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Today's News

  • Shelby man indicted for murder

    A Shelby County man has been indicted on murder charges in connection with a stabbing death at Lynne Acres in October.

    Melvin Hawkins, 35, of 102 Lynne Acres, was arrested Oct. 30 at his apartment complex and charged with stabbing Rickey Wright in the chest.

  • Kitchen cabinets stolen

    When homeowners at a residence on Tealwood Drive found out that their new house had been broken into, they discovered that the kitchen sink was still there – but not the kitchen cabinets.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that Tuesday night, officers saw a suspicious sight – a man traveling westbound on Interstate 64 at the 34-mile marker with a large number of boxes.

  • Lady Rockets finish second in tournament

    Shelby County nearly found redemption in its rematch with Rockastle County. Rockcastle (7-2) had beaten Shelby (3-6) by 32 points in early December.

    But Rockcastle triumphed again, beating Shelby 43-38 in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational championship game Wednesday night.

    "When you beat a team by 32, it's hard to get your girls motivated," Rockcastle coach Chrysti Noble said. "[Shelby] came ready to play. I think our girls realized that after the first half."

  • EARLIER: Shelby County schools closed Friday

    Shelby County Public schools will remained closed Friday.

    Citing continued freezing temperatures overnight and a predicted 3-degree wind chill Friday morning at 6 a.m., Gary Kidwell, SCPS director of student accounting and support services, said it was a unanimous decision.

  • Shelby can't topple undefeated Anderson County

    In what characterized the Lady Rockets' first-half offense, Leeara Cardwell drove the lane, shook her defender on a bump-and-spin, then missed the open 7-footer.

    Shot after shot, wide open or forced in traffic, had the look of Cardwell's: a little backboard, a lot of rim and no net. With poor shooting and inconsistent defense, Shelby County (1-5) couldn't hang with visiting Anderson County, losing, 61-46, Friday night.

    The Lady Rockets shot 14 percent from the field in the first half and were outscored 11-2 in the second quarter.

  • EARLIER: Rockets hold off Iroquois in OT

    FAIRDALE -- Though the SCHS boys’ basketball dominated much of the game against Iroquois on Thursday afternoon, the Raiders wouldn’t go away easily.

    Iroquois (5-3) turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter spurring a 17-3 run that eventually led the Raiders to force overtime.

    But the Rockets (5-1) regained their composure, scored the first seven points in the extra period and held on for the 79-75 victory in the opening game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament at Fairdale High School.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets top Barren in semifinals

    Shelby County made 10 of 12 foul shots down the stretch Tuesday night to defeat Barren County, 56-44, and advance to the championship game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    The victory started with assertive play at both ends of the court in the first half. Shelby trailed, 7-6, early in the first quarter when Marissa Raisor stole the ball and made a layup to take back a lead the Lady Rockets would not relinquish.

  • EARLIER: Charities hope to meet growing need this holiday season

    When applications for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program began pouring in, Chairperson Bonnie Roberts said she quickly realized she wouldn't have enough room on the trees for all the angels.  

    She has 815 children being adopted in Shelby County, up from 558 last year. The Angel Tree program works through area schools to find children who otherwise would not have a special Christmas.  

  • WICHE: Starlings and the bird count

    The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.

    It’s another story of one good intention going bad! Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, 60 European starlings were released. The following year another 40 were released, and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America. 

  • EARLIER: No one injured in snowy accident

    No one was injured Thursday morning when a driver lost control of her car in the snow in Interstate 64.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy said that Beverly Sewell of Georgia lost control on the snowy roadway eastbound near the Simpsonville exit and hit a concrete barrier in the construction zone.