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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets top South Oldham in OT

    Freshman Aaliyah Wells knocked down two free throws with one second remaining in overtime to seal Shelby County's 43-42 win Monday at Simon Kenton.

    The Lady Rockets shot a dismal 2 for 15 from the line until Wells was fouled trying to put back Taylor Shaw's jumpshot.

    Shelby lead by as much as 11 points in the first quarter, but the Lady Dragons rallied to tie it twice in the fourth quarter. Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitfield tied up at 41 all with two free throws in the final 4.8 seconds of regulation.

  • Rockets win district championship

    The Rockets beat Anderson County 59-46 in the 30th District Championship Friday.

    Shelby jumped out to a rowdy lead in the first quarter. They were up 12-0 on two 3s by Cache Tomlinson and one by Donovan Johnson. Boomer Beckley finished a 3-point play with 5:19 to play in the first before Anderson got on the board.

    But the Bearcats weren't settling. They fought back through the first and took the lead briefly in the second at 19-17 with a 3-pointer. Shelby regained the lead and went into halftime up 25-22.

  • Whitehouse will keep snapping at Pikeville

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  • Nicholas Meriwether Chapter 2: Shelby citizens help establish Louisville

    I could wish that you would patronize a petition to have the town on Conelleys Land [Falls of the Ohio] established & have it sent with a plan of the Town to the Assembly in May.

    Nicholas Meriwether’s brother George to George Rogers Clark, January 24, 1780.

  • Lady Rockets fall in overtime to Anderson County

    The Lady Rockets lost 65-60 in overtime to Anderson County in the 30th District Championship Friday.

    With 20 seconds remaining in overtime, the Lady Bearcats took the lead when Makenzie Cann drove in for a layup. The Lady Rockets pushed the ball down the floor looking for a shot opportunity. Anderson got a piece of Taylor Shaw's jumper, but Dee Dee Davis came  up with the loose ball and fed it to Marissa Raisor at the low post. Raisor was open and hit the shot, but Lady Rocket Coach Phillip Conder finally got the timeout he was calling for.

  • Magistrates promise to explore smoking ban

    Magistrates committed Tuesday to explore the issue of a smoking ban in Shelby County but set no timetable to do so.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court held a workshop at Stratton Center to hear discussion on an issue being pushed by a group called Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke Free.

  • School closing a quick call Thursday morning

    Many families awoke to quite a surprise Thursday morning when Shelby County Public Schools were canceled.

    With most of the worst snow and weather to the south and east of the county, there seemed little chance that Shelby County's kids would miss another day in the classroom.

    Shelby County Director of Student Accounting and Support Services Gary Kidwell said the decision had to be made quickly as the weather started to turn worse very early Thursday morning.

  • WICHE: Early April treatment for emerald ash borer

    The emerald ash borer was first identified in southeast Michigan in the summer of 2002. By 2009 it hit really close to home.

    The first two confirmed Kentucky sightings where in Jessamine and Shelby counties. In Indiana the heaviest concentration of infestation is in the Northeast of the state; the rest of the state is considered intermittingly infested. 

  • EARLIER: Wills: $720,000 = 9 months

    Jody Wills, the woman who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employer, is in the Shelby County Detention Center today, serving a 9-month sentence for those crimes.

    Senior Judge Steve Mershon on Friday discarded the plea bargain that Wills accepted in December, ignored demands from prosecutors for a long sentence and accepted Wills’ teary plea for leniency.

  • Lust, lies, larceny: The Jody Wills Story

    In 1998, attorney Mark Dean opened a law office in Shelbyville, and Jody Wills, 23, the new mother of an infant son, left her job as a teller at Citizens Union Bank to be his office manager.

    She immediately won Dean’s trust, admiration and his affection. For seven years she was his aide de camp, bookkeeper and – ultimately – his lover.