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Today's News

  • Police chase couple, corner them near downtown

    Shelbyville Police have arrested two people after chasing them first by car and then on foot.

    The incident started when Shelbyville detective Jerry Warman tried to serve a warrant on James A. Watkins, 38, of 1428 1/2 Walnut Street, police said.

    Watkins and Tammy Vest, 33, also of that address, fled in a vehicle.

    The police report said that Watkins led officers on a high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods, running three stop signs and almost causing a collision at Adair and Main Street.

  • Loss of jerseys motivates Rockets

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team got a wake-up call Saturday when they lost to John Hardin. The loss was bad enough, but SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot had seen enough.

    “I told them to bring a white T-shirt with their number on it [for Tuesday’s game against Oldham County],” he said. “They weren’t wearing their jerseys. They weren’t allowed to wear them.”

    Andriot took that motivational move a step further as well, not announcing the starters at the game either.

  • EARLIER: Axline 'doing well' after scary moment in SCHS loss

    Shelby County football player Ben Axline is doing well today after a frightening moment in the Rockets’ season-opening loss to Bryan Station, 38-26, at Lexington on Friday night.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 17, 2009

     

    DUI and Traffic Related  

    Jennifer G. Stivers, 33, of Waddy was arrested Saturday on Indian Ridge and charged with DUI, first offense and possession of a controlled substance not in original container, first offense.

    Idengo Reyes, 31, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday at Midland

    and Mack Walters and charged with no operator's license, disregarding a traffic control device and no insurance.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 7, 2009

    Alcohol Intoxication   Devon K. Washington, 24, of 2887 Royal Drive of Orangeburg, S.C., was arrested Saturday on Memorial Drive and charged with alcohol intoxication in  a public place, first offense.

    An male of unknown name of Shelbyville at large was arrested Saturday at 75 Baker Street and charged with alcohol intoxication.

    Helen Waits, 49, of 155 Baker Drive, No. 135, was arrested Thursday at Walmart on a warrant from another agency.

       

  • Shelbyville Police Reports June 24, 2009

    DUI and Traffic-Related  

    Richard A. Graham, 45, of 226 Depot Street in Bloomfield, Ky. was arrested Thursday at U.S. 60 and Old Finchville Road and charged with DUI first offense and possession of an open alcoholic beverage container.

    John R. Patton, 51, of 607 Matterhorn Drive in Shelbyville was arrested Thursday at 5th and Main Street and charged with DUI first offense and careless driving.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 15, 2009

     

    DUI  

    Shane F. Timothy, 25, of 6557 Clays Mill Road in Lexington was arrested Sunday on I-64, eastbound, at the 32-mile marker, and charged with DUI, first offense and improper use of left lane-overtaking vehicle.

      Alcohol Intoxication  

    Jamie Ramerez, 29, of  Shelbyville was arrested Saturday at 123 Henry Clay Street and charged with alcohol intoxication.

  • Rockets stay unbeaten

    The SCHS boys’ golf team kept its match-record perfect with a 166-175 victory over Sayre at Picadome Golf Course in Lexington.

    Josh Griffin, the Rockets’ No. 1 player, continued his hot streak, taking medalist honors for the fifth consecutive match.

    Griffin finished with a 1-over-par 36 in a nine-hole match. Rounding out the Rockets’ top six were Josh Kuhn and Tayler Adams with 43s, Turner Mayton with a 44 and Jared Redmon and Brandon Sanner with 45s.

  • Working to be elite

    Shirt soaked with sweat and gasping for breath, Branden Cresap reached for a small table, a table he would use to lift himself up and down, some on his right knee and some on his surgically rebuilt left.

  • Shelby County man going to prison for shooting at police

    A Shelby County man was sentenced Tuesday to 201 months in a federal penitentiary for firing shots at a police officer in an apartment in Shelbyville last fall.  

    Calvin R. Morgan, 21, of Shelbyville was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Danny C. Reeves to serve 57 months (4.75 years) for  being an illegal user of marijuana in possession of a firearm and 12 years for the use and discharge of a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime.