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Today's News

  • County gives $50,000 to senior center

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court has released funds that will go toward the renovation of the senior citizens facility.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he had set aside $50,000 for a new center last year, but, due to an economic downturn, building a new center is not possible at this time. So, at the request of Rusty Newton, executive director of the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency, he decided to let the senior center have the money anyway to renovate their current facility instead.

  • Man dies unexpectedly while working on air conditioner

    A local man was found dead late Monday night by a couple who had hired him to repair their air conditioner unit, according to Shelbyville police detective, Bruce Gentry.

    Kenneth Peting, 65, of Simpsonville, was repairing the unit at a residence when he was found deceased by the couple when they returned home that evening, Gentry said.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    A Shelby County grand jury recently indicted the following:

    • Radari M. Lee of Shelbyville was indicted for fleeing and evading police (in a motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police (on foot), resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

    • Ray Edward Moore and Sheila Faye Fletcher of Shelbyville were indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine).

    • David Lockard of Shelbyville was indicted for second-degree burglary and six counts of theft by unlawful taking over $300.

  • Rockets grab passing title at Grant County

    The SCHS football team wrapped a perfect run through the Grant County passing tournament Saturday with a 45-29 win over Western Hills in the championship game.

    While Western Hills started strong, the Rockets' defense stiffened in the second half, basically shutting Western Hills down.

    "They have a big quarterback, about 6-6, 220, with a rifle arm, and they scored 14 points in the first half, but they didn't score again until late in the game," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said. "We played a little more man defense and changed up our coverages some."

  • Post 37 falls in championship game

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team had an offensive weekend that a team could only dream of. The boys amassed 54 runs on 59 hits, including five home runs, over just four games at the Shelbyville American Legion Invitational Thursday through Sunday.

    However, despite those amazing offensive statistics, the team left the park Sunday feeling empty.

    Shelbyville scored eight runs on 11 hits in the championship game against Cassville, Mo., but came up short, losing 10-8, mainly because of committing six errors.

  • 2008 Shelby County Fair Pre-teen contestants

    The Miss Shelby County Pre-Teen Contest is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    Contestants must be 8-years-old by July 1 and not have reached their 13th birthday by Oct. 31. Five finalists and a first runner-up and winner will be chosen from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

  • 2008 Shelby County Fair Teen contestants

    Sixteen Shelby County girls will compete in the Miss Shelby County Teen pageant at the fair Tuesday. The winner will compete in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant. The contestants, 13- to 16-years-old who all attend Shelby County High School, are judged on beauty, poise and personality.

  • 2008 Shelby County Fair Queen candidates

    The contestants must have reached her 16th birthday by Oct. 31 and shall not have reached her 22nd birthday by Oct. 31 of the year when the contest is held. Contestants will be judged from the standpoint of beauty, poise and personality.

    At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, they will compete in shorts attire, followed by formal attire at 7:30 p.m. There is also a private showing in bathing attire for judges only.

  • Triple S to discuss zoning in Simpsonville

    The Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday concerning proposed changes to the zoning regulations for the city of Simpsonville.

    The new regulations, if adopted, will affect the permitted uses for property adjacent to or near the interstate. These changes, which will affect Interchange, Limited Interchange and General Interchange zones, will apply only to the city of Simpsonville, not to the rest of the county.

  • Simpsonville man dies in head-on crash

    A two-vehicle collision on the overpass at I-64 and Ky. 55 late Tuesday afternoon has claimed the life of a Simpsonville man and left his wife and another woman in serious condition.

    Joseph Wilson, 68, of Veechdale Road in Simpsonville, was pronounced death at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he and his wife, Sarah, were airlifted after the crash.

    Beatrice Centers, 59, of Taylorsville, was transported by ambulance, according to Jason Rice, a detective with the Shelby County Sheriff's office.