Today's News

  • Shelby’s contributions to Crusade decline

    Shelby County’s fire departments, other organizations and countless volunteers helped raise more than $5 million for this year’s WHAS Crusade for Children.

    In its 58th year, the Crusade raised $5,301,881, topping 2010’s total of $5,301,182 – with $56,437.33 coming from collections in Shelby, based on information on the Crusade’s Web site.

    “The community really stepped up because it’s been a couple rough years,” said Dawn Lee, president of the Crusade.

  • Annual health fair offers free screenings

    JHS Men’s Health Fair

    What:Free health screenings for men

    When:8 a.m.-noon, Saturday

    Where:Jewish Hospital Shelbyville

    Appointment scheduling: Call 502-647-4341 or visit www.jhsmh.org/menshealthfair

    When Tony Carriss was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated, he realized helping other men’s health was an important proactive step for the fight against cancer.

  • What we think: Mount Eden in real danger of losing its post office

    Citizens in Mount Eden, on both sides of the Shelby and Spencer county lines, are putting up the good fight against what ultimately may be the most overpowering opponent other than death that any of us will face: the United States government.
    They fear – and with good cause – that they will lose their venerable post office to the aggressive cost-cutting plan that the United States Postal Service is employing to combat the diminishing income of its once great monopoly.

  • We congratulate: New intersection – with some caution

    It should be automatic to celebrate the quick and forthright repairs made to the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55, a problem area long before the opening of the Shelbyville Bypass and an excruciatingly worse one since.
    State transportation officials responded purposefully to the public outcry generated through these pages and escalated with the firm voices of state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and retired state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).

  • A touch of class: Note to 2011 graduates, check out this record

    For the first time in nearly four decades, Shelby County Public Schools graduated two classes of  seniors on Saturday.
    Though these teenagers traversed the threshold from child/student to adult in a simple march across a podium and in the gentle grasp of an administrator’s hand, the final understanding of how far they have come, how much they learned and can accomplish, won’t be on life’s diploma until, oh, a few decades from now.

  • 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.