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Today's News

  • Police and BBB warn of new scam

    A new type of scam involving text messages and cell phones has surfaced, and police want you to be alert for it.

    Istvan Kovacs, community resource officer at the Shelbyville Police Department, said that he first became aware of the scam when he received a text message recently on his cell phone that told him his bank account at a certain bank (not his) was temporarily locked, and to unlock it, he should call a certain phone number.

  • Obama's appointee comes from strong Marine lineage

    President-elect Barack Obama has recently nominated Marine Corps General James L. Jones, Jr. to be his National Security Advisor.

    In this position Jones will head the National Security Council, which has the function of advising and assisting the President on national security and foreign policies and coordinating these policies among various government agencies.

    His uncle, William K. "Bill" Jones, was a contemporary of mine in the Marine Corps.  And this is the story of the elder Jones.

  • UK recruit Zollo, Clark County at SCHS on Saturday

    Shelby County fans can get their first look at University of Kentucky commitment Vinny Zollo on Saturday, when he visits SCHS with his Clark County Cardinals.

    Though Zollo, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, is the center of attention after committing to UK last summer, he brings a balanced and talented Clark County squad with him. The Cardinals are 10-3 and have two of the state’s top sophomores in Zollo and 6-3 guard Robbie Stenzel.

  • Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Troopers to participate in presidential inauguration

    Two Kentucky State Police troopers are scheduled to participate in the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C.

    Troopers Hunter Martin of Louisville and Jason Palmer of Lexington, both of Post 12, which includes Shelby County, have been selected to go to the nation's capitol for the historic event. They will be in Washington, D.C. from Sunday, Jan. 18, to Wednesday, Jan. 21. They will be part of a detail that will provide assistance to the Metropolitan Police Department there.

  • Mad about hats

    “Well,” said Carla Smith, adjusting a hat at a jaunty  angle on the head of Leukemia patient Judy Adler, “It all started in October, which was designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

    That's when Smith, a mamographer, RT(R)(M), at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, started a drive to collect hats and scarves for local ladies undergoing chemotherapy.

  • A parade can really get the holiday spirit flowing

     You probably were standing in the bone-chilling cold Saturday and watching Santa arrive in Shelbyville at the end of a long parade.

    Chances are, you’ve been there before, sometimes huddled in the rain, sometimes elbow-to-elbow with friends but always enjoying the magic and anticipation that the parade represents.

    This has been a great tradition of Shelbyville as long as I can remember. It’s no made-for-TV production, but it’s ours.

  • Slow start ends Rockets' upset bid at Ryle

    The Ryle Raiders raced out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back, topping the visiting Rockets, 69-56, Saturday.

    The slow start put Shelby County (7-13) in a hole the team just couldn't climb out of against the Raiders (12-6).

    "The first four minutes really hurt us," SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. "I thought we played hard for about 28 minutes, but we just got to far behind."

    The Rockets were able to trim the lead to six points early in the fourth quarter, but Ryle would not be denied.

  • Group from Shelbyville witnesses Obama's inauguration

    WASHINGTON – Linda Manica yelled “hallelujah” as she neared the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama on Tuesday.

    Her strong voice echoed from the buildings and immediately was affirmed by a chorus of “amens” from the crowd of thousands who were flowing into the National Mall.

  • SCHS girls win ugly opener

    It wasn’t exactly the way Shelby County's girls basketball team thought the opener would go, but it still started the season 1-0 Monday.

    The Rockets allowed Carroll County just two points in the fourth quarter as they pulled away for a 44-34 victory.

    But though their defense was overwhelming, their offense was underwhelming. The Rockets shot just 23.1 percent in the game, hitting just 15 of 65 shots.

  • Property owners sue over deal gone awry

    A group of local property owners are suing a development company that they say failed to honor an agreement to buy a parcel of land from them and three governmental bodies whose restrictions they believe contributed to the breakdown of their deal.