Today's News

  • Chamber's Community Showcase is Saturday

    Given the tough economic times, this year's “Survivor” theme for the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce's Community Showcase may be especially apt.

    “We're calling this one 'Surviving Tough Times,'” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the chamber.

  • SCHS graduation decision reversed

    Another decision by Shelby County High School’s site-based decision making council has caused some strong reactions among parents and students at Shelby County High School -- even though the decision has been reversed. The council voted in February to abolish seating by grade-point average at the school’s commencement.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports March 31, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Antonio Prado, 31, of Shelbyville was arrested Saturday at Lynn Acres, and charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), first-degree robbery, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

    William H. Lafolette, 30, of Simpsonville was arrested Friday on Midland Trail and charged with DUI, first offense and careless driving.


  • Rockets drill Eminence, 20-1

    The SCHS baseball team pounded out 16 hits, including a home run and five more extra-base hits, in a 20-1 five-inning whipping of Eminence on Tuesday.

    Shelby (3-2) scored nine runs in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from John Hunter.

  • Spring full of optimism on football field

    The SCHS football team hit the field Wednesday for its annual spring game.

    And though there were four players involved with baseball and 10 others out for injuries and other reasons, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said he was “a little shocked” with what he saw.

    “I was very pleased with how the guys came out and played,” he said. “We tried to keep the two teams even, and after I divided them, the A team was very confident, and the B team was a little skeptical. But the B team came out and won, 21-0.”

  • EARLIER: Casey placed on respirator

    Family members remained hopeful Thursday that Mike Casey could pull through the overtime game he is playing against heart disease.

    Casey, the former Shelby County and University of Kentucky basketball star, gave everyone a scare early Thursday when he stopped breathing. Doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center placed him on a ventilator.

    On Thursday afternoon he was resting peacefully, having been sedated because of the discomfort caused by the breathing tube in his throat.

  • Stumbo's suit against school board dismissed

    Shelby County Circuit Judge Charles Hickman has dismissed a suit brought against the school board by a fired former teacher who was trying to regain access to school grounds so he could attend his daughter's activities.

    Scott Stumbo, a former Shelby County High School teacher, was banned from school grounds in February 2007 after being fired for allegedly sexually harassing a student in 2006.

    Stumbo was indicted on charges of distribution of obscene material to a minor. He submitted an Alford Plea and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, probated for 24 months.

  • Local man indicted for failure to register on sex offender list

    A local man has been indicted for not reporting his new address with the Kentucky State Police's Sex Offender Registry.

  • Manhunt continues for man suspected of murder

    Joe Mena is buried, but there are few leads on the man police believe shot him. A family has laid a loved one to rest, but the search for his killer is far from over.

    As 17-year-old Joel Mena was being buried Tuesday in Shelbyville, police continued a diligent search for the man who they believe fired the shot that killed him.

    Mena died Wednesday night on the sidewalk where he fell after being fatally wounded. Police say he managed to stagger several feet before collapsing.

  • EARLIER: Delegation lobbies Congress on dead animal removal

    Kentucky's county leaders took the issue of dead animal disposal to the halls of Congress last week in an effort to get at least a delay in an FDA regulation that, at least temporarily, has shut down local farmers' ability to remove large animals that die on their farms.

    Representatives from the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) met with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Congressmen Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers, Ed Whitfield and a staff member from Congressman Ben Chandler's office. The KACo delegation included Shelby County Magistrate Tony Carriss.