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Today's News

  • Brandon Brown finishes tied for 24th at Nationwide Tour event

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown finished tied for 24th-place in this weekend's Nationwide Tour event.

    Brown shot a 2-over-par 73 Sunday in the final round of the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic at UGA in Athens, Ga. He finished the four rounds with an 8-under-par 276 (65-69-69-73).

  • Bears pound out big district victory

    This wasn’t the way Bart “Rudy” Roettger wanted to begin May.

    “No it wasn’t,” Roettger, Shelby County High School’s baseball coach, said, taking off his hat and wiping the sweat from his brow after his team’s 12-6 loss to 30th District rival Spencer County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Four Rockets pitchers combined to give up a season-high 16 hits and allow a season-high-tying run total.

  • SCHS boys' coach could be named next week

    One 8th Region school found a new boys’ basketball coach earlier this week when former University of Kentucky point guard Roger Harden took the job at Williamstown.

    With that vacancy filled there is now only one open job in the region – Shelby County. Athletic Director Sally Zimmerman said that an announcement of a new Rockets coach could come by the middle of next week.

    “I’m going to say probably Wednesday,” she said.

    I’ve heard there are three finalists, including one prominent 7th Region coach.

  • Surprising SCHS, once-beaten Kregor ready for tourney

    There is one word that Shelby County boys’ tennis coach Aaron Bissmeyer would use to describe his team’s performance this season.

    “Surprising,” he said last week.

  • County teams could contend

    The Collins and Shelby County track & field teams will vie for state berths at Henry County High School on Tuesday, when the Class 2A, Region 3 meet begins around 4:30 p.m.

    The top two finishers in each event automatically earned a spot in the 2A 2012 KHSAA Track & Field Championships, which begin at 1 p.m. May 18 at Owlsey Frazier Cardinal Park on the campus of the University of Louisville. Additionally, the next 10-best finishers in each event statewide also earn an invite. Others who achieve a qualifying standard will also earn berths.

  • Inmate found dead at Shelby County Detention Center

    Glenn Burger, 39, was a found on his bottom bunk by his fellow inmates. Chief Deputy Corner Jeff Ivers said a full autopsy and toxicology report has been ordered.

    “Everything points toward natural causes,” he said. “But we won’t know for sure for at least six weeks when the reports come back.”

    Burger was serving 120 days for a second DUI offense, jail officials said. He was doing a work release in Anderson County.

    Burger was about 5 feet 9 inches and between 320 and 330 pounds, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said.

  • New Business: Rug Ringers Carpet Cleaning & Restoration

    Address: 409 Washington St. Shelbyville

  • News briefs: May 4, 2012

    Judicial center to be closed

    3 days for budget reductions

    Employees of Kentucky’s judicial branch learned Wednesday that they will be furloughed for three days in the first half of fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1, meaning the Shelby County Judicial Center will be closed for those three days.

  • Case of Waddy man charged with trying to run down woman with motorcycle goes to grand jury

    TAYLORSVILLE – The case of a Waddy man accused of trying to run over a Mount Eden woman with his motorcycle is on its way to a Spencer County grand jury.

    Sammy “Frankie” Mobley, 36, faces a first-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with a March 16 incident in which Benjamin W. Mobley, 58, of Murphy Lane allegedly attempted to shoot at and pistol-whip his girlfriend, who is from Mount Eden.

  • Shelby Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to world finals

    Of the 12 Shelby County teams competing at the Kentucky  Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at the University of the Cumberlands, four took home a second-place trophies and are advancing to the World Finals Competition on May 23-27 at Iowa State University in Ames.

    At World Finals, the teams will compete with teams from across the nation and 27 countries.  This international competition is the “Olympics” of problem-solving.