Today's News

  • Court report: March 11, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge William P. Ryan Jr.:

    Christopher J. Lyons, attempted fraudulent insurance acts - plead guilty - 365-day sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years, $144 costs and restitution.

    James R. Smitha III, no operator's license in possession and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security - plead guilty - insurance monitoring for 12 months and $663 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Youth must be served for rebuilding Rockets

    Kelly Cable’s 19th year as the coach of the Shelby County softball team will be unlike any other.

    But that doesn’t mean she isn’t as excited about it as any of her other 18 seasons.

    “It’s a year the coaching staff and I are looking forward to because we have the opportunity to really teach the game and develop it in the girls because a lot of them are very new at this,” said Cable, who lost most of last season’s 8th Region champion to graduation and to Collins.

  • Experienced Titans focus on some very big goals

    The Collins softball team hopes to hit a home run in its first season.

    “My expectations for this team will always be the same this year, next year, every year, and that will be to make it to the State Tournament,” Titans Coach Jim Axline said. “I think you have to have those expectations and belief in your team and get them to believe that way also.

    “If we as coaches don't make that the ultimate goal then why are we doing what we are doing?”

  • Tyler Phillips: ‘That guy’ at SCHS

    Tyler Phillips is that guy at Shelby County.

    That guy you can count on. That guy you can depend on. That guy others can look to and look up to.

    “He’s just thatguy,” Rockets football coach and assistant track & field coach Todd Shipley said of the SCHS senior. “When you need to get something done, you say, ‘Hey Ty, we need this done.’ And he does it, no questions asked.”

    There’s no questioning Phillips, a football player and runner for the Rockets’ track team, though.

  • Sharks have solid showing, look for another

    The Shelby Sharks had a solid showing last weekend, and now they hope to have another one this weekend.

    Last weekend members of the local swim team competed in the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone Eastern Section Senior Championships in Cary, N.C. This weekend many more will swim in the 2011 Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championship, 13 & over division, at Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus.

    Overall Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath was pleased with his team’s performance at the Section meet.

  • What happens in Shelby if U.S. shuts down?

    The looming potential of a federal government shutdown next Friday has people worried nationwide.

    Federal agencies could be charged with identifying essential programs and personnel, and several programs, offices and services could be shut down while Congress tries to agree on budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.

    And so far the programs that could be affected are being kept in the dark.

  • New zoning request won't merit new study

    The Triple S Planning Commission will cover an old topic at a new location when it meets on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

    Because of improvements being made at the Stratton Center, this month's Triple S meeting will be held in the Tulip Room at Shelbyville City Hall.

    There are just three items of new business, two concerning Equestrian Lakes North, the newest portion of the subdivision.

    The developers have reworked the preliminary plat of the subdivision that boarders Clark Station Road and KY 148.

  • Shelby County Animal Shelter: Too many dogs, not enough food, lots of help

    With an overcrowded population and short on funding, James Collins, an animal control officer with the Shelby County Animal Shelter, turned to the community for help.

    And in a matter of hours they responded.

    "We have had a huge response," Collins said about an E-mail he sent yesterday requesting help with dog food. The shelter currently has nearly 70 dogs, but is set up with just 30 kennel runs.

  • Montell, Hornback not optimistic about session

    Shelby County’s lawmakers say they can see what’s going on in the General Assembly, and they’re not hopeful that even the special session Gov. Steve Beshear called for Monday will find a solution to the messy Medicaid impasse they are facing.

    Beshear called this special session – the ninth since 2001 – to fix a $166 million gap in the Medicaid budget that, if not addressed, he said would cause at least 30 percent rate cuts to Medicaid providers in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

  • That face on your TV may be someone familiar

    “It seems like only yesterday when she graduated from [Shelby County] high school, and now she’s living in Hollywood, within walking distance of the Walk of Fame.”

    Those are the words of Eve Lawson Lewis, the mother of Ruby Lewis, a member of the Class of 2003 who just finished up a national tour of the Broadway musical Greaselast year and has moved on from musical theater to television.