Today's News

  • Soccer: Rockets hammer North Oldham

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team needed to beat North Oldham on Thursday to earn the No. 2 seeding in the 16th District Tournament, which starts next week.

    The Rockets (8-3-5, 2-0-2 in the district), did more than just win at North Oldham; they sent a message by dominating the Mustangs (6-10-1, 1-3), 4-0.

    Scoring a combined eight goals in their last two games, the Rockets seem to have figured out their scoring issues.

  • Cross country: Rockets look strong at GLC

    Led by senior Stacey Eden’s second-place finish, the SCHS boys’ cross country team placed 10th out of 26 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.

    Eden’s time of 15 minutes, 59 seconds was just behind Greenwood’s Ryan Eaton, the defending state champion, but he held off challenges from Franklin County’s Robert Sandlin and Apollo’s Justin House.

    Running on the fast track at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, the Rockets were just nine points behind ninth-place Manual.

  • 100 years ago: Lincoln Institute settles on Simpsonville

    In a way, Dorethea Richmond’s history with the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center was born before she was.

    The property near Simpsonville where Whitney Young has rested for the past 37 years  actually was purchased for the Lincoln Institute in 1909. And Richmond, an employee of the center’s records department, has seen a lot of it.

  • Notting Hill plan finally approved

    Triple S Planning & Zoning on Tuesday night gave final approval for a housing development that has been in the works for more than two years.

    The commission approved a preliminary plat for 17 lots for single-family homes in Estates of Notting Hill, which is being developed west of Simpsonville.

  • EARLIER: Back from tragedy: Barnett selected as Homecoming queen

    Shelby County High School senior Lana Jo Barnett was elected Homecoming queen for 2009.

    Barnett was escorted across the field by an ROTC cadet to take her place of honor on the stage during halftime of Friday's game.

    Barnett's crowning was a significant achievement for her. She was severely injured in a ATV accident in 2004.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 9: The defeat of Col. John Floyd

    As soon as the survivors of the Long Run Massacre started to drift into Linn Station, Col. John Floyd, as County Lieutenant charged with the defense of Jefferson County and command of its militia, gathered what men he could from his station, in present-day St. Matthews, and the nearby stations.

  • Cross country: Lady Rockets struggle

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team placed 22nd out of 25 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park.

    Running without their top runner, Caterina Karas, and two more of their usual top five, the girls had just two place in the top half of the 187 individual runners.

  • One step at a time

    Like other customers at McDonald's restaurant at Governor's Square on Wednesday, Sam Neace was just passing through.

    "I just stopped in to get a bite of breakfast on my way to Chicago," he said, taking a last sip of coffee before hitting the road again.

  • Offensive woes slowing Lady Rockets

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team has hit a rough patch.

    After winning six of their first seven, the girls are 1-3-1 over the last five games, and Coach Joe Turner seems to be at a loss.

    “We just can't seem to get our act together,” he said. “We seem to be struggling with the concept of team. We have a lot of talented players, but we just won't play together.”

    Most of the team’s recent struggles have come on the offensive end. The Lady Rockets had 28 shots Monday against Western Hills but wound up with just a 3-0 victory.

  • EARLIER: Basketball star Hicks returning to Shelby County

    Standout basketball player Darryl Hicks appears headed back to Shelby County High School.

    Hicks, a freshman, had enrolled at North Oldham High School this year for better educational opportunities, according to his father Darryl Hicks Sr.