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Today's News

  • Shelby man takes in NYC marathon

    Shelby Countian Chris Kovacs got a treat earlier this month when he was awarded the chance to run in the New York City Marathon.

    "If you're a long distance runner the New York marathon is a must do," he said. "It's the pinnacle."

    Kovacs was the only Shelby County runner, and one of a relative few from Kentucky, that got the chance to run in one of the most popular races. About 39,000 runners took part in the race, plus, the city hosted the Olympic marathon trials the day before, making the weekend the biggest marathon weekend ever.

  • Artists seek incentives

    Downtown could become a destination for the arts, according to a group of artists and art lovers. But government officials must offer more business incentives to foster creativity here, they contend. Members of the community must also support the arts scene before the area can realize its full creative potential.

    Linda Powell, a board member of ARTractions!: The Cultural Arts Guild of Shelby County, said through small business tax incentives, the city can lure artists to establish galleries and studios.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Nov. 15 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Nov. 15 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Nov. 19 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

    Nov. 20 -- Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

  • Schools mark 'book week'

    While Debra Colby read "Mary had a little lamb" to a class of first graders at Wright elementary on Tuesday afternoon, the children listened attentively as the story unfolded. As Colby, the school's library and media specialist, read and pointed to the pictures in the book, one student laughed and said, "You can't bring animals to class."

    This week, reading sessions such as this are abundant as educators across the county participate in the National Children's Book Week.

  • Electrical worker falls to death

    A 34-year-old man died after falling 30-feet from a bucket truck Monday in the 5500 block of Vigo Road in Bagdad.

    The man, who has been identified Carroll Cosby, of Monticello, worked for Dobson Construction Co., a subcontracting company hired by Shelby Energy to help upgrade power lines in the Bagdad area.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton, who responded to the accident scene Monday afternoon, said Cosby was flown by helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital Monday but died early Tuesday morning, apparently from the injuries sustained in the accident.

  • Where does your money go?

    Sooner or later, you have to pay your property taxes.

    If you don't, you face penalties and having a lien put against your property.

    But what exactly do you get in return for your money?

    "It's the best bang for your buck when it comes to county property taxes," said County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger. "It's a great value for people who reside in Shelby County."

    This year's county property tax rate is .11 per $100 of assessed value. That means that if you're home is assessed as having a value of $100,000, you pay the county $110.00.

  • Deputy jailer charged with giving drugs to inmate

    A female deputy jailer has been arrested on charges she provided marijuana and prescription drugs as well as other contraband to an inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center.

    Teresa A. Goodlett, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of first-degree promoting contraband, a felony, and four counts of second-degree promoting contraband, a misdemeanor.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff's report, Goodlett admitted she provided marijuana and 12 prescription muscle relaxers to Shelby County Detention Center inmate Kent Skaggs.

  • Rockets rally, shock Scott County 60-56

    The SCHS football team started slow, but finished with a flurry, topping Scott County 60-56 in the first-round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday.

    Shelby County (7-4) trailed 29-7 at the end of the first quarter, and 43-27 at halftime before taking control of the game in the second half.

    Scott County (9-2) blocked two Rocket punts in that first quarter, leading to a touchdown and a safety, and the Rockets struggled to stop Scott's potent run offense.

  • Rocket runners finish 6th at State Meet

    The Shelby County boys' cross country team had been slipping in the state rankings, but the boys entered the State Meet with high expectations after finishing second in the region.

    Those expectations paid off as the Rockets finished sixth out of 24 teams Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

  • Several treated for suspected food poisoning

    At least eight people were treated for suspected food poisoning Friday after consuming salad at a church luncheon, according to health officials and patient reports.

    "We did have three people come to the hospital with symptoms that were similar to that of food-related illness," said Jewish Hospital-Shelbyville spokesperson Holly Husband.

    Later lab tests from JHS showed negative screenings for the top four food poisoning agents in patients treated there, Husband said.