Today's News

  • Shelby County School Board: Eligibility requirements to be reviewed

    The Shelby County Board of Education on Thursday will receive a somewhat-long-awaited presentation on the district’s policy for extracurricular activities.

    First requested by board member Sam Hinkle as a report on academic requirements for athletic eligibility, board member Brenda Jackson had asked that it be expanded to eligibility requirements for all activities.

    “I don’t know why it should be limited to sports,” she asked.

  • Shelbyville City Council: City approves new fire truck

    The Shelbyville City Council committed to purchasing a new pumper fire truck for the city’s fire department with a unanimous approval during Thursday’s meeting at city hall.

    Shelbyville Fire Chief Willard “Tiger” Tucker presented the council with the bids and the recommendation to accept the bid from Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

    The custom-built pumper truck meets the city’s specifications, and “it’s similar to another pumper truck we have,” he said.

  • JCTC develops ‘green’ concepts

    Students at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Shelby Campus are not only getting a degree, they are also learning about ways to help both the environment and their wallets.

    JCTC’s Sustainability Program, initiated last fall in Jefferson County, was put into effect in Shelbyville this spring, said Pamela Dumm, manager of business operations.

    “Last November, we started with single stream [recycling], and we rolled it out to our Shelbyville campus in May,” she said.

  • Sometimes silence is the answer

    If you are old enough to remember watching Green Acres, you likely will recall how Oliver Wendell Douglas had to climb a pole outside his bedroom wall – which slid open, conveniently – to place a call through Sam Drucker in Hooterville that would be relayed to his neighbors or beyond.

  • Our trials have evolved

    The practice of trial by jury can be traced back to the year 1215, when King John of England signed the Magna Carter (with a sword to his throat), granting many freedoms, including a trial by jury of one’s peers.

    The jury trial existed before that, but jurors were hand picked by the king.

    Pre-existing forms of justice in England included trial by combat in the year 1086, where the winner was considered in the right. Participants could also hire someone to fight for them.

  • Shelby saves big money by avoiding trials

    When Phillip Seaton lost his case against his surgeon in Shelby County Circuit Court last summer, the decision was somewhat of a rarity: It was made by a jury.

    In the past five years, only 35 jury trials have been conducted in circuit and district courts in Shelby County, according to statistics provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts – an average of three to five trials per court system – with a peak of five in district court in 2007.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Sept. 12, 2012

    Samuel T. Shouse, 24, of 400 Main St. was indicted for theft by unlawful taking.

    Derek Richardson, 32, of 1479 Hannah Road was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment (2 counts), first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, second offense, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, reckless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and no/expired registration plates.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 12, 2012



    Anthony Waits, 51, of 126 Victoria Drive was arrested Sept. 4 at 1830 Midland Trail and charged with operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.


    Public Intoxication


    Lisa D. Downey, 40, of 1172 Barton Road in Pleasureville was arrested Sept. 4 at 632 10th St. and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.

  • Waddy family displaced by fire

    A Waddy family has been left homeless after a Thursday night blaze destroyed their modular home in Harrisonville near the Anderson County line.

    Waddy Fire Chief Greg Darst said the no one was at home at the residence of Mike and Pam Delk when the blaze broke out at around 7 p.m.

    He said the cause of the blaze has not been determined, but the fire is not considered suspicious in nature.

    The home was fully engulfed, requiring the services of three fire departments, Waddy, East 60 and Anderson County.

  • What we think: Danger remains on deadly ramp

    We’re relieved that state Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) has our collective backs when it comes to our safety during the reconstruction of the eastbound ramp onto Interstate 64 from KY 55. We fear that if Sen. Hornback weren’t vigilant that those of us who drive this ramp regularly or occasionally would be dealing for the next two years with even more danger than we have come to expect.