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Today's News

  • Whitehouse takes 3rd in 400

    The Shelby County boys’ track and field team finished ninth overall at the KHSAA State Track and Field Meet on Saturday.

    Led by Stacey Eden’s championship in the 3,200 and Tyler Whitehouse’s third-place finish in the 400, the Rockets scored 26 points.

    “Coming in ninth in the state at the end of the year, I was very pleased,” SCHS boys coach George Cottrell said. “I had a feeling at the beginning of the year that we could be at this level.”

  • Students learn plants from roots to stamens

    Senior Nathan Truax supervised as a couple of students in the high school's greenhouse class mixed fertilizer for the ferns.

    They consulted the chart on the bag, measured out the fertilizer in a cup and poured it into a bucket, turning the water a deep, aqua blue. Then they added more water to the bucket before heading to the greenhouse to give the ferns a shot in the fronds.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets whip South Oldham, 7-0

    The SCHS girls' softball team continued its hot streak, beating South Oldham 7-0 in its 8th Region Tournament opener Monday at the SCHS Athletic Complex.

    The Lady Rockets now have won three in a row by an average of seven runs.

    "The girls came out pumped up," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "We talked about carrying that emotion over from [winning the 30th District] last week, and, honestly, I think they just came out ready to play."

  • Shelbyville's budget remains about the same

    The Shelbyville City Council on Thursday night passed the first reading of the ciyt's budget for 2009-10, and it's not a whole lot different from the current one.

    The budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 carries a balance of $3.5 million, which is about $500,000 more than this year.

    The budget suggests the city will spend at about the same rate as last year, but there are a couple noticeable changes.

  • Region tourney gets under way Monday

    Having lost four of its last six games, the SCHS baseball team is limping a little into the 8th Region Tournament.

    But Coach Bart Roettger feels good about his team’s chances.

    ""I still like our team, and I like our chances against any team in the 8th Region," he said. “If I didn’t feel that way, I’d be in the wrong business.”

  • EARLIER: Rockets rip Grant, 15-5

    A two-run home run from Jared Clarkson got the Rockets started in the top of the first, and Clarkson's RBI double in the top of the sixth effectively ended it Monday.

    That final run put Shelby (18-12) on top of Grant County (10-16) 15-5, and Ben Glassner closed the game by striking out the side for the Rockets in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at the SCHS Athletic Complex.

  • Eden takes 3,200 at state meet

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  • Escorting the heroes

    The motorcycles were out in full force Tuesday, accompanying the remains of three decorated war veterans to a rest stop in Shelby County, where they took a 5-minute break and picked up locals who joined their brigade,

    Then they hit the road again.

    Destination: Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

    David Haynes, Head Ride Captain of the Patriot Guard Riders in Louisville, stood with a hoard of other riders at the rest stop awaiting the arrival of the escort.

  • EARLIER: Martinrea to close in next few weeks

    After a turbulent year of layoffs and cutbacks, Martinrea Heavy Stamping will close its doors, probably next month.

    Plant Manager Shawn Aldesberger confirmed Thursday afternoon that the company will shut down because of what he called "uncompetitive wage rates."

    Aldesberger did not give a definite time frame for the closing, saying only that it "could happen rather quickly, maybe as early as July."

  • Sixth Street Live crescendos in Shelby

    Downtown Shelbyville is about to hear a new beat on a different street.

    On May 22, Sixth Street will close down for the year's second Sixth Street Live concert.

    "I think all of us sort of like the ambiance of Sixth Street because it has the sort of Americano look to it," said Tom Waggener, owner of Main Street Bikes.

    "It [Sixth Street] has little traffic anyway, so it's an easy place to close down and have a street concert."