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Today's News

  • Loaded Lady Rockets looking for long season

    Last season the SCHS softball team suffered through some injuries before ending the season in a 4-0 loss to Anderson County in the 8th Region Championship game.

    This year, the Lady Rockets look to get back there and beyond. With nine starters returning in eight spots, the Lady Rockets look to be the odds on favorites.

    "I'm excited about this season," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "We have a lot of returning talent, and the girls have set the team goal at winning the region."

  • Rough 2008 knocks 84 Lumber out of Shelbyville

    The numeric logo is off the sign, the doors are boarded, and the gates are held shut with a lock and chain.

    The specifics are sketchy, but with little fanfare the 84 Lumber location in Shelbyville closed down last month.

    "We just got the word through the grapevine,” County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger said. "We haven’t heard anything official. They’re closing several of their facilities.”

  • Are we looking at James Duckett's killer?

    Photos from a video surveillance camera show a person police believe may have been involved in the murder of James Duckett.

    Duckett was found Nov. 10 at his home on Rockbridge Road, where he had been bound and killed execution style in the prior days.

    Kentucky State Police Detective Mitch Harris released Tuesday the images from a camera on the ATM at the Fifth-Third Bank on Taylorsville Road in Shelbyville.

  • In dad's footsteps

    Until he died suddenly a couple of years ago, local farmers relied on the skills of Dr. Roger Wonderlich to birth their calves, cure their horses' colic or trim their old cows' hooves.

    Now Roger's son, Ryan, is following in his dad's footsteps. He recently opened what might be called a traveling veterinary service. He does not have a permanent clinic – yet. His clinic is his truck.

    “I have to get started somewhere,” Wonderlich said. “I'll build the practice one day at a time.”

  • One kid at a time

     

    West Middle School seventh-grader Ryan Ruff has a motto when it comes to saving the environment -- one kid at a time.

    It's important for each individual to act now and do their part to reduce, reuse and recycle, he said, and to help out with that goal he has come up with an idea.

    His ideas developed when he saw wrapping paper strewn everywhere at the homes of his grandparents. Thinking about all of that paper going to waste, he thought up an alternative way of packaging gifts - eco-friendly bags.

  • Play it again, Chester

     Chester Slaughter describes himself as a humble man. 

    Those who know him agree.

    But when he is armed with his bass guitar, his humility is outshined by his obvious musical talent.

    For more than 30 years Slaughter was a member of the famous Moonlighters, playing bass for them from 1965 until 1997, when the roup  disbanded.

  • Circuit court

    Circuit court

    Civil final

    Wells Fargo Bank, Fort Mill, SC, vs. Charles D. and Stephanie M. Hunter, 148 Blossom Circle, et al., order of dismissal and to vacate judgment and order of sale.

    Citizens Union Bank, PO Box 189, vs. Chad D. and Timotha Chayne Yeager Sloan, 17 Seminole Dr., and Jean C. Sloan, 2016 Leland Dr., default judgment for plaintiff from defendant, Jean C. Sloan,  for $16,667.38 plus interest, attorney's fees and costs.

  • EARLIER: Senate bill wold tighten adoption pool

    A bill sponsored by state Sen. Gary Tapp of Shelbyville would prohibit unmarried couples from becoming adoptive or foster care parents.

    Senate Bill 68 would “prohibit the approval of foster care, relative caregiver services or adoption of a child by an applicant who is cohabiting with a sexual partner outside of a marriage that is valid in the state of Kentucky.” The bill would exempt children placed for adoption before the effective date of the legislation.

  • Grand Jury Indictments March 6, 2009

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    William C. Payne of Shelbyville was indicted for illegal use of drug paraphernalia, violation of a protective order, operating a motor vehicle with an expired license plate, operating a motor vehicle with one headlight inoperable, failure to produce a registration receipt.

    James H. Bell of Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree wanton endangerment, distribution of obscene material to minors.

  • Simpsonville citizens get a glimpse of future

     A larger and somewhat different group of Simpsonville residents turned out Monday night at the Simpsonville Gym to review plans for a new downtown district in the city.

    The second of two public workshops conducted by consultants from NTNB in Louisville drew the curious and the informed, including members of the Simpsonville Town Council, to refine ideas and offer additional input.

    “We had a larger crowd than we had at the first meeting, and we had a lot of new faces, maybe 70 percent,” Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton said.