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  • Simons says: The pressure comes from the teams’ fans

    Matt Simons knows a thing or two about the rivalry between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

    Simons, a standout 7-footer at Shelby County High School, went on to play for UofL in 1993-94 and 94-95, and his Cardinals teams played Kentucky twice, although they lost both.

    "It's an instate rivalry, and you know, as a player, what it means," he said. "You know from the fans that they feel the pressure, and that's where your pressure comes from. They want you to win so bad."

  • Chamber officials predict bigger showcase this year

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Community Showcase is coming up this weekend, and this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, officials say.

    “We usually average about a thousand people who come out, but, of course, we’d like to see that number grow,” said Shelley Goodwin, executive director of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Morning sickness: $4 gas is coming fast to Shelby

    With gas prices in Shelby County threatening to mirror those in Louisville at record highs surpassing $4  per gallon, gas station owners and customers alike were showing concern on Thursday.

    “We are going to try not to go up, but this is a very competitive market, and if gas prices go up on the other end of town, say, then we probably will, too,” said Ruth Hodge, owner of It’s Convenient on East Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • This UK vs. UofL Final Four is Christmas all over again

    Christmas came early for me in 1983. Nearly nine months to the day actually.

    On March 26, 1983, I awoke with all of the enthusiasm of a 9-year-old boy on Dec. 25 ready to run downstairs and find an Atari, or “Thriller” album, under my tree.

  • News briefs: March 30, 2012

    Shelby’s unemployment

    stays at 8.1% in February

     

    Shelby County’s unemployment rate remained flat at 8.1 percent in February, the same rate as it posted in January.

    Still, that was a full point better than the 9.1 percent posted in February 2011, based on statistics released Thursday by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  

  • 2 lanes of I-64 near Simpsonville to be closed all day Thursday

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet advises motorists that the left lane of Interstate 64 will be closed in both directions all day Thursday.

    The closure, between mile points 24.5 and 25.5, just west of Simpsonville, will allow crews to  be removing temporary barrier wall at the Connor Station overpass.

    These lane closures are scheduled for 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

  • UK vs. UofL: The ‘fever’ pitches its tent in Shelby

    Kentucky has long considered itself the center of the basketball universe and with good reason.

    When the universities of Kentucky and Louisville square off just after 6 p.m. Saturday during the Final Four in New Orleans, there will be a combined 24 Final Fours and nine national titles on the floor.

  • Schools’ new tab for turf: $239,855

    The Shelby County School Board committed to getting the multipurpose field at Collins High School in use by pledging Thursday to spend $239,855 to repair the drainage around the field and add lime stabilization beneath it.

  • Shelby County School Board: More input sought before changes made to calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education tabled the proposed school calendar change during Thursday’s meeting at the district’s office, asking for more input from staff, parents and students before deciding on a change.

    Heather Bogard, a senior at Shelby County High School, addressed the board, asking members not to approve the recommended change, which would have added one day to the calendar. The proposed change moved the last day of school to June 4, and graduation from June 2 to June 9.

  • News briefs: March 28, 2012

    House, Senate include housing

    for Abramson in compromises

     

    House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut a $30,000 annual living expense for Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, one of the few noteworthy agreements between the Republican Senate and the Democratic House on the first full day of negotiations over a 2-year, $19 billion budget. House and Senate leaders met three times Monday to work out differences between the two budgets.