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Today's News

  • Teen girls in custody over threats

    Two Shelby County teen-agers remain in custody at Lincoln Village Detention Center in Hardin County after making written threats against a school teacher.The teens, two 14-year-old females, were arrested at Shelby County High School Thursday after school officials confiscated notes passed between the two that outlined specific threats to at least one teacher.

    School officials alerted the school resource officer who in turn contacted the sheriff's office.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Feb. 14 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Feb. 18 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Feb. 19 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Feb. 20 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Feb. 21 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Community meetings

    Feb. 14 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

  • Store owner says 'sin tax' is unfair, destructive

    Bobby Vest, owner of Spirit Shoppe, said he came before the Shelbyville City Council Thursday night to voice his and other local liquor business owners' disagreement with the city of Shelbyville's "sin tax" of five percent on alcohol.

    Since the tax became effective in October 2007, Vest said it has been destroying local liquor businesses, as people in the city are traveling to buy alcohol in surrounding counties that do not have the tax.

    "We're not getting the volume customers," he said.

  • Weather service says two tornadoes hit county

    Residents on the east side of the county who said they heard what sounded like a freight train in the early morning hours of Feb. 6 were not just hearing the wind. The National Weather Service on Saturday said the county was hit by two tornadoes, one in the Bagdad/Cropper area, and another near Waddy.

  • Rockets' game against Spencer moved ... again

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County and moved to Wednesday, Feb. 13, has been moved yet again because of the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.

  • Rockets win third straight

    With their third straight win, the Shelby County boys' basketball team appears to have ditched a mid-season slide that saw the team lose five of six in January.

    The Rockets (16-6) picked up a 60-51 win at Simon Kenton (12-11) on Friday, proving the team can beat top competition on the road.

    "That was a very good win against quality competition on the road," SCHS head coach Mike Clark said. "I was real pleased with the way the guys responded after a long bus ride and in a hostile environment."

  • New voting machines on hold till next year

    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry has $148,500 to buy new voting machines but the money's not burning a hole in her pocket yet.

    Because Congress could still decide to alter the type of electronic voting machines currently used in Kentucky and other states, Perry said it would be best to wait until next year to purchases any new voting machines.

    If approved by Congress, the Holt bill would require voting jurisdictions to use opti-scan voting machines equipped with printers rather than touch screen electronic machines to ensure votes from each machine are verifiable.

  • A different storm: Wintry mix ices roads

    Last week it was tornadoes. This week it's snow and ice.

    A fierce, steady snow started falling at about 5 p.m. Monday, a bit earlier than weather reports predicted and just in time for rush hour.

    Traffic moved slow and steady on I-64 throughout the night but the number of weather-related accidents grew to the point where Shelbyville Police Major Danny Goodwin said his officers had so many calls at once they were forced to hand out the state forms you fill out yourself if it wasn't an injury accident and the vehicles were moveable.

  • Working to better Shelbyville

    Shane Suttor has filed for a second term on Shelbyville City Council.

    Suttor said several important issues were addressed in his first term serving the city - issues that will continue to need to be watched.

    "We sought to keep property taxes low," he said. According to Suttor, keeping taxes low depends on the progressive growth of the city.

    "I still feel that smart growth, development, is a big issue," he said. "We need to maintain services and grow a proper way."

  • SCHS game against Spencer moved

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team's game scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 12, against Spencer County has been moved due to the weather.

    The Rockets will now face the Bears for the final district seeding game Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at SCHS.