Today's News

  • School board to honor teachers, hear key reports

    After about a month without a meeting because of the holidays, the Shelby County Board of Education will be back in action Thursday.

    The meeting will kick off early with a reception at 6:30 in honor of National School Board Recognition Month and for the new National Board Certified Teachers.

  • Faces of Fitness in Shelby County

    You can tell it’s January by the throngs of people heading to the gym to work off the holiday pounds.

    The thing is, how long will it last?

    Jerimiah Heath, director at the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park, said in general, people start to lose their enthusiasm by the end of February.

  • There is a little more to that horse story

    When last we left you, we had shared our heartwarming little story of the Paint mare my wife had adopted, which some of you said left you feeling as good as it did us.
    We’ve had smiles and tears and hugs and plenty of handholding through this process, but today, in homage to the great Paul Harvey, we must share “the rest of the story.”
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  • What we think: Tragic shootings bring new fears

    The tragic and traumatic shootings that occurred in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday leave us  at once in a sad and frightening place.
    For any innocent person to be gunned down is a tragedy. For a respected judge and five bystanders to be left dead and a promising member of Congress critically wounded is a statement.
    And because of that statement, we fear this is a crime with another potential target, too:
    This is an inherent assault on the First Amendment.

  • We congratulate: Sen. Tapp on his retirement

    With the dawning of the new year, so many wonderful deeds have come and gone without a sufficient round of applause.
    So many have given of their time to help others (including in moments of need and tragedy). So many have been willing to serve.
    Many have been praised publicly – including outgoing public servants Cody Armstrong, Betty Curtsinger and George Best – and there’s an upcoming appreciation dinner for retiring state Sen. Gary Tapp.

  • Shelby County Sheriff's Reports Jan. 13, 2011


    Leonel Langarcia-Castellanos, 30, of 1105 Main St. No. 3, in Shelbyville was arrested Nov. 5 at 690 Taylorsville Road and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.



  • Same house, 2nd fire may be arson

    Officials say they suspect arson could be at the root of a house fire Tuesday morning at a home off Taylorsville Road near Finchville.

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said the fire was doubly strange because the same house, located at 755 Heritage Lane, was damaged heavily by fire just last month.

  • Shelby County Schools closed Wednesday

    Shelby County Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday because of inclement weather, the fourth time this school year there has been cancellation.

    Snow has continued to fall in Shelby County, with about another inch forecast overnight that would be accompanied by strong winds.

    Makeup dates will be discussed at the school board meeting scheduled for Thursday night.

  • Closed schools, slippery spots greet commuters

    Another snowy morning -- albeit lighter snow -- found schools closed for the second consecutive day and some roads dotted with slick spots.

    Small accumulation overnight was enough to render some very slippery areas on side roads and community streets in Shelby County. Interstate 64, U.S. 60 and the county's other primary arteries were clear except for snow blowing across the asphalt.

    Windy conditions were expected to be a big part of today's forecast, with gusts reaching from 20 to 30 mph. More light snow flurries are expected througout the day.

  • Basketball games called off

    The snowy weather Tuesday caused changes in the basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night involving Collins and Shelby County High Schools.

    Collins' boys game against Casey County has been rescheduled for Saturday evening, with the JV game starting at 6 and the varsity at 7:30.