Today's News

  • Close loss provides big push for Rockets

    If last Friday night’s 1-point loss at North Bullitt wasn’t a moral victory for the Shelby County football team, it was at least a morale victory.

    One week after losing to their cross-town rival Collins, 39-0, the Rockets pushed the Eagles, the preseason favorite in Class 5A, District 4, to the brink before falling, 14-13.

  • Struggling Waggener next in district slate for Titans

    The Collins football team took a giant step toward winning the Class 4A, District 3 title with last week’s victory over previously unbeaten North Oldham.

    However Titans Coach Jerry Lucas doesn’t want his team to have a misstep tonight against a Waggener team that has won only two games.

  • Titans bounce to title in rubber match

    It was all about the middlemen, or in this case middlewomen, Wednesday night for the Collins volleyball team.

    Led by their A&W middle hitters – senior Ashley Williams and junior Aaliyah Wells – the Titans topped cross-town rival Shelby County, 25-22, 25-17, in the 30th District final, the third meeting between the two this season, at the Rockets’ Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Williams had five kills and Wells nine a day after she turned 17.

  • Election 2011: Campaigns promise candidates in Shelby

    With voter registration closing this week, the campaign trail will become increasingly busy during the final three and a half weeks leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8.

    And although Shelby County hasn't been a hotspot for gubernatorial candidates incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear, Republican candidate David Williams or even independent Gatewood Galbraith, Beshear and Williams have been her recently, although both have had quiet trips here.

  • Opening of donut shop plugs a hole in Shelby's foodscaope

    The sign has been up for weeks, but the fresh smell of donuts wafting down Midland Trail on Tuesday was the first sure-fire sign that Donut Express had finally fired up the ovens.

    The store completes high-calorie corner in Shelbyville, located in the small shopping center at 1732 Midland Trail by Papa Johns Pizza and Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, but there won't be a lot of direct competition.

    Donut Express is open from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., and with everything made fresh daily, you better get there early.

  • Shelby County Public Schools: Reaction minimal at Simpsonville

    There was a very small turnout Tuesday night for a meeting at Simpsonville Elementary where parents learned more about the impact of the school’s falling into the No Child Left Behind School Improvement Plan, Year 1 category.

    After sending letters to every student's home, explaining that this evaluation would allow students to transfer to Painted Stone or Wright elementaries, if they so chose, the school’s administrators saw just two parents show up for the meeting.

  • Chester J. Bemiss: 1934-2011

    Back in his younger days, everybody knew where you could find Chester Bemiss—at the fire department.

  • Fundraiser for Savannah Sanders highly successful

    Saturday dawned bright and sunny, just perfect for a fundraiser designed to bring light into a young woman’s world.

    More than 1,200 people attended “Save Savannah’s Sight,” held at the amphitheater at Clear Creek Park, which raised more than $22,000 to pay for a surgery that it is hoped will restore at least partial sight to Savannah Sanders.

    The 21-year old, who was blinded in a childhood accident at age 10, was present at the event, and even performed a comedy act on stage.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jeffery D. Conn, 41, of 400 Main St. No. 3 was indicted for second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and being a persistent felony offender.

    Joseph Hacker, 25, of 602 South Poplar St. in Brownstown, Indiana, and Kendra Rae Campbell, 21, of 202 Evergreen Court in Clarksville, Indiana, were indicted for second-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500, complicity.

    Raymond J. Holland, 41, of unknown address was indicted for failure to comply with the sex offender registry.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Oct. 12, 2011


    Megan G. Scherff, 26, of 2768 Mulberry Pike in Pleasureville was arrested Sept. 14 on Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and driving with an obstructed windshield or vision.

    David W. Shouse, 47, of 2181 Waddy Road was arrested Sept. 17 on Waddy Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under aggravating circumstances, second offense.