Today's News

  • Parade, fireworks celebrate independence


    Diann Cook of Shelbyville said one of her favorite parts of the fireworks display at Clear Creek Park on Sunday was how the show began.

  • EARLIER: Board delays approval of Collins athletic facilities

    The Shelby County Board of Education decided Thursday night to postpone a decision on the proposed athletic facilities for the new Martha Layne Collins High School because of the objections of one of the members.

    Board member Sam Hinkle said he did not like the plan as presented because the athletic facilities deviated from what had been originally proposed by Sherman-Carter-Barnhart, the architectural firm building the new high school.

  • Harrell to become Shelbyville's official city engineer

    In the past, the City of Shelbyville had to contract out much of its engineering work, leading to some expensive bills and grueling lag times on getting results.

    That way of doing business will change on Aug. 3, when Jennifer Harrell takes her position as the city's first official full-time city engineer and public works director.

    "She'll be able do our engineering duties, to look over development plans. In the past we'd have to contract all that out. Now we'll have a full time person on staff to do it," Mayor Tom Hardesty said.

  • EARLIER: 10-year-old all-stars have eyes on title

    In their second all-star season, this year’s Minor League 10-Year-Old All-Star team should be better prepared as they head into the district tournament today at Clear Creek Park.

    Troy Kuhl, who coached this team last year when it played as 9-year-olds, said he has seen improvement.

  • The name game is a tough one

    One of the most basic facts a newspaper tries desperately to have correct is the spelling of a name. It’s a one of those slap-your-wrists fundamentals we learned at journalism school, because our errors endure in ink on paper.

    Even if every other fact is wrong, we want that one to be right. And, frankly, when it comes to cops and courts, we have to be extra careful. You wouldn’t want to have a wrong name in an arrest report of a serial killer.

    We know we sometimes err, but we sweat the small stuff all the time.

  • What we think: School board's punt on stadium is senseless

    The Shelby County School Board’s delay on approval of the plan for athletic facilities at Martha Layne Collins High School has us a bit perplexed.

    The item on the board’s agenda Thursday was to approve the construction plan and to allow bids to be let on a football/soccer/track stadium and a baseball/softball complex. The action is required now to be able to complete construction in time for those seasons in the 2010-11 school year, when Collins will be open.

  • Post 37 continues hot streak

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team seems to have hit its stride.

    Having won six of its past eight games, including sweeping a doubleheader Friday, Shelbyville has improved its record to 13-7.

  • 11-year-olds slip up in district

    The Shelby County 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Star Team started the District Tournament at with a bang last week, but the team fizzled fast.

    However, Shelby County will get a shot to make up for the losses. As the host for the State Tournament this week, Shelby County automatically earned a spot.

    Shelby opened the district with a dramatic, 3-2, victoryover host and eventual champion Scott County.

  • Rockets take WKU passing title

    The SCHS football team came back from a two-week dead period, shook off the rust and whipped the competition for the title at the Western Kentucky University passing tournament Saturday.

    Shelby County was a perfect 7-0 in the tournament and saved the best for last.

    Passing tournaments are often filled with fast-paced games featuring high scores, but Shelby County shut out Riverdale High School of Murfreesboro, Tenn., 34-0.

  • Flood plan will identify danger zones

    What would happen if any of Shelby County's three primary dams were to fail?

    That question has been studied recently by local officials, who called in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help them develop a contingency plan of action for such a disaster.

    Shelby County is served by dams located at Lake Shelby, Guist Creek and Mary Ross Spillway, and the newest of them, Guist Creek, was built in 1961. Officials don't even know the ages of the other two, but they are more than 50 years old.