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Today's News

  • School budget forecast is red numbers

    Shelby County Public Schools' working budget was approved at Thursday's meeting.

     

    And though the district's expenses are projected to exceed its revenue by about $1.1 million, or almost 3 percent, the forecast isn't nearly as bad as it looks.

     

  • News Briefs: Oct. 6, 2010

     Parks meeting changed

    Because of fall break for Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Board’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the conference room at the Family Activities Center.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 6, 2010

     Parks meeting changed

    Because of fall break for Shelby County Public Schools, the Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks & Recreation Board’s monthly meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the conference room at the Family Activities Center.

  • SCHS girls finish seventh at state

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team began Wednesday with the program’s first state title within its grasp.

    But the Rockets, who came into the day in a 3-way for third-place in the 2010 Leachman Buick-GMC/KHSAA State Golf Championships, fell to seventh in the team standings.

  • Assault charges to be filed against student

    A fight at Shelby County High School on Monday left one sophomore on his way to the hospital and a senior in trouble with the sheriff's office.

    "The student is an 18-years-old, and we are currently pursuing assault charges as an adult," Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said. "We will pursue a warrant as soon as the county attorney is ready."

  • Hornback, Eaton earn endorsements

    The candidates for the District 20 state Senate seat each picked up a key endorsement this week.

    The National Federation of Independent Business has endorsed Republican Paul Hornback, and the Kentucky Education Political Action Committee is backing Democrat David Eaton in the race to replace retiring Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).

    NFIB/Kentucky cited Hornback’s background in agriculture his positions and records on small business issues.  

  • News Briefs: Oct. 8, 2010

     KLC names new

    executive director

    The Kentucky League of Cities has announced that Jonathan "Jon" Steiner will assume the role of executive director vacated in late 2009 year by founding director, Sylvia Lovely following allegations of questionable spending of KLC funds.

  • EARLIER: Top riders, horses in Shelby, too

    International teams from five countries will converge in Shelbyville on Tuesday for the start of the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup, in which the United States squad will hope to avenge a silver-medal finish two years ago.

    Three-gaited and 5-gaited teams from the U.S., Canada, England, Germany and South Africa will participate in this 4-day event, which will be contested at the Shelby County Fairgrounds during the annual Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show.

  • East beats West again

    Another week, another last-minute victory for East Middle over rival West.

    This time, however, it was in the district tournament opener, and East won, 30-22, with the same sort of late heroics that had given the Missiles a 26-20 victory last week.

    Missiles quarterback Britton Woolwine completed a touchdown pass with 1 minute, 33 seconds to go to seal the victory, but the offense was led by running back Trenton Lafollette, who rushed for three touchdowns.

  • 7th Street brainstorm yields variety of ideas

    Picture driving to Clear Creek Park to watch a game or get some exercise.

    You head north on 7th Street, with a commercial/arts district where the railroad tracks are now, a small commercial area in front of the jail and roundabouts at the intersections with Eminence Pike and in the park's entrance.

    The street is widened with a tree-filled median in the middle, no cars parked on the curbs and no driveways poking out.