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Today's News

  • Jackson’s death prompts sellout

    News of pop icon Michael Jackson's death Thursday had an immediate impact on Shelby County residents.

    Fans rushed the Shelbyville Walmart on Thursday night for copies of his CDs, said Gwen Jones, home entertainment department manager.

    Walmart had sold all 16 they had in stock by early Friday.

    Jones said the store expects a shipment with all of Jackson's albums on Saturday.

    “He's pretty popular,” she said. “His CDs have never stopped selling.”

  • Final Fair report: Attendance fell

    Temperatures were up, but attendance at this year's fair was down.

    Officials don't have the exact attendance figures yet for the 2009 Shelby County Fair and Horse Show, but they expect them to be below last year's numbers, said Jeff Hagerman, secretary/treasurer for the Shelby County A & M Association, commonly known as the fair board.

    “It wasn't a record setter, but it wasn't the worst either,” he said.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results July 1, 2009

    Results from Thursday through Saturday at the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Listed: Horse, owner, rider   Class: Ladies 5-Gaited

    1. CH According to Lynn, Golden Creek Farm, Mary Gaylord McClean

  • Canadian measure worries burley officials

    A bill proposed in the Canadian Parliament may have the effect of keeping cigarettes made with burley tobacco out of the country, and that's riling members of the state's Congressional officials.

    Canadian Bill C-32 would ban any flavorings in cigarettes marketed in Canada. It is apparently aimed at keeping candy-flavored cigarettes off the market.

  • District court June 17, 2009

    Court Report June 17, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Jerome Q. Harris, one headlight, failure to wear seat belts, no operator's/moped license, and failure to produce insurance card - plead guilty - 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $688 fine and costs.

    Andrew J. Asher, speeding 26 mph over limit and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 5 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $381 fine and costs.

  • News briefs: June 26, 2009

    Children’s program

    Shelby County Community Theatre presents Summer Arts Enrichment Workshops for the summer. Preschool Dance, Rock Star Dance, Hip Hop and Scene Study for Teens are being offered for the week of July 13-17.  Deadline for registration is July 6.  Visit www.shelbytheatre.org for more information and registration forms or call 633-0222.

  • Schools to continue after-school programs

    The Shelby County School Board voted Thursday to approve a new Public Schools Day Care Program for the 2009-2010 school year.

    After hearing from parents their concerns about proposed changes, the schools adopted a plan to continue to operate the program and not turn it over to the Frankfort YMCA, as previously had been presented.

    To do so, there will be changes, including a fee increase that will cost parents about $20 more per week, balanced rates for all schools and restriction of care only to after-school hours.

  • My Word: Iran's problems touch us at home

    During the last couple of weeks, the world, or my world rather, has been fixated with Iran.  The Iranian people, like they do every four years, went to the polls to elect a president.  Only this time it was predetermined.  The Iranian people didn’t have a say.  The government chose for them. 

  • Post 37 makes semis at Paducah tourney

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team went 3-2 at the Paducah tournament over the weekend, and the team showed its coach something.

    “We were disappointed we didn’t win, of course, but we played very well,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “I was very satisfied.”

    Shelbyville went 2-1 in pool play to advance to the tournament play, in which it beat Sullivan, Mo., 5-2, on Saturday.

  • Brown in 2nd Nationwide event

    Brandon Brown received his second Nationwide Tour exemption this week, and he's teeing it up in the Nationwide Tour Players Cup at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va.

    Brown earned a few exemptions on the Nationwide Tour after his third-round finish in the PGA's Qualifying School last year.

    In his first tour stop, Brown made the cut and finished tied for 44th in his first Nationwide event last month.

    Brown is currently 57th on the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour, with two top 20 finishes this season.