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Today's News

  • Burn ban now covers entire county

    Shelby County, under a partial burn ban during last week’s record-breaking heat, on Monday joined the 84 other counties that have enacted county-wide burn bans.

    The last week in June, Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd had issued a ban on outdoor burning in his district, which is about half of the county’s 363 square miles. That came following two barn fires in Waddy in addition to a rash of hay and grass fires around the county.

  • Bagdad man killed in brutal accident on I-75

    The community of Bagdad is still reeling in shock from the tragic death of one of its residents in a horrendous accident on Interstate 75 in Laurel County on Saturday – an accident in which a Tennessee man has been charged with vehicular murder.

    Howard “Red” White, 49, was killed when he was struck by a truck driven by Austin T. Meredith, 24, of Sevierville, Tenn.

  • Detention center now housing Henry inmates

    The Shelby County Detention Center has been home to an average of a dozen extra inmates a day from Henry County for the past three months, Shelby County Jailer Bobby Waits said.

    “They were taking them to Carroll County, but Carroll County is full, so they started bringing them here,” he said.

    Waits said he and Henry County Jailer Scott Southworth do not have a formal contract.

    “We don’t have an actual contract right now, but we do have an agreement,” he said.

  • One motorcyclist injured, another arrested on I-64

    Two Fort Campbell soldiers riding motorcycles together through Shelby County recently hit a spot of trouble when one of them hit a car and wrecked his bike and the other ended up in jail, police say.

    Kentucky State Police spokesman Ron Turley said the accident happened as the two were headed westbound on I-64 June 30 at a high rate of speed.

    “He [Trooper Jack Hedges] clocked them doing ninety-six, but he said at one time they were running as fast as one hundred thirty miles an hour,” Turley said.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 11, 2012

    DUI

    Christopher E. Cole, 36, of 130 Hall-Abney Road in Irvine, was arrested July 1 at 20 Fairway Crossing and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense and an instructional permit violation.

     

    Robbery

    Matthew S. Johnson, 28, of 752 Marian Village Apartments was arrested July 4 on Short Street and charged with first-degree robbery.

    Guthrie Ford, 67, of 815 Bland Ave. No. 3 was arrested July 3 at 309 9th St. and charged with second-degree robbery.

     

  • Former Shelby coach, players carry on special relationship

    Every year for the past 16 years, a small but select group of men, most of them from Shelby County, has gathered on Lake Barkley for a not-so-unusual practice: fishing for a few days and sharing stories about life and sports.

    That these men first met more than 40 years ago may not be odd, either. That they were together but for a scant few of those years, when most of them were boys, is the twist.

  • Strong pitching, powerful hitting dominate

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 9-year-old all-star baseball team ran roughshod over its competition in the District 2 Tournament.

    It will look to carry that momentum over in the 2012 East Kentucky State Tournament this week.

  • Shelbyville rebounds in big way

    The Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team showed that sometimes it’s good to be forgetful.

    The squad shook off an 18-0 loss to Scott County on Friday night by turning around some 12 hours later and routing the same team, 18-2, in Saturday morning’s District 2 Tournament final at Clear Creek Park.

  • Shelbyville routed twice in error-plagued games

    It was a woeful weekend for the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team.

    Shelbyville lost, 9-2, at Evansville, Ind., on Saturday, then was routed by Rockport, Ind., 19-3, Sunday.

  • Inspired Sharks ready to swim

    Fresh off the United States Olympic swimming trials and with the London Games just 16 days away, there has been a lot of national interest in the sport, especially with the Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte rivalry.

    However there has been even more relevance locally as Louisville’s Clark Burkle and Western Kentucky University alum Claire Donahue made the men’s and women’s U.S. swim teams respectively.