Today's News

  • MY WORD: Freedom Hall really was about freedom on Saturday

    I was in Freedom Hall the night Anderson County played for the state basketball championship. It was the place where I heard Muhammad Ali say he wanted to fight George Foreman and Joe Frazier on the same night.

    I saw Julius Erving, then of the Virginia Squires, do things with a basketball that I had never seen and still can't describe. I have been to several concerts there, and I watched Richie Farmer make string music at the state finals 23 years ago.

  • County OKs jail agreement with Anderson

    Anderson County inmates soon will be doing their time in Shelby County, possibly by the end of the month.
    That was the expectation of Shelby County Judge Rob Rothenburger after magistrates approved an agreement at last night's fiscal court meeting to allow Anderson County inmates to be housed at the Shelby County Detention Center.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court had approved the same contract yesterday morning in an unanimous vote, which will pay Shelby County $30 per inmate per day, the same amount they have been paying to house them in Franklin County.

  • City gives 1st OK to Sunday alcohol sales at country club

    The Shelbyville Country Club has seen its first step approved to sell alcohol on Sunday after the Shelbyville City Council voted unanimously last Thursday to approve a first reading of an ordinance to allow it to do so.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty said there was no opposition to the matter at the council meeting.

    “But that’s not surprising, as the only two people in the audience were the police chief and the fire chief,” he said.

  • Children’s librarian named state’s best

    You could say that Sherry Bogard is in a pickle, but that’s a good thing.

    Bogard, youth services librarian at the Shelby County Public Library, was named the top children’s librarian in the state of Kentucky for 2011, receiving the Miss Pickle Award, presented annually by the Kentucky Public Library Association to the top children’s librarian out of 120 in the state.

  • Longtime bailiff retires

    Shelby County Court Bailiff Joe Tingle retired May 31 after a 20-year career in the Shelby County Court system. Tingle started out as a deputy in 1990, a position he held for five years, before transferring to that of bailiff. In his work in that capacity, he worked under Circuit Judges Harold Saunders, William Stewart and Charles Hickman, as well as Family Court Judge John David Myles. He is a native of Shelby County and went to high school in Simpsonville and at Shelby County High School, where he was a junior the first year that it opened in 1960.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: June 10, 2011

    Simpsonville signups end Friday
    Simpsonville Parks & Recreation has extended the sign-up deadline for co-ed T-ball, baseball and softball until 4 p.m.  Friday. The cost is $45 for T-ball and $55 for coach-pitch baseball and co-ed softball. For more information call 502-722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com.
    Rockets basketball camps June 13-15

  • News briefs: June 8, 2011

    Firecracker sales
    tops list of new laws

    Starting today, you can buy your July 4th fireworks legally in Kentucky. Roman candles, firecrackers and bottle rockets can be sold and used here, legalized by a bill passed during the last legislative session.

  • Curtis Turley resigns as Collins boys' basketball coach

    Curtis Turley has resigned as Collins’ boys' basketball coach after one season.

    Under Turley the Titans went 18-12 in their inaugural campaign, which ended with a 52-49 loss to Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    "He's had an opportunity he felt like he couldn't turn down," Collins Principal Anthony Hatchell said Monday afternoon.

    "It's not high school [coaching]," Turley added, although he didn't get any more specific, when reached Monday afternoon.

  • On campus: Shuck part of WKU’s SIFE team

    With its second-highest-ever finish at the SIFE USA National Exposition in Minneapolis, Western Kentucky University’s Student In Free Enterprise team becomes one of the top 60 teams in the country. WKU SIFE members traveling to Minneapolis included Joshua Shuck of Shelbyville.

  • On campus: Marc Webb on Cumberlands dean’s list

    Marc Webb of Shelbyville was named to the dean’s list at the University of the Cumberland in Williamsburg for the 2011 spring semester. To be eligible students must have achieved a grade of “P” in convocation while maintaining a minimum cumulative scholastic standing of 3.50.