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  • It was as bad as, like...whatever

    When you were in school, for some of you the eight most frightening words of your day were, "OK, students, it is time for English class."

    In fact, just reading that sentence caused some of you to shiver. Others, however few and far between, actually enjoyed English class. You thrived on learning vocabulary words, and loved to diagram sentences. You labored over every paper to make sure each phrase was as sharp as the pencil that wrote it.

    This article is for those weird folks in the second category. But we'll allow the rest of you to look over our shoulders.

  • Presidential campaign donations: Shelby gives more to Obama

    Though polls suggest Sen. John McCain easily should beat Sen. Barack Obama locally on Nov. 4, his popularity has not led to big campaign contributions from the community.

    In fact, Obama has raked in a nearly a third more campaign contributions from Shelby Countians than has McCain.

    Through Thursday, compilations by the Federal Election Commission show that Obama's campaign had received $18,055 from Shelby Countians, compared to $12,265 for McCain.

  • Deed transfers and building permits

    Deed transfers

    Donald and Joyce Russell to James R. and Pam Hill, lot 283B, Trailwood Lakes, $1.

    James R. and Pm Hill to Donald and Joyce Russell, lot 58A, Trailwood Lakes, $1.

    Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee to Henry Jr. and Donna Robinson, lot 55, Creekside Village, phase II, $133,000.

    Doug and Pamela J. Aldridge to Pamela J. Aldridge, tract 1, Aldridge Farm, $1.

    Doug and L.H. Taylor to Bobby Singleton, lot 9, Oakwood, $95,000.

    Pam Seibert to Candice Waford, lot 122, North Country, section IV, $159,000.

  • District Court Report

    Court report 10/20/08

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Juan De Dios, no operator's/moped, first-offense DUI and first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- plead guilty -- 30-day sentence, serve 20 days home incarceration program, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 120 days, and $1328 fine and costs.

  • Oldham too much for Shelby

    Shelby County got down early and couldn't recover in a 3-0 loss to Oldham County in the 8th Region Championship at Oldham County on Wednesday.

    Oldham's Jacob Kemper took a pass from Shawn Parker and lofted a shot over SCHS keeper David Breen and into the side net for a 1-0 lead less than 40 seconds into the first half, forcing the Rockets to play from behind all night.

    "We just weren't sharp coming out of the gate," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "You can't give him [Kemper] a look from anywhere, because he'll take it."

  • SCHS volleyball falls in region semis

    Shelby County hoped to get some revenge when it faced Oldham County in the semifinals of the 8th Region Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday at Bullitt East, but the Colonels had a different idea.

    The Rockets hung close in the first game before falling, 25-18, but Oldham County steamrolled Shelby, 25-6, in the second to win the match 2-0.

    "Oldham was our season opener this year, and they were able to eek out a victory [25-18, 25-21], so we were looking forward to a possible revenge match," SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said.

  • Rockets heading to Madison Central

    After last Friday's showing at Eastern, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley is looking for a better effort at district foe Madison Central tonight at 7:30.

    "We have to be better than last week," he said. "We need to get off blocks and make tackles."

    This week won't be an easy task for the Rockets (0-7, 0-2). In Shelby's last chance to win a district game, the Indians (6-1, 1-1) will feature a potent running attack with two explosive runners.

    "Keshawn Simpson is a man among boys," Shipley said. "And Isaiah Kavanaugh is as explosive a runner as we'll see."

  • Triple S to consider regulations on satellite dishes

    Triple S Planning and Zoning is considering new regulations that would dictate where homeowners can install satellite dishes.

    Amended regulations discussed at Tuesday’s meeting would require a new permit process for the installation of dishes greater than three feet in diameter and would create explicit language specifying where on a house a homeowner could place a dish that is three feet or smaller.

  • Resident kills intruder

    Eric Reynolds and a visitor were in his home on Brown Ave. in Shelbyville late Saturday night when three apparently unarmed men tried to enter the home.

    Reynolds, 23, opened fire at the intruders. David L. Fletcher, 28, of LaGrange was struck once before being helped away by his companions.

    Police say the three fled the scene in a pickup truck and tried to find a hospital to seek treatment for Fletcher's wounds, but they became lost and called police dispatch on a cell phone.

  • Rockets to face Oldham for third time

    SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot wasn't happy with his team's play against Oldham County in the 16th District title game last week, a 2-0 loss. But Andriot knows his team will be better when it meets host Oldham County at 7 p.m. today in the 8th Region Tournament championship.

    "The deal this time is lose, and you go home," he said. "I know these guys don't want to go home, so they'll be ready. This team, when they play with the intensity they had [Monday] against CAL, can hang with anybody."