Today's News

  • Legion team opens play this weekend

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team has wasted no time getting started this year.

    The team will travel to Bowling Green this weekend to play four games at Western Kentucky University.

    Though his roster isn’t completely set just yet, Coach Jim Wiley said the team should be pretty good.

    “We got a few guys back from last year, and I think we’re going to be pretty good,” he said. “We’ll find out in a hurry.”

  • Shelbyville Then and Now exhibit open to all

    Around $30,000 and two years later, the Shelby County Historical Society has completed and opened its Shelbyville Then and Now exhibit on the second floor of its building at 627 Main St.

    The exhibit is loaded with downtown Shelby-related artifacts, photographs and a video that depict a portion of the county’s history spanning from 1870 to the present.

    The first thing visitors will notice is a large rendering of early 1900s downtown Shelbyville.

  • Lady Rockets out at State

    OWENSBORO -- The SCHS girls’ softball team’s seniors will be back in time for graduation, much to their dismay.

  • What we think: Titans no giant as a new nickname

    Do you know what a Titan is? And does it have some connection to Shelby County?

    Well, yes, now it does because Titans was selected as the new nickname for Martha Layne Collins High School.

    The Collins High School Titans?  Sounds forgettable.

    Actually, we think the students who selected it probably were remembering the Titans, as in the feel-good movie starring Denzel Washington.

    We doubt they had spent much time studying the origin of the word: Greek mythology.

  • Fawbush wins international award

    Shelby County’s Sheila Fawbush was one of 20 women from four countries honored last week for their work with women's health education.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves, a Boston-based women's health organization, named Fawbush one of its Women's Health Heroes for 2009. She was among 100 nominees from 12 countries who were up for the award. Winners included authors, physicians, non-profit agency directors and teachers. She was the only Kentuckian to be honored.

    Fawbush, Shelby County’s Cooperative Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences,

  • EARLIER: Teen killed in crash Tuesday night

    A Shelbyville teenager was killed Tuesday night in a car crash on Burks Branch Road just after 9 p.m.

    Shelby County Deputy Coroner Janet Morris said that Samantha Mathus-Cooper, 18, a senior at Shelby County High School, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A press release from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said that Mathus-Cooper was a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle that carried three other occupants.

    Sheriff's detective Jason Rice said in the release that a preliminary investigation indicates that speed was a factor in the crash.

  • Local man is first graduate of drug court

    A courtroom might seem a strange place to hold a celebration, but for Paul Rucker, it was entirely appropriate. For he had come full circle.

    Rucker, 57, a former cocaine addict, stood in front of his family and friends in the Shelby County Circuit Courtroom on Friday and made a tearful, yet joyful statement.

    "I am so happy today," he said, with tears streaming down his face. "Because I am free at last."

    As the crowd, which included judges and court officials, burst into thunderous applause, Rucker smiled through his tears.

  • EARLIER: County to freeze salaries in proposed 2009-10 budget

    If Shelby County Fiscal Court is to balance its budget next fiscal year, there will have to be salary freezes across the county.

    That’s what magistrates learned Tuesday night when they got their first look at a budget that trims $600,000 from an already tight 2008-09 budget.

    The budget calls for operating expenses of just less than $17 million, a slice of about 3.6 percent.

  • EARLIER: Finalists named for Plughaupt Scholarship

    Shelby County Public Schools have announced the six finalists for the prestigious Pflughaupt Scholarship.

    This year's finalists are Lindsey Anderson, Nick Hamblen, Landri Tripp, Anne Bowersox, Kayla Pilcher and Chris Obermeyer.

    The winner will receive $5,000 every year for four years. The award is based on academic achievement, community involvement and other achievements. The winner will be named at the school's awards night on June 2.

  • Walmart updates its 'experience'

    The Walmart Supercenter in Shelbyville is undergoing a significant expansion of its floor space in an effort to create a better shopping experience for its customers.

    This remodeling will give each of the store's departments an update, featuring new, wider aisles and more customer-friendly lower shelves. The exterior will get an update, too.

    Walmart officials said they based their plans on feedback from customers.