Today's News

  • School board votes to seek bids for Collins athletic fields

    The Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to seek bids for the athletic facilities for the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    The base package of $4.6 million includes a multipurpose stadium for football, soccer and track, as well as game fields for baseball and softball. Alternates (upgrades), which could be added after the board sees the final cost, could bring the total to $6.5 million.

  • Jr. Legion squad 2nd at state

    The American Legion Post 37 team takes on their State Tournament this week, the Jr. Legion team finished up last weekend in Ashland as state runners-up, matching last year’s finish.

    “We were up-and-down throughout the season, but the guys really came together,” Coach Bart Roettger said.

    Though most Jr. Legion teams can draw from several areas, Shelby County’s team is only players from Shelby County.

  • Whos Who 2009

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  • Datebook July 22, 2009

    This week

    Library event

    The Wrap-Up Party! outdoor festival for the summer reading program is 10 a.m. until noon today at the Shelby County Public Library. The event is on the front lawn of the library. There will be games and snacks. Reading logs for the Shelby County Public Library summer reading program are due before July 31.

    Kids day

    Youth groups with children kindergarten age through eighth grade are given

  • EARLIER: Shelby man killed in I-64 crash

    A Shelby County man was killed Thursday when he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, police say.

    A Kentucky State Police report said that Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville, was killed in the accident that happened at about 3 p.m. in Franklin County.

    Police say Hite was traveling eastbound on Interstate 64, when he came upon an accident at about the 48-mile marker.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 27, 2009

    Billy Bryant of 488 Cedarmore Road in Bagdad was indicted for third-degree sodomy.

    Bruce A. Boerner of 1741 Robin in Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree assault, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police second-degree, fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Mathew J. Hornback of 5824 Vigo Road in Bagdad was indicted for first-degree bail jumping.

    Larry E. Farmer of 3361 LaGrange Road in Smithfield was indicted for second-degree burglary.


  • EARLIER: City sets date for public input session for East End study

    The Shelbyville City Council has set dates to gather public input on the study it is doing on the East End of Shelbyville, 4th Street all the way to Mount Eden Road.

    The first meeting will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, with a follow-up meeting on recommendations to be held on Sept. 8.

  • County to take up address ordinance


    Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider Tuesday a first reading of an ordinance that would dictate how residents must display house numbers.

    That ordinance, which replaces one passed in 1990, further revises a standard submitted by the E-911 Board on July 8. Magistrates will consider it at 10 a.m.

    The E-911 Board voted that residents should be required to post addresses on their homes and on one side of their mailboxes.

  • EARLIER: New requirements for posting house numbers

    Most people probably never think about their number being up.

    But soon a county-wide ordinance could require that residents give the matter their utmost attention.

    No, county officials aren't asking people to start making burial arrangements. Rather, the revised ordinance requiring house numbers to be more visible is designed to avert a tragedy.

    "A lot of people don't understand the importance of proper addressing," said Shelbyville Police Maj. D. Goodwin, who is also vice chair of the E-911 Board.

  • Doug Langley named top farmer

    Kentucky Farm Bureau announced that Shelby County farmer Doug Langley is its “Farmer of the Year.”

    Langley is a tobacco, grain and beef cattle farmer, who with his wife, Robin, and children, Bruce, Christopher and Elaine, operate 5,200 acres of owned and rented land. This year, the Langleys will raise 200 acres of burley tobacco, 2,800 acres of corn, 2,400 acres of soybeans, and 60 acres of wheat.