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Today's News

  • Canadian tobacco bill stalls

    A Canadian newspaper is reporting that a measure to ban all flavorings in tobacco imported into that country has hit a snag.

    The Globe and Mail reported the law, Bill C-32, has stalled in that country's Senate following its approval by the lower chamber, the House of Commons. Senators now say they will not take up the bill until September at the earliest, the newspaper reported.

  • Local fans mourn loss of music icon

    Debbie Tapp of Shelbyville said the first time she saw Michael Jackson was on The Ed Sullivan Show when she was 7 years old.

    Now Tapp and other Shelby County residents are dealing with the death of the “King of Pop” on Thursday.

    “His music blessed my spirit a lot when he got down to the sensitive side,” Tapp said. “He's 'gone too soon.' ”

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 22, 2009

     

     Traffic related  

    Leshaun D. Evans of 1019 Henry Clay Street in Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Mack Walters Road and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license and possession of marijuana.

  • 11-year-olds finish third in State

    Shelby County's 11-year-olds wound up in third place in Cal Ripken League State Tournament play this past weekend.

    Shelby County had won its first two games before facing perennial power South Lexington Saturday. Despite what Coach Scott Corn called “a great pitching effort” by Will McDonald, Shelby County lost, 7-4, to South Lexington.

  • Waits named jailer of the year

    Bobby Waits says his friends mean a lot to him, so when they awarded him Jailer of the Year, he was very pleased.

    "It's quite on honor to be chosen out of a hundred and twenty-three people who are all friends and peers," he said.

    Waits isn't so much a surprise winner. He has been one of the top three nominees for the past five years for this 13-year-old award.

    Campbell County Jailer Greg Buckler, who received the award last year, echoed Waits' sentiments about what an honor it is to be recognized by the other jailers.

  • Datebook July 8, 2009

    Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Shelby County School Board meets Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Central Office.

    This week

    Amber Oaks event

    The community breakfast and bingo is 9-10:30 a.m. today at the Amber Oaks Assisted Living Community in Shelbyville. Seniors and care-givers are invited to be guests for a light breakfast, bingo and prizes. The event is every third Wednesday.)

    Computer classes

  • Back-and-forth grinder goes to Shelby’s 13-year-olds

    Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star Team grinded out a 7-6 victory over an evenly matched Frankfort team Wednesday to advance in the District Tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    The teams exchanged the lead throughout the game and were tied, 5-5, five innings.

    But after Frankfort scored to regain the lead at 6-5, Zac Wiley hit in a game-tying run in the sixth inning, and in the seventh and final inning Zach Holmes smashed double to drive in the winning run.

  • Shaw, Beckley, Johnson in junior all-star games

     Shaw, Beckley Johnson

    play in all-star game  

    Some of Shelby County High School's best young athletes took the court at Bellarmine University Saturday in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star basketball game.

    Wearing an East jersey instead of her regular Rockets jerseys, Taylor Shaw put up three points in the girls' game, which was won by the West, 71-51.

    The game was tied after one quarter, but the East was outscored, 23-7, in the second quarter and never caught up from there.

  • 12-year-olds take third at State

    Following a loss early in the State Tournament, the Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team battled back through the losers' bracket and earned a third-place finish this past weekend in Lexington.

    Northern Lexington, which had knocked Shelby into the losers' bracket Friday by beating it, 9-0, eliminated Shelby in its third game on Saturday, 21-5.

    Coach Mike Dugle's squad beat both Bath County and Danville to get the rematch with North Lexington and advance within a victory of the championship game.

  • EARLIER: Police nab suspect in rash of burglaries

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.

    Weathers is on parole after being convicted in a similar spree of crimes in Nelson County six years ago, and police appear convinced he is responsible for the break-ins and thefts that hit 15 businesses in Shelby County during the past few weeks.