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Today's News

  • Heavy rains create mud slide

    Shelby Countians reported no problems with the heavy thunderstorms that blew through the area on Friday – except for a heavy mound of dirt.

    Already well-saturated soil could not contain the heavy storms that arrived around 4 p.m., dumping about 1.26 inches on the area.

    Creeks and drainage ditches surged outside their banks and into fields, parking lots and yards, but at the site of the new Judicial Center in downtown Shelbyville, the runoff took some property with it.

  • Lady Rockets clip Flyers

    The sun came finally came out late Thursday afternoon, just in time to dry out the field enough for the Lady Rockets to take on Franklin County at the Shelby County Schools Sports Complex.

    Although no shutout, Shelby County (12-9) did hold the Lady Flyers to two runs, winning, 3-2.

    The Flyers (14-10) scored two runs in the top of the first, and then it was the Rockets' turn, scoring two in the bottom of the second.

    Dee Dee Davis, the Rockets' leadoff hitter, reached on a walk, scoring the team's first run on a hit by Shauna Gramig

  • Simpsonville resident honored for sports accomplishments

    You read about Mike Casey and Elmore Just, but last Thursday was a proud moment for another Shelby Countian -- Patti Jo Hedges-Ward of Simpsonville.

    She was inducted into her fourth hall of fame - the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame-at the Crowne Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom in Louisville, joining Casey and Just in this year's class.

    Hedges-Ward has worn many hats during her athletic career, playing high-level softball, tackle football, basketball and track.

  • Simpsonville sets budget for next year

    The 2009-2010 fiscal year budget for the city of Simpsonville projects relatively flat growth in income and expenses, but a carryover of $450,000 from the current fiscal year makes the bottom line numbers rosier.

    The city commission unanimously passed Tuesday a budget that projects revenues of just more than $1.3 million in 2009-2010 an increase of just less than 2 percent from 2008-09.

  • Man buys car with stolen check

    A Shelbyville man is in custody after he purchased a car with a stolen check,  police said.

    James M. Hinkle, 22, of High Street was arrested and charged with felony theft (over $300) and first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, which was a stolen check.

    The police report says that on March 31 Hinkle purchased a 2005 Chevy Impala at Cars of Shelbyville, located on Midland Trail.

    The report says that Hinkle later admitted to Shelbyville Police Officer Susan Marcum that he knew the check was stolen when he used it to buy the car.

  • Two local players sign with Asbury

    Josiah Karsner has been the cornerstone of his team in Shelby County and will continue that tradition at college.

    Karsner, son of Bob and Destiny Karsner of Frankfort, signed a letter-of-intent Friday with Asbury College in Wilmore.

    Karsner, a 6-foot-7 center with Cornerstone Christian Academy's Bulldogs, said he is really looking forward to playing basketball at Asbury.

    "It was my first choice, and I was really excited when I got the news a couple of months ago," he said.

  • Paramedics use masks to help ward off swine flu

    Local paramedics have joined the ranks of those in the medical profession who have began wearing protective masks when dealing with possible swine flu exposure.

    Todd Early, assistant EMS director, said the N-95 masks filter out small particles of contagion, which could carry harmful germs and viruses.

    "It's good for about two hours," he said.

    He added that the masks may be purchased by the public at medical supply companies and drugstores, but that he considers them "overkill" to be worn by everyone.

  • Dunbar assistant to be SCHS principal

    Eddie Oakley, an assistant principal at Dunbar High School in Lexington has been named the new principal at Shelby County High School, the school system announced Thursday.

    Shelby County’s Site-Based Decision-Making Council chose Oakley this week. He will take over on July 1 from Michael Rowe, who had been serving as interim principal.

  • County roads clear, state road cleanup slow going

    In the last year Shelby County has been hit by nasty wind and ice storms that left limbs and debris all over its roads.

    Now after months of labor the Shelby County Roads Department has finished clearing its roads.

    “We finished last week, a week and a half ago,” Shelby County Road Department Supervisor Carl Henry said. “We got over every single county road.”

  • Inmate commits suicide in jail

    A Pleasureville man incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center committed suicide Tuesday afternoon, jail officials say.

    Larry Begley, 56, was discovered by another inmate at about 3:30 p.m., Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    "The inmates became concerned because he had been in the shower for a long time, and when they went to check on him, that's when they found him," he said.