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Today's News

  • Contest gets ugly

    Heather Wilson's living room is no longer just ugly.

    Instead, it has earned the dubious honor of being the ugliest room in Shelbyville.

    Wilson is ecstatic.

    For those who are not in the loop, Wilson is not ecstatic because she doesn't have to come up with ugly room jokes for the comedy circuit.

    No, she is happy because being the proud owner of the ugliest room in town entitles her to a makeover.

    Wilson was the top vote-getter in the Ugly Room Contest sponsored by the Shelbyville Merchants Association for Retail Trade (SMART).

  • Woman's death in jail stuns family

    Ana Romero's death in August at the Frankfort Regional Jail has her grieving family members concerned about the circumstances surrounding her demise, according to the family's attorney.

    Shelbyville attorney Matthew Pippin said that though her death is being investigated as a suicide, nothing about Romero's actions or state of mind indicated that she was suicidal.

  • North to Alaska: Shelby teens trek the 'last frontier'

    Laura and Ben Kelley, ages 15 and 14 respectively, were not sure what to expect when they signed on for a two-week trip to Alaska, but one thing they weren't counting on was rain, lots of rain.

    "We had like maybe 24 hours of sunshine total the whole time," Ben said.

  • County lands Fortune 500 company

    Cleveland, Ohio-based Eaton Corporation announced plans to build an $80 million data center in the Kingbrook Commerce Park in Simpsonville, the Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation announced Tuesday.

    "It's not everyday we get a Fortune 500 company," said Libby Adams, executive director of the industrial foundation.

  • Parkinson support group set to start

    "Everyone has a thorn in the side," said Shelbyville resident Alton Webb. "Parkinson happens to be mine."

    What Webb describes as a "thorn" in his side is Parkinson's Disease--a chronic, progressive, neurological disorder, symptoms of which include hand tremor, slowness of movement, limb stiffness, and difficulty with gait and balance.

    A thorn indeed.

    Even though there is no cure for this disease, there is medication that can help somewhat with treating some of the symptoms of the disease, which can be very debilitating.

  • North Hardin holds on to top Rockets

    It was nearly Sunday by the time the Rocket football team finished the season opener, and that made it an even longer ride back to Shelby County.

    North Hardin stopped Shelby County on two fourth-quarter drives to hold on for a 33-30 win in the second game of the Joe Jaggers Classic Saturday.

    Shelby County had some standout statistics in the game -- Branden Cresap threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns, Ty Barnett had 50 yards rushing and Edwin Thomas caught nine of 10 passes thrown his way. But it was two special teams plays that cost the Rockets the most.

  • Two named to Heritage Council

    Two local residents have been named to the most prominent cultural preservation council in the state.

    Stephen L. Collins and Darlene J. Brown, both of Shelbyville, have been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Heritage Council.

    The council, which is tasked with identifying, preserving and protecting the cultural resources of Kentucky, is made up of 16 members from across the state.

    The council members work to preserve the buildings, structures, farms and landmarks in Kentucky that are historically significant.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Sept. 4 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Sept. 6 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

    Sept. 9 -- Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Waldridge Center.

    Sept. 9 - Shelby County Democratic Women's Club meets 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Young challenges Montell to debates

    Bill Young, democratic candidate for Kentucky's House District 58, held a press conference Wednesday to challenge incumbent Brad Montell to a series of four debates.

    Two of the debates would be in Shelby County and two would be held in Spencer County, Young said, with one in each county being an open-ended forum allowing the audience to ask questions, which is something he thinks people want to be able to do.

  • Cornerstone opens 2-0

    The Cornerstone soccer team opened play this week, winning two games at home.

    Despite having just more than enough players to play, the Bulldogs are coasting early with a 5-0 win over AIE on last Thursday and a 2-0 win over Frankfort Christian Tuesday.

    First-year CCA head coach Sara Barber said she was impressed with her team.

    "I thought they did very well and played as a team," she said. "With not having subs (against Frankfort) I expected them to get worn out, but they just kept going."