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Today's News

  • EARLIER: 'All I could think of was I had to get him out'

    A little boy is safe today thanks to the heroic efforts of his nanny, who ran barefoot through a wall of flames to rescue him from a burning house.

    Although badly burned, Alyson Myatt of Shelby County carried the 5-year-old out of the house and took him to a neighbor’s home, where she called 911, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.

  • Trailers for sale or rent

    Don’t worry; There is not a hurricane or tornado coming through Shelbyville anytime soon.

    No, the temporary housing trailers on vacant lots on Breighton Circle aren’t staying long.

    Jimmy Willard, a co-owner of H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, said the trailers are coming in for auction and should be gone within a month to six weeks.

  • EARLIER: Rockets revved, ready

    In preparing to face Shelby County today, Ballard has predictably done its homework: scrutinizing players and game tapes.

    The Bruins will  know where Cache Tomlinson likes to spot up for a 3-point shot and to which side Donovan Johnson likes to drive. They may have watched some of those key games to see how opponents put Shelby County on the cusp of losing.

  • EARLIER: Beckleys share a State of mind

  • EARLIER: One more title run

    For 35 years and 17 State Tournament appearance,  it has been a one-act show -- 41,000 strong, all behind the Rockets.

    Now, with Martha Layne Collins High School on the horizon and ready to open this fall, it’s time for one last run.

    After the football team put together one of its strongest regular seasons in a long time, now it’s the basketball team’s turn.

  • Flurry of candidates file at the deadline

    Tuesday was the last day to file for election for the May Primary, and numerous last-minute candidates filed their paperwork with the county clerk's office.

    A huge slate of candidates already has entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Jim Bunning, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) picked up some competition for his seat in District 2, which includes Shelby County.

    Six Republicans and five Democrats will vie for Bunning’s slot, and Democrat Ed Marksberry of Owensboro has filed to face Guthrie.

  • A year later, teen's shooter still at large

    A year has passed, and justice is ever more fleeting for the family of Joel Mena.

    On Friday night, flowers and flickering candles encircled a tree on College Street in commemoration of the spot where a year ago Mena, 17, was gunned down in a dispute about a girl.

    "She [the girl] told the other man that she wanted to go back to Joe, that she didn't want to be with him anymore because he was older than her and had a pregnant wife," said Mena's mother, Loretta Mena. "And he told her if he couldn't have her, then nobody would."

  • EARLIER: SCHS rockets to State

  • Growth of meth labs not a problem in Shelby

    A report by Kentucky State Police released Friday said 2009 methamphetamine labs in the state are increasing at alarming rates.

    But in Shelby County there does not seem to have much problem in this area, law enforcement officers said.

    Maj. D. Goodwin with the Shelbyville Police said that although he couldn't answer for the sheriff's office, meth has not been a big problem in the city.

  • EARLIER: Ex-SCHS coach Turley to lead Collins basketball