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Today's News

  • SCHS’s Miller signs to play soccer at Brescia

    Nick Miller was "the glue" of the Shelby County boys' soccer team this past season.

    This fall Miller will take that “sticktoitiveness” to Brescia University.

    Miller, who graduated from Shelby County this past Saturday, had his signing ceremony May 31 in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    "He's a very hard-working kid, who can come in and help the program," Brescia Coach Graeme Jaap said.

    During the 2010 season he helped bring stability to a Rockets team that included seven seniors.

  • Edwards signs with Thomas More

    Jake Edwards wanted to play college basketball, and he wanted to reunite with an old friend. 

    He will get to do both at Thomas More College. 

    Edwards, was one of two senior starters for the Collins boys' basketball team this past season, and he will take his game to the next level at Thomas More College. And he will get to do so while also reuniting with a friend and former teammate. Edwards will re-team with Drew Mumford, with whom he played at Christian Academy of Louisville before transferring to Collins for his senior season.

  • Art gallery gets down to (a new) business

    Art gallery gets down to (a new) business

    This time last year, Shelby Artists on Main, a fixture on downtown Shelbyville’s landscape for nearly a decade, was close to becoming another empty storefront.

    But now it is about to be, like the art within it, a new creation – just some paperwork away from becoming a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

  • EARLIER: Admission at the fair: Sometimes it will be free

    Stung by a litany of complaints, concerns and poor attendance in 2010, members of the Shelby County Fair Board have responded with some dramatic changes for this year’s event, which opens Thursday.

    Ray Tucker, vice president of Shelby County A&M, the organization that owns the fairgrounds and puts on the fair, said there were a lot of complaints about last year’s event because of high admission prices and high ride prices, but things are changing.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports, June 10, 2011

    Alcohol Intoxication

    Ramon Hernandez Becerra, 40, of an unknown address in Shelbyville was arrested May 18 at Main and 8th streets and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.

     

    Traffic

    Jose Ronmeti Galo, 18, of 504 Midland Blvd. in Shelbyville was arrested May 20 at 310 Midland Blvd. and charged with no operator’s license, no insurance and failure to register the transfer of a vehicle.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns in Simpsonville

    No one was injured in an early morning accident in Simpsonville on Thursday, when the back end of a tractor-trailer flipped over on Interstate 64.

    Walter Jones, administrative assistant for the Simpsonville Fire Department, said he did not know the name of the truck driver, and he did not know what caused him to lose control to the point of flipping.

  • Workshop will focus on neighborhood crime

    On Monday, a workshop aimed at cutting down on neighborhood crime and improving the quality of life in residential areas will take place at the Shelby County Extension Office.
    Elizabeth Pulliam, director of Shelby Prevention, said the workshop is the third one to be conducted by her non-profit organization.

    “This is our third networking summit; our other two were directed toward other non-profits and service providers,” she said. “But this one, we really want to use to get information out to community members.”

  • Shelby Prevention focusing on crime

    On Monday, a workshop aimed at cutting down on neighborhood crime and improving the quality of life in residential areas will take place at the Shelby County Extension Office.
    Elizabeth Pulliam, director of Shelby Prevention, said the workshop is the third one to be conducted by her non-profit organization.
    “This is our third networking summit; our other two were directed toward other non-profits and service providers,” she said. “But this one, we really want to use to get information out to community members.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court Magistrates say no to EMS cuts

    When it came time Tuesday night to approve a first reading of the county budget for next year, Shelby County magistrates didn’t care for the cuts in EMS that Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger had proposed in May.

    To offset a projected drop of $300,000 in EMS revenue, Rothenburger called for temporarily shutting down EMS stations in Simpsonville and Peytona, leaving the EMS headquarters to answer all calls. He did not include any layoffs.

  • Asbestos found in Fire Station 1

    The discovery of asbestos in the building has forced the Shelbyville Fire Department’s main fire station at 11th and Main streets to close for several days.

    The shutdown began Wednesday and could continue at least through the weekend.

    “We’ve had some major plumbing issues, and when the plumber came in to do the work, he found asbestos, and we had to shut down to remove that,” Assistant Fire Chief Chris Spaulding said.