Today's News

  • New courthouse moves along, but City Center lags

    Of two public projects that have been under way in downtown Shelbyville – a new judicial center and a proposed entertainment/convention complex – one is coming along very well, the other not so well.

  • Bad start, bad finish for Rockets

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County girls’ basketball team won the middle, but lost the start, the finish and the game on Monday night. 

    The Rockets were outscored, 31-8, in the first and fourth quarters by host Spencer County but outscored the Bears, 19-13, in the second and third periods on their way to a 44-27 setback in one of their most winnable games of the season.

    “We competed for four quarters against a district team, that’s all you can ask for,” first-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • EARLIER: Some light at the turn: Intersection plan OKd

    State transportation officials have determined that turn signals should be installed at the intersection of U.S. 60 and KY 55, where the new Shelbyville Bypass recently was opened.

    Andrea Clifford, information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said Tuesday that District 5 engineers plan to recommend the addition of turn arrows for the north- and southbound turn lanes on KY 55 and the eastbound lane on U.S. 60.

  • Cases moving quicker because of eWarrants

    As the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office continues to implement the eWarrant system across Kentucky, officials in Shelby County say they already are seeing the benefits of the program.

    “I’m a huge proponent of the eWarrant system, and have been from the get-go,” District Court Judge Donna Dutton said. “In fact, I’m on it right now.”

  • Page set for first city council meeting

    The Shelbyville City Council will ease into the New Year with a very short agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

    The highlight has the board welcoming new council member Frank Page, who takes over George Best after last November’s election.

    Page said he’s looking forward to his first meeting.

    “I’m ready to see what’s going on in a little more detail,” he said. “I’ve been following things and keeping up-to-date, but this certainly will help me get a little more plugged in.”

  • EARLIER: School board sues developer

    The Shelby County Board of Education is suing a development company it says has failed to extend Discovery Boulevard into a thoroughfare for Collins High School.

    The board filed suit Wednesday in Shelby Circuit Court, charging that WAZE Development Company, which currently owns and is developing the Catalpagreen subdivision north and east of the school, breached its contract to build the rest of the road by the end of the year.

  • The man behind our weather plan

    He was only 2 years old, but Joe Sullivan said he could remember getting out of bed in the middle of the night to go to the window and watch a storm cross the plains around his home in Iowa.
    He wasn’t acting out of fear.
    “I was a weather junkie,” he said.
    “I used to chase storms on my bike when I was a kid, and when I got to be a teenager, I chased them on a Moped.
    “I was fearless. I would just drive right into storms.”

  • Kentucky Ag Report: Dec. 31, 2010

    Crop assistance
    requests start Jan. 10

  • Disastrous starts again scuttles Rockets

    A disastrous start sunk the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Wednesday.

    The host Rockets were outscored by Owen County, 31-0, in the first quarter on their way to a 61-20 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

  • The first victory is a sweet one


    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday night.

    The host Rockets topped Harlan, 59-48, in the first round of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational being played at Mike Casey Gymnasium to end their season-starting, 10-game losing streak.  

    “We got the monkey off our back,” first-year Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “I’m happy for the kids. They worked hard and deserve this. I’m glad for them.”