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Today's News

  • What we think: George Cottrell leaves a testimony

    The passing of George Cottrell at such an early age will be felt in Shelby County not only by his large and loving family but also by the public in general.

    For Mr. Cottrell, who died last week after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease), not only was a motivating coach, an inspiring teacher and  a fount of incredible talent, but he was one of those true and fleeting elements for many of us: a role model.

  • What congratulate: Another great day for men’s health

    Another Men’s Health Fair has passed at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, and this year’s affair was better attended than its 11 predecessors.

    Hundreds of men flocked for hundreds of dollars of free medical screenings that ultimately  could save or extend their lives, and in so doing they were the beneficiaries of one of the great services provided to our community.

  • Attorney general says Shelbyville's sidewalk ordinance is legal

    The city of Shelbyville now can move with full confidence in its legal pursuit of property owners who have sidewalks that are in disrepair.

  • I'll take '96 UK over '12 UK too

    Here are a few quick takes & one longer one:

  • American Legion goes 1-1 to open season

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team split its first two games of the season this past weekend.

    Post 37 beat a team from Cincinnati, 12-10, on Saturday, but Rockport (Ind.) defeated Shelbyville, 9-2, Sunday.

  • Shelby native Bohannon captures Golfslinger event

     

    Derrick Bohannon, a Shelbyville native who lives in Jensen Beach, Fla., birdied the second extra hole to capture the Club Fit Classic at Ironhorse County Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday.

    It was the 18th victory on the Golfslinger.com Tour (formerly the Fuzion Minor League Golf Tour) for Bohannon.

  • Sheppard: ’96 Cats better than ‘12

    Indiana and Vanderbilt were the only teams to beat the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team in its memorable march to the national title this past season.

    However, there’s at least one other team that Jeff Sheppard believes could’ve beaten the Wildcats – the 1995-96 UK team.

  • Beloved 'coach' gets his last ‘breakdown’

    Shelby County said goodbye, but not farewell, to one of its beloved sons Saturday.

    George Cottrell, a former athlete and long-time coach at Shelby County High School, was laid to rest after his 15-month-plus battle with ALS.

    However the ceremony, held at Shelby County’s Mike Casey Gymnasium, was more of a celebration of Cottrell’s life and a send-off for the man who succumbed to the neurodegenerative disease June 5 at the age of 46.

  • Fairway Crossing residents want vacant property mowed

    Charles Turner, a resident and homeowners association president of Fairway Crossing, on Thursday asked the Shelbyville City Council to take another look at its ordinance that requires property owners to keep the grass cut and lots from becoming overgrown.

    “From what I can tell, there’s not enough teeth in the ordinance,” Turner told council members during their regular meeting. “I’m asking that it be reviewed to give the code enforcement officer more ability to inspect and make changes.”

  • Willhoite to fill Shelby's final principal opening

    Shelby County Public Schools has filled its fifth and final opening for principal.

    Kim Willhoite, a reading recovery specialist at the Kentucky Department of Education, will take over this fall at Clear Creek Elementary, joining new principals at Heritage and Wright elementaries, East Middle School and Collins High School as SCPS sets its leadership roster for the fall.

    Willhoite, for one, said she thinks she will bring a unique perspective to her new role. She was born in Korea but was adopted and raised in Georgia and Kentucky,