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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets make cut, finish first round at No. 5

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished the first round in 5th place with a 347, just 17 strokes off the lead of No. 1 Glasgow.

    The Lady Rockets trail Glasgow, West Jessamine, Scott County and Russell County.

    Candice Wiley leads Shelby County with a 1-over par 73, and is tied with North Hardin's Lydia Gumm for fourth individually. Emma Talley, of Caldwell County, is the leader after the first round with a 7-under 65.

    Wiley was headed back to the practice range at about 12:30 p.m.

  • A testament to goodness

    This only could have happened in a town of the size and style of Shelbyville, one with spirit and soul.

    And it's a quintessential reason why you might always have preferred Mayberry to Manhattan (even if there's no doubt that you are a BIG fan of the Big Apple).

    This scene could be cast and played in many places across the country and the world, to be sure, but few visitors would believe it could happen.

    Some would snicker. Some would guffaw. Most would shake their heads.

  • Wiley remains in top five

    Shelby County's Candice Wiley remains in the top five through nine holes in the second round of the Girls' State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club Wednesday.

    Wiley had a chance to make a move after a birdie on No. 7 pushed her to 2-under for the round and 1-under for the tournament, but back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 pushed her back to even for the round and 1-over for the tournament. She finished the front nine tied for fourth.

  • Commercial changes coming to downtown Shelbyville - 4 new businesses opening as some depart

    The lineup of businesses in downtown Shelbyville is about to have some noticeable changes, with a new retail outlet filling open store fronts at 718 Main Street as soon as Friday.

    That's where To Be Continued, a clothing and furniture consignment store, will assume space vacated by longtime downtown businesses Image Tree, which has closed, and Country Squire, which has reduced its space.

    Also coming soon are Through The Looking Glass, a new boutique tea room, a new counseling service and a new gallery.

    Departing are the bridal shop Eventuality and Main Street Music.

  • Miller pleads not guilty to wanton endangerment

    A Bagdad-area man who is a minister at a church in Louisville was arraigned in Shelby District Court on Tuesday after being indicted for pointing a loaded gun at his neighbor.

    Richard Miller of Cedarmore Road pleaded not guilty before District Judge Donna Dutton to a second-degree wanton endangerment charge in connection with an alleged altercation with Dana Duncan on July 24.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Oct. 16 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Oct. 9 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Oct. 14 -- Historic District Commission meets at 5:30 p.m., 627 Main St.

    Oct. 14 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

  • The man of aces - Jeffries has carded 22 holes-in-one

    Bennie Jeffries says the game of golf is easy, the objective being to hit the ball into the hole.

    So every time he tees one up, he expects the ball wind up in the cup.

    Twenty-two times Jeffries has teed it up and done just that, and that's not including the three times he has made par on a par 3 when his first shot went into the water.

    And don't forget his four double-eagles.

  • Thief drops in at local pharmacy - Police say intruder punched hole in roof in attempt to steal drugs

    When the owner of Smith-McKinney Pharmacy on Midland Trail found out his store had been broken into, he didn't go through the roof - but the intruder already had.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle was arrested Friday for breaking into the drugstore by cutting a hole in the roof, Shelbyville Police said.

    "He cut a hole in the roof and lowered himself down with a rope with a toe strap on it," Maj. Danny Goodwin said.

  • Rockets offense continues to struggle - Shelby falls 35-13 to No. No. 4 Manual

    The Shelby County offense, once a high-octane force continued to sputter Friday because of injuries throughout its lineup.

    The Rockets, playing without 13 injured players, managed a meager 258 yards in a 35-13 home loss to Class 6A No. 4 Manual.

    While the offense continues to look for answers, the defense has stepped up its play, despite the final score.

  • Montell picks up three endorsements

    State Rep. Brad Montell announced three endorsements Tuesday that he said, "represent the cornerstone endorsements that are key to my campaign."

    He announced he has been endorsed by Kentucky Right to Life, the National Rifle Association and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    "These endorsements are central to my message," Montell said.

    Montell, a Republican, is running for a fourth term as state representative for the 58th House district, which covers Shelby and Spencer counties. His challenger is Democrat Bill Young. Montell defeated Young two years ago.