Today's News

  • Smoking group gets time at Fiscal Court workshop

    The Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke Free group has taken the Shelbyville City Counci'ls suggestion and requested and received an audience with Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Fiscal Court has scheduled a workshop on Feb. 23 to hear Vladi Gomelsky’s presentation, about a month after Gomelsky spoke to the city council.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Fiscal Court put the presentation in a workshop because of the informal setting.

  • Lady Rockets earn trip to championship with 65-38 win against Lady Bears

    The Lady Rockets advanced to the 30th District Championship game with a 65-38 win against Spencer County Wednesday night.

    Trailing 17-9 after the first quarter, the Lady Bears cut Shelby's lead to five in the second quarter with a Sydney Spencer three. But Lady Rockets Dee Dee Davis and Taylor Shaw hit back-to-back threes to regain the momentum and take a 29-15 halftime lead.

  • Mary Schrader Simmons: 1946-2010


    Mary Schrader Simmons, known for years as “Mrs. Mary,” the matriarch of the Dorman Center, died Monday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, a week after a stroke and a fall had left her in serious condition.

    She was 65.

  • A local plant is back in operation

    Superb IPC LLC opened its doors in November, 2009 at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, a facility previous owned and operated by Greenkote. 

    A partnership of former managers from Greenkote -- Michael Hesketh, Milton Sheehan and Bill Ramsey -- acquired all assets and provided the working capital to re-established the business.

    Stacy Craig, Plant Manager of Superb IPC said that the facility currently has only six employees but plans to hire more as soon as business is awarded.

    When Greenkote closed in January 2009 it employed 54 people. 

  • Lucas, Becherer to run Collins football

  • Wills to serve 9 months in theft

    Jody Wills of Shelbyville was sentenced Friday to 9 months in the county jail and her 10-year plea agreement was probated for 5 years by Senior Judge Steve Mershon.      

    She has to make restitution of $720,000 that she admitted embezzling from her employer, attorney Mark Dean's law office in Shelbyville. The state had sought restitution of $800,000.      

    She was immediately booked into custody at the Shelby County Detention Center.      

  • Crime rate up slightly ln 2009

    Crime in Shelby County grew slightly in 2009, the county’s police agencies report – but so did arrests.

    Kentucky State Police, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville Police Department and the Simpsonville Police Department all reported that both criminal arrests and traffic citations were up – in some cases significantly – from 2008, and traffic accidents declined.

  • Winter, summer sidewalk issues on Mayor’s mind

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty wrapped up a quiet City Council meeting Thursday by passing on a few spirited messages to city property owners.

    Hardesty reminded property owners that clearing sidewalks of snow and debris is their responsibility, not the city’s. And he noted that the downtown-shopping district needs to be better taken care of.

  • School board learns about Southside’s Tiger Trails, ROTC programs

    Although Shelby County Public Schools were out on Thursday, the school board was still in session that night.

    The board gathered at Southside Elementary School for its biweekly meeting and heard presentations about how that school is meeting the needs of its students.

    Kathy Woods, the ESL teacher, gave a presentation on a trip her students took to the Newport Aquarium in Northern Kentucky.

    The field trip was a “background educational experience” for the students, she said.

  • Helping in Haiti

    Shelby Countians have joined the rest of the state, as well as the entire country, in rallying to do what they can to help Haitian orphans.

    Several church groups as well as other organizations have journeyed to Haiti after the country was devastated by a recent earthquake.

    Mary Lou Madigan of Shelbyville said she was astonished and alarmed when her daughter, Lucy Madigan Armistead, called her to tell her she was in Haiti and had been there for a week.