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Today's News

  • ‘Simpsonville Slaughter’ memorial ceremony set for Sunday

    A ceremony will be held Sunday to remember the "Simpsonville Slaughter" of 1865, when a group from the Colored Calvary were brutally slain near the spot just west of Simpsonville, where the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center now stands.

  • Road employees earn new certifications

    Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger announced recently that seven county road department employees have been recognized by the University of Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet upon their completion of the Roads Scholar and Master Scholar Training Program.

    This voluntary training series provides local and state government employees with information on properly maintaining local streets and roads.

  • Rockets come up short again

    The Shelby County Rockets just can't get over the hump.

    Shelby (7-11) rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit and had a chance to win the game late, but came up short again in a 62-60 loss at Grant County (13-6) Tuesday.

    The Braves were the eighth team this season to beat the Rockets by five points or fewer.

  • Simon Kenton rolls past Lady Rockets

    A hot Simon Kenton start buried the Lady Rockets in the first quarter Saturday, and the Shelby girls’ couldn’t dig out, losing, 73-57.

    The host Pioneers (13-4) raced out to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Rockets (7-9) finally put a dent in the lead in the fourth quarter. Trailing 55-36, Shelby outscored Simon Kenton, 21-13, in the fourth quarter.

  • The Inauguration: ‘I was there’

    Like most Americans, I watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office via TV screen.

    But instead of sitting on a sofa or standing around with co-workers in the break room, I stood shivering, shoulder to shoulder with a throng of total strangers just seven blocks away from where Obama placed his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and became the first African-American President of the United States of America.

  • GRA-KAT's co-owner gets prestigious award

    Shelby's own GRA-KAT Environmental Services have been doing landscape, excavation and erosion contracting work since 1978.

    The company has worked some major land-management projects in the county, including the demolition on Shelby Manor Nursing Home and the development of sidewalks at the Court House and on Rocket Lane. It also provides environmental inspections and universal waste recycling.

  • EARLIER: How can we keep our kids safe?

    There are currently 42 registered child sex offenders living in Shelby County.

    Their victims range in age from 2 to 18 and their crimes from sodomy to incest.

    Local officials said many more offenders never were identified, and, sadly, many offenses could have been prevented.

    In the last two weeks, two local men have been charged with separate cases of child sexual abuse. Along with making headlines across the state, the allegations have reawakened a concern for protecting children in the community.

  • Tucker named Triple S Chairman

    There was a familiar face with a new role on the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday.

    Gil Tucker, formerly vice chairman, led the meeting as the new chairman of the commission.

    The commission voted Tucker to take over that position in light of George Best's departure to take a seat on the Shelbyville City Council. Ed Rudolph has taken over as vice chairman, and Jake Smith remains treasurer.

  • Programs help to keep Shelby clean

    Kathy Ranard's main concern is keeping Shelby County from becoming too trashy.

    She has her work cut out for her, but she is trying to stay ahead of the game with her Litter Abatement Program.

    Ranard, the Clean Community coordinator, says that getting local people and organizations to “Adopt a Road” is also helping, as is using inmate labor to help offset the cost of cleaning up trash from roadways.

  • Gramig to play for Tigers

     As of Wednesday, Shauna Gramig can focus on the upcoming softball season.

    Gramig, a senior catcher for the Lady Rockets, won’t have to worry about her college career, because she took care of that by signing her letter-of-intent to play for the Georgetown College next season.