Today's News

  • EARIER: There are some shortages of flu vaccine


     There are some shortages of seasonal flu vaccine in Shelby County, but local medical facilities generally report they still can meet the demand.

    Forecasts of a bad flu season – and the dreaded H1N1 (swine) flu – has increased awareness and demand in recent weeks. Kentucky is expected to be among the states in which flu is more widespread.

  • Mayor Hardesty has emergency surgery

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty is recovering after emergency surgery last night for a bleeding ulcer.

    Hardesty had a third  of his stomach removed in the surgery and will be hospitalized for 7-10 days.

    Hardesty's wife, Maxine, said in an E-mail that the doctor told her that if Tom didn't have the surgery when he did he likely would have bled to death by morning.

    "I know there were numerous prayers for him and we can't begin to thank each of you enough," she said.

    The staff at City Hall was anxiously awaiting an update Wednesday morning.

  • Scouting Report: FERN CREEK AT SCHS

    7:30 p.m. Friday, at Robert Doyle Stadium

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records: Fern Creek 6-1(1-0 in the district), Shelby County 5-2 (0-1 in the district)

    Last week: Shelby County lost, 35-21, at Male; Fern Creek beat visiting Southern, 48-0.

    Coaches: Fern Creek, Curtis Higgins (311-114, 35 years); SCHS, Todd Shipley (49-58, 10th year at school)

  • EARLIER: SCHS volleyball team takes district crown

  • EARLIER: Roof collapses at construction site for second time

    When and if construction resumes on one local business, the third time would be the charm.

    The roof of the building that eventually would house Family Video on Midland Trail in Shelbyville collapsed Friday night for the second time this year.

    The first time the roof collapsed in April, three construction workers were injured. This time, however, no one was present at the construction site because it was 9:30 p.m.

  • A deadly stretch of Interstate 64

    Normal 0 0 1 925 5275 43 10 647

  • EARLIER: Hicks making a national name

    Basketball fans around the county and state got to know Darryl Hicks last season.

    Now the upcoming freshman is working on spreading his name around the country.

    Hicks was invited to the Freshman All-American Camp at the University of Kentucky this past weekend. The camp was for the top 150 players in the class of 2013.

    While there, Hicks averaged about 18-20 points per game and made the camp’s top 20 and played in its all-star game, in which he posted 11 points and eight rebounds.

  • Colonels nip Shelby in OT

    After five ties during the regular season, including a scoreless one against Oldham County, it’s only fitting the SCHS boys soccer team would need extra time in the 16th District Tournament on Tuesday.

    But the extra session wasn’t kind to the Rockets (9-4-5, 2-1-2 in the district), who fell. 2-1. in overtime to the Colonels (8-9-2, 3-1-1) in the semifinals at South Oldham.

  • EARLIER: Hicks' move: 'What Darryl wanted'

     While Internet message boards lit up this week with rumors and comments  about Shelby County basketball player Darryl Hicks’ decision to enroll at North Oldham High School, his father and officials at North Oldham maintain that his transfer across the 8th Region is indeed legitimate.

  • Briefcase Oct. 2, 2009

     Grand opening