Today's News

  • Court report: Jan. 14, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    David C. Horstman, second-offense DUI and possession of marijuana - plead guilty - 90-day sentence, serve 28 days home incarceration program, balance conditionally discharged for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 12 months, $878 fine and costs, and $100 to DARE.

    Patricia B. Nichols Gray, second-degree disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication in a public place - plead guilty - 45-day sentence and $144 costs.

  • A touch of class at SCHS

    For Rick Parsons, this boys’ basketball season could be titled Back To The Basics.

    For Parsons, Shelby County’s first-year coach, the 2010-11 campaign has been as much about teaching as it has been about coaching.

    But that’s what happens when you take over a team with no varsity experience and several players who haven’t played an organized basketball game since middle school.

  • Warriors’ boys complete seasonal sweep

    The West Middle boys’ basketball completed a regular-season sweep of East Middle on Monday night.

    The Warriors shot down the host Missiles, 37-34.

    “It was a packed house, a great atmosphere,” West Coach Tim Pardee said. “We knew it was going to be a hard game. We knew we had a really good night that first game, and they didn’t play their best.”

    West had used a hot start to beat East, 46-24, in the first meeting between the two teams Nov. 18 on the Warriors’ homecourt.

  • Rockets hope to take 1 in round 3 vs. Titans

    Will the third time be the charm for the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams?

    We’ll find out tonight when the Rockets host archrival Collins in a boy-girl doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m. at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Titans have swept their first two meetings with the Rockets.

    Collins’ boys beat Shelby, 77-50, on Dec. 3 and then on Dec. 30, 73-56, in the third-place game of the Max Performance Invitational.

  • Immigration bill raises questions

    The immigration bill that the state Senate passed last week has sparked quite a debate.

    Senate Bill 6 passed just before the start of a 3-week adjournment, but the discussion hasn't stopped just because lawmakers left Frankfort.

    This past weekend, the Kentucky May Day Coalition organized a meeting of groups, which included about 80 people who oppose this Arizona-style immigration policy.

  • Lawyers may test city’s sidewalk law

    A group of local lawyers is planning to meet with citizens and business owners to discuss the possibility of testing Shelbyville's sidewalk ordinance.

    Attorney Austin Hays said he, Vic Brizendine and Gilmore Dutton, all with offices on Main Street, have had clients and business and property owners ask them about the ordinance.

    "We've discussed it, and we've had several property owners mention it to us, so we thought we'd try to organize something to see what some people think about it,” Hays said.

  • Farm conglomerate CPS new owner of Miles

    You may have noticed a new though not totally unfamiliar name on the sign in front of one of Shelby County’s oldest farm supply facilities.
    Miles Farm Center, the owner since 1999 of a plant that has served Shelby County’s agricultural community for decades, has been gobbled up Crop Production Services, one of the nation’s largest agribusiness companies.
    CPS purchased the store on the corner of Taylorsville Road and Old Brunerstown Road in Shelbyville and 19 others from Miles Farm Supply, a Western Kentucky chain founded in 1960 by William Miles.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 14, 2011

    Waldridge receives certification
    as Medical Review Officer

    Dr. Ron Waldridge II recently received certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO) for federally regulated drug testing programs. As a Medical Review Officer, Waldridge is now certified to ensure quality and determine the validity of drug tests. The study and subsequent certification provide a working understanding of the legal and technical issues involved in drug testing.

  • Shootings cause ‘caution flags’ for Miller

    The shootings in Arizona of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others that left six dead on Saturday has had more than a small aftershock in Shelby County.
    Steve Miller, who is the field representative in Shelby and 4.5 other counties for Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green), said the shootings really hit home with him and will cause changes in the way he conducts his business.

  • Vet works to find homes for murdered woman's cats

    Police are appealing to the public for help in locating the killer of an Anderson County woman who was found dead last week, and now a vet in Shelbyville is trying to find homes for her many pets.
    Tena L. McNeely, 49, was found dead in her home on Clay Burgin Road in Anderson County on Jan. 7. She had died of a blow to the head, Kentucky State Police spokesperson Ron Turley said, and perhaps as long ago as Jan. 3.
    A suspect, “Terry” Allen Cram, who was McNeely’s roommate, remains at large.