Today's News

  • Team talking title after rout of Scott

    To the Shelby County Cal Ripken 10-year-old all-star baseball team, its first-round victory in the District 2 Tournament was just the first step.

  • 2nd bout of cancer keeping Simpsonville commissioner away

    If you have followed the activities of the Simpsonville City Commission in recent months, you may have noticed an empty chair on the podium for meetings.

    Commissioner Vicky Wise has been missing from numerous meetings this year, and at the commission’s meeting Tuesday night, City Administrator David Eaton explained why.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments July 4, 2012

    Donte L. Hayden, 42, of 800 Village was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator’s license, failure to maintain insurance and disregarding a stop sign.

    Christopher J. Sharp, 19, of 1214 Frankfort Road was indicted for theft by unlawful taking (auto).

    Taressa P. Woolums, 45, of 3200 Sweet Owen Road in Owenton was indicted for theft by unlawful taking (over $10,000) and theft of identity of another without consent.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports July 4, 2012



    Dana C. Lucas, 38, of 4320 Nanveen Drive in Louisville was arrested June 13 at 612 10th St. and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence.




  • Zaring named teacher of the Year

    Sally Zaring (center), of Shelbyville, a first-grade teacher at Painted Stone Elementary, is presented with the Teacher of the Year Award by WKYT-TV personnel Amber Philpott (left) and Chris Bailey, after being nominated for the award by Lynn Whitaker, the grandmother of one of her students. The award is given each year by Morehead State University. Teachers do not have to be an alumnus.

  • County to consider adding court fees

    Shelby County magistrates will consider at their meeting tonight an ordinance that will add to the costs you pay for court proceedings.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court, which meets at 7 p.m. at Stratton Center, will consider first reading on significant fee increases on filings in circuit and district courts for both civil and criminal proceedings.

    If passed, the ordinance would add:

    §       $25 to file civil cases.

    §       $25 to court costs in circuit court.

  • Sen. Rand Paul clarifies health-care comments

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul spent almost all of a 20-minute press conference at Stratton Center Monday clarifying his position on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which on Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled as constitutionally valid.

    Paul, a freshman Republican from Bowling Green, had come under criticism for saying after the decision that “just because a couple of people on the Supreme Court declare something to be constitutional does not make it so.”

  • WICHE: Tomatoes by the 4th of July

    Knock on wood, please, because I may jinx myself by declaring publicly that my tomatoes look awesome. It is the healthiest set of plants and fruit that I can ever remember, honestly.

    The plants are remarkably free of any pest problem, brown or yellowing leaf or rotting fruit. Most are heirloom varieties; they were fertilized once at planting with fish emulsion and immediately mulched with newspaper and pine straw.

  • 70th anniversary: Janet Burk and Leonard Wilson

    Janet Burk and Leonard Wilson of Shelbyville will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 4. The couple eloped in 1942, much to their parents’ dismay.

    They are the parents of Leonard B. Wilson, Gail Berry and Jane Carman, all of Shelbyville; and grandparents Hallie Carman.

  • Birth: Hudson son

    Chris and Chrissy Hudson of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on June 5, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital. He has been named Isaiah Michael Hudson.

    Grandparents are Owen and Sue Bond of Cropper, Lasca Kisslinger of Shelbyville, Betty Hudson of Shelbyville and the late Clarence "Clyde" McClain and John Hudson.

    Great-Grandparents are Robert and Elizabeth Tipton of Waddy and Corine Shouse of Shelbyville.