Today's News

  • 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.

  • American Legion team starts season

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team begins its season this weekend.

    Shelbyville will host a team from Cincinnati at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Park and Rockport, Ind., at the same time Sunday.

  • My memory of George Cottrell


    My first impression of George Cottrell will also be my lasting memory of him.

  • Hicks plays again in Shelby – for a day

    It wasn’t quite a homecoming for Darryl Hicks, considering he still lives in Shelbyville.

    However, Wednesday was his return to a basketball court in Shelby County.

    Hicks, a senior-to-be at Trinity, and his Shamrocks came back from an early double-digit deficit to defeat host Collins, 93-66, in boys’ summer basketball.

  • Cain, Long nosed out of state senor golf event


    Shelbyville’s Rick Cain came up short in his bid to repeat as the Kentucky Senior Golf Association’s Match Play Champion.

    Lexington’s Bruce Walters defeated Cain, the event’s defending champ, 3 and 2, in Thursday’s semifinals at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville.

  • News briefs: June 8, 2012

    Funeral for George Cottrell

    to be held in SCHS gym


    The funeral for longtime Shelby County teacher, coach George Cottrell will be in Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cottrell was diagnosed with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease — in Feb. 2011 and died at his home on Tuesday because of complications from the disease.

  • Arts Briefs: June 8, 2012

    Shelby actor performs
    in Frankfort show

    Clint Gill of Shelbyville has a role in Director Kathi E.B. Ellis’s production of The Tempest, which is today and Saturday and June 14-16 Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. Tickets are $10 for the shows, which start at 7 p.m.
    Ellis has directed numerous shows at Shelby County Community Theatre, and Gill has performed there many times as well.

  • Ag Report: June 8, 2012

    Brookshier departs extension

    for governor’s ag policy board

    Tammy Brookshier has left her role as ag programs coordinator/CAIP administrator for Shelby County to join the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy in Frankfort as a programs coordinator.

    Brookshier had worked at the Shelby County Extension Office for the past 5-plus years and oversaw the distribution of ag development funds to enterprises in the county, and her interaction with the governor’s ag office led to the new position.