Today's News

  • Back-and-forth grinder goes to Shelby’s 13-year-olds

    Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star Team grinded out a 7-6 victory over an evenly matched Frankfort team Wednesday to advance in the District Tournament at Clear Creek Park.

    The teams exchanged the lead throughout the game and were tied, 5-5, five innings.

    But after Frankfort scored to regain the lead at 6-5, Zac Wiley hit in a game-tying run in the sixth inning, and in the seventh and final inning Zach Holmes smashed double to drive in the winning run.

  • Shaw, Beckley, Johnson in junior all-star games

     Shaw, Beckley Johnson

    play in all-star game  

    Some of Shelby County High School's best young athletes took the court at Bellarmine University Saturday in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association East/West Junior All-Star basketball game.

    Wearing an East jersey instead of her regular Rockets jerseys, Taylor Shaw put up three points in the girls' game, which was won by the West, 71-51.

    The game was tied after one quarter, but the East was outscored, 23-7, in the second quarter and never caught up from there.

  • 12-year-olds take third at State

    Following a loss early in the State Tournament, the Shelby County 12-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team battled back through the losers' bracket and earned a third-place finish this past weekend in Lexington.

    Northern Lexington, which had knocked Shelby into the losers' bracket Friday by beating it, 9-0, eliminated Shelby in its third game on Saturday, 21-5.

    Coach Mike Dugle's squad beat both Bath County and Danville to get the rematch with North Lexington and advance within a victory of the championship game.

  • EARLIER: Police nab suspect in rash of burglaries

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for numerous recent break-ins at businesses in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested Wednesday and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.

    Weathers is on parole after being convicted in a similar spree of crimes in Nelson County six years ago, and police appear convinced he is responsible for the break-ins and thefts that hit 15 businesses in Shelby County during the past few weeks.

  • Pool provides free sunscreen

    For the rest of the summer, visitors to the outdoor pool at Clear Creek Park will be treated to free sunscreen.

    The lotion, located at the entrance of the pool in a pump dispenser, is SPF 30, said Renee Blair, North Central District Public Health Director.

    "At the pool, we have two stations with a gallon container dispensed with a pump, and they can put it on while they're there," she said.

    Blair said the free lotion as well as an additional umbrella is part of the health department's campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer.

  • EARLIER: Burglary spree targets insurance agencies

    As many as a dozen businesses, primarily insurance agencies, have been the targets of a recent series of break-ins spanning a four-county area that has motivated some of the victims to offer their help to law enforcement.

    Little information is available from Shelby County's police agencies, but the business community is abuzz about what some see as a carefully planned series of burglaries in which the perpetrators smash windows, cut communications and power lines and carry away safes that they later open.

  • CUB to help build homes for New Orleans

    Twenty dollars an hour to wash dishes in a restaurant in New Orleans sounds like a good thing.

    But Billie Wade, chief executive officer of Citizens Union Bank, said that wage points to the reality of a city that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With fewer residents and less available housing, wages and housing costs have gone up.

    "There's primarily no affordable housing to bring people back to do that type of work,” he said.

  • Collins' athletic facilities topic for board's work session

    The Shelby County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for tonight to discuss the specifics of the athletic facilities proposed for the new Martha Layne Collins High School, which is under construction.

    The board was set last Thursday night to vote on a proposal for which had been submitted by Sherman-Carter-Barnhart, the architectural firm that is building the facility, when board member Sam Hinkle began to object strenuously to the proposal.

  • Shelby County Court Report, July 17, 2009

    District Court The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Michael Lynn Beard, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license - plead guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 30 days, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years and $143 costs.

    Dorothea M. Carrier, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting - plead guilty - 5-day sentence and $244 fine and costs.

  • News briefs: July 15, 2009

     Daycare Registration

    Because of state regulatory changes, Shelby County Public Schools’ after-school programs were required to become licensed daycare facilities during the 2008-2009 school year.  Changes have been implemented for the 2009-2010 school year, stemming from visits to nearby daycare programs by and input from a group of parents representing each elementary school.