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Today's News

  • SOUDER: The madness this March spreads beyond basketball

    Well, it’s March, so bring on the madness. This time of year means only one thing around here: basketball, basketball and more basketball.

    And though there isn’t as much local interest in the KHSAA Sweet 16 this year, NCAA Tournament fever is high. Regrettably, my “home team” – the Indiana Hoosiers – are sitting this one out (again), and I find myself sounding like a Chicago Cubs fan as I hopefully say, “Wait till next year!”

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 18, 2011

    DUI

    Debora P. Kleist, 57, of 1343 Bob Rogers Road in Frankfort was arrested Feb. 3 on Frankfort Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and reckless driving.

    Cristal S. Rutherford, 40, of 520 Honeysuckle Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 19 on I-64 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense.

  • Home security scam hits Shelby

    A Shelby County resident who installed a home security system to protect his property says he was targeted by a telephone solicitation scam that involved the company that sold him the system.

    The name of Monitronics International of Dallas has been used in scams across the country, but Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Rice said this is the first case that has cropped up in Shelby.

  • This tax man cometh

    There’s about a month to go until the IRS deadline, and some of you likely are trying to find help with this frustrating annual chore.

    For the fifth year in a row, volunteers from the AARP Foundation will be providing free tax preparation services in Shelbyville.

    Marvin Rogers, who is heading up the service, said that he and five other AARP Foundation volunteers will be preparing tax returns by appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at Highland Baptist Church at Mount Eden Road until April 14.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on coffeehouse break in

    Shelbyville/Shelby County Crime Stoppers is asking the public for information on a break-in that occurred at the Sixth and Main Coffeehouse.

    The break-in happened between 6 p.m. on March 3 and 5 a.m. on March 4, when someone tried to break in through the back door, but were unable to do so. They then climbed onto the roof and broke out a window, and got in that way.

    An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the office desk.

  • Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits makes a pitch for Anderson’s inmates

    LAWRENCEBURG – Shelby County’s jailer is wasting little time in trying to capitalize on the unresolved feud between the Anderson and Franklin County jailers.

    Shelby Jailer Bobby Waits pitched his jail’s availability to Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, saying he would welcome inmates from Anderson — and the roughly $600,000 in revenue they would pour into his jail’s budget — with open arms.

    “I think we can work together,” Waits said. “I wanted you to meet me and get to know me.”

  • Bus, car collide, sending drivers to hospital

    Both drivers were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a car struck a bus loaded with 47 children headed home from school on Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville.

    Both the bus driver, David Kendall of Shelbyville, and the driver of the car that hit the bus, Georgia Perry, 79, of Southville, were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries, though they were not thought to be life-threatening, Shelby County Deputy Sheriff Fred Rothenburger said.

  • Simpsonville closer to building sidewalks

    That federal transportation grant the city of Simpsonville won last year for its city sidewalk project along U.S. 60 appears to be moving into a faster lane toward construction.
    Commissioners approved at their meeting Wednesday morning a resolution for Mayor Steve Eden to sign the paperwork required to receive the $320,000 from the stimulus program.

  • WICHE: Pre-emergent weed control measures start now

    Controlling certain weeds takes some strategic planning, and mid-March the game begins.

    I personally don’t care about weeds in the lawn, but I do try to keep them out of the landscape beds and the vegetable garden. I also prefer to approach the whole affair with as little chemical input as possible, so I have developed a well-timed strategy of hand-weeding, mulching, using corn gluten as a pre-emergent and a little flame throwing.

    I’ll explain.

  • Experienced Titans could be contenders in 8th Region

    There are familiar faces in a new place for the Collins baseball team.

    Three players who were in the starting lineup for Shelby County in the State Tournament last season will suit up for the Titans this season. That trio will lead a Collins team that looks to be an immediate factor in the 8th Region.

    “We have some high expectations and hope to compete with everyone on our schedule,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “We are working on developing a confidence and a great work ethic in order to reach our goals.”