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Today's News

  • Two longtime deputies retire

    Two longtime Shelby County Deputies retired Friday after decades of service.

    Fred Rothenburger has 21 years as a deputy and Sgt. Mike Murray, 25 years.

    More than 100 people turned out at a party in their honor held at the former district courtroom in the old courthouse to bid the two farewell, with an abundance of hugs, handshakes and well wishes.

    The room could not contain all of those who came, with everyone from all police agencies in the county, emergency services, dispatchers, family and friends, spilling out into the hallway.

  • Crime spree leads to lengthy police pursuit

    Shelbyville Police had their hands full trying to catch up with a Louisville man in the predawn hours Thursday who, in the space of just over an hour, went on a bizarre crime spree ending in a freaky police pursuit, police said.

    Tommy D. Manion, 53, is charged with burglary, theft, criminal mischief, trespassing, tampering with physical evidence and criminal possession of a forged instrument, in a series of events that began at 1:30 a.m. when officers responded to a burglar alarm at Cox Smokers Outlet on Breighton Circle.

  • Clarkson scores seven in Bridge Battle

    It’s been a good summer for Collins High School senior guard Grant Clarkson as he had a chance to showcase a new weapon in his game.

    Clarkson, a 5-11 starter for the Collins 8th Region Championship team last year, scored seven points for the Kentucky All-Stars in the Battle of the Bridges game that pits the players from the Louisville Metro area against players from Southern Indiana.

  • Collins wins at Henry County

    It was a big opening weekend of golf for the local girls high school teams as Shelby County and Collins both competed in the Rocket Invitational and the Henry County Invitational.

    Collins broke loose Monday in the Henry County tourney shooting a 361 to take first place while Shelby County took second with a score of 387.

    The Titans got strong outings from senior Claire Watts who took third place with a score of 83 while freshman Rylee Suttor shot an 84 to finish fourth.

  • Max Perfomance, Baptist are joing forces

    High school athletes in Shelby County will have an extra option to turn to if they end up on the disabled list or even just a little banged up.

    Thanks to a new partnership between Max Performance Physical Therapy and Baptist Healthcare Sports Medicine, the local schools will have an extra athletic trainer on hand at all home sporting events and also added coverage during practice times on a daily basis.

  • Post 37 falls in title game

    After rolling into the state tourney finals with two solid wins, the Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team ran into some hard luck, dropping their next two games to Post 31 of Paducah to finish second in the state at Brooks Stadium in Paducah.

    “We played extremely hard and pretty well in the first two games,” Post 37 coach Roy Bailey said. “In the championship games we just made too many errors.”

  • Young looking to be Shelby's next star

    When Lilly Young walked off the course at the Oxmoor Golf Club two weeks ago as the champion of the Big I regional tournament she knew exactly whose steps she was following.

    “Candace Wiley won that tournament before her junior year and Madison (Thomas) won it before her junior year,” Young said. “I thought it was kind of cool I won it before my junior year.”

  • Eades hopes to carry on linebacker tradition

    No one needs to tell Nick Eades about the shoes he’s filling.

    Eades, who will start at middle linebacker for the Collins High School football team as a sophomore this year, grew up watching former all-staters Michael Brooks and Masai White and well knows the impact they had on the field.

    “I’m aware of them,” Eades said. “I know how good they were, and I know what an important position this is.”

  • 50th anniversary: Charlotte and Sam Chandler

    Charlotte and Sam Chandler have been married for 50 years. The couple was married on Aug. 12, 1965.

    He retired after 40 years in education, serving as teacher, high school principal, assistant superintendent and dean of students.

    She is the former Charlotte L. Gowin and retired after 39 years with Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company (formerly Shelby County Trust Bank). She served as vice president.

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet is Kentucky’s tiniest winter guest

    Our smallest bird except for the hummingbird is only 4 inches long with a 7-inch wingspan and weighs 0.2 ounces and is a fairly common migrant but somewhat uncommon winter resident to Kentucky.

    The Golden-crowned Kinglet breeds in dense coniferous forests across and throughout the southern provinces of Canada, New England, the Appalachian Mountains, and the western Rocky Mountains on up to southern Alaska.