Today's News

  • Group from Shelbyville witnesses Obama's inauguration

    WASHINGTON – Linda Manica yelled “hallelujah” as she neared the inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama on Tuesday.

    Her strong voice echoed from the buildings and immediately was affirmed by a chorus of “amens” from the crowd of thousands who were flowing into the National Mall.

  • SCHS girls win ugly opener

    It wasn’t exactly the way Shelby County's girls basketball team thought the opener would go, but it still started the season 1-0 Monday.

    The Rockets allowed Carroll County just two points in the fourth quarter as they pulled away for a 44-34 victory.

    But though their defense was overwhelming, their offense was underwhelming. The Rockets shot just 23.1 percent in the game, hitting just 15 of 65 shots.

  • Property owners sue over deal gone awry

    A group of local property owners are suing a development company that they say failed to honor an agreement to buy a parcel of land from them and three governmental bodies whose restrictions they believe contributed to the breakdown of their deal.

  • Turnovers doom Rockets in opener

    Turning the ball over 25 times makes it tough to win on the road.

    Add to that Seneca’s relentless press and Shelby County’s poor shot selection, and you have a 67-66 victory by the Redhawks in SCHS's season opener.

    Seneca took its first lead of the game, 30-28, with a drive and lay-in at the buzzer before halftime. After a seesaw third quarter, the Rockets again found themselves trailing by one, 51-50, going into the final quarter. That’s when the Redhawks' press really took over.

  • A Christmas wish that someone other than Santa must deliver

     'Twas the night before Christmas.

  • Rockets slip past Woodford in OT

    On a night when Shelby County honored it's two past Mr. Basketball winners, the Rockets and Lady Rockets could have used some of that scoring flash that Mike Casey and Terry Davis used to provide.

    The Rockets needed four extra minutes but topped a scrappy Woodford County squad, 64-61, snapping a four-game losing streak.

    The Lady Rockets held off the Lady Yellowjackets, 56-53, after being tied at 46 with 3:30 to play, snapping a two-game slide of their own.

  • A most special Christmas gift

    We’d never spent a Christmas season more than six inches apart from at least one member of our immediate family – until last year.

    We find ourselves nearly 8,000 miles away – literally on the other side of the world. We sit not by a decorated tree but in a chilly, dimly lit and officious conference room.

  • EARLIER: Shelby pounded by historic storm


    The beauty of a winter storm turned into a beast for Shelby Countians.

    They awoke this morning to their fourth day of dealing with a blanket of ice and snow now frozen very solid by single-digit temperatures that were predicted to register overnight.

    The state's most historic winter storm blew through the county from Monday night until midday Wednesday and coated homes, cars and streets with snow and ice that will linger for several days.

  • KSP: Arrests, deaths both increased in 2008

    The Kentucky State Police's Post 12 in Frankfort conducted more than 30 percent more arrests in 2008, based on statistics released this week for criminal investigations, arrests, collisions, fatalities, traffic enforcement and calls for service.

    In 2008, Post 12 troopers and detectives responded to 10,890 calls for service, up by just more than 1 percent from 2007, but criminal investigations increased by about 13 percent (to 866), leading to the explosion in arrests.

  • Reese takes over as ag agent

    Brett Reese is getting back to his roots – not his plant roots but his farm roots.

    Reese grew up on a farm in Scott County and his father was the Extension agent for agriculture there. Now Reese, who hired on as Shelby County's horticulture agent in 2005, is the ag agent here.