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Today's News

  • Shelbyville PD welcomes new officer

    Blaine Kohl's face was solemn as he raised his right hand and took the police officer's oath, administered to him by Shelby Circuit Judge Charles Hickman.

    After the swearing-in ceremony Thursday morning, Kohl was welcomed warmly by some of his fellow officers at a reception in the community room at the police station.

    The new officer brings the department up to 24 strong, Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said.

  • Kentucky State Police to hold car raffle

    The Kentucky State Police Trooper Island raffle for 2009 features a 372-horsepower Dodge Challenger R/T.

    The vehicle has a brilliant black metallic exterior and a dark slate gray cloth interior. The car is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 (HEMI) MDS VCT engine with a lifetime limited warranty.

    Other features include dual rear exhaust, a five speed automatic transmission, 20-inch chrome wheels, a rear spoiler, power sunroof, six disc CD changer and six Boston Acoustics speakers.

  • Tobacco seems to have been stripped of its once great power over us

     

    So the controversial tobacco tax sailed through the General Assembly the other day, landing as quietly as a feather on a still pond.

    The governor had suggested this measure to generate revenue. Its organized opposition said in fact it would cost revenue. Farmers – the few who still had the energy – said, “It’ll kill us.” The health care and insurance companies said, “This might help us.” And the smokers said, “You already killed us.”

  • Cold-shooting Lady Rockets fall at Notre Dame

    Though a 59-32 loss might not be a good sign heading into the postseason, SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman would disagree.

    After the Lady Rockets (9-16) lost by that score at Notre Dame (19-11) Thursday, Zimmerman said she saw a lot of good signs.

    "That was one of those games where, based on our record, we weren't really concerned with winning or losing," she said. "We used it somewhat as a practice for Spencer County [in the district tonight]."

  • Creators of Edistyminen take special national award

    The East Middle School creative team behind the development of the future city of Edistyminen may not have made it into the top five for the National Engineers Week Future City Competition Finals, but that doesn’t mean it came home empty-handed.

    Just days ago, local eighth-graders Zach Brown, Logan Johnson and Sam Saarinen went on an all-expense-paid trip with volunteer engineer/mentor Tony Harover and volunteer coach Beth Dunn to present their future city design of Edistyminen to judges in Washington D.C.

  • Rockets look for repeat against Spencer

    We saw the preview just 15 days ago, when Shelby whipped Spencer County, 65-49, on the road, and now the main attraction tips off tonight at 7:30 at Anderson County.

    Shelby and Spencer will battle to see who will face host Anderson County in the championship game Friday at 7:30.

    Though the Rockets seemed to coast through much of the second half of that victory on Feb. 10, SCHS Coach Mike Clark thinks focus will be the key tonight.

  • A tribune to Robert A. Fay: Part II

    Another championed cause that took years to gain the attention it needed began with Bob Fay sending me down an alley in Shelbyville that he said deserved a photo page. What I saw in the short drive down the alley, unknown to most residents along Main Street, brought me to tears.

    Houses  with front doors resting on rusted hinges and leaving a gap at the top and bottom were crumbling to the ground. Old men sitting on porches that had holes in the floor with weeds growing through them waved shyly as I passed.

  • Murder warrant issued in shooting

    The man who was wanted for questioning in Wednesday night's shooting of Joel Mena, 17, is now wanted for murder.

    Shelbyville Police said Friday that a murder warrant has been issued for Salomon Caballero Gomez, who they believe gunned down Mena in the middle in Shelbyville Wednesday night.

    Police say Gomez should be considered armed.

    Originally, police released the name of  Santiago Caballero, but they now believe that name to have been an alias.

  • Rockets rally past St. Xavier

    Despite having made just 2 of his previous 10 free throws, Donovan Johnson calmly sank one with 6.8 seconds remaining Friday to give the Rockets (13-13) a 43-41 victory over St. Xavier (13-12).

    Johnson’s free throw followed an off-balance runner in the lane that put the Rockets ahead for the first time since a 34-33 lead nearly six minutes earlier.

  • Court Reports Feb. 18, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Alejandro Ortega, no operator's/moped license -- guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

    James L. Shuck, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- guilty -- 30-day sentence and $194 fine and costs.

    William O'Daniel, non-support -- guilty -- 120-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    David Aldridge, third-degree terroristic threatening -- dismissed without prejudice.