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Today's News

  • My Word: The saga of a Santa Claus

     Growing up, my family had dueling Santas with the Goldblatts across the street.

  • EARLIER: Rockets coast past Dunbar

    LEXINGTON – The SCHS boys’ basketball team opened the regular season with a bang on the road Tuesday, whipping Dunbar, 83-61.

    Cache Tomlinson’s hot shooting offset some early foul trouble.

    The senior guard’s first 3-pointer came just two minutes into the game, and he helped pick up the slack throughout the first half when fouls forced forwards Donovan Johnson, Eric Standafer and Nigel Beach to the bench for extended periods of time.

  • 2000 girls team, Zimmerman honored

     

    Friday was a night to honor contributors to the success stories in Shelby County High School girls basketball.

    Members of the Lady Rockets 2000 squad, the state runner-up, were honored with lifetime passes to Shelby County games, their jersey from their season and a DVD of the championship game.

    In that championship game that year, the Lady Rockets fell, 58-50, to West Carter. They finished the season with a 30-6 record.

  • WICHE: Warm fire or smoky chimney?

    I thought we would be set on the firewood front this winter because of all the downed trees and limbs from last year’s storms. We have a huge pile of wood out by the barn that we are literally chipping away at with the splitter.

    I love splitting wood; it is great exercise and manages to shed just about any frustration that may be lingering from the day.

  • Shelby tops state for DUI convictions

    People who make it a point to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season might not be so merry if they hit the roads in Shelby County in a besotted condition.

    Statistics complied by Kentucky State Police show that Shelby County has the state's highest conviction rate for DUI cases.

  • Shelby farmer seeks producers for his auction

    The Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office will host an informational meeting for a new regional produce auction Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

    Shelby County farmer David Neville started Capstone Produce Auction this fall in response to increased demand for local produce. The business combines his agriculture and auctioneering interests.

    "The biggest part of my job is to do the marketing," Neville said. "I'll be the one talking to the restaurants in Louisville or the Humana cafeteria or Oldham County Schools."

  • Basketball: Lady Rockets’ holiday tourney kicks off Monday

    The Max Performance Lady Rockets Invitational will get under way Monday with four games beginning at noon at SCHS. The tournament will feature four games each day and will include a consolation bracket winner, third-place team and winner.

  • Hunting: Kentucky’s first bear hunt in modern times coming up

    On Dec. 19, Kentucky hunters will make history. The first bear hunt in modern times will take place in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. The hunt is open to any Kentucky resident who purchases a bear-hunting permit in addition to an annual hunting license.

    “The population has shown phenomenal growth from only a decade ago,” said Steven Dobey, bear program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

  • Basketball: State runners-up honored

    The 2000 SCHS girls' basketball team that finished the season as state runners-up will be honored before tonight's Lady Rockets' game against Anderson County.

    The 2000 squad beat Scott County, 72-51, to claim the 8th Region crown. In the Sweet 16, the girls topped Shelby Valley, 53-51, in the opening round and then beat Presentation, 66-54, in the quarterfinals. The Lady Rockets exacted some revenge with a 52-50 victory over Lexington Catholic in the semifinals.

  • Scathing KLC audit likely won't affect relations in Shelby

     

    A stinging audit of the spending practices of the Kentucky League of Cities likely won’t affect Shelby County’s two cities’ relationship with that organization.