Today's News

  • Tyler Phillips: ‘That guy’ at SCHS

    Tyler Phillips is that guy at Shelby County.

    That guy you can count on. That guy you can depend on. That guy others can look to and look up to.

    “He’s just thatguy,” Rockets football coach and assistant track & field coach Todd Shipley said of the SCHS senior. “When you need to get something done, you say, ‘Hey Ty, we need this done.’ And he does it, no questions asked.”

    There’s no questioning Phillips, a football player and runner for the Rockets’ track team, though.

  • Sharks have solid showing, look for another

    The Shelby Sharks had a solid showing last weekend, and now they hope to have another one this weekend.

    Last weekend members of the local swim team competed in the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships in Cary, N.C. This weekend many more will swim in the 2011 Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championship, 13 & over division, at Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus.

    Overall Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath was pleased with his team’s performance at the Section meet.

  • What happens in Shelby if U.S. shuts down?

    The looming potential of a federal government shutdown next Friday has people worried nationwide.

    Federal agencies could be charged with identifying essential programs and personnel, and several programs, offices and services could be shut down while Congress tries to agree on budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.

    And so far the programs that could be affected are being kept in the dark.

  • New zoning request won't merit new study

    The Triple S Planning Commission will cover an old topic at a new location when it meets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

    Because of improvements being made at the Stratton Center, this month's Triple S meeting will be held in the Tulip Room at Shelbyville City Hall.

    There are just three items of new business, two concerning Equestrian Lakes North, the newest portion of the subdivision.

    The developers have reworked the preliminary plat of the subdivision that boarders Clark Station Road and KY 148.

  • Shelby County Animal Shelter: Too many dogs, not enough food, lots of help

    With an overcrowded population and short on funding, James Collins, an animal control officer with the Shelby County Animal Shelter, turned to the community for help.

    And in a matter of hours they responded.

    "We have had a huge response," Collins said about an E-mail he sent yesterday requesting help with dog food. The shelter currently has nearly 70 dogs, but is set up with just 30 kennel runs.

  • Montell, Hornback not optimistic about session

    Shelby County’s lawmakers say they can see what’s going on in the General Assembly, and they’re not hopeful that even the special session Gov. Steve Beshear called for Monday will find a solution to the messy Medicaid impasse they are facing.

    Beshear called this special session – the ninth since 2001 – to fix a $166 million gap in the Medicaid budget that, if not addressed, he said would cause at least 30 percent rate cuts to Medicaid providers in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

  • That face on your TV may be someone familiar

    “It seems like only yesterday when she graduated from [Shelby County] high school, and now she’s living in Hollywood, within walking distance of the Walk of Fame.”

    Those are the words of Eve Lawson Lewis, the mother of Ruby Lewis, a member of the Class of 2003 who just finished up a national tour of the Broadway musical Greaselast year and has moved on from musical theater to television.

  • New signs of times on I-64

    There’s a bit of a civil war breaking out in eastern Shelby County, and the first shot wasn’t even heard.

    This is about Waddy and Peytona – or is it Peytona and Waddy? – neighbors along KY 395, which crosses Interstate 64 about 10 miles east of Shelbyville.

    You may not have noticed, but if you travel eastbound on I-64, new signs placed there by the state now list the exit for “Peytona/Waddy” rather than giving Waddy the top billing it has had since the exit opened in the late 1950s.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports March 11, 2011


    Andrew H. Stalker, 21, of 534 Hanna Road in Shelbyville was arrested Feb. 4 on La Grange Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense, speeding, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) and not having a prescription drug in its original container, first offense.



  • Shelby teacher is drawing up a new career

    If you venture into a T.J.Maxx store these days and look for some art for your home, you actually could be supporting a Shelby County woman’s new business.

    By day Liz Ruff is a special education teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, but an avocation born of a childhood of moving has led her through a circuitous route to a hot new career in children’s art.

    Ruff, 42, produces acrylic illustrations on canvas that are sold as decorative accessories for children’s rooms, and they have become, she says, a very busy and lucrative enterprise.