Today's News

  • News Briefs: Aug. 21, 2009

    Obama-advisor McKenzie speaking here

  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meetings at 6:30 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

    Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting is 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

    This week

    CASA appreciation party

    The appreciation party for VISTA worker Tyler Reid is 6:30-8 p.m. today at 4140 Todds Point Road in Simpsonville. Respond to 321-6856.

  • Shelby County Court Report Aug. 19, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Donald G. Casey Jr., theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting - guilty - 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $244 fine and costs.

    Dana N. Ingram, theft by deception - guilty - $183 costs.

    Heber Martinez Ezpinoza, improper passing, first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security and no operator's/moped license - guilty - 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $793 fine and costs.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show

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  • Shelbyville keeps property tax level for third year

    Shelbyville City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance Thursday night levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2009.

    The property tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100 assessed real property - the same as the last two years. The rate is expected to produce 1,972,111 - nearly $16,000 more than last year.

  • A young man decides to leave home and seek his fortune elsewhere

    There seems a tragic irony that in the year that Shelby County’s greatest sports star and ambassador, Mike Casey, left our world, the young man who one day may have succeeded him has left the county.

    Casey was Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1966 and led Shelby County High School to its first state championship. He went on to a storied college career at UK and became a symbol for achievement among Shelby Countians.

  • Rep. Guthrie here today

     With the debates about health-care reform, the economy and environmental issues raging, citizens have been showing up across the country to voice their concerns to their leaders.

    Today, that conversation arrives in Shelbyville, when U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visits for meetings with several groups, including one public forum.

  • Cornerstone drops KHSAA goal

    Cornerstone Christian Academy was scheduled to join the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in a few selected sports this season, but the school has decided not to participate.

    The Bulldogs were to join volleyball now and boys’ basketball this winter, but with a decrease in enrollment, the private school decided a move back to the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association would be best.

  • ‘Voice of the Wildcats’ at Shelby Kroger

    Tom Leach, the ‘Voice of the Wildcats,’ will be at the Shelbyville Kroger store on Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. signing copies of his new book Rich Tradition.

    Leach’s book covers University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks’ resurrection of UK's football fortunes and looks back at his career.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 17, 2009

    David Armstrong of 5311 Guest Avenue in Louisville,  was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Juan Carlos Querapa of 460 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville, was indicted for first-degree assault.

    Fraser Williams of 4332 Garfield St. NW in Washington, DC, was indicted for third-degree assault, resisting arrest, first-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense and reckless driving.