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Today's News

  • What we think: Our community goals for 2011

    As we set forth on the second decade of the second millennium, Shelby County, nearly two decades into its second century, has a significant opportunity to carve important steps in the path to its future.
    These won’t be huge leaps that cover a lot of ground, but these will be important baby steps on a determined and ineffable course that must be developed if Shelby County is to be all it can by  2092 or 2052 or even 2012.

  • Datebook: January 7, 2011

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the new Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • EARLIER: Finally, a true Shelby Countian

    Though my return to Shelby County occurred more than two years ago, its final stride perhaps is taking place right now, my feet sinking so deep into the bluegrass culture and manure-laced soil that there can be no denying that my immersion is complete.
    Our family is acquiring a horse.
    If that doesn’t take a boy raised on the cow paths behind a herd of Holsteins and project him squarely into our county as it is today, then what else possibly could be required?

  • News Briefs: Jan. 5. 2011

    Program scholarships available
    for Alzheimer’s patients

    A grant from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) is once again enabling the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter to offer 15 scholarships for enrollment into its Medic Alert + Safe Return program to residents in Shelby and other surrounding counties.

  • She runs the Rockets

    When a basketball player has a great game, sometimes it’s said that he or she did everything but deliver water to their teammates.

    In the case of Shelby County senior Brittany Robinson, it’s the other way around. She does everything but score points for the Rockets’ girls’ basketball team.

    “We don’t have any all-state players right now, but we have an all-state manager,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

    Robinson is in her fourth year as a student manager for the Rockets.

  • New courthouse moves along, but City Center lags

    Of two public projects that have been under way in downtown Shelbyville – a new judicial center and a proposed entertainment/convention complex – one is coming along very well, the other not so well.

  • Bad start, bad finish for Rockets

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County girls’ basketball team won the middle, but lost the start, the finish and the game on Monday night. 

    The Rockets were outscored, 31-8, in the first and fourth quarters by host Spencer County but outscored the Bears, 19-13, in the second and third periods on their way to a 44-27 setback in one of their most winnable games of the season.

    “We competed for four quarters against a district team, that’s all you can ask for,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • EARLIER: Some light at the turn: Intersection plan OKd

    State transportation officials have determined that turn signals should be installed at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55, where the new Shelbyville Bypass recently was opened.

    Andrea Clifford, information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said Tuesday that District 5 engineers plan to recommend the addition of turn arrows for the north- and southbound turn lanes on KY 55 and the eastbound lane on U.S. 60.

  • Cases moving quicker because of eWarrants

    As the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office continues to implement the eWarrant system across Kentucky, officials in Shelby County say they already are seeing the benefits of the program.

    “I’m a huge proponent of the eWarrant system, and have been from the get-go,” District Court Judge Donna Dutton said. “In fact, I’m on it right now.”

  • Page set for first city council meeting

    The Shelbyville City Council will ease into the New Year with a very short agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

    The highlight has the board welcoming new council member Frank Page, who takes over George Best after last November’s election.

    Page said he’s looking forward to his first meeting.

    “I’m ready to see what’s going on in a little more detail,” he said. “I’ve been following things and keeping up-to-date, but this certainly will help me get a little more plugged in.”