Today's News

  • New charges in on-again big pot case

    A man who was charged with the largest marijuana bust ever in Shelby County and mysteriously set free by federal authorities is now back behind bars.

    Enrique Olvera-Landaverde, 51, who was re-indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on April 18 for trafficking in marijuana over 5 pounds, was arrested at his home in Southville last week.

    That’s the same residence that was raided in April 2010 by sheriff’s deputies, who found 800 pounds of marijuana and $63,000 in cash but did not find Olvera-Landaverde, who had fled to Texas.

  • Fair’s Ferris wheel is a big deal First day of the fair goes smoothly

    Hot weather and the Shelby County Fair go together like cotton candy and snow cones, you might say, and there were plenty of each to go around when the fair opened on Thursday.

    In fact, anything cold to drink was sure to be a big hit, said Laine Kephart, treasurer of the Kiwanis Club, as she was preparing huge quantities of ice tea at the club’s booth around 3 p.m., when temperatures were in the mid-80s. They are expected to push 90 today.

    “What do you think, Ross, do we need more?” she asked Ross Webb, chair of the Kiwanis booth.

  • Collins added to Governor’s Scholar program

  • The game of calculus

    A hands-on reality check for calculus students at Shelby County High School was developing mathematical games for students at Wright Elementary. Stations were set up in the parking lot where youngsters rotated throughout the morning, like to this spin-and-win to graduate from high school by students, like Trent Turner (left), Haley Miller and Evan Janes.

  • WICHE: Furry pests in the garden, barriers best bet

    If you have a garden, chances are you appreciate nature in all its glory. But sometimes nature gets in the way of our desires to cultivate.

    Deer browsing, rabbit munching, squirrel digging, bird pecking, mole trenching and resident vole feasting have all come up in the last two weeks. I have no silver bullet for any of these problems. but I do have some practical approaches to offset the shared use of our gardens.

  • Rockets try to refuel in summer

    Last summer was a springboard to a turnaround season by the Shelby County girls’ basketball team.

    The Rockets went 3-22 in the 2010-11 season – their first under Coach Mike Sowers – but improved by 13 victories – one of the biggest turnarounds in the state – during last season’s 16-9 campaign.

    That’s a betterment that Sowers traces back to the team-bonding and team-building of last summer. 

  • News briefs, June 13, 2012

    County clerk’s office earns

    grant to restore will books


    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry has received a $14,250 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • 65th anniversary: Leroy and Agnes Chesher

    Leroy and Agnes Chesher of Shelbyville were married May 29, 1947. He is retired from construction work, and she is a retired bookkeeper.

    They have four children, the late Jerry Chesher, Judy Chesher-Alcorn, Janet Luttrell and John Chesher; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of Shelby County.

  • Cub Scout Pack 269 had a Crossover Ceremony for the Scouts

    Cub Scout Pack 269 had a Crossover Ceremony for the Scouts, moving from one rank to the next. The troop meets at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville.

  • Datebook: June 13, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.