Today's News

  • Shelbyville keeps property tax level for third year

    Shelbyville City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance Thursday night levying ad valorem property tax rates for the calendar year of 2009.

    The property tax rate proposed this year is 27.5 cents per $100 assessed real property - the same as the last two years. The rate is expected to produce 1,972,111 - nearly $16,000 more than last year.

  • A young man decides to leave home and seek his fortune elsewhere

    There seems a tragic irony that in the year that Shelby County’s greatest sports star and ambassador, Mike Casey, left our world, the young man who one day may have succeeded him has left the county.

    Casey was Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1966 and led Shelby County High School to its first state championship. He went on to a storied college career at UK and became a symbol for achievement among Shelby Countians.

  • Rep. Guthrie here today

     With the debates about health-care reform, the economy and environmental issues raging, citizens have been showing up across the country to voice their concerns to their leaders.

    Today, that conversation arrives in Shelbyville, when U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visits for meetings with several groups, including one public forum.

  • Cornerstone drops KHSAA goal

    Cornerstone Christian Academy was scheduled to join the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in a few selected sports this season, but the school has decided not to participate.

    The Bulldogs were to join volleyball now and boys’ basketball this winter, but with a decrease in enrollment, the private school decided a move back to the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association would be best.

  • ‘Voice of the Wildcats’ at Shelby Kroger

    Tom Leach, the ‘Voice of the Wildcats,’ will be at the Shelbyville Kroger store on Monday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. signing copies of his new book Rich Tradition.

    Leach’s book covers University of Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks’ resurrection of UK's football fortunes and looks back at his career.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 17, 2009

    David Armstrong of 5311 Guest Avenue in Louisville,  was indicted for flagrant non-support.

    Juan Carlos Querapa of 460 Old Seven Mile Pike in Shelbyville, was indicted for first-degree assault.

    Fraser Williams of 4332 Garfield St. NW in Washington, DC, was indicted for third-degree assault, resisting arrest, first-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense and reckless driving.

  • New spay/neuter clinic developed for county

    Through kind donations, tedious fundraising, and grant money, there’s a new spay/neuter clinic in Shelby County.

    With support primarily from Lifebridge for Animals and other donors, the clinic was opened last month inside the Shelby County Animal Shelter building at 266 Kentucky Street in Shelbyville.

  • SCHS dominates Western Hills

    The SCHS volleyball team visited Western Hills on Tuesday and came away with a dominating victory, 2-0 (25-11, 25-7).

    “It was nice to start with a lead and finish with it,” SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said. “That’s something we’ve been working on, and something the girls needed to see that they could do. Hopefully we can learn from that.”

    The Lady Rockets (1-1) dominated Western Hills (0-2) at each position on the court, Pace said.

  • Shelbyville Sheriff’s Reports Aug. 21, 2009

    Normal 0 0 1 688 3923 32 7 4817

  • WICHE: Get ready the fall vegetable garden


    This could be the best fall vegetable year ever! Ample moisture and relatively mild temperatures mean that a second round of planting for fall garden can get a good start.  The challenge with the fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer. If we stay mild we have a better chance!