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Today's News

  • 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

  • SOUDER: Words without meanings form our ‘divide’

    In a column in March of last year, I wrote about what I called “the great divide” in our country, and things certainly haven’t changed since then. If anything, this divide has become more obvious and recognizable.

  • HOLLAND: Navigating the top five retirement risks

    Longer lives and better health translate into longer retirements and new concepts of what retirement should be. Many of today’s retirees view retirement as a time to shift gears but not necessarily to slow down.

    They keep their skills sharp in new job roles or by starting businesses. They continue learning new skills by going back to school as both teachers and students. Some choose to serve on boards of directors or to pursue creative and artistic passions.

  • Datebook: May 30, 2012

    Public meetings
    Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Shelby students’ work honored on History Day

    Numerous students from Shelby County were among those honored for their talents and research in history during the Kentucky Junior Historical Society’s 2012 conference and Kentucky History Day in Frankfort.

    Students in sixth through 12th grades analyze the historical significance of their personally chosen topics and present conclusions in dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, Web sites and research papers.

    State winners have the opportunity to compete at the national level at the University of Maryland in June.