Today's News

  • Forum set for new schools

    At three upcoming public forums, the Shelby County Board of Education will receive public input on their construction plan for three new school buildings in the county.

    Last month the board decided to adjust the organizational structure and size of a planned secondary school and the time line of a proposed elementary and middle school.

    The board is now required to receive approval from the Local Planning Committee (LPC) for the plan. Part of the state-required approval process is receiving public input on the changes.

  • Snuffing the smoke

    As a respiratory therapist at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, Jason Everson daily works with patients who have wrecked their lungs by smoking tobacco. However, until last year, Everson's own smoking addiction kept him hooked to a habit he knew could kill him.

    "I was addicted," he said. "Even though I saw the effects of it everyday."

    Everson said that with his wife and child both allergic to smoke, he was given added incentive to stop smoking.

    After he broke the habit, Everson said he was eager to help others also become smoke free.

  • A story that needs telling

    As most of you may know, I am part of the Huber Family that has Huber Orchard and Winery and Joe Huber's Family Restaurant. They are located in Starlight Indiana 14 miles from Louisville. My grandmother and grandfather had 53 grandchildren. I am the oldest living male at 82 years of age, and I have gone back to work.

  • Community datebook

    Public can attend

    Jan. 10 -- Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at 403 Washington St.

    Jan. 15 -- Fiscal court meets at 10 a.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Jan. 15 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    Jan. 17 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Community meetings

    Jan. 10 -- Shelbyville Kiwanis Club meets at noon at the Stratton Center.

    Jan. 10 -- Waddy Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m.

  • Lady Rockets thump Spencer County, 60-19

    Barring a disaster Thursday against Eminence the Lady Rockets will earn the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    The girls hammered Spencer County 60-19 Monday, just two days after beating Bryan Station 58-47 and topping Anderson County 64-54 Friday. The girls are now 2-0 in district play with 2-12 Eminence being the lone remaining district-seeding game.

  • Man arrested in armed robberies

    A 25-year-old Shelbyville man has been arrested and charged in a string of seven armed robberies in Shelbyville and Shelby County as well as in three armed robberies in Louisville.

    According to a police report, Louisville Metro Police joined forces with the sheriff's office and Shelbyville police to investigate the robberies that started with the armed robbery of Game Stop near Wal-Mart on Dec. 10 and ended with a New Year's day armed robbery of the Shell Mart on Taylorsville Road.

  • Rockets lose step in district race

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team fell behind in the race for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, losing 60-53 to Anderson County Friday.

    Shelby fell behind in the first quarter and never could fully catch the visiting Bearcats.

    Anderson (7-3) led 26-25 at halftime and then started to pull away in the third quarter with a 19-11 advantage.

  • Hawkins retires from clerk's office

    Nancye Hawkins spent 27 years following the golden rule.

    As an employee with the Shelby County Clerk's Office, she sometimes encountered people who were not real happy to be there paying a motor vehicle tax or registration fee.

    But she never lost her cool.

    "I loved my job," Hawkins said. "If you're good to people, they'll be good to you."

    She said March was always her favorite time of the year in the clerk's office.

    "That's when I got to see my truckers and my farmers," she said. "It was an exciting time of year. It was very busy."

  • School board to toast district NBCT faculty

    Stephanie Harris' fourth grade students at Heritage Elementary probably do not fully understand the significance of their teacher being recognized as a National Board Certified Teacher. For them, they have always known she is great.

    Harris, who is one of seven teachers in the district to have recently received the national distinction, said the knowledge that she received during the process of preparing for the exams has benefited her as an educator.

  • Montell announces for term 4

    Saying he will stick to the basics of fewer taxes, less government and responsible spending, state Rep. Brad Montell announced he will run for a fourth term in the state House of Representatives Monday.

    "My commitment is to reduce the tax burden, have less government regulation and exercise responsible spending in Frankfort," Montell said. "I believe my voting record supports these positions and now more than ever, we must hold government responsible for how it spends our tax dollars."

    Montell, a Republican, represents Shelby and Spencer counties.