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Today's News

  • Residents share their vision for East End

    Some Shelby County residents already know what’s going to be in the headlines in 20 years. They got to write them.

    About 30 government officials, business owners and community members participated in exercises at a public workshop on Tuesday meant to get them thinking about the future of Shelbyville’s East End.

    The meeting at the Stratton Community Center was the first step in the East End Study, a small area plan by the City of Shelbyville and the Triple S Planning Commission.

  • Man dies while driving on Taylorsville Road

    Man dies while driving on Taylorsville Road Coroner suspects cardiac arrest   By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A Spencer County man died Wednesday in Shelby County apparently while driving, police say.

    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said that Brandon Surma, 38, of Taylorsville was found at about 8 p.m. Wednesday in his car in a soybean field at 3248 Taylorsville Road.

    "The property owner noticed a vehicle in his soybean field, well off the roadway," Rice said.

  • Info needed on burglary

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that happened sometime last week.

    The crime happened in the 100 block of 8th Street while the resident was away on a trip. The resident was gone from July 18 until July 23, when he/she returned at 10:30 p.m. to find the front door damaged and not secured.

    Several items were taken from the home, including a large quantity of DVDs, CDs, all of which were marked with the victim's name in permanent marker.

  • News briefs: July 24, 2009

      

    KACo board changes spending practices

    The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of Counties announced Thursday that, effective immediately, credit cards will no longer be used by KACo.

    That organization and the Kentucky League of Cities have been under fire since June when an investigation by The Herald-Leader in Lexington found questionable spending by the organizations and their officers. 

  • EARLIER: 13-year-olds win District

    Scott County got a whipping – twice – from Shelby County’s 13-year-old team in the Babe Ruth League District Tournament this past weekend.

    Shelby County pounded  Scott County, 16-1, on Friday and took the tournament title with a victory  over the same team, 20-7, in the championship round Saturday.

  • EARLIER: Horse Show: 20 years old and still growing

    At the first Shelbyville Horse Show, in 1989, volunteers would scurry home each night and cook casseroles, bake brownies and arrange meat trays for the next day's show.

    The first show was run from an 8-foot table and chair by one person – Beth Snider, who operated out of a rented hall. Sons and husbands of volunteers served as bartenders. Most of the horses, trainers and riders were locals.

  • EARLIER: Rockets make final 4 at UK

    After the summer’s first passing tournament, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley seemed to have  mixed feelings.

    He saw some good things, but also some bad.

    After this week’s run, Shipley was much more excited.

    The Rockets went undefeated in pool play and advanced to the semifinals of the 16-team tournament play at the University of Kentucky’s passing tournament.

  • Shooting for the moon: 1 landing, 1 near miss

    Remember in It’s A Wonderful Life when George Bailey says he’s going to “lasso the moon”? It gave us a sobriquet for what later became the cliché “reaching for the stars.”

    Well, on Monday, we could celebrate two men who did reach for the stars, one of whom did lasso the moon in a manner of speaking and another who just missed.

    One gave us a moment to study the past and what it has meant to the present and our future.

  • Post 37 loses opener of district tourney

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball squad dropped a close game in the opening round of the American Legion District Tournament Tuesday, falling to Danville, 5-4.

    Post 37 was scheduled to play the loser of Oldham and Danville on Thursday at 6 p.m., weather permitting.

    Coach Jim Wiley said he knew Danville would be a tough challenge because that team already had beaten Post 37 earlier in the season, but it was the pressure of playing them again in tournament play that got the better of his team.

  • 13-year-old all-stars come up just short

    Playing in its second game Monday, Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars nearly made the comeback of the State Tournament in St. Matthews.

    But a 7-2 loss sent South Lexington on to the Regional Tournament in Indiana.

    After falling, 13-1, in five innings to South Lexington in the championship game of the winners’ bracket just the day before, Shelby was set to face the reigning champs again in the title game Monday.