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  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 15, 2009

     Driving under the influence

    Andres Ramirez-Vazquez, 26, of Shelbyville, was arrested May 9 on Main Street at the Clear Creek Bridge and charged with DUI first offense under aggravating circumstances, no operator’s license and possession of marijuana.

    Clark M. Smith 52, of Louisville, was arrested May 9 on I-64 East at the 32 mile and marker and charged with DUI.

  • Shelby County's Horse Industry

     

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  • Lady Rockets drop 2, get ready for Spencer

    The Lady Rockets have continued their up-and-down season with the District 30 Tournament coming up next week.

    After having won four of their previous five, they had lost two in row this week and stood at 14-12 before Thursday night's game at Pleasure Ridge Park.

    SCHS lost to Western Hills, 3-1, on Monday and then to Ballard, 6-0, on Tuesday.

    Against Ballard (27-5), starting pitcher Haleigh LeCompte (10-10) gave up a run in the first but held the Bruins scoreless until the top of sixth, when they scored five times.

  • Anderson will swim for Pioneers

    Shelby County High School swimmer Lindsey Anderson signed a letter-of-intent with Transylvania University at a ceremony at the school Tuesday.

    Anderson said she chose Transylvania as much for its academics as for its quality NCAA Division III swimming program.

    "I definitely want to be a student before an athlete, but I still want to be involved in a sport I'm passionate about," Anderson said.

    School officials said Anderson has been a star both in the pool and in the classroom.

  • Condor nabs girls’ top job

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  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Tuesday - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Tuesday -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

    Community meetings

    Thursday - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center. 

  • LeCompte is 2-sport signee at Transylvania

    Haleigh LeCompte’s signing on Wednesday was not so much a ceremony as a celebration.

    In a tear-stained, emotional testimonial in the Shelby County High School library, coaches, family and friends sent LeCompte off to Transylvania University, where she has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball and basketball for the Pioneers, a landmark day for former Shelby County Rockets.

    “Haleigh is the first two-sport signee in my time here and maybe in the history of Shelby County,” Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Local auto repairer drops agreement with State Farm

    In a climate in which many business owners are scrambling to get all of the work they can, Pure Reflection body shop owner Rusty Barrett said he has terminated an agreement with insurance giant State Farm even though 30 to 35 percent of his work has been done for that company.

    State Farm's Selective Service agreement amounted to “bullying,” Barrett said, and as of May 1, he terminated it.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on store theft

    Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on an unusual theft that happened in mid-April.Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs reported that on April 15 three women, accompanied by a small child, entered The Family Dollar Store at 174  Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville shortly after noon.

    The women shopped until they had filled a shopping cart full of merchandise.

  • What we think: New SCHS principal must communicate

    We welcome to our community the new principal at Shelby County High School.

    Eddie Oakley arrives from Lexington Dunbar with a broad base of experience on his resume, a reputation for being a good guy and a self-proclaimed focus on how data informs a school’s culture.

    He won’t take over until July 1, but we suspect Mr. Oakley already is being sought by those with advice to extend, parents who take very personally the environment and productivity of the leaders of their children’s education.