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Today's News

  • Condor nabs girls’ top job

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  • Community Datebook

    Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Thursday -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Tuesday - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Tuesday -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

    Community meetings

    Thursday - Simpsonville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center. 

  • LeCompte is 2-sport signee at Transylvania

    Haleigh LeCompte’s signing on Wednesday was not so much a ceremony as a celebration.

    In a tear-stained, emotional testimonial in the Shelby County High School library, coaches, family and friends sent LeCompte off to Transylvania University, where she has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball and basketball for the Pioneers, a landmark day for former Shelby County Rockets.

    “Haleigh is the first two-sport signee in my time here and maybe in the history of Shelby County,” Athletics Director Sally Zimmerman said.

  • Local auto repairer drops agreement with State Farm

    In a climate in which many business owners are scrambling to get all of the work they can, Pure Reflection body shop owner Rusty Barrett said he has terminated an agreement with insurance giant State Farm even though 30 to 35 percent of his work has been done for that company.

    State Farm's Selective Service agreement amounted to “bullying,” Barrett said, and as of May 1, he terminated it.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on store theft

    Shelby County Crime Stoppers is seeking information on an unusual theft that happened in mid-April.Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs reported that on April 15 three women, accompanied by a small child, entered The Family Dollar Store at 174  Mount Eden Road in Shelbyville shortly after noon.

    The women shopped until they had filled a shopping cart full of merchandise.

  • What we think: New SCHS principal must communicate

    We welcome to our community the new principal at Shelby County High School.

    Eddie Oakley arrives from Lexington Dunbar with a broad base of experience on his resume, a reputation for being a good guy and a self-proclaimed focus on how data informs a school’s culture.

    He won’t take over until July 1, but we suspect Mr. Oakley already is being sought by those with advice to extend, parents who take very personally the environment and productivity of the leaders of their children’s education.

  • We congratulate: Elisabeth Martin, Miss Kentucky State

    When Shelby County native Elisabeth Martin became the first white woman to be voted  Miss Kentucky State University, her accomplishment was much greater than simply winning a pageant.

    Ms. Martin has knocked down a barrier that was in its isolated way was just as steadfast as those broken by Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr., even if the resistance was not nearly so tragic.

  • Shelby honors National Preservation Month

    With May marking the second official National Preservation Month nationwide, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Historic District Commission are sponsoring activities to show the public why "this place matters."

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty read a proclamation naming May 2009 as National Historic Preservation Month at last Thursday's City Council meeting.

  • Jailer's stepson fatally shot

    The stepson of Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits was found shot to death early Saturday morning.

    Metro Louisville Police said Gregory Lynn Miller, 29, of Pendleton was killed in an altercation in eastern Jefferson County.

    The incident happened at about 2 a.m., when Louisville Metro Police responded to a call of shots fired.

    When officers arrived at the apartment on Charter Oaks Drive, they found Miller dead at the scene and two others wounded.

  • Nature's second act commences

    Act One of Kentucky's springtime show is almost over; Act Two is just beginning.

    The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, dogwoods, redbuds and  forsythia of early spring are gone, or nearly so. The cool, wet spring has left still in flower a few white and pink dogwoods lining Main Street, but most have dropped their blooms and are sporting green leaves. A few daffodils still hang on. Tulips may be the flowers of the Derby, but they are long gone from local gardens.