Today's News

  • Heat wave can be hard on horses

    When cutting grass, working in the yard or just milling around outside when a heat wave hits, most people can just step inside to cool off in the air conditioning. But what about Shelby's equine friends? There are not a lot of barns with AC pumping in.

    In preparation for the heat wave settling on Shelby County this week, horse trainers and owners can take certain precautions for extra care of their horses during the dog days of summer.

    Trainer and horse owner at RHC Riding Academy, Erin Reid said all of her horses have boxed stalls with their own fan.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates hear realignment proposal

    Some voters in the 2012 election might be casting their ballots in a different district.

    That was the report to Shelby County Fiscal Court Tuesday by a committee whose job was to redefine magisterial districts, a process that is undertaken every 10 years with the new census information.

    The committee submitted its recommendations to the fiscal court Tuesday, and magistrates have 60 days to review it.

  • Miss Kentucky has Shelby ties

    This year’s Miss Kentucky has roots that stretch from the Corvette city of Bowling Green all the way to the Saddlebred Capital in Shelbyville.

    Ann-Blair Thornton, a 21-year-old student at Western Kentucky University, was crowned Miss Kentucky last Saturday in Lexington.

  • Rob Fest shatters fundraising goals

    Saturday’s charity fundraiser, Rob Fest, may have seemed much like many other charity concert events except for the large crowd of 1,600 at first.

    That is, until the young man for whom it was held, 17-year-old Robbie Phillips, who had suffered a severe brain injury, was brought to the scene by family members and introduced to the crowd by the lead singer of the band New Breed.

    Then the atmosphere changed from that of summertime fun in the park to something more.

  • One injured in Todds Point crash

    A Shelby County man was taken to Baptist East after being involved in a crash on Todds Point Road Friday afternoon.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Murray said he did not believe that Cody Spoon, 19, sustained life threatening injuries.

    The accident happened in the 500 block of Todds Point Road when Spoon, who was traveling northbound, passed a truck and didn’t see a car driven by Agnes Colvin, 83, of Todds Point Road.

    The two vehicles hit head on, but at an angle, Murray said. Colvin was not taken to the hospital.

  • Post 37 fighting to stay alive at district

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team dropped its first game of district tournament play Monday night and played last night to stay alive in the tournament.

    Shelbyville fell to Oldham County 7-4 Monday at Collins High School and played Somerset at 7 p.m. last night in the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tourney.

    Post 37 (9-10 heading into Tuesday night) had beaten Oldham County 8-1 on July 6, but fell behind early in the rematch before rallying to take the lead – but it only lasted briefly.

  • Birth: Gomelsky son

    Vladi and Sarah Beth Gomelsky of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on April 8, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He has been named Maxwell Nicholas Gomelsky.

    Grandparents are Steve and Angela Cook of Shelbyville, Boris and Natasha Gomelsky of Frankfort.

    Great-grandparents are Leo Cook of Shelbyville and the late Martha Cook, and Vincent and Rachel Biagi.

  • Witnesses work with police, thwart purse-snatcher

    An elderly woman has her purse back after having it snatched in a parking lot, thanks to heroic efforts from both citizens and police.

    Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said the incident is a good example of what can happen when the public teams up with law enforcement, and when police agencies work together.

    It all started Monday at 4:50 p.m. when Central Dispatch got a call from a shopper at Walmart that a man had snatched an elderly woman’s purse and fled in a white car toward the interstate, Hettinger said.

  • Brandon Brown wins third NGA/Hooters event of the season

    Shelbyville native Brandon Brown won his third NGA/Hooters Tour event of the season Sunday.

    Brown shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 to win the Cutter Creek Golf Classic presented by Pepsi at Snow Hill, N.C.

    His four-round total of 18-under 270 (71-63-68-68) topped the field by five shots.

    The victory earned the Tour's money leader another $28,000. Brown has made $110,004 on tour thus far.

  • Father, son struck by lightning in Bagdad

    A lightning strike sent a father and his young son to the hospital Sunday evening as storms rolled through Shelby County.

    Shad Hinkley, 40, and his 11-year-old son, who are from the Pleasureville area, were fishing at the farm of Gene Wilder at 7248 Bagdad Road when the incident happened, said Dora Wilder, the mother of Gene Wilder.

    The two were fine by Monday, and Hinkley’s son had already been released from the hospital.

    Hinkley said they were preparing to leave the pond as the lightning started, but they hadn’t been there too long.