Today's News

  • News Briefs: Nov. 3, 2010

     Special school board

    meeting to be Thursday

    The Shelby County School Board will have a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday for a working session to hear reports from Shelby County High School, Collins High School and The Education Center @ Cropper.

    The session is the third of three to hear reports and improvement plans and goals from each school in the district.

  • Robert Matthews: 1923-2010: 'A good person; a well-respected citizen'

    Those who knew Robert Matthews Jr. best say he always embraced the winds of change with grace and dignity, particularly when the longtime Shelby County attorney and former public servant returned to civilian life after World War II.

    Matthews, whose career included a stint as Kentucky Attorney General and a just-missed attempt at lieutenant governor, died Saturday at Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was 87.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Nov. 05, 2010

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  • New Business: Abbott's Big Game Supply

    Address: 6406 Zaring Mill Road, Shelbyville

  • Buchert living 'a dream' as NBA referee

    Nick Buchert’s realization that he had realized his dream came with a tap on the shoulder.

    He turned around to find LeBron James standing in front of him.

    “He said, ‘Hey Nick, my name is LeBron James,’” Buchert recalled.

  • Collins vs. Madison Central: Titans focus on Indians

    It was back to basics last week for the Collins High School football team, and back to business as usual this week.

    The Titans spent their bye week – during which they won their district – working on “fundamentals,” Coach Jerry Lucas said. 

    This week Collins, which is No. 6 in Class AAAA in this week’s Associated Press Top 10, has been preparing for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. regular-season finale at 6A Madison Central while trying not to ponder the postseason, which begins next week.

  • Cresap's six TDs lead Titans to victory




    Branden Cresap threw six touchdown passes in the first three quarters to lead the Collins High School football team to a 49-21 win at Madison Central in its regular-season finale Friday night in Richmond.

    The senior quarterback completed 19 of 27 passes for 412 yards with touchdowns of 8, 62, 60, 33, 35 and 74 yards and engineered the Titans to TDs on their first seven drives of the game.

  • Colonels drop Rockets 35-19

    Oldham County’s Brett Leary rushed for 225 yards and four touchdowns, while Shelby County committed five turnovers, as the Colonels ended the Rockets’ season with a 35-19 victory Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Leary rushed for 220 of those yards, and all of his touchdowns, in the first half as Oldham County built a 28-7 lead. The Rockets rallied to outscore the Colonels 12-7 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.

  • It's official: Bypass to open today

     The Shelbyville Bypass, nearly 4.5 years under construction, will get its long-awaited and much-delayed debut on Wednesday, when the road opens to its first legal driver.

    There is one caveat: Traffic signals have to be checked to ensure they are functional.

    But Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Andrea Clifford said there is a 'ninety percent chance" the roadway will open.

  • WICHE: Plant garlic now for 2011 summer harvest

    For most of us, garlic has become a cooking staple. You can give anything flavor by adding a little garlic to the recipe, and you can grow it yourself if you have a little space in the back yard.

    For centuries garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial.