Today's News

  • Pearcy takes checkered flag

    Once school resumes, a Shelbyville teen-ager will have plenty to talk about when classmates, or teachers, ask him what he did over the summer.  

    Thirteen-year-old Daniel Pearcy, who is in his third season of driving in the Ralph Firman Racing Cars Indy Karting Series, recently notched his first career IKS victory in the Junior Supercan division June 19 in the Lafayette Square Mall Grand Prix in Indianapolis.

  • Kicking up some fun

    It’s been a busy few months for Marty Biagi.

    A former Shelby County football player, and 2004 SCHS graduate, Biagi has been running his own version of the hurry-up offense since March.

    In that time Biagi has gotten his first full-time coaching job in college football, and he has also gotten married.

    He said he couldn’t be happier.

  • Cal well paid, but is he the best?

    As of Monday, John Calipari is now one of the highest – if not the highest – paid men’s college basketball coach in the country.

    But is the University of Kentucky coach worth it?

    He never has won a national championship and has had two of his three trips to the Final Four vacated by the NCAA, and University of Louisville fans will say that that third one (his past season) is pending.

  • Equine entries wrap up the fair's final night

    As the Shelby County Fair’s run started to come to an end last weekend, the midway gave way to the barns as the place to be.

    The Shelby County Fair Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday, finishing Saturday night, and the rodeo rode back into town for Friday and Saturday shows, providing some equine fun to go with funnel cakes, lemonades and Tilt-a-whirls.

    Thousands showed up to see the cowboys’ 8 second efforts, and more lined the ring of the horse show to see 3- and 5-gaited Saddlebreds strut their stuff.

  • Education summit: Ky. trying to get in front of U.S. goals

    A group of nearly 50 from educational associations, school districts and legislators both state and federal met Monday at Collins High School to begin the discussion of the relationship of the future of education in Kentucky with federal standards.

    The Kentucky Leads The Nation group, started by the Shelbyville-based Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, is trying to get out in front of the reform and reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind.

  • Visitors from Kyrgyzstan stop in Shelby

    On Tuesday a group of about a dozen visitors from Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia, stopped in Shelbyville as part of 3-week tour of the United States.

    Jerry Wheat, a member of the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky/Southern Indiana, said the group is participating in a public diplomacy program through the World Affairs Council in which they visit other countries to help foster diplomatic relations and gather knowledge.

  • Crime Stoppers seeks info on burglary

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information on a residential burglary that happened last Thursday in the south central portion of Shelbyville.

    A home on the 70 block of Jonathan Circle, a street off Mack Walters, was burglarized that day.

    The resident left at about 10 a.m. and, upon returning at 12:30 p.m., discovered that someone had broken in and stolen some items.

    Entry appeared to have been made through the back door, which was locked when the resident left home and was ajar upon at the return. There was no indication of force found on the door.

  • Clarks celebrate 50th

    Ralph and Joyce Clark will celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary on July10.

    The event, hosted by their children, will be at 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Clayvillage Baptist Church in Clay Village.

    The couple requests no gifts but would appreciate cards with personal memories.

    To RSVP, call 502-633-7315.

  • Grand Jury Indictments June 29

    Henry Telles of 76 Spruce Drive was indicted for first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. (Telles previously had been indicted on these charges but had to be re-indicted because of a technicality).

  • Irotas owners plead not guilty

    Two Finchville residents have pleaded not guilty to stealing nearly a half-million dollars in employee benefits from a company they owned in Shelbyville.

    William Kiser, 73, and Mary Sue Kiser, 70, owners of the now-closed Irotas Manufacturing Company in Shelbyville, were indicted June 9 on federal embezzlement charges.

    The plant was in operation from 1977 to 2009.

    The indictment charges that the Kisers embezzled $487,138 from their employees’ profit-sharing plan during a 6-month period, from March through August in 2008.