Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Rockets open season with win

    It wasn't pretty, but Shelby County's girls basketball team won its season opener Monday against Carroll County.

    Leading by one, 33-32, going into the fourth quarter, the SCHS girls held Carroll County to just two points to win going away, 44-34.

  • Eden takes second at state meet

    Shelby County runners had a strong individual showing in the State Cross Country Meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Stacey Eden led finished second overall in the boys’ race to lead the Rockets’ to a seventh-place team finish, and Shelby’s Caterina Karas finished sixth in the girls’ race.

    Both Eden and Karas agreed that the cold, rainy weather didn’t help anyone, but it wasn’t much of a factor in the race.

  • Promises, promises

    New Year's Day is sort of like a Monday.

    A new year has many things in common with a new week. People vow they won't overeat, they will exercise, they will quit smoking, and so on.

    But now we’re a week into the new year. Have you kept your resolutions? Can you expect them to be kept for the rest of the year?

  • New life for an old machine

    You would expect that a piece of farm machinery that had been sitting in a barn unused for more than 30 years would be long ossified into a nearly worthless piece of junk metal.

    But a couple of local farmers this summer brought back to life an old combine that was headed for the scrap heap.

  • Prison escappe still at large

    The Kentucky State Police have reported that a convict has escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington and could be in this vicinity.

    Post 12 officials report that on Saturday at 8:33 p.m., Charles Ray Locke escaped.

    Kentucky State Police trooper Ron Turley said Locke may be headed to the Daviess County area.

  • EARLIER: Schools closed on Friday


  • Fiscal Court handles first business of new year

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night and approved the following items of business for the county:

    • Second reading of an ordinance relating to the placement of satellite dishes

    • First reading of an ordinance relating to the following budget amendments: repayment from governtment agency of $4,850; and an insurance reimbursement of $17,978 to go in general fund

    • First reading of a zone change for 68 acres on Zaring Mill Road at Kentucky Street from AG to F-C

  • Turnovers plague Rockets again

    Trailing by two at the start of the fourth quarter, the SCHS boys' basketball team turned the game over to Trinity, falling 70-48 Saturday.

    Seven straight Rocket turnovers turned a 39-37 Trinity lead into a 51-37 lead with 4:55 to play.

    The Shamrocks then pushed the lead out to as much as 24 before both teams emptied their benches.

    The Rockets were coming off a come-from-behind win against Daviess County on Friday, but Shelby didn't seem to have that fourth quarter magic on Saturday.

  • Longtime veterinarian Coots retiring at year's end

    When veterinarian James Coots first started pulling calves in the county, his fee to the farmer would run $9 or $10 assuming there were no complications.

    That was in 1968.

    Now, after more than 40 years in practice, Coots is retiring. His last day at Shelby Veterinary Clinic will be Dec. 31.

    Coots, who specializes in large-animal practice, said the time has come to slow down.

    "In large-animal practice you have to get out of the way sometimes," Coots said. "And I don't get out of the way as fast as I used to."