Today's News

  • Collins teams leads 4 at Odyssey world finals

    Shelby County Public Schools sent four teams to the Odyssey of the Mind World 2012 World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames last month.

    Competing against teams from all over the world in different creative problem-solving categories, the teams from the county fared very well.

    Collins High School’s squad competing in the To Be or Not To Be problem had the highest finish among those from the county, placing 15th in the high school division.

  • Not everyone in Shelby wants I'll Have Another to win Triple Crown

    Excitement is high in Shelby County that a Triple Crown winner could emerge from the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday – but it’s not a hope shared by everyone.

    Two feed companies based in Shelby County, for instance, may be partial to a couple of horses other than Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another.

    Bagdad Roller Mills has been supplying feed for Optimizer, who will leave the starting gate from the No. 10 post position under morning-line odds of 30-1 after poor finishes in the Derby and Preakness.

  • Shelby's new ag agent not new to field

    Corinne Kephart may be new to the field of county agriculture agent, but she is hardly new in the field.

    You could say, in fact, that Kephart, who was named in April to replace Brett Reese as the oracle for farming in Shelby County, has been out thereall her life, having most recently served as the horticulture agent at the Shelby County Extension office and before that as 4-H agent.

  • Shelby 2011 book debuts on Monday

    Shelby County, Kentucky, 2011 – A Living History,a book that depicts the people and special events that define Shelby County, debuts Monday with a series of signing events across the county.

    The book, the latest produced by veteran Shelbyville publisher William E. Matthews, includes more than 800 color photographs, most by Shelbyville resident Greg Biagi, who spent countless hours and traveled thousands of miles around the county to arrange and capture the many events and gatherings of 2011.

  • Death on Lake Shelby ruled drowning

    The death of a woman in Lake Shelby on May 12 has been declared a drowning, officials said Thursday.

    “I received the [autopsy] report back from the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville earlier this week, and the cause of death has been ruled a drowning,” Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said.

    The death of Amanda Frank, 34, of Louisville had been in question because she had had a host of health problems that could have contributed to her death on that Mother’s Day weekend, Ivers had said earlier.

  • Business Briefcase: June 8, 2012

    Masonic earns award

    from national group

    Masonic Home of Shelbyville has earned the 2012 bronze level National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.  The program honors long-term care communities across the nation that have a demonstrated commitment to quality improvement.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court, county employees to get first raise in 3 years

    Starting in July, Shelby County employees will get their first raises in three years, an action cemented by the passing Tuesday night on second reading of the county’s budget for fiscal year 2012-13.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger expressed satisfaction with the 2013 budget, which will give employees a 1.5 percent pay increase.

    “All in all, it’s a great budget,” he said. “The magistrates have done a fantastic job with it. They made the sacrifices that were necessary in order to make this happen.”

  • A bit McMessy

    The drive-through window at the McDonald’s restaurant at Governor’s Square in Shelbyville was closed from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday because of a grease trap overflow, said Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman, who oversaw clean-up efforts, by the Shelbyville Fire Department and Evergreen Environmental Services. 

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports June 8 , 2012


    Joshua C. Edwards, 21, of 585 Paddock Lane in Simpsonville was arrested May 22 at Paddock Lane and Todds Point Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief.



  • Rockets learning about new coach

    Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Jason Couch and the returning Rockets are still in the getting-to-know-each-other portion of the summer.

    The players began workouts with their new coach earlier this week.

    So far, so good.

    “He seems like a real good coach,” senior-to-be Kam Bruner said.