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Today's News

  • A gold rush is coming to Shelby

     In January 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California. During the next few years of the American Gold Rush, more than 300,000 men, women and children flooded the West to seek their fortunes by panning or mining for raw gold. 

  • Rockets overcome third-quarter slump

  • CITY COUNCIL: George Best

    George Best said he liked his first turn on the Shelbyville City Council so much he’s decided to run again.

    Best filed his papers to run for a second term this year, and he’s hoping to help lead the city into the new decade.

    Best said, like all cities, finding revenue will be key.

    “How do we get more revenue without increasing taxes?” he asked. “And how do we increase our services with out raising taxes? Those are the biggest questions we’ll face. There are several ways it can be done.”

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports: Jan. 27, 2010

    Robert S. Newton Jr., 29, of 3718 Mareli Court in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 3 at the detention center and charged with first-degree assault on a fellow inmate.

    Laura Y. Elfast, 45, of 334 Ardmore Lane in Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 11 at 500 Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

    Charles W. Gray, 24, of 3188 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 11 on Frankfort Road and charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

  • Rockets hold on for win at Henry County

    Solid 3-point shooting saved Shelby County on an inconsistent defensive night, as the Rockets won 58-47 at Henry County Tuesday night.

    The Rockets hit seven threes, including three from Boomer Beckley, in the first half to lead 35-24 at halftime. But the third quarter saw the Wildcats out-score Shelby 13-5 and trim the lead to 40-37.

    Cache Tomlinson gave his team some much-needed breathing room early in the fourth with two threes. A couple steals helped stop the Wildcats, who found it all to easy to pull the Rocket defense out of the lane for an easy bucket.

  • 3 hurt in bus accident

    Three Shelby County students were transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with minor injuries Thursday morning after the school bus on which they were riding was involved in a single-vehicle accident.

  • Donald Farabee: 1950-2010

     

    “He was one heck of a nice guy!”

    Donald Farabee died Wednesday at his home after a battle with cancer, and Bruce Langley, his friend and former co-worker, cheerfully remembered Farabee’s personality.

    Farabee, 59, was known as a man of many roles, but those who knew him said his unifying characteristic in all roles was his kindness and easy-going nature.

  • East End concept to become reality

    The East End Study that will one day give Shelbyville’s eastside a new look is ready to be put in action.

    After Triple S Planning and Zoning approved the study and its suggestions last Tuesday, Shelbyville City County followed suit Thursday: It will adopt the plan as soon as possible. If an ordinance is needed, the plan will have to have two readings and won't be put in action until Feb. 18.

  • EARLIER: What we think: Let's limit smoking in restuarants

    A new and highly flammable issue will come before the Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night: whether smoking should be allowed in restaurants in the city.

    Resident Vladi Gomelsky has been trying to mount a campaign, largely using the social media Web site Facebook, that could lead to a change in local ordinances, and the council appropriately has agreed to hear his suggestion.

    We think Mr. Gomelsky has a good idea.

  • Lady Bulldogs fall to visiting Bluegrass Baptist

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