Today's News

  • Porn charges against Shelby man go federal

    A Shelbyville man charged in April with four felony counts of possession child pornography now has been charged in federal court with six counts of having more than 700 illegal images on his home computer.

  • MAGISTRATE District 4: Bill Hedges

    Republican Bill Hedges has filed to run for magistrate in District 4 in Shelby County.

    He is unopposed until the general election, when he will face one of three Democrats who have filed for the seat being vacated by Cordy Armstrong's retirement from the court.

    "I have lived in Shelby County most of my life, and my goal is to help keep it a great place to live," Hedges said. "The transport industry has been my occupation for over 30 years as dispatcher, safety director and truck driver."

  • Sheriff: Mike Armstrong

    Wednesday, the first day to file for office in the 2010 election, found four Shelby County officials meeting up at the county clerk's office to file for re-election at the same time.

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry looked on as County Attorney Hart Megibben, County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, Sheriff Mike Armstrong and Jailer Bobby Waits jockeyed for elbow room at her counter to fill out their papers.

  • Bancroft pleads not guilty in slashing

    LAWRENCEBURG – With a dozen family members of the woman he is accused of killing glaring at him, a shackled and visibly nervous Gary Bancroft made his first live appearance in an Anderson County courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Bancroft, a former Shelbyville resident accused of slashing to death his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley of Mount Eden, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

  • In Shelby County, Where’s the Tea?

    The Republican offshoot Tea Party has been making national headlines for more than a year now. With rallies all over the country and even as close as Louisville, the group has taken the nation by storm with its Taxed Enough Already motto.

    But, oddly enough, this wave of popularity seems to washed right over Shelby County.

  • MAGISTRATE District 4: Mike Whitehouse

    Magistrate Mike Whitehouse has filed to run for a sixth term in the magisterial District 7, which encompasses much of the southern part of Shelby County.

    Whitehouse, a Democrat, has served as magistrate for 21 years. He said he is excited about the chance to serve his community for another four years as magistrate.

  • Henry man sues head of health department

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  • 2010 primary calendar

    Nov. 4: Earliest date for affixing of signatures on candidate filing forms for an office on the 2010 ballot.

    Nov. 4: Earliest day for candidates to file for an office on the 2010 ballot.

    Dec. 31: Last day to change political party affiliation and be eligible to vote in that political party affiliation's primary election.

  • EARLIER: SCHS 36, Southern 32

    LOUISVILLE -- The tears of joy that left streaks on Quinten Cottrell’s cheeks said it all - Shelby County finally had won a football game.

    Cottrell scored three touchdowns and shook off a late fumble to help the Rockets’ defense preserve the team’s first victory of the season – 36-32 at Southern on a smoky Friday night.

  • MAGISTRATE District 6: John C. Lewis

    Democrat John C. Lewis of Bagdad has filled to run for Shelby County magistrate in District 4, a seat currently held by Cordy Armstrong.

    Lewis, in his first race, said he was inspired to run for office by a desire for community involvement as well as out of a sense of admiration for his parents, Jack and Stella Lewis, who were politically oriented.

    "Dad served both as a deputy sheriff and later as Shelby County Jailer, and mom was instrumental in the rise of the Shelby County Democratic Party in both local and state races," he said.