Today's News

  • Woman jailed for falsely reporting rape

    A Shelby County woman was arrested Thursday night after she confessed to lying about being raped, police say.

    Kera Hudspeth, 18, of Shelbyville is charged with falsely reporting a rape.

    A police report provided by Kentucky State Police, the arresting agency, said that on Jan. 2 Hudspeth went to Jewish Hospital at 3 a.m., where she reported having been raped earlier that evening by a Shelbyville man.

  • SCHS pounds Oldham early, often, 15-8

    Shelby County’s hot offense continued to burn up the opposition.

    On Tuesday evening, the Rockets scored five runs in the first inning and went on to pound rival Oldham County, 15-8, at Clear Creek Park.

    The Rockets (15-8) had trailed before overpowering South Oldham last week with a 9-run outburst, but this time they didn’t wait to grab the lead.

    The Rockets had 14 hits and took advantage of six walks and six hit batters by Oldham County’s pitchers.

  • Traffic checkpoints coming up

    Motorists will soon be seeing more traffic safety checkpoints being conducted by Kentucky State Police.

    Troop Ron Turley with KSP media relations said the locations for these safety checkpoints are determined by need. KSP conducted one such checkpoint on U.S. 60 at Fields Lane, east of Simpsonville, on Tuesday night. No statistics were available for that evening.

    “We generally pick high accident areas, because this is where the need is most urgent,” he said.

  • Crime Stoppers seek info on burglary

    The public is asked to call in with any information anyone has about a burglary that happened on Monday morning.

    Between midnight and 7:30 a.m., the Dollar General Store, located at 21 Mount Tabor Court, was burglarized, police say.

    Someone cut a hole through an exterior wall, and once inside, the intruder damaged another wall, alarm system components, a safe and computer equipment.

    Items were moved, but it appears that nothing was removed from the business. The intruder(s) caused nearly $3,000 in damage to the business.

  • Brandon Brown makes cut in first Nationwide event

    Former SCHS and Eastern Kentucky University standout golfer Brandon Brown played in his first Nationwide Tour event during the weekend.

    In front of 46,000 fans at the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greenville, S.C., Brown, who normally plays on the Hooters Tour, shot 69-71—140 to make the cut. On Saturday and Sunday, he improved his scores to 68 and 69 and finished at 9-under-par and tied for 44th. He earned $2,630.

    Michael Sim shot 22-under to earn his second victory of the season on the Nationwide Tour.

  • Newspaper vending machine stolen

    Crime Stoppers is looking for information about a theft that happened sometime between the early morning hours of May 24 and May 25.

    At that time, someone took a Courier-Journal vending machine that was located in front of the Save-A-Lot store at 22 Village Plaza.

    The box is valued at more than $300 and contained about $10 cash.

  • Decker to head county GOP

    The county's Republican leaders have chosen Jennifer Decker to head up the local GOP.

    Decker was selected last week to replace Steve Miller, who resigned after taking a job as an aide to Congressman Brett Guthrie. Miller had been party chair for about 18 months.

    As county party chair, Decker will be responsible for recruiting candidates for local office, serving as fundraiser-in-chief for the local party, acting as liaison between the county and state and national GOP and being the spokesperson for the party.

  • A Sixth Street wedding

     He's from Columbia, Ky. She's from Louisville. But if home is where the heart is, there can be little doubt that their future is in Shelbyville.

      Four years ago Tom Waggener helped start Sixth & Main Coffeehouse in downtown Shelbyville.

      That summer Teresa Jane Powell walked into the shop, and a friendship was born.

      "We hit it off and were friends right away," Waggener said.

  • Life’s labor lessons sometimes turn out to be lies

    There is more than a little understatement to say that these are sad and troubling days for the manufacturers of Shelby County.

    Great symbols of change and growth in our dear old homestead are closing their doors, sending home their workers and leaving behind facilities that could become the weed-infested, rust-crumbled eyesoresthat we are used to seeing in states farther north.

  • We congratulate: SCHS softball team on going to State

    In Owensboro this weekend, a group of girls from Shelby County High School will make a bid to be the best among the state’s softball teams.

    They begin on Friday morning against top-ranked Christian County on a journey of hope and desire against 15 teams from around Kentucky.

    Several of these young women are seniors playing for the final time. Some will go on to play in college. Others will give up the sport.