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Today's News

  • Post 37 fighting to stay alive at district

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team dropped its first game of district tournament play Monday night and played last night to stay alive in the tournament.

    Shelbyville fell to Oldham County 7-4 Monday at Collins High School and played Somerset at 7 p.m. last night in the losers’ bracket of the double-elimination tourney.

    Post 37 (9-10 heading into Tuesday night) had beaten Oldham County 8-1 on July 6, but fell behind early in the rematch before rallying to take the lead – but it only lasted briefly.

  • Birth: Gomelsky son

    Vladi and Sarah Beth Gomelsky of Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on April 8, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He has been named Maxwell Nicholas Gomelsky.

    Grandparents are Steve and Angela Cook of Shelbyville, Boris and Natasha Gomelsky of Frankfort.

    Great-grandparents are Leo Cook of Shelbyville and the late Martha Cook, and Vincent and Rachel Biagi.

  • Witnesses work with police, thwart purse-snatcher

    An elderly woman has her purse back after having it snatched in a parking lot, thanks to heroic efforts from both citizens and police.

    Sheriff’s Detective Eric Hettinger said the incident is a good example of what can happen when the public teams up with law enforcement, and when police agencies work together.

    It all started Monday at 4:50 p.m. when Central Dispatch got a call from a shopper at Walmart that a man had snatched an elderly woman’s purse and fled in a white car toward the interstate, Hettinger said.

  • Brandon Brown wins third NGA/Hooters event of the season

    Shelbyville native Brandon Brown won his third NGA/Hooters Tour event of the season Sunday.

    Brown shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 to win the Cutter Creek Golf Classic presented by Pepsi at Snow Hill, N.C.

    His four-round total of 18-under 270 (71-63-68-68) topped the field by five shots.

    The victory earned the Tour's money leader another $28,000. Brown has made $110,004 on tour thus far.

  • Father, son struck by lightning in Bagdad

    A lightning strike sent a father and his young son to the hospital Sunday evening as storms rolled through Shelby County.

    Shad Hinkley, 40, and his 11-year-old son, who are from the Pleasureville area, were fishing at the farm of Gene Wilder at 7248 Bagdad Road when the incident happened, said Dora Wilder, the mother of Gene Wilder.

    The two were fine by Monday, and Hinkley’s son had already been released from the hospital.

    Hinkley said they were preparing to leave the pond as the lightning started, but they hadn’t been there too long.

  • Injury accident shuts down I-64 at Simpsonville for 3 hours

    A three-car pile up between mile markers 27 and 28 on the interstate involving three cars and 13 people Friday afternoon shut the interstate down in the westbound lane for hours.

    Miraculously, no one was injured, said Kentucky State Trooper  Kenny Stewart, although one man  did say he was considering going to the hospital.

    The crash itself was an odd spectacle, with one car sitting on top of another at a very unusual angle.

    Steward said the accident happened shortly before noon, in the construction zone, which precipitated the crash.

  • News briefs: July 15, 2011

    Traffic signal at Collins HS

    to be activated Wednesday

    The newly installed traffic signal at Discovery Boulevard and U.S. 60 – in front of Collins High School – will become active on Wednesday, if weather permits.

    The signal was installed at the request of Shelby County Public Schools officials because of long backups of cars exiting Discover Blvd. on school days. There is no other access road to the school.

  • Datebook: July 15, 2011

    Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee
    Kick Off Breakfast, July 28; 7:30 a.m.
    Undulata Farm,  Zaring Mill Road
    Youth Art Show, July 28 - August 6, Shelby County Public Library
    Opening Reception - July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
    Street Party Concert Friday, July 29; 6 p.m., 627 Main Parking Lot
    Tacky Lawn Ornament Contest, July 29; 6 p.m.
    Lawn of 627 Main Parking Lot

  • Church news: July 15, 2011

    Annunciation
    If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

    Bagdad Baptist
    You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Court report: June 15, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Venacia Batz, no operator's license – plead guilty – 30-day sentence probated for two years and $393 fine and costs.

    Jessica D. Berry, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Hector O. Gonzalez, first-offense DUI and no operator's/moped license – diversion completed – dismissed.