Today's News

  • A story of victory that we all can share even in defeat

    Sometimes the home team doesn’t have to bring home the hardware for a champion to be special. You root, root, root for the home team, but if they don’t win it isn’t always a shame.

    And thus we can and should embrace the victory by Shelby Valley in the 2010 Sweet Sixteen as just a bit sweeter than the winner in a routine year.

  • WICHE: Carefully planned fire restores grass prairie

    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre, tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program. Each that group assists a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways.

  • Road workers are plugging away the potholes

    This past winter has been rough on Shelby County's roads, but officials say crews have been working hard to get them back into shape.

    "They freeze and thaw over and over again, and that cracks the pavement, because a freeze swells, and a thaw draws," County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said.

    "We typically fall behind in our maintenance work in the winter because we are too busy with snow and ice issues, so when the weather warms up again, we start working to repair the damage to the roads caused by winter weather."

  • EARLIER: City bringing back rental inspection fee

    The Shelbyville City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that will bring back the city’s inspection fee on rental properties at Thursday’s meeting.

    The $20 fee was dropped by the city in 2007 when a group of property owners complained that the city was just looking for revenue.

    “We changed it then so that the inspection would just be included with their business license,” Mayor Tom Hardesty said. “But the group that wasn’t paying then, still isn’t paying now.

  • EARLIER: For openers: Ballard will be tough

  • EARLIER: 'All I could think of was I had to get him out'

    A little boy is safe today thanks to the heroic efforts of his nanny, who ran barefoot through a wall of flames to rescue him from a burning house.

    Although badly burned, Alyson Myatt of Shelby County carried the 5-year-old out of the house and took him to a neighbor’s home, where she called 911, Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard Tucker said.

  • Trailers for sale or rent

    Don’t worry; There is not a hurricane or tornado coming through Shelbyville anytime soon.

    No, the temporary housing trailers on vacant lots on Breighton Circle aren’t staying long.

    Jimmy Willard, a co-owner of H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers, said the trailers are coming in for auction and should be gone within a month to six weeks.

  • EARLIER: Rockets revved, ready

    In preparing to face Shelby County today, Ballard has predictably done its homework: scrutinizing players and game tapes.

    The Bruins will  know where Cache Tomlinson likes to spot up for a 3-point shot and to which side Donovan Johnson likes to drive. They may have watched some of those key games to see how opponents put Shelby County on the cusp of losing.

  • EARLIER: Beckleys share a State of mind

  • EARLIER: One more title run

    For 35 years and 17 State Tournament appearance,  it has been a one-act show -- 41,000 strong, all behind the Rockets.

    Now, with Martha Layne Collins High School on the horizon and ready to open this fall, it’s time for one last run.

    After the football team put together one of its strongest regular seasons in a long time, now it’s the basketball team’s turn.