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Today's News

  • Ryder Cup: A spectators' guide

    It's here! The week we have been waiting for has finally arrived!

    We have all talked about this week since it was announced in late 2000. This is the week that we have anticipated as though something magical was going to happen to our small section of the map.

    Here is the Ryder Cup!

    For some who plan to attend, this may be your first experience watching a professional golf event at Valhalla Golf Club. For others this may be a follow-up from your attendance of the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships or the 2004 Senior PGA Championship.

  • Rockets hammer Spencer County, 11-1

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team started fast, drilling Spencer County, 11-1, Saturday.

    Carlos Carias scored within the first minute for the Rockets (3-4-1) to set the pace of the game.

    "After that we were just firing shots everywhere," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "We were just over the net, just to side of the net, and their goalie made a few nice saves."

    Spencer County (4-6), however, got back at the Rockets.

  • Boy dies in violent windstorm - 5,000 still without power

    A 10-year-old boy was killed Sunday afternoon when high winds broke off a large tree limb that fell and crushed him at his family's home near Simpsonville.

    Frederick Wilson, 10, is the only known fatality from Sunday's massive windstorm, which caused fires, knocked out power, interrupted cable service and knocked broadcast channels off the air.

    The storm, which was created by the breakup of Hurricane Ike, pummeled Western Kentucky and the Louisville Metro area with winds in excess of 70 mph.

  • Local scenes from Sunday's windstorm

    A large tree collapsed in the yard of a home on U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. You also can see how the wind at midafternoon Sunday was raising shingles.

    A large oak tree completely uprooted next to a house on U.S. 60 near Fields Lane. The root ball was more than 6 feet in diameter.

    A tree was split on Old Mount Eden Road late Sunday afternoon, blocking access to the intersection with Kentucky 53.

    A split oak tree sits near the entrance to the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

  • Scenes from Sunday windstorm

    A large tree collapsed in the yard of a home on U.S. 60 in Simpsonville. You also can see how the wind at midafternoon Sunday was raising shingles.

    A large oak tree completely uprooted next to a house on U.S. 60 near Fields Lane. The root ball was more than 6 feet in diameter.

    A tree was split on Old Mount Eden Road late Sunday afternoon, blocking access to the intersection with Kentucky 53.

    A split oak tree sits near the entrance to the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville.

  • Nappy Roots to play at Park

    One of the biggest hip-hop groups from Kentucky will be performing in Shelbyville next month.

    Nappy Roots, of Bowling Green, will headline a performance at the Clear Creek Park amphitheater on Oct. 11. The band will be touring on their new album "The Humdinger", released last month.

    Also performing during the show is Lexington-based rapper Cypher and local performers Vernon and Justin Tolbert. The performances will be from 6 to 10 p.m.

  • Cup Experience hits Cardinal Club

    With Ryder Cup fever sweeping through the state, Shelby County is getting into the act.

    The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville is playing host to the Inaugural Humana Fightmaster Cup, which tees off today at 8 a.m. and runs through Sunday.

  • Football power moves East

    It's been a long time since East Middle was undefeated this late in the season.

    The Missiles, who were off this week, are 7-0 on the season with three games left to play, including the intra-county battle against also undefeated West Middle.

    "I don't know for sure, but it's been a long time and we're enjoying it," EMS head coach Alan Matthews said. "There's a lot of enthusiasm at the school right now, they're very proud."

    Two years ago the team went 6-4 and caused some other schools to notice, but the Missiles dropped back to 1-8 last year with a very young team.

  • School menus - Sept. 15-19

    Monday - NO SCHOOL today - Parent Teacher conference

    Tuesday - NO SCHOOL today - Parent Teacher conference

    Wednesday - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    Spaghetti w/meat sauce or pretzel w/cheese sauce, BBQ sauce/ketchup, corn, tossed salad, garlic cheese bread-stick, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk (Clear Creek has Papa John's pizza)

    B = Breakfast pizza or yogurt and crackers

    MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Mail carrier gets award

    Steve Martin doesn't always have a good day.

    Sometimes he is bit by a dog or stranded in a snowstorm -- all while at work.

    He was recognized for his loyalty recently by his employer, the United States Post Office.

    Martin received the Million Mile Award at a ceremony Tuesday at the Shelbyville Post Office that was attended by his coworkers and District Manager Ann Wright.