Today's News

  • Collins added to Governor’s Scholar program

  • The game of calculus

    A hands-on reality check for calculus students at Shelby County High School was developing mathematical games for students at Wright Elementary. Stations were set up in the parking lot where youngsters rotated throughout the morning, like to this spin-and-win to graduate from high school by students, like Trent Turner (left), Haley Miller and Evan Janes.

  • WICHE: Furry pests in the garden, barriers best bet

    If you have a garden, chances are you appreciate nature in all its glory. But sometimes nature gets in the way of our desires to cultivate.

    Deer browsing, rabbit munching, squirrel digging, bird pecking, mole trenching and resident vole feasting have all come up in the last two weeks. I have no silver bullet for any of these problems. but I do have some practical approaches to offset the shared use of our gardens.

  • Rockets try to refuel in summer

    Last summer was a springboard to a turnaround season by the Shelby County girls’ basketball team.

    The Rockets went 3-22 in the 2010-11 season – their first under Coach Mike Sowers – but improved by 13 victories – one of the biggest turnarounds in the state – during last season’s 16-9 campaign.

    That’s a betterment that Sowers traces back to the team-bonding and team-building of last summer. 

  • News briefs, June 13, 2012

    County clerk’s office earns

    grant to restore will books


    Shelby County Clerk Sue Carole Perry has received a $14,250 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • 65th anniversary: Leroy and Agnes Chesher

    Leroy and Agnes Chesher of Shelbyville were married May 29, 1947. He is retired from construction work, and she is a retired bookkeeper.

    They have four children, the late Jerry Chesher, Judy Chesher-Alcorn, Janet Luttrell and John Chesher; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of Shelby County.

  • Cub Scout Pack 269 had a Crossover Ceremony for the Scouts

    Cub Scout Pack 269 had a Crossover Ceremony for the Scouts, moving from one rank to the next. The troop meets at the Catholic Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville.

  • Datebook: June 13, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.

  • No one injured in tour bus wreck in Bagdad

    No one was injured when this Toby Tours bus from Louisville ran off the road on Cedarmore Road late Monday afternoon. Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said the passengers, who were on their way to Cedarmore Camp, were transferred to another bus without incident.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports June 15, 2012


    Patrick J. Buckley, 26, of 1052 Lake Placid Drive in Toms River, N.J., was arrested June 1 on Aristocrat Court and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol under aggravating circumstances, first offense, disregarding a stop sign, first-degree wanton endangerment, failure to produce an insurance card and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance.