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Today's News

  • Tourism director to travel to England

    It isn't often that someone gets a free trip to England.

    But when Katie Fussenegger heads across the ocean Thursday, officials hope all of Shelby County will benefit.

    Fussenegger, co-director of the Shelbyville-Shelby County Tourism Commission, was selected by Rotary International to be one of five Kentuckians to do a work-study program abroad with all expenses paid by the organization.

  • Beshear visits Shelby Wednesday

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear makes a stop today at one of Shelby County’s most prominent farms, the home on Taylorsville Road of Kentucky Farmer of the Year Doug Langley.

    Beshear will be there at noon to discuss his Farm Energy and Efficiency and Renewable Energy partnership in Shelby County.

    Chosen Farmer of the Year in June, Langley raises 200 acres of burley tobacco, 2,800 acres of corn, 2,400 acres of soybeans and 60 acres of wheat. He and his family also raise 2,000 head of cattle annually.

  • ‘Stepping’ toward improvement

    Norris Beckley wants to clean up the streets of Shelbyville. To start, he needs help cleaning up the old Shelby County Community Center gym.

    It’s there, at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Street in the community of Martinsville, that he hopes to establish Stepping Stone Youth Enrichment Inc., a program he created earlier this summer to improve the lives of underprivileged kids.

  • Neihof: I owe it to the kids

    Last year, amid the incredible learning moments I observed in classrooms and conversations with parents, teachers and community members, I heard one thing clearly: “We all want to move our students to attain even higher levels of achievement.”

  • News Briefs: Sept. 11, 2009

     Eaton completes  training course

    Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton will be presented with a bronze level award for completing the Public Officials Essential Skills Institute Program, a training course to help local officials expand their knowledge on a variety of issues relevant to communities and the public.

  • Escapee from Frankfort could be in vicinity

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 reports that that an inmate has escaped from the Frankfort Career Development Center, and he could be in Shelby County.

    Travis Hylton, 27, is a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches, 275 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a prison khaki shirt, khaki pants and a white T-shirt.

    He escaped on foot at 11:21 a.m. on Monday while working outside. He fled the area on foot, but he may have been picked up near I-64.

    He could possibly be in a white 1993 Plymouth Acclaim four-door sedan, Kentucky license number 489-GJA.

  • Scouting Report: SCHS AT SENECA

    Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Seneca High School

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records:  Seneca 2-1

            Shelby County 1-1

    Last week:Seneca 56-35 loss at Fern Creek; Shelby County 42-18 win at home against North Hardin.

    Coaches: Seneca, Louis Dover (19-41, 6th year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (45-57, 10th year at school)

    When Seneca has the ball:

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Sept. 16, 2009

    Driving Under The Influence

    William M. Riddle, 43, of 1719 Cherry Lane in Shelbyville was arrested Sept. 8 at that address and served with a warrant for DUI first offense.

    Humberto T. Cruz, 51, of 74 Spruce St. in Shelbyville was arrested Thursday on Cherry Lane and charged with DUI first offense, disregarding a stop sign and careless driving.

    Arlen L. Gusthrson, 70, of 10223 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville was arrested Sept. 4 on U.S., 60 in Simpsonville and charged with DUI.

  • Consistent the key for Lady Rocket golfers

    The SCHS girls’ golf team has consistently finished in the top four in tournament play all season and the girls will put that record to the test this weekend in Bowling Green while getting a preview of the State Tournament course.

    Coming off a third place finish at the Gene Hilen Memorial Tournament this past Saturday, the Lady Rockets feel confident.

    Junior Michaela Manley, who fired a 77 to tie for fifth place, said she’s feeling good as the team preps for Bowling Green.

  • Man arrested for DUI on lawn mower

    For Humberto Cruz of Spruce Drive, the grass was not greener on the other side.

    He went out to mow his grass Wednesday afternoon and ended up in jail.

    According to the police report, deputies saw him driving a red Huskee lawn mower on the street, "driving over curbs and running in and out of traffic."

    The reports states that Cruz ran a stop sign when two deputies tried to pull him over on the lawn mower.