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Today's News

  • Kids at play

    The sound of children’s laughter in the park is not an unfamiliar sound, but to those who attended a pre-grand opening at the county’s new playground Monday, it was even sweeter than usual.

    Under a sun-drenched sky, excited young voices could be heard exclaiming everything from “Daddy, you’ve just got to see this,” to “I’m going up again!” to “Hey, this is not as easy as it looks!”

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Breakfast jumpstarts Jubilee

     It was an early morning for many Thursday as they filed in the Undulata Farms for the 19th annual Jubilee Kick-Off Breakfast.

    “It was the biggest crowd we ever had, we had to add three ten-top tables,” said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, owner of Undulata.

  • SHELBYVILLE HORSE SHOW: Getting show ready

     It’s time to dust of your best boots and break out your finer threads again because the town is saddling up for the Shelbyville Horse Show at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

    “The competition will be very strong, it always is,” said R.H. Bennett, the Shelbyville Horse Show manager. “We have a lot more quality than we do quantity, and I expect that most of the wins here are either current world’s champions or will go on to win the world champions.”

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION–Verizon gets approval for new tower

    Shelby County Verizon Wireless customers can expect a clearer connection in the southwestern portion of Shelby County soon.

    The Triple S Planning Commission Tuesday approved an application for a 185-foot monopole telecommunication tower with five-foot lightening rod.

    Keith Brown with Pike Legal Group, on behalf of Verizon Wireless, presented the proposal and said there is a substantial need for the tower.

  • Shelby native to lead state Republicans

    Shelbyville native Michael Biagi has been selected to serve as the next Executive Director of the Kentucky Republican Party.

    The decision was made just after the organization’s Chairman and Executive Director Steve Robertson announced that he would be stepping down from the position next month to take a job with a public affairs firm in Lexington.

    Robertson will stay on as an unpaid chairman of the state party until after the November general election.

    Biagi will assume the role of executive director on August 1.

  • Iceman wins assistant pro title

    The weather was cool but Daniel Iceman was hot.

    Iceman, the assistant pro at Weissinger Hills Golf Course, won the National Car Rental Kentucky State Assistant Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club.

    Iceman fired a 70-69-139 over the two-day tournament to defeat Justice Grover of High Performance Golf Academy in Lexington who shot a 142 and Logan Watts of the Louisville Country Club at 143.

    “I played pretty well,” Iceman said. “I hit the ball extremely well, and my putter was on fire. I hit a lot of putts both days.”

  • Titans headed to Bullitt East

    It will be an about face for the Collins High School football team’s defense this week as the Titans head to Bullitt East for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday.

    While Collins shut out and shut down the potent Montgomery County passing attack in their opening game 7-0 win, they will face a Bullitt East offense that relies on its traditional, ground-and-pound running game.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    DUI

    Scotty Lee Cooley, 33, of 212 Fletcher Way, was arrested July 26 at Robin Road and Midland Trail and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, first offense, and having an open alcoholic beverage container in the vehicle.

    Cynthia J. Harris, 62, of 140 72nd St. in Niagra Falls, N.Y., was arrested July 23 at Cherry Lane and Peachtree Drive and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense.

  • Logan’s adds more employees, implements second shift

    In its 90th year of business, a local laundry company is expanding its workforce by 8 percent and company officials say that number has the potential to double.

    “Just since March, we've picked up two new very large accounts, one in Lexington and one in Cincinnati, that have caused us to add a second shift,” said Bill Risher, president of Logan’s Healthcare Linen Service.

    “We've never had two shifts in our plant.”

  • Grayson brings option attack to Shelby

    Shelby County High ‘s football team just had to take a quick look in the mirror this week to prepare to host Grayson County at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    The Cougars are a near carbon copy of the Rockets in size and in the triple-option offense they ring to town.

    “They really do mirror what we do on offense,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “It looks like they have very good backs who run the ball hard.”