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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Mr. Andriot's latest venture

     

    He has taken another historic building that for years housed The Armstrong Agency and turned it into what he hopes will be an upscale Tuscan/Mediterranean eatery, called The Bell House.

    And we like that idea quite a lot.

    Shelbyville needs a continued insurgence of energy, and Mr. Andriot – as with his brother, Bill, and his father, William – long have provided power to new looks and new initiatives that have improved our county seat. Mr. Andriot has led many parades, and this new one could strike a wonderful chord for our future.

  • SCHS football team shaking off rust with summer work

    The SCHS football team is trying to shake off a little rust while getting ready for the season.

    This past  weekend the Rockets traveled to the University of Louisville for the team's first passing tournament of the summer and started that process of getting the parts in tune.

    The U of L tournament consisted of 10 pools of four teams each. Each team played three pool games, and if a team finished undefeated, it advanced to tournament play.

  • New farmland preservation group formed

    With the state's Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements (PACE) at a standstill, a local group is starting a farmland preservation effort aimed exclusively at Shelby County.

    Shelby Area Rural Conservation (SARC) is a non-profit organization that hopes to leverage local dollars with federal programs to save farmland. Jim Ellis, president of SARC, said the organization hopes to tap into federal money under the Farmland and Ranch Protection Program that matches locally raised funds to buy easements that will preserve farmland forever.

  • New beginnings in Bagdad

    Flies soared through the ash, bathing in the scent of moldy debris and decaying food that has been trapped in powerless refrigerators for a month.

    "If the smell gets in your clothes, Febreze helps," Susan Payne said as she carefully navigated through the debris of what was once her farmhouse on Beard Road in Bagdad.

  • Our roads are well traveled but our lessons are not well learned

    That could have been you or me, you know.

    That tragically dead teenager lying on a piece of farm land along one of Shelby County’s tight and treacherous roads could just as easily have been one of us.

    Maybe you knew and today mourn Samantha Mathus-Cooper. Maybe you knew someone else who was driving or riding our roads one night and simply never made it home.

    Or maybe it’s a bit of both.

    These tragedies never leave us, and yet they never really do justice to the person who gave a life, either.

  • EARLIER: Matthews, Pilcher named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Shelby County High School's tennis team had a good year on the courts, and two of its members have had a great year – or four great years, rather – in the classroom.

    David Baxter Matthews and Kayla Pilcher, both varsity tennis players, were named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the class of 2009.

    Matthews finished the year with a 5.375 weighted grade-point average, and Pilcher earned a 5.313.

  • EARLIER: Anderson wins Pflughaupt, Doyle scholarships

    Shelby County High School seniors got their way through college paved with hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money given out at the school's awards ceremony at First Baptist Church on Tuesday.

    Lindsey Anderson captured two of the night's biggest awards: the $20,000 Eugene and Margery Pflughaupt scholarship award and the $5,000 Rannie Doyle Memorial scholarship.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments June 10, 2009

     

    Jason Stewart of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree criminal abuse and second-degree assault.

    Lionel T. Triplett of Louisville was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Evlalia Gracia-Mora of Louisville was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Terry Walden of Waddy was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, facilitation to manufacturing methamphetamine and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Comprehensive Plan could be up for vote Tuesday

    At its meeting Tuesday night, the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission is not yet sure whether it’ll vote on the most stirring item on the agenda.

    The 2010 - 2030 Shelby County Comprehensive Plan Statement of Goals and Objectives was recently up for discussion at a public hearing on May 26.

    Attendees’ primary objections to the plan were based on the belief that not enough was in the goals and objectives to maintain Shelby County's agriculture and keep it from being overrun with residential, commercial, or industrial development.

  • Men's Health Fair this weekend

    The 8th annual Men's Health Fair offers free and simple health screenings and laboratory tests for guys who sometimes don't take the time.

    The health fair, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, is a one-stop health maintenance/diagnostic tool for the community.

    "Men put off going to the doctor," JHS spokesperson Holly Husband said.