Today's News

  • 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.

  • Injury accident shuts down I-64 at Simpsonville for 3 hours

    A three-car pile up between mile markers 27 and 28 on the interstate involving three cars and 13 people Friday afternoon shut the interstate down in the westbound lane for hours.

    Miraculously, no one was injured, said Kentucky State Trooper  Kenny Stewart, although one man  did say he was considering going to the hospital.

    The crash itself was an odd spectacle, with one car sitting on top of another at a very unusual angle.

    Steward said the accident happened shortly before noon, in the construction zone, which precipitated the crash.

  • News briefs: July 15, 2011

    Traffic signal at Collins HS

    to be activated Wednesday

    The newly installed traffic signal at Discovery Boulevard and U.S. 60 – in front of Collins High School – will become active on Wednesday, if weather permits.

    The signal was installed at the request of Shelby County Public Schools officials because of long backups of cars exiting Discover Blvd. on school days. There is no other access road to the school.

  • Datebook: July 15, 2011

    Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee
    Kick Off Breakfast, July 28; 7:30 a.m.
    Undulata Farm,  Zaring Mill Road
    Youth Art Show, July 28 - August 6, Shelby County Public Library
    Opening Reception - July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
    Street Party Concert Friday, July 29; 6 p.m., 627 Main Parking Lot
    Tacky Lawn Ornament Contest, July 29; 6 p.m.
    Lawn of 627 Main Parking Lot

  • Church news: July 15, 2011

    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Court report: June 15, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Venacia Batz, no operator's license – plead guilty – 30-day sentence probated for two years and $393 fine and costs.

    Jessica D. Berry, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Hector O. Gonzalez, first-offense DUI and no operator's/moped license – diversion completed – dismissed.

  • Corpus Christi Academy honor roll

    First honors

    Shelby Cooley, Paul Cozzens, Bethany Griffin, Samatha Hosein, Theresa Jaminet, Veronica Jaminet, Gabriel Rock, Jack Rohrer.


    Second honors

    Matthew Bohnlein, Michael Bohnlein, Theresa Bohnlein, Elizabeth Dougherty, Lily Jaminet, Elijah Rock, Joseph Rock, Rodrigo Rohlin, Vanesa Rohlin, Courtney Zoeller, James Zoeller, Megan Zoeller.

  • ‘Stitchin’ good time

    Summer enrichment programs began at the Shelby County Extension Office with a “Stitchin’ Good Time.” Two sessions were available for students to learn the basics of sewing with the help of extension volunteers. Pillows and drawstrings bags were the end result of their hard work.

  • On campus: June 15, 2011

    Neal on Centre College dean’s list
    Chelsea Neal of Shelbyville has been named to the dean's list for the winter/spring term at Centre College in Danville, an honor reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.60 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Patricia Cooksey of Shelbyville and John Neal of Lexington and is a graduate of Christian Academy of Louisville.