Today's News

  • Chow down: Food prices fell in 2009 -- but not everyone notices

    You may not realize it when you looked at the cash-register receipt, but you’ve been paying less lately for your groceries.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau just released its annual survey of food prices, and its figures show those prices declined 5.6 percent statewide in 2009.

  • Buster Douglas: Shelby County loses a star

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  • Schools bill may have sidelined Montell's effort

    Kentucky took a step toward trying to attain nearly $200 million in federal funds for school reform this week when both the Senate and House passed HB 176.

    That bill, sponsored by Rep. Carl Rollins (D-Midway), would give school districts the right to close low-performing schools and to reopen them under the management of an educational management organization.

  • Shelby helping students Close the Deal for college

    Through Greater Louisville Inc.’s Close the Deal program, Shelby County High School had local volunteers helping students with college entrance forms and financial aid forms.

    The school saw 47 students show up on Wednesday, and  another 41 were scheduled for Thursday.

  • Local church members to go to Haiti

    Members of two local churches have plans to journey to Haiti to aid local relief efforts there.

  • A gold rush is coming to Shelby

     In January 1848, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California. During the next few years of the American Gold Rush, more than 300,000 men, women and children flooded the West to seek their fortunes by panning or mining for raw gold. 

  • Rockets overcome third-quarter slump

  • CITY COUNCIL: George Best

    George Best said he liked his first turn on the Shelbyville City Council so much he’s decided to run again.

    Best filed his papers to run for a second term this year, and he’s hoping to help lead the city into the new decade.

    Best said, like all cities, finding revenue will be key.

    “How do we get more revenue without increasing taxes?” he asked. “And how do we increase our services with out raising taxes? Those are the biggest questions we’ll face. There are several ways it can be done.”

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports: Jan. 27, 2010

    Robert S. Newton Jr., 29, of 3718 Mareli Court in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 3 at the detention center and charged with first-degree assault on a fellow inmate.

    Laura Y. Elfast, 45, of 334 Ardmore Lane in Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 11 at 500 Taylorsville Road and charged with shoplifting.

    Charles W. Gray, 24, of 3188 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 11 on Frankfort Road and charged with third-degree criminal trespass.

  • Rockets hold on for win at Henry County

    Solid 3-point shooting saved Shelby County on an inconsistent defensive night, as the Rockets won 58-47 at Henry County Tuesday night.

    The Rockets hit seven threes, including three from Boomer Beckley, in the first half to lead 35-24 at halftime. But the third quarter saw the Wildcats out-score Shelby 13-5 and trim the lead to 40-37.

    Cache Tomlinson gave his team some much-needed breathing room early in the fourth with two threes. A couple steals helped stop the Wildcats, who found it all to easy to pull the Rocket defense out of the lane for an easy bucket.