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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets open with a victory

    The SHCS girls’ cross-country team opened the season Tuesday with a victory in the Clarksville (Ind.) High School Hokum Karem meet.

    The triumph came from the combination of Caterina Karas and Taylor Webb. The meet had runners alternate each mile, and racing against other pairs as well as other teams.

    Karas and Webb ran a 38:06, holding off a pair from Eastern High School by 21 seconds to win.

    As a team, the Lady Rockets placed third out of seven schools with 44 points. Floyd Central (Ind.) won the meet.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 6: The great siege of Boonesborough

    Daniel Boone and his garrison at Boonesborough, despite their resolve to defend to the death, agreed to negotiate with Chief Blackfish and his Shawnees, a force of more than 400, during their confrontation in the late summer of 1778.

  • School board, public to consider tax increase

    Seeking more revenue to keep up with the growth of county schools, the Shelby County Board of Education will consider raising the 2009 school property tax at its meeting Thursday at Wright Elementary, but not until it holds a public hearing at the meeting’s 7 p.m. start.

    The proposal is for an increase to 66.6 cents on real property and 66.6 cents on personal property. The revenue produced by such rates would be around $19.4 million, a 6 percent increase from 2008.

  • Shelby Countians' chief concern: health care

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  • Shelbyville Police Reports: Aug. 28, 2009

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  • Rocket soccer team drills Spencer

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team coasted to an 11-1 victory at Spencer County on Tuesday.

    The game was called with about eight minutes to play because of the 10-goal mercy rule.

    “We had about a million chances to score,” SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. “I thought we played really well. I told the kids going in that I didn’t want them fooling around or joking around, I wanted them to play hard just like we were playing anybody else. It’s my belief that you respect your opponent by playing hard, and I thought we did.”

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments: Aug. 14, 2009

    Richard D. Smith of 571 Big Valley Drive in Sheparedsville, Ky. was indicted for second-degree escape and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Antonio D. Sanderson of 617 and 1/2 3rd St. in Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a controlled substance (hallucinogen marijuana), possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, and reckless driving.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 28, 2009

    Obama-advisor McKenzie speaks Saturday

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on car break-ins

    Information is being sought on two car break-ins that happened between 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 and 6 a.m. on Aug. 24 in the 1000th block of Lakeview Drive.

    Both vehicles were locked.

    In one of them, the thief gained entry to the vehicle by breaking out the front passenger window. In the other, the driver’s window was broken.

  • EARLIER: County reviews comprehensive plan

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court held a workshop Wednesday night to review the Goals and Objectives of the county’s new Comprehensive Plan.

    The workshop was held at the request of Magistrate Michael Riggs, who said at a fiscal court meeting on July 19 when the document came up for a first reading that he wanted  the court to examine it further before adopting it.