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Today's News

  • Martinrea to remain open

    Martinrea Heavy Stamping and its employees have reached an agreement to remain open.

    UAW members voted last week to make adjustments to its agreement with the company that will keep its doors open. Last month, the union had rejected a proposal, and officials had announced a closing date for July.

    Although the company’s 200 union employees were split on the issue, with a 55 percent vote in favor of the negotiations, both sides seem hopeful.

  • Former SCHS star in Fast Pitch Hall of Fame

    Jamie Robinson Roby had the fast-pitch stats: a sub 1.0 earned-run average, a batting average over .450 and two regional titles. But the Hall of Fame was the one hold out.

    Not any more.

    Roby was inducted in the Fast Pitch Hall of Fame on June 13, an honor long overdue. Playing slow-pitch for Shelby County as a seventh-grader, Roby was an integral part in Shelby County’s first fast-pitch team in 1995, and she graduated in 1997. She’s the first player from SCHS and from the 8th Region to be inducted.

  • Former SCHS star in Fast Pitch Hall of Fame

    Jamie Robinson Roby had the fast-pitch stats: a sub 1.0 earned-run average, a batting average over .450 and two regional titles. But the Hall of Fame was the one hold out.

    Not any more.

    Roby was inducted in the Fast Pitch Hall of Fame on June 13, an honor long overdue. Playing slow-pitch for Shelby County as a seventh-grader, Roby was an integral part in Shelby County’s first fast-pitch team in 1995, and she graduated in 1997. She’s the first player from SCHS and from the 8th Region to be inducted.

  • News briefs: June 17, 2009

     4th Street closed

    starting today  

    Effective today 4th Street in Shelbyville will close indefinitely because of the construction of the new Shelby County Judicial Center.

    The street had been partially closed for several months. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2010.

    Customers now only will be able to access the Shelbyville Post Office from Main Street. There will be no access from Washington Street.

  • Anderson holds off Rockets in title game

    The SCHS baseball team got behind early and couldn’t get past Anderson County (26-10), falling, 8-5, Wednesday in the 8th Region Championship game at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    The Rockets (19-13) tried to rally in the seventh.

  • A crafty concept

    Funny how one hobby can lead to another and that hobby sometimes gets out of hand and grows into a business. That's what happened to Tyler Bitzer.

    Bitzer, 16-year-old son of Tammy and Craig Bitzer of Bagdad, has shown cattle with his younger brother. Kolt, since they were young enough to walk under a cow without stooping.

  • Fair starts 10-day run on Thursday

    Fans of loud music and screaming kids brace yourselves: the Himalaya is back.

    Crews from Drew Exposition were setting up the crowd favorite, which has been missing in action for the past couple of years, on the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Monday.

    It will join other carnival rides at the 147th Shelby County Fair, which opens Thursday and runs through June 27.

  • Let Simba relieve your stress

    Strategy – nah.

    Motivational speech – not necessary.

    Settle nerves – not really.

    No, the Lady Rockets and their coaches weren’t focused on any of those things before Wednesday’s 8th Region championship game.

    No, instead they were chatting about Simba, the circle of life and the songs “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata.”

    Yep, the movie “The Lion King” was the main topic of conversation.

  • Lady Rockets take 8th Region Crown

    Oldham County had cut the Lady Rockets' lead to 6-2 in the top of the seventh inning of the 8th Region final Wednesday night and had a runner on third when senior pitcher Haleigh LeCompte gathered the infielders around her.

    "They got a couple of hits and scored, and I just told them, 'OK, seriously, we need to buckle down and get these outs,’" she said.

  • Southside chooses Rowe

    Michael Rowe, who served as interim principal at Shelby County High School for 2008-09, has been chosen as the new principal at Southside Elementary, and Lisa Waller, principal at Silver Creek Elementary in Berea, will be the new Elementary Instructional Supervisor for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Their appointments were announced Tuesday by Shelby County Public Schools.

    Rowe will replace Sue Ellen Caldwell, who is retiring, and Waller fills the vacancy created by the move of B.J. Martin to a job with the Kentucky Department of Education.