preschool blaze.

    Wyatt Brookshire, a 14-year-old student at Shelby County High School, was home alone Thursday morning, getting ready for school, when he heard the second-floor smoke alarm go off.

  • Tractor trailer overturns on interstate

    The driver of a tractor trailer was hospitalized with unspecified injuries when his rig overturned on Interstate 64 on Tuesday night.

    The accident happened shortly before midnight on I-64 eastbound at the 34-mile marker.

  • EARLIER: State OKs incentives to boost Martinrea

    State economic development officials on Tuesday gave the stamp of approval to a multimillion-dollar upgrade at Martinrea Heavy Stamping that will bring 150 new jobs to  Shelbyville.

  • Atmos outage caused by a simple 'mistake'

    A mistakenly closed valve caused hundreds of Atmos gas customers in Shelbyville to lose service on that frigid night in December.