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Today's News

  • Budget waits on Beshear

    Both local members of the state legislature supported the $19 billion budget that was approved by the House and Senate late Wednesday night.

    The budget was sent to Gov. Steve Beshear on Thursday and while he could line item veto certain objections, both Sen. Gary Tapp and Rep. Brad Montell expect him to approve the budget.

    The budget, which guides the state's spending for the next two years, levies no new taxes but cuts funding for higher education and human services.

  • Simpsonville to revamp park area

    The city of Simpsonville is hoping a new playground and picnic area will help draw children and families to their downtown area this summer.

    Simpsonville Parks and Rec. presented a budget Tuesday that included close to $40,000 for a building plan that will refurbish the current playground and add a pavilion for the use of families and communities groups.

    Kevin Garland, Simpsonville park director, said the playground and pavilion will provide a place for families "to have a nice picnic together."

  • Lady Rockets drill Eminence

    The Shelby County girls' softball team hammered out 13 hits in just 3 innings to whip visiting Eminence 16-0 in a run-rule shortened game Tuesday.

    SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said she challenged her team before the game.

  • Earth Day at Red Orchard Park

    Shelby County celebrated Earth Day a little early - the original date was April 20, 1970 - but the celebration here was chance to showcase Red Orchard Park.

    The park, formerly Red Orchard Farm donated to the county by Clarence Miller, will be an environmental showpiece of sorts. Hiking trails will criss cross the land. The state Division of Forestry has planted 5,000 native Kentucky trees. A prairie and fishing pond will be built later.

  • Rockets split two in Tri-State Kickoff

    The Shelby County High School baseball team sputtered and rallied in two games Saturday during the Tri-State Kickoff Classic at the SCHS athletic complex.

    The Rockets sputtered against Lancaster, Ohio in first game, being no-hit in a 4-0 loss.

  • Rash of burglaries hits Shelby

    In the last two weeks three local businesses have fallen victim to a rash of after-hours burglaries.

    According to Shelby County Sheriff's detective, Jason Rice, two weeks ago burglars broke out a window at the Asia Buffet at 89 Howard Drive and left with the cash register. Rice said while the burglars left no evidence at the scene, sheriff's deputies later recovered the cash register.

    The second burglary came early on Easter morning when Ken-Tex barbeque was forcefully entered and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    April 7 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    April 1 -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    April 1 -- Simpsonville City Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Simpsonville Community Center.

    April 3 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day

    Hosparus - The Community Hospice of Louisville will participate in National Healthcare Decisions Day on Wednesday, April 16.

    National Healthcare Decisions Day is a day designed to educate people on their health care options and help them express their wishes regarding health care with loved ones and health care providers.

    Judy Burk, director of Clinical Services for Hosparus, said the office at 540 Main St. in Shelbyville will also be open from 3-7 p.m. to anyone who is interested in making advance directives or simply learning about what they are.

  • A sticky tribute

    A man who spent time living in Shelbyville is now part of an exclusive group that includes the likes of Elvis, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Bugs Bunny.

    His head sticks to envelopes.

    Even to those who know nothing about the famed scientist, Edwin Hubble, his name probably sounds familiar.

    In his honor, NASA named one of its most advanced telescopes after him.

    Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to orbit the Earth, beaming down distant stretches of the universe that telescopes on the ground are unable to observe.

  • Lady Rockets take third at Ballard Inv.

    The SCHS softball team went 3-1 at the Ballard Invitational Tournament over the weekend to finish in third place.

    The girls finished pool play 3-0 with wins over Fern Creek, Anderson County and Butler, but fell to Anderson in the semifinals to finish in third.

    In the opener, the Lady Rockets drilled Fern Creek 11-0 in four innings. Shelby pounded out 10 hits, including three from Jessica Williams and two from Haleigh LeCompte, and seven different players recorded RBIs.

    LeCompte scattered four hits and recorded two strikeouts to get the win for the Lady Rockets.