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Today's News

  • New court fees used across state

    Shelby County magistrates passed on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance that would add to the costs you pay for court proceedings.

    The extra fees would be $25 or less for such things as filing civil cases, court costs, filing appeals, traffic offenses, misdemeanor cases, filing small claims cases and serving subpoenas and civil summons.

    If the ordinance passes its second reading, scheduled for July 17, Shelby would join several surrounding counties that already have such fees in place.

  • Renovation gives new life to Shelby County Community Theatre

    After about 20 years with the same look in its lobby and public spaces, the Shelby County Community Theatre has undergone a donation-supported, 3-month renovation that theater leaders say they hope has created an experience to remember.

    Jamie Swindler, regional account manager for the Kentucky Housing Corporation and a member of the theater’s board, said the decorations in the theater hadn’t been renovated for a long time and became outdated.

  • County to pursue grant To upgrade 9111 center

    Shelby County wants to upgrade its 911 call center, and at their meeting Tuesday night, magistrates gave Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman the go ahead to apply for a Homeland Security grant for that purpose.

    Whitman said will use the money to update the 911 center’s CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) system, as well as the record management system because it hasn’t been updated since 2002.

  • Convenience store broken into on Main Street

  • Shelbyville man arrested for shooting at wife’s car

    Kentucky State Police have arrested a Shelbyville man in connection with shooting at a vehicle in which his wife was riding.

    Alex D. Claypool, 23, is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

    Kentucky State Police spokesperson Ron Turley said troopers responded to a domestic altercation on Zaring Mill Road on Monday and discovered that Claypool had fired a handgun at a car in which his wife was attempting to leave, shooting its tires.

  • Altercation at mud bog leaves 1 man hospitalized

    What started out as a random punch thrown between two men at the Mount Eden Mud Bog on Saturday night turned into a drunken brawl that ended with one man being air-lifted to the University of Louisville.

    Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Cresap said the blow knocked the man out, and that when he started to come to and was trying to get up, he was flailing his legs and inadvertently kicked a woman.

    When she complained to someone that she had been kicked, the incident escalated and several people became involved at that point.

  • Clifton’s hit presents 2nd consecutive walk-off

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team ended its Fourth of July game with a bang.

    Nate Clifton’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning helped cap off a comeback and give Shelbyville a 9-8 victory over Somerset at Clear Creek Park on Wednesday afternoon.

  • SCHS’s Thomas finishes 5th in state junior amateur tourney

    Shelby County sophomore-to-be Madison Thomas tied for fifth place overall and also won her age group at the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour’s girls’ Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, which took place Monday and Tuesday at Maywood Golf Course at Bardstown Country Club.

  • Fall sports practices about to come alive

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s dead period, the annual moratorium on school-sponsored team and individual activity, ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

    Many of the fall sports teams at Collins and Shelby County, however, won’t conduct their first official practices until the following week.

  • 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.