Today's News

  • Lady Rockets get no Mercy, 8-3

    Shelby County’s Lady Rockets fell into an 7-run hole against eighth-ranked Mercy on Wednesday night and lost, 8-3, at the Shelby County Sports Complex.

    Mercy scored seven runs in the top of the first against Rockets ace Haleigh LeCompte, and that was too much to overcome.

    “We dug ourselves a big hole, but we kept battling,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable told The Courier-Journal. “We just couldn’t get out of the hole.”

  • Rockets blast No. 10 Flyers, 11-1

    Shelby County knocked Franklin County for a loop Wednesday night, as the  Rockets zoomed past the Flyers, 11-1, in six innings.

    The Rockets stopped the Flyers' offense on the launching pad, holding them to only four hits, with their only run coming in the first inning.

    After the 10th-ranked Flyers (16-2) tied the score at 1, the Rockets blasted off, putting up one run in the second inning off an error and exploding for five runs off one hit and three errors in the fourth inning.

  • Community Datebook

    Support groups

    April 27 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Thursday -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Community meetings

  • New business: Shelby Nails

    Shelby Nails

    Phone: 502-633-0071

    Address: 201 Boone Station Road, Shelbyville. (Next to Kroger)

    Working hours: Mon-Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.,

    What we do: Since it opened a month ago, Shelby Nails has offered full service on nails; pedicures, manicures, etc. to Shelbyville. Walk ins are welcome.

  • EARLIER: Casey fights for his life

    Former Shelby County and UK basketball star Mike Casey continues to fight an ever-critical battle for his life at a hospital in Nashville.

    Casey underwent a 6-hour procedure Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Hospital to install a bilateral pump in support of his increasingly malfunctioning heart. His condition is critical, but doctors are hopeful this pump will help to relieve his body of a raging infection and allow him to receive a heart transplant that is necessary to extend his life.

  • A new high school means a lot of new realities

    I asked my nephew the other night what he thought about the fact that he wouldn’t be pursuing his high school sports career as a Shelby County Rocket.

    He’s a budding baseball star and a DNA-built sports fan of the sturdiest cut, but he sort of looked at me from beneath his neat, red bangs and gave that middle-school shrug of not knowing what to think. I suspect he is not alone.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Elian Hernandez Morales, 20, of Louisville, was arrested April 16 on Midland Trail and charged with DUI and no operator's license.

    Paul Greenwell III of Shelbyville, was arrested April 19 at 8th and Henry Clay streets on warrants from Bullitt and Jefferson counties and charged with no insurance.

    Higneo Manquez, 45, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 16 on 3rd Street and charged with alcohol intoxication and assault.

  • Tapp will not seek reelection in 2010

    State Senator Gary Tapp, a member of the Kentucky Senate since 2003, has announced he will not seek reelection in 2010.  Tapp served in the Kentucky House for four years before his two terms in the State Senate representing District 20, comprising Shelby, Bullitt, and Spencer Counties.

  • Casey, Just joining Kentucky’s Hall of Fame

    Shelby County will be well represented tonight at the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet in Louisville.

    Former SCHS and University of Kentucky basketball player Mike Casey and Persimmon Ridge and Louisville Golf founder Elmore Just will be inducted with seven others in the 2009 class during the ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

    Mike Casey

    Casey, who passed away earlier this month, was a native of Simpsonville and led Shelby County High School to its first basketball state championship in 1966.

  • What we think: 'Shop local' should extend to city council

    The discussion that confronted the Shelbyville City Council last week about the purchase of new cruisers for the Shelbyville Police Department raised some valid questions.

    Councilman Shane Suttor’s inquiry about why a Ford model was chosen over a similarly equipped and cheaper Chevrolet was appropriate. Mr. Suttor’s questions may have come up too late in the process, but at least they were asked. His fellow council members or the folks at the SPD should not have had a problem with that.