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Today's News

  • State will celebrate Arbor Day here

    On Tuesday morning at the Tim McClure Botanical Gardens, Vicki Sutherland and Barbara Troyer were spreading Snapshot - little round, yellow pellets laced with herbicide designed to keep down the weeds.

    While most in the county are huddled around the TV sets watching their favorite teams advance - or go home - Shelby County's Master Gardeners have been sprucing up the gardens, which will be the site of this year's state celebration of Arbor Day on April 3.

  • Police Reports, April 3, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Steven D. Lear, 29, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Midland Boulevard and charged with first-degree assault and alcohol intoxication.

    Gilda Ravelo, 55, of Louisville was arrested Tuesday at Boone Station Kroger and charged with theft by unlawful talking under $300.

    Edward D. Farmer, 18, of Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday on Main Street and charged with receiving stolen property over $300.

  • District Court Report, 03-11-09

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Randy G. Graham, second-offense aggravator DUI and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle -- plead guilty -- 60-day sentence, serve 14 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $913 fine and costs.

  • Arbor Day celebration honors McClure

    A cold, biting wind and gray, overcast skies couldn't dampen the warmth that permeated the crowd of about 100 who turned out for Arbor Day to honor one of Shelby's own.

    In addition to the 113th official State Arbor Day Celebration being held in Shelby County at Clear Creek Park, that event was also chosen to dedicate the arboretum at that site.

    The arboretum is now known as the Tim McClure Botanical Gardens, after a division of Forestry employee who died unexpectedly last May.

  • Shelby County Life bought by local investors

    A group of local investors has purchased the monthly magazine Shelby County Life.

    Led by the magazine's managing editor, James Mulcahy, and his wife, Julie, the group bought the magazine from longtime publisher William Matthews of Shelbyville. He started Shelby County Life in 2007.

    Matthews, who also is co-owner of the magazine Back Home in Kentucky, said he wanted to concentrate on other initiatives. "I had so many projects," said Matthews, who recently published a book and does other specialty products for clients such as Toyota.

  • Chamber's Community Showcase is Saturday

    Given the tough economic times, this year's “Survivor” theme for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's Community Showcase may be especially apt.

    “We're calling this one 'Surviving Tough Times,'” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the chamber.

  • SCHS graduation decision reversed

    Another decision by Shelby County High School’s site-based decision making council has caused some strong reactions among parents and students at Shelby County High School -- even though the decision has been reversed. The council voted in February to abolish seating by grade-point average at the school’s commencement.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 31, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Antonio Prado, 31, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday at Lynn Acres, and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

    William H. Lafolette, 30, of Simpsonville was arrested Friday on Midland Trail and charged with DUI, first offense and careless driving.

     

  • Rockets drill Eminence, 20-1

    The SCHS baseball team pounded out 16 hits, including a home run and five more extra-base hits, in a 20-1 five-inning whipping of Eminence on Tuesday.

    Shelby (3-2) scored nine runs in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from John Hunter.

  • Spring full of optimism on football field

    The SCHS football team hit the field Wednesday for its annual spring game.

    And though there were four players involved with baseball and 10 others out for injuries and other reasons, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said he was “a little shocked” with what he saw.

    “I was very pleased with how the guys came out and played,” he said. “We tried to keep the two teams even, and after I divided them, the A team was very confident, and the B team was a little skeptical. But the B team came out and won, 21-0.”