Today's News

  • Spat over boyfriend turns hot, physical

    What started out as feud between two women involved in a love triangle has come to blows, police say.

    It all began March 31 when Marica L. Payne, 24, of Shelbyville, was charged with arson for setting fire to a car belonging to another woman, in what a report by Shelbyville Police describes as a conflict about a “mutual love interest.”

  • Former KSP trooper among 4 family members charged in rape case

    Four members of a Shelby County family were arrested Thursday in a sexual abuse investigation, and one of them is a former Kentucky State Police trooper.

    One of the four, a male juvenile is charged with raping and sexually abusing a female family member, and the three adults have been charged with failing to report that abuse. Charles E. Rice, 41, Cristi Rice, 36, and Wayne Hoard, 66, all of Shelbyville, were lodged at the Shelby County Detention Center, all charged with one count each of failure to report sexual abuse.

  • Men's shelter to hold fund raiser by renting boxes

    What would it be like to be homeless, to have no place to sleep except for a cardboard box?

    That’s what an unusual fundraiser for a local men’s shelter is all about, to let people experience that for themselves first hand, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of The Open Door of Hope.

    Bean has been gathering empty appliance boxes donated from local businesses and will use them next month at a fundraising event he will hold in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library on Sept. 16.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show: Big doings, crowd on opening night

    After a brief rainstorm Wednesday night, the Shelbyville Horse Show officially got off to a hot start, as spectators strolled through the receiving line of politicians and socialites, shaking hands and exchanging small talk – exchanging warmth perhaps only matched by the Shelbyville weather.

    Despite the hot, humid and cloudy weather, everyone seemed to be wearing a smile.

  • SCHS equals opening score

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team equaled its score from its first invitational of the season in its second.

    The Rockets carded a collective 428 Wednesday in the Owen County Invitational at Perry Park County Club to match the score they put up in Monday’s Henry County Invitational. 

    Sophomore Jordan Webb and freshman Madison Thomas led Shelby, and tied for eighth-place, with 5-over-par 77s.

    “They both played really well,” Coach Anna Simpson said.

  • Kessinger, Sell swim well at zone event

    Shelby Sharks Collin Kessinger and Sydney Sell did well this past weekend for the Kentucky team in the Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships in Cary, N.C.

    Kessinger won the 15-18-year-old 200-meter breaststroke (2 minutes, 41.74 seconds), and Sell won the Girls 13-14 200 backstroke (2:20.36).

    “Both girls improved their times, setting new team records in both events,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.  

  • This season could be different for Rockets

    This volleyball season, maybe even more so than last year, will be unlike any Felicia Pace has had at Shelby County.

    “This will be the smallest and youngest team that I have coached at SC,” the Rockets’ coach said.

    That on the heels of a season in which post “split” Shelby County went 13-15 and was swept by Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    The Rockets graduated four seniors from that team and return only two seniors – Caty Hawkins and Chelsey Howell.

  • It's Miller time at Lindsey Wilson

    Powell Miller has been back home in Kentucky for a couple of months.

    But it should really hit home today when football players report to Lindsey Wilson College, where the 2004 Shelby County graduate is the first-year running backs coach for the NAIA school.

    After a couple of college coaching stints outside the state, Miller, a former Rockets quarterback, has returned to his Bluegrass roots.

    “My wife [Ashley] and I are very happy to be back in Kentucky,” Miller said Sunday evening. 

  • Brandon Brown runs away with Kentucky Open

    Brandon Brown has been the hottest golfer on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour this season.

    This week he had to beat the heat, as well as two sizzling performances by Blake Watts, to win the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open by four strokes.

    Brown, a Shelbyville resident, fired a 5-under-par 67 in Thursday’s final round at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club to hold off Watts, who shot a course-record 65 for the second time in three days.

  • Outdoor furniture story may open distribution center in Simpsonville

    Casual Living, a Louisville-based outdoor furniture store, is preparing to open a distribution center in the Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville.

    An affiliate of Brown Jordan International, Casual Living is the largest outdoor furniture manufacturer in the U.S. with manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Mexico and China.