Today's News

  • News briefs: June 26, 2009

    Children’s program

    Shelby County Community Theatre presents Summer Arts Enrichment Workshops for the summer. Preschool Dance, Rock Star Dance, Hip Hop and Scene Study for Teens are being offered for the week of July 13-17.  Deadline for registration is July 6.  Visit www.shelbytheatre.org for more information and registration forms or call 633-0222.

  • Schools to continue after-school programs

    The Shelby County School Board voted Thursday to approve a new Public Schools Day Care Program for the 2009-2010 school year.

    After hearing from parents their concerns about proposed changes, the schools adopted a plan to continue to operate the program and not turn it over to the Frankfort YMCA, as previously had been presented.

    To do so, there will be changes, including a fee increase that will cost parents about $20 more per week, balanced rates for all schools and restriction of care only to after-school hours.

  • My Word: Iran's problems touch us at home

    During the last couple of weeks, the world, or my world rather, has been fixated with Iran.  The Iranian people, like they do every four years, went to the polls to elect a president.  Only this time it was predetermined.  The Iranian people didn’t have a say.  The government chose for them. 

  • Post 37 makes semis at Paducah tourney

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team went 3-2 at the Paducah tournament over the weekend, and the team showed its coach something.

    “We were disappointed we didn’t win, of course, but we played very well,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “I was very satisfied.”

    Shelbyville went 2-1 in pool play to advance to the tournament play, in which it beat Sullivan, Mo., 5-2, on Saturday.

  • Brown in 2nd Nationwide event

    Brandon Brown received his second Nationwide Tour exemption this week, and he's teeing it up in the Nationwide Tour Players Cup at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va.

    Brown earned a few exemptions on the Nationwide Tour after his third-round finish in the PGA's Qualifying School last year.

    In his first tour stop, Brown made the cut and finished tied for 44th in his first Nationwide event last month.

    Brown is currently 57th on the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour, with two top 20 finishes this season.

  • Schools plan to continue to run after-school care

    Shelby County Public Schools may continue to operate its own after-school programs for elementary students for the 2009-2010 school year, but there will be changes.

    At its meeting Thursday night at 7, the Shelby County Board of Education will hear a proposal created by the administration and parents that would keep the school system in charge of students after the final bell rings.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show, June 27, 2009

    Results from Wednesday's competition at the Shelby County Fair Horse Show.

    Listed: Horse, rider, owner

    Class 1: Five Gaited Adult Amateur

    1. Last Serenade, Victoria Reed, Victoria Reed

    2. Hey Joe, Burlington Saddlebreds, Cyndi Simmons

    3. Temptress Too, C. Jean and Christopher Nalley, Christopher Nalley

    4. Lakeview's Rare A Phi, Hillcroft Farm, Misdee Wrigley Miller

    5. Imperiatptor, Laurel Nelson, Laurel Nelson

    Class 2: Junior Roadster Pony

    1. Johnny Walter Red, Roger Sims, Roger Sims

  • Clarkson tabbed for All-State team

    Shelby County baseball player Jared Clarkson finally ended his high school career.

    Clarkson played in the East vs. West All-Star Game this past weekend and then topped that by being named First Team All-state by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association.

    "I wasn't expecting that at all," Clarkson said.

    However, maybe he swayed a few votes during the game when he took Luke Maile, Kentucky's Mr. Baseball and a University of Kentucky signee, yard.

  • Brown misses cut at Nationwide Tour Players Cup

    Shelby County native Brandon Brown fired a 72-74 - 146 in this first two rounds of the Nationwide Tour Players Cup at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va., on Thursday and Friday.

    His 2-over-par put him on the outside looking in for the weekend: The 36-hole was set at 1-under (143).

    Tom Gillis shot a 15-under 273 to win his first Nationwide event this year.

  • Man charged in bomb threat

    A Shelbyville man arrested May 21 has been charged with first-degree terroristic threatening in connection with a bomb threat at the Shelby County Court House on April 20.

    Jon Jackson, 34, of 71 Juniper Drive is accusing of calling in a bomb threat to the court house, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.