Today's News

  • Go hard and have fun

    There are certain things that Kelly Cable has come to expect from Hannah Abbott.

    Cable, Shelby County’s softball coach, knows that Abbott, her senior catcher-first baseman, will play hard.

    "She's always been just a ball of fire," Cable said. "She's just always been all out all the time. She doesn’t know what it means not to give a hundred and ten percent." 

    She knows that Abbott will do anything requested of her.

  • Kregor falls in final

    Collins freshman Paige Kregor fell in the 8th Region Tennis Tournament girls’ singles final Thursday.

    Western Hills’s senior Katie Howard, the top seed in the tournament, bettered No. 6 seed Kregor 6-2, 6-4 at Franklin County High School.

    Kregor still advances to next week’s State Tournament in Lexington.


    GOLF: Brown shoots 2-under par in 1st round

  • 30th District Tournaments start Monday

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin Monday, with both Shelby County teams playing home games against Eminence.

    The Rockets baseball team will meet Eminence at 6 p.m. on their home field (they won 12-0 earlier this season). All of the other district games will be played at Spencer County. Meanwhile Shelby’s softball team will also host the Warriors on its field (the Rockets won 6-1 earlier this season).

  • Relay runs its course tonight

    The Shelby County Relay for Life gets under way tonight in a new home.

    The event, which benefits the American Cancer Society, has always been at Shelby County High School but will kickoff tonight at 7 at Collins High School.

    Even though the severe weather pushed the teams inside last year, the teams still managed to make it the largest event ever in Shelby County,, raising more than $127,000

  • Triple S OKs 7th Street plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave the 7th Street Corridor Plan the green light on Tuesday and added a strong show of support for the plan – plus one key change.

    Commissioner Scott Merchant made the recommendation to approve the plan with the addition of moving the roundabout outlined to manage traffic flow at the entrance of Clear Creek Park from Phase 3 to Phase 1.

    “With the idea that all the property is already public property, I think we should use it to try start momentum for the whole plan,” he said in his recommendation.

  • Horse owners alerted: Prepare for West Nile

    The rain continued to fall this week – at least not as hard as it has – but all that does is add to two huge concerns for summer: more mosquitoes and a much greater threat of West Nile Virus infecting horses.

    For that reason, the state department of agriculture earlier this week issued an alert to horse owners to be prepared for a greater threat of the virus, which has in the past decade infected hundreds of horses and killed 137.

  • Business Briefcase: May 20, 2011

    Lemay receives top honor

    for humanitarian efforts

    Arnie Lemay, who has done extensive work in support of the Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville, director of engineering at  the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, was named by the hospital’s parent company, HCA, as the winner of the 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award, he company’s highest honor.

  • New business: AA Service Center

    Address: 6526 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville


    Who we are:  AA Service Center is owned by Randall Ryan, who has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive service. The center is managed by Mike Walker.


    What we do:  AA Service Center services all makes and models cars, performing maintenance such as oil changes and tune-ups. The company also has tow trucks and serves as AAA provider for Shelby County.


  • A whole lot of power

    Employees of Shelbyville Asphalt and Edwards Moving and Rigging on Wednesday prepare a 460,000-pound transformer for transport to Frankfort. Mark Skillman, operations manager for Shelbyville Asphalt, said his company is working together with Edwards to move the transformer for Kentucky Utilities. He said the trailer that will be used to move the transformer will be the length of a football field. “We will have to shut down U.S. 60 tomorrow [Thursday] for a short time to do it,” he said. 

  • EARLIER: Parents of soldier hurt in Afghanistan anguish to hear his condition

    Ever since receiving a terrifying phone call on Monday, a Shelbyville family has run the gamut of emotions from fear to hope to joy.

    That was the day Doug and Lena Lear learned that their son, William Scott Lear, 34, an Army staff sergeant, had been seriously injured in an accident in Afghanistan, when his vehicle ran over an explosive device, killing four of six soldiers.

    Scott Lear, a 1995 Shelby County High School graduate, had a fractured skull, a crushed eye socket and eight broken ribs. His condition was critical.