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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 13, 2009

    Clinton Wesley Moore, 32, of Taylorsville, was charged Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center with second-degree assault, second-degree robbery and intimidating a witness in a legal process.

    Alejandro Quezada-Diego, 27, of Shelbyville, was arrested Saturday on Midland Trail and charged with no operator's license, no insurance, and no brake lights.

    Penny L. Rader of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Village Lane on a bench warrant from Jefferson County.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Feb. 18, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Drunken Driving

    Brenda R. Rece, 55, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 14 on Mount Eden Road and charged with DUI, second offense, and operating on a suspended operator's license.

    Juan Doe, 25, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 14 on Midland Boulevard and charged with DUI, one headlight, no operator's license and giving police a false name.

    Ashley Price, 29, of Shelbyville, was arrested Feb. 15 on Smithfield Road and charged with DUI, second offense, and second-degree wanton endangerment.

  • AquaRockets finish third at 3rd Region meet

    The SCHS swim team finished third in the combined score at the 3rd Region Meet at Woodford County this past weekend, just two points behind second place Scott County.

    Woodford County won the meet with 618 points.

    The girls' squad finished second with 165 points, and the boys' team was seventh with 95 points.

  • The model city: Edistyminen

    Hidden deep in the Andes Mountains, situated in a crater beneath man-made Lake Ingenuity, and alive inside the minds of three East Middle School students, lies a futuristic oasis.

    The imagined city of Edistyminen was designed for the early 2100s to shelter people from the ravages of a 22nd-century war that was set in motion by a cessation in oil production.

    Some of the world's brightest minds created a city that could stay hidden from the violence around it while sustaining itself with clean water, wind and waste energy.

  • New week, new storm, new outages

    It was 'here we go again' Wednesday night as a severe wind storm  blew through Shelby County, knocking out power that just this week had been restored in some places.

    “First it was the ice storm, and now this,” Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said.

    Although hundreds of residents were without power Wednesday night and Thursday morning, electricity had been restored to almost everyone by Thursday afternoon, power officials said.

  • School board to review plan

    Shelby County Schools Superintendent James Neihof says it's time to reassess some future plans for new campuses.

    And on Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education accepted his recommendation to determine if the district's interim Organizational Plan in the current District Facility Plan still is appropriate.

    The interim Organizational Plan calls for the new secondary school facility to house students in grades 8 and 9 from its opening year of 2010 through 2015.

  • Two shining examples from which we all can learn

    These are sad days. Loss and grief are everywhere.

    People die every day and every week, of course, some more famous than others, and each of you is touched in a unique way by the passing of someone you know, someone you’ve loved or maybe just someone you’ve admired.

    This past year has been personally difficult. Our family lost a very dear relative all too quickly, and our grief continues. Friends and former classmates and teammates passed away suddenly. Friends and acquaintances have lost spouses and children. And of course many have lost parents.

  • July 4 fireworks may fizzle

    Unless a financial backer steps forward, the life flame of the annual 4th of July “Fireworks at the Park” celebration may burn out in 2009.

    “Basically, we’re cutting out the Fourth of July fireworks due to budgetary constraints,” Shelby County Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said. “We figured with the economy and budget constraints we needed to start looking at some cuts, and this is the first one.”

  • Icy Lady Rockets fall to Western Hills

    The recent ice storm didn’t leave as many icicles as Shelby County and Western Hills left on the rims Monday.

    The two teams combined to shoot 20 percent for the game as Western Hills (14-8) hung on to beat at SCHS (9-15), 40-35.

    Western Hills took a commanding lead, 19-8, at halftime and weathered a much stronger second half from the Lady Rockets, but it wasn't enough for Shelby.

  • SCHS cheerleaders in state’s top five

    As they sat in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at the state competition Saturday and watched all the groups before them, the coach of the SCHS cheerleading squad said she realized something important.

    “The top groups aren’t as far ahead as we had imagined,” Coach Heather Fallen said. “I think the girls were motivated and confident after watching the other teams.”