Today's News

  • Local golfer hopes for gold

    While he won't be traveling to Beijing, a local athlete hopes to win his second gold medal this summer.

    Lance Alexander, of Shelbyville, is one 33 athletes from Kentucky who will compete in the 2008 U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh next month.

    The competition, which is organized by the National Kidney Foundation, is open to any athlete who has received a tissue or organ transplant.

  • Neihof's contract finalized

    The Shelby County Board of Education has ratified James Neihof's contract as superintendent for the school system.

    The contract, which will last from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2012, will give Neihof an annual base salary of $125,000 for the first year.

    In subsequent years, the board can increase his salary by the same percentage rate as the certified teachers with the same rank and experience.

    Neihof's salary just tops the pay of the district's last fulltime superintendent, Elaine Farris.

    Farris' annual salary during her last year was $123,554.

  • Man jailed after escaping from custody in courtroom

    Panic broke out in the courthouse Tuesday morning after a man pushed a bailiff aside and fled before he could be handcuffed.

    Brandon Davis, 26, of Taylorsville, is now lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center after the escape attempt, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Davis was in Shelby Circuit Court for probation violation, according to sheriff's detective Jason Rice.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    June 26 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    June 25 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

    June 25 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

  • Post 37 pitching starting to come around

    Shelbyville American Legion manager Jim Wiley still isn't sold on his team's pitching, but after wining two out of three over the weekend, Wiley did something he hasn't done all year: compliment the pitchers for three straight solid games.

    "I don't know if we have it figured out or not, but we got three really solid games from our pitchers," he said. "We played three pretty decent teams and got good pitching against all of them."

    Shelbyville closed out the weekend with a 5-2 win at Owensboro.

  • Shelby County Fair

    2008 Fair Scenes

  • Shelby County 2008 Fair Scenes

    2008 Shelby County Fair Scenes

  • Arachnophobia is no laughing matter

    I hate spiders.

    I realize that people use the word 'hate' when they don't really mean it.

    However, I use the word emphatically in this instance.

    I know that spiders have their niche in the global ecosystem and they probably look good to each other.

    But in addition to being totally obnoxious, scary and disgusting, they are UGLY!

  • Riley wins youth oratorical contest

    Kyra Riley won the girls' youth oratorical contest sponsored by the Shelby County Optimist Club, held April 22 at the Stratton Center. This is a copy of her winning speech.

    Why me? Why not? I believe this is a question everyone asks in life's journey. It usually is asked when we come face to face with challenges. If we are positive, then we realize that we need to go through difficulties to get somewhere higher. When my Administrator first mentioned this topic, I pondered on it, like my fellow orators. I wanted to establish its meaning and make a personal connection with the theme.

  • SCHS well represented on softball All-star teams

    Jessica Williams was picked to play for the West Senior All-stars over the weekend. Williams played in all three of the team's games -- one each against the West juniors, East juniors and East seniors -- and helped lead the team to a 3-0 record.

    In the first game Saturday, Williams was 1-2 with a two-run double and a run scored in the West Seniors' 6-0 win over the East Juniors. In Saturday's second game, a West Seniors' 8-3 win over the West Juniors, Williams was 1-1 with a single and a stolen base.