Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.