Today's News

  • Jr. Legion squad finishes second at state

    Comprised of players from Shelby County High School, the Jr. Post 37 American Legion baseball team finished as state runners-up last weekend at the tournament in Calvert City.

    "I thought the kids played really well and it showed how much talent we have coming up through Shelby County," head coach Bart Roettger said. "We saw a lot of improvement, and keeping guys together for next year's high school season will help."

    The heat and the Ken-Tenn team seemed to be the only things that could stop Shelbyville.

  • Retired jockey promotes cancer campaign

    A well-known retired female jockey has joined Kentucky's first lady in championing the cause of breast cancer research.

    Patricia "P.J."Cooksey, a Shelbyville resident, is working with Jane Beshear on a project called "Horses and Hope."

    In addition to fundraising efforts, the project will foster work with the state's equine industry to identify new opportunities to provide breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral.

  • Once again

    Once again, power and influence take over the law.

    On Tuesday night, the Triple S Planning Commission, back under the direction of George Best, continued their quest to totally ignore the zoning regulations. This time it was Scott Merchant who led the charge.

  • Making a Splash: Local girl to swim in world championship

    Danielle Wilkerson swims farther in a day than many people walk in a week.

    This summer she has spent countless hours at the Family Activity Center perfecting her stroke and flip turns in preparation for the Down syndrome World Swimming Championship later this year.

    Lap after lap, she cuts through the water like a knife. Her determination to win can be seen on her face as she swims and by the sheer number of hours she spends in the water.

  • Very nice lady

    I hated to hear of the passing of Mrs. Tracy. Mrs. Tracy sold me and my family our first TV. She would sell things on time. She would even let you miss a payment if you didn't have the money right then. Who's going to do that these days? She was a very nice and caring lady.

    Edna Douglas,


  • All-stars go 2-2 at state

    After a tough loss Wednesday to Jessamine County, the Shelby County 12-year-old All-stars bounced back in a big way.

    Shelby topped Middletown 10-0 in a run-rule shortened four innings on Friday to advance.

    "We hit the ball well," head coach J.R. Wiley said.

    Leading the way were Kipp Moore, Lawson Page, Kambron Burner and Zac Wiley with two hits apiece. Burner and Wiley both added solo home runs.

    Paul Miller got the win for Shelby, throwing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts.

  • Watchful citizens foil break-in

    A man was arrested for breaking into at least three cars after several residents called police to tell them what was going on, police said.

    Shelbyville Police officer Istvan Kovacs said that after shortly after 11 p.m., on July 17, dispatch received several calls from people describing a man breaking into cars at Hi-Point Apartments. Police arrived to find a man matching their description crouching behind a car in the parking lot.

    Shane Stodghill, 30, of the city at large, has been arrested in connection with those break-ins.

  • Face of 'tourism' set to change

    Shelby County Tourism director Charlie Kramer will be turning over the reins of the job to his granddaughter, Katie Kramer. But the change won't happen overnight.

    Katie, who has been an intern with Tourism for a year, is a senior at the University of Louisville and will graduate in May. She will remain as an intern until July of next year when she and Charlie will serve as co-directors.

    "Basically, the board extended her internship to two-and-a-half years," Charlie said.

    After the 2009-2010 fiscal year, Katie will take over as director and Charlie will assist.

  • Interim principal named for SCHS

    A local educator will fill in as the interim principal of Shelby County High School next year.

    Michael Rowe, who was the principal at Shelby County Educational Center at Cropper last school year, was named as the new head of SCHS by Superintendent James Neihof on Monday.

    The position was vacated earlier this month by Gary Kidwell, who left to take a job with the district's central office.

  • Post 37 wraps regular season

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team finished the regular season with a flurry to end up with a 21-12 record.

    Head coach Jim Wiley said he's very happy with the way his team is playing right now.

    "I think we're playing our best baseball of the season right now, and that's where you want to be," he said. "Everybody hit the ball over the weekend and we got some good pitching."

    Shelbyville traveled to Metcalfe County Saturday for a doubleheader and swept the home team 12-0 and 4-1.