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Today's News

  • New coach fuels expectations for AquaRockets

    New SCHS swim team coach Jean Paul LaVertu is excited to get his team started.

    “I’ve been very impressed with the team’s technique and skill level,” he said. “Obviously they’ve been very well coached in the years past. I’m still learning about them and trying to find out who to use where and when. But I’m having fun figuring everything out.”

  • Cross country: Rockets 11th at Franklin-Simpson

    A young SCHS boys’ cross-country team struggled Saturday to an 11th-place finish at a tough Franklin-Simpson Wildcat Wilderness Invitational in Franklin.

    Stacey Eden led Shelby County with a seventh-place finish in 17 minutes, 24 seconds, but he was more than a minute behind winner Ryan Eaton of Greenwood. Eaton is the defending state champion and one of Eden’s top targets at this year’s State Meet. Eden was the only upperclassman in the Rockets’ top five.

  • We congratulate: Student rep's approach to role on school board

    Austin Crowe is the newest member of the Shelby County School Board, and we like his moxie.

    Mr. Crowe, a junior at Shelby County High School, took over the student delegate’s seat at the last board meeting, and he made a wonderful impact with his curiosity and his candor.

  • The paranormal customer

    Antiques For You recently celebrated its 20 years in business at 528 Main St. in downtown Shelbyville. But the building has been celebrating birthdays since as far back as the 1800s, and if you've been inside, you might get that tingling feeling that some of the past partygoers are still around.

  • The ghost dog: More than one witness

    The day that I saw the ghost dog began just like any another day.

    Let me say first that I have never entirely believed in ghosts. I have always conceded their possible existence, because no reasonable person can say they do not exist, that is, until we get to the Other Side and can see for ourselves.

    Such was my attitude that bright, sunny July day 15 years ago. We were having a birthday party in the back yard for my brother, and I had to go in the house. The screen door was sprung and as a result was slightly ajar.

  • The King and I: My creepy experience

    I’m a realist. Most of the time when I hear ghost stories and think that people are either flat out lying or they’re just misinformed.

    I believe there’s a reasonable explanation for just about everything. Having said that, I have had one creepy experience that I’m still scratching my head over, and to this day I can’t tell it without getting goose bumps.

    Eight years ago I was at my parents’ house with some friends and family, singing karaoke in the sunroom and enjoying a summer day.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 30, 2009

     Hardesty resting at home

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty went home from the hospital Saturday and is doing well. It is not known when he will return to the office, as he continues to recover from recent major surgery. Hardesty was hospitalized on Oct. 19 and underwent emergency, life-saving surgery for bleeding ulcers.

  • Demand for H1N1 vaccine high

    Though the H1N1 flu vaccine is being distributed to medical facilities by the North Central District Health Department as quickly as it arrives, those dosages are not keeping up with the demand in Shelby County. New shipments arrive weekly, typically several hundred to just more than a thousand, officials say, but requests for vaccinations are going unmet because so many people have grown concerned about the strain of flu that has claimed 11 lives in Kentucky. Distributing to primary-care physicians, OBGYN’s and pediatricians has proved the most efficient

  • Shelby man dies of heart attack in dump-truck wreck

    An auto accident Wednesday involving a dump truck smashing into some trees was the result of the driver having a heart attack, the coroner's office said.

    Donald McIntosh, 63, died of a heart attack, which caused him to run off the road and wreck his dump truck, Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said.

    "The medical examiner's officer called me this morning [Thursday] and told me that Mr. McIntosh had died of a heart attack," Ivers said.

  • EARLIER: H1N1 vaccine arrives in Shelby

    The H1N1 flu vaccine is now available in Shelbyville, health department officials said Thursday.

    "I just got a shipment in yesterday and have sent it out to the hospital  [Jewish Hospital Shelbyville] and various physicians here in Shelbyville," said Renee Blair, executive director of the North Central District Health Department.

    Blair said that some places, such as the hospital, only are inoculating their health-care workers.