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Today's News

  • Eden takes state title in 3,200

    Since his sophomore year, Stacey Eden has been gunning for a state title.

    “I think, legitimately, I’ve had a shot at winning state since cross country my sophomore year,” he said.

    Now, as a junior, Eden can add a title in the 3,200-meter race to long list of top five and top 10 finishes. Eden took the title at the State Track and Field Meet at the University of Louisville on Saturday.

  • The rain holds off and cash comes out

    Somehow, under the rainbow  

    Version No. 13 was not unlucky for Relay for Life, which generated more than $82,000.

      by Sharon Warner  

    No pot of gold was found at the end of the rainbow that formed Friday night just moments before the survivor ceremonies began at the 13th annual Relay For Life, but participants did have something better to celebrate -- life.

  • Old ‘mates, new marriage and life’s special moments

    My old second baseman married one of my old pitchers on Saturday.

    And, no, this wasn’t one of those controversial, newfangled marriages of the new millennium. One of them was a woman.

    She played second base to my shortstop on our sixth-grade softball team, which was coed for reasons of necessity. We wouldn’t have had enough players for gender-specific teams.

  • Music hits Sixth Street tonight

    Sixth Street will be closed tonight for a rockin’ good time.

    The second Sixth Street Live concert of the year will run free for all the public from 7 to around 10 p.m. and will be headlined by the Mitchell Toll band and Aaron Schupert.

    “Just come and enjoy the music,” The Mitchell Toll band member Brent Mathis said.

    Food vendors will include Bistro 535 and Earth's Promise Farm/ Certified Organic Pastured Poultry.

  • To honor our heroes

    Memorial Day is a time to honor all the military men and women who have fallen in defense of their country, and on Monday that's what many in Shelby County will have the opportunity to do.

    Roger Green, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] Post 1179, has been around to cemeteries placing small American flags on veterans' graves leading up to the day of memorial.

  • We congratulate: Those who help save stray animals

    Shelby County’s animal shelters are now touting themselves as the first in the state to earn the status of no-kill.

    That means that at least 90 percent of the animals they take in are preserved, and that seems a lofty level of success, given that hundreds of homeless creatures are collected each year.

    And many of you deserve to share in that accomplishment.

    We know it’s cool to have a hot breed of dog purchased directly from a breeder, but isn’t there something more enduring in finding an animal that is in need of a home and giving it one?

  • Rockets draw Grant in region opener

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  • Lady Rockets begin region play Monday

    After upsetting Anderson County in the 30th District Championship game, the Shelby County softball team will enter Monday's 8th Region Tournament with back-to-back victories.

    "Hopefully that emotional win can carry over in a positive way," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "I hope we can ride that wave."

    Shelby (16-13) and Anderson (23-7) can't meet again until the region championship game, but the two rivals will likely be the favorites to advance.

  • Expectations high as SCHS track teams prepare for the state championship

    “The next time you go hard will be Saturday,” Shelby County High School Girls Track Coach Marcus Henderson told both the boys and girls as they stretched over hurdles to work their flexibility Wednesday evening.

    SCHS will send 12 athletes to compete Saturday in 11 events in the 2009 Kentucky Track & Field Championships at Owsley Park of the University of Louisville.

    In preparation, the runners had pretty strenuous practices on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday was a lighter workout.

  • Rockets whip Grant in region opener

    The SCHS baseball team jumped out quickly, and finished Grant County (10-16) off early in a 15-5 six inning win in the 8th Region opener Monday.

    Fighting off rain, the Rockets (18-12) got ahead 2-0 in the top of the first when Jared Clarkson ripped a two-run homer that also scored Nick Hamblen.

    That was just the start of the day for Clarkson. He also had a two-run single and an RBI double. The double pushed the Rockets’ last run across.

    Ben Glassner then relieved starter Jordan Bailey and pitched a perfect three-strikeout sixth to end the game.