Today's News

  • School Board District 1: Doug Butler

    Incumbent school board member Doug Butler has his eyes fixed squarely on the goals for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Butler, who took over in 2007 when Paul Goodlett resigned from the board, wants to continue pushing the district to reach those goals set here and nationally.

    "I want to continue to be a part of a great public school system that puts children first on the path to excellence," he said. "I believe in giving back to Shelby County by serving in this community that I so much respect and enjoy."

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Bypass construction progressing at steady pace

    Construction on the Shelbyville Bypass has been continuing at a steady pace for the past two months following a meeting in Frankfort in mid-August between contractors and state officials.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet's District 5, said Friday that she is not sure how many working days are left on the contract now, but that at this time, much of the concrete paving has been completed.

  • State girls golf: Rockets finish 7th

    Shelby County senior Michaela Manley searched for the words to summarize the girls’ 2010 Leachman Buick-GMC/KHSAA State Golf Championships.

    “Bad,“ she said after a long sigh.

    It was apparent in the Rockets’ collective body language, their voices and their words - it had been a frustrating two days.

  • District volleyball: Collins, Shelby could meet in final

     The Shelby County volleyball team wrapped up its regular season Tuesday night with its annual senior night, however the Rockets couldn’t pull off the victory and fell, 2-0 (25-18, 25-20).

  • U.S. wins gold in Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup

    A gold medal by a United States team in the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup warmed the heart of many last Friday, but perhaps none more than Shelby County’s own Jimmy Robertson.


    Robertson, who coached the 3-gaited team to victory in the international event staged over three days at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, said the experience was definitely one he wouldn’t forget.


  • EARLIER: 2010 World Cup: Germany's team a surprising entrant -- even to its coach

    The fact that a team from Germany is appearing in the 2010 Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup is in many ways a victory in itself.

    A German squad made its debut Wednesday in the biennial international competition that concludes today at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, joining more-seasoned teams from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa.

  • Girls district soccer: Spencer County ends Collins' season

    The Collins High School girls’ soccer team put a scare into the highest-scoring team in the Eighth Region on Monday night.

    The Titans trailed Spencer County, 3-0, at halftime of a first-round match in the 16th District Tournament at Oldham County but battled back in the second half before falling, 5-3.

  • EARLIER: Rockets sputter, but are tied for third entering final round


  • School Board District 1: Andrew Cline

    With three children in school and two more that are not yet old enough, Andrew Cline has decided it's time to get even more involved.

    Cline is already a member of the Simpsonville Elementary School Site-Based Decision Making Council, along with being on several other local, regional and national boards, but he said he is ready to take that next step.

    "I feel it is important to have a parent with school-aged children as a representative on the board," he said.

  • EARLIER: Transportation Cabinet Prather resigns

    Kentucky Transportation Secretary Joe Prather, the man who two weeks ago admitted construction problems with the Shelbyville Bypass, is resigning.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced Tuesday that Prather would be leaving Sept. 30, citing Prather's desire to spend time with his family.

    Beshear has appointed State Highway Engineer Mike Hancock to serve as acting secretary of the cabinet, which has more than 4,500 full-time employees.