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Today's News

  • Bentley earns doctorate at Cincy

    Dr. Rebecca Vicars Bentley was a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Winkle College of Pharmacy. She previously graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science. Bentley was presented as a PharmD.

    She and her husband, David Bentley, live in Burlington.  She is employed as a staff pharmacist at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.

    She is the daughter of Connie and Michael Vicars of Shelbyville and the granddaughter of Mary Vicars of Portsmouth, Ohio.

  • Students sought for next-generation council

    Public school students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to apply for membership in the Next-Generation Student Council, an advisory group that provides input and feedback to Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

    This group will meet with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and to provide feedback on critical issues for students and schools.

  • Shelby student in Constitutional program

    Sophia Samutin of Shelbyville has returned from a week spent in Washington, D.C., at the Constitutional Academy, the nation’s premier program for high school students to study the Constitution. The scholarship was provided by Bruce Bengtson.

    Samutin will be a junior in the fall at Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville.

    She read the founding documents and other primary source resources, and discussed the ideals of the American founding along with contemporary issues with students from across the country and constitutional scholars.

  • Shelbyville code board wants to get tough with squalor

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty, responding to a report from the city’s code enforcement board, vowed Thursday night to take whatever action is necessary to crack down on owners who let property fall below code and don’t respond to the city’s enforcement officers.

  • Bank robber gets 20-year sentence

    A man accused of robbing Republic Bank in 2010 pleaded guilty in Shelby County Circuit Court and received a 20-year sentence.

    Ernest Jarod Blakeley, 41, pleaded guilty Aug. 2 to second-degree robbery and being a persistent felony offender. Both of those penalties carry a sentence of 5 to 10 years in prison.

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said she had been pushing for the maximum penalties for both offenses – 10 years for each – since Blakeley was arrested.

  • Post 37 eliminated from regional tourney

    The Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball team was eliminated from the Southeast Regional Tournament on Friday.

    Tuscaloosa, Ala. rallied from an early deficit to beat Shelbyville 13-4 at Riley Park in Sumter, S.C. That came after Post 37 was defeated 3-2 by Lynchburg, Va. in its first game Thursday.

  • Post 37 falls in first game at regional

    SUMTER, S.C. - Dylan Caruso had pitched a total of 19 1/3 innings for Virginia state champion Lynchburg entering the American Legion baseball Southeast Regional on Thursday at Riley Park.
    Yet there he was, toeing the rubber in Post 16’s opening game against Kentucky state champion Shelbyville.
    The right-hander showed why Cardinals head coach Chris Glaize made that decision, tossing seven shutout innings as Lynchburg defeated Post 37 3-2 in Sumter, S.C.

  • Titans spiked in their season-opener

    It was a disappointing start to the season for Collins’ volleyball team.
    Visiting Trimble County spoiled the Titans’ season-opener Tuesday night, 21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20.
    Collins, the two-time defending district champ, entered its third season with high hopes.
    “The reality hit us hard tonight: Every match this season is going to be a dogfight, so we better come to play, or we’ll get outplayed,” Titans Coach Abbey Buchert said.

  • Rockets look to continue turnaround

    If there’s one thing you can expect from the Shelby County boys’ soccer team this season, it’s the unexpected.
    “We’re not going to be predictable,” second-year coach Tony Wood said.
    The Rockets made strides last season, improving by four victories, going 6-12-1, from their 2010 campaign, and Wood said he hopes to keep that progress going despite losing 10 varsity players from last season – which was highlighted by a 3-match winning streak last September and a shootout loss to highly ranked Oldham County.

  • Titans hope for 'great' season

    Losing its best player for part of last season may turn out to be one of the best things to happen to the Collins boys’ soccer team this season.
    The Titans went 11-7-2 last fall, when then-junior midfielder Walker Andriot missed several midseason matches with an ankle injury.
    During Andriot’s absence, Collins Coach Scott Cress saw his squad grow.
    “They gelled as a team and they realized, ‘We can be a good team without Walker,’” Cress said. “It helped them realize their own ability.”