Today's News

  • 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.

  • No one injured in tour bus wreck in Bagdad

    No one was injured when this Toby Tours bus from Louisville ran off the road on Cedarmore Road late Monday afternoon. Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said the passengers, who were on their way to Cedarmore Camp, were transferred to another bus without incident.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports June 15, 2012


    Patrick J. Buckley, 26, of 1052 Lake Placid Drive in Toms River, N.J., was arrested June 1 on Aristocrat Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, first offense, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree wanton endangerment, failure to produce an insurance card and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance.

  • EARLIER: Donor drive for 7-month old set for Sunday at Shelby Christian

    She’s only 7 months old, but already Addison Miles has touched the hearts of hundreds of people she doesn’t even know as she clings to life in her battle with leukemia, her survival likely hinging on finding a suitable but so far elusive donor for a bone marrow transplant.

    So moved by her story have been some Shelby Countians that they have banded together to organize a bone marrow donor drive for the child, which will be Sunday at Shelby Christian Church.

  • Fair to begin Thursday, celebrating milestone anniversary

    The Shelby County Fair is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year – which may seem odd to historians, given the fact is that the fair actually is 170 years old.

    Organizers just don’t count 20 of those years.

    The first Shelby County Fair was held Oct. 1, 1842, when a group of farmers got together for livestock shows, but it wasn’t until after 16 of those fairs had been held, until 1858, when the Shelby County A&M Association was created to run the fair, that organizers say its history really began.

  • A tradition like no other

    They lounged beneath awnings that were erected under a shade tree in the front yard and at tables, chairs, benches and even a swing spaced along an L-shaped front porch. They squeezed into folding chairs at tables, found occasional seats along walls, surrounded card tables pushed together in the family room and even stood and sat in spots around the perimeter of the kitchen and on playground equipment in the back yard.