Today's News

  • Drug bust nets 15 pounds of pot

    Kentucky State Police, executing a search warrant, found 15 pounds of processed marijuana in a home in Simpsonville on Thursday, March 13.

    Troopers and detectives from Post 12 in Frankfort and Post 4 in Elizabethtown conducted the raid just before 1 p.m. at 191 Lincoln Station Drive. There they arrested Neftaly Aguilar Jr., 42. He was charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, tampering with physical evidence, identity theft and criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center where he is still in custody on $500 bond.

  • Drug bust nets 15 pounds of pot

    State police arrested a Simpsonville man last Thursday for possession of 15 pounds of marijuana.

    Kentucky State Trooper Ron Turley said police intercepted a package of marijuana at the FedEx hub in Louisville which was being shipped to Neftaly Aguilar Jr. in Simpsonville.

    State troopers then made a controlled delivery of the drugs to Aguilar's home at 191 Lincoln Station Drive about 1 p.m.

    After the goods were received, State Police then executed a search warrant and recovered the 15 pounds of marijuana and made the arrest.

  • The first test

    After completing a pre-kindergarten screening assessment on Monday, Luke Payne thanked Big Bird and the Count from Sesame Street for teaching him how to count.

    Luke said he was excited about moving to "big school" next year where he will have a real teacher and will get to make new friends.

    The screening that Luke received was part of a district-wide effort to assess students' preparedness for kindergarten.

  • Lincoln County guards to provide first test

    When the Shelby County boys' basketball team opens Sweet 16 play in Rupp Arena Thursday against Lincoln County at 1:30 p.m. the game may have a familiar look.

    The opponent's jerseys and court will be different, but the Patriots play a style very similar to South Oldham, a team the Rockets beat three times this year.

    Like South Oldham, Lincoln County shoots the three, they shoot it often and they are successful doing it.

    Lincoln County has shot 657 three-point shots, making 217 (33 percent).

  • Loaded Sweet 16 will start, finish with a bang

    This 2008 edition of the National City/KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 is a star-studded event.

    Several of the top teams and top individuals will be in Lexington starting today, and it gets going fast and furious with the first tip-off. No. 1 ranked Lexington Catholic will face No. 19 University Heights in the opening game at noon today.

    While LexCath is the top team, University Heights has perhaps the top player in Scotty Hopson, a McDonald's All-American and highly-touted recruit.

  • New school design revealed

    The design for the building that will eventually be the second high school in the district will be revealed at the school board meeting this Thursday night.

    In December when the board approved the plan for the building, the design company, Sherman, Carter and Barnhart, released a basic outline of how the buildings will lie on the campus. On Thursday night the company is expected to reveal the layout of the secondary school.

    The building, which is set to be built on the new west campus off U.S. 60 near Ardmore Lane, is designed to hold 1,500 students.

  • Going to school for your dog

    The American Red Cross will hold a dog first-aid class at its 1201 Mt. Eden Road location Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Angela Disch, branch manager of the Shelby County Service Center, said the class is the first of its kind the Red Cross has held in Shelby County, and it will offer instruction on how to take care of pets in emergency situations.

    "We're going to cover basic care for dogs -- how to recognize emergencies and how to provide some basic emergency care until professional assistance can be obtained," Disch said.

  • Shelby County's Sweet 16 tickets sold out

    Shelby County High School's allotment of tickets for the Boys' Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament sold out on the first morning.

    SCHS will not have anymore more tickets for the Rockets' first game against Lincoln County on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. However, fans can still get tickets at Rupp Arena until game time for $11.

  • SCHS track season kicks off Tuesday

    The SCHS track and field season is set to begin with a home meet Tuesday. The first meet will give both the Rocket and Lady Rocket squads a chance to see just what they have.

    While the Lady Rockets look to rebuild this year with a young squad, the boys' team hopes to build on last season's success while trying to stake claim to the state's toughest region.


    The boys return several pieces from one of their best teams in the last few years. However, the injury bug has already bitten the Rockets before the season has even started.

  • Hospital units honored for patient satisfaction

    A pat on the back once in awhile is a good thing.

    On Wednesday, Jewish Hospital Shelbyville President and CEO Michael Collins recognized two of the organization's units that had performed exceptionally well on a patient satisfaction survey.

    The hospital's medical imaging unit and its surgery unit performed in the upper 25 percent for patient satisfaction among the 1,600 hospitals nationwide surveyed by the HealthStream Research in 2007.