Today's News

  • Mitch Bailey: a coach, teacher, friend

    Mitchell Bailey, a coach of champions and an inspirational teacher of thousands, died Thursday morning of complications following stomach surgery. He was 82. Bailey was an assistant coach on Shelby County High Schools’ state championship basketball team in 1966 and its state baseball championship team in 1979, and he took the 1966 baseball team to the state finals, too. But it was the legions of students who sat in his U.S. history class at SCHS over whom Bailey perhaps had the most influence in his career.

  • State to honor National Board Certified teachers

    Each year during the legislative session, the state honors teachers who have achieved National Board Certification, and this year Gov. Steve Beshear has taken it one step further.

    Beshear signed a proclamation declaring Tuesday as Kentucky National Board Teacher Day.

  • CONSTABLE: Rommel Colson

    Rommel Colson of Waddy is announcing that he will seek election to constable in the District 5 area of Shelby County.

    The boundary of District 5 includes west of the Franklin County line, east of Governor Square, north of I-64 and south of Benson Pike.

    "My ambition is to serve and help the people of District 5, and I will strive to make the constable's Office more visible and productive and provide the services that the citizens deserve in this area," he said.

  • Smoking group gets time at Fiscal Court workshop

    The Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke Free group has taken the Shelbyville City Counci'ls suggestion and requested and received an audience with Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Fiscal Court has scheduled a workshop on Feb. 23 to hear Vladi Gomelsky’s presentation, about a month after Gomelsky spoke to the city council.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said Fiscal Court put the presentation in a workshop because of the informal setting.

  • Lady Rockets earn trip to championship with 65-38 win against Lady Bears

    The Lady Rockets advanced to the 30th District Championship game with a 65-38 win against Spencer County Wednesday night.

    Trailing 17-9 after the first quarter, the Lady Bears cut Shelby's lead to five in the second quarter with a Sydney Spencer three. But Lady Rockets Dee Dee Davis and Taylor Shaw hit back-to-back threes to regain the momentum and take a 29-15 halftime lead.

  • Mary Schrader Simmons: 1946-2010


    Mary Schrader Simmons, known for years as “Mrs. Mary,” the matriarch of the Dorman Center, died Monday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, a week after a stroke and a fall had left her in serious condition.

    She was 65.

  • A local plant is back in operation

    Superb IPC LLC opened its doors in November, 2009 at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, a facility previous owned and operated by Greenkote. 

    A partnership of former managers from Greenkote -- Michael Hesketh, Milton Sheehan and Bill Ramsey -- acquired all assets and provided the working capital to re-established the business.

    Stacy Craig, Plant Manager of Superb IPC said that the facility currently has only six employees but plans to hire more as soon as business is awarded.

    When Greenkote closed in January 2009 it employed 54 people. 

  • Lucas, Becherer to run Collins football

  • Wills to serve 9 months in theft

    Jody Wills of Shelbyville was sentenced Friday to 9 months in the county jail and her 10-year plea agreement was probated for 5 years by Senior Judge Steve Mershon.      

    She has to make restitution of $720,000 that she admitted embezzling from her employer, attorney Mark Dean's law office in Shelbyville. The state had sought restitution of $800,000.      

    She was immediately booked into custody at the Shelby County Detention Center.      

  • Crime rate up slightly ln 2009

    Crime in Shelby County grew slightly in 2009, the county’s police agencies report – but so did arrests.

    Kentucky State Police, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelbyville Police Department and the Simpsonville Police Department all reported that both criminal arrests and traffic citations were up – in some cases significantly – from 2008, and traffic accidents declined.