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Today's News

  • One lane of I-64 eastbound at Bullskin Creek to be closed tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the temporary closure of the right lane on eastbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County at the bridge over Bullskin Creek (mile point 29.2) from 6 p.m. until midnight tonight.

    The bridge deck will be patched.

  • WICHE: A tale of ghosts, bogies and turnips?

    It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be an exceptional one. I will likely have some ready to harvest in honor of Halloween this year, too, which is quite apropos.

    What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask? Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin in the porch!

     The pumpkins have been for sale for weeks, and children have decided on costumes. But somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.

  • Page, Dugle make it look easy

    Sophomore quarterback Lawson Page continued his breakthrough season, and senior running back Darian Dugle had his breakout game for the Collins football team Friday night.

    Page accounted for the Titans’ first six touchdowns – with four TD passes and two short scoring runs – and Dugle had 218 yards of offense (97 rushing, 121 receiving) and two touchdowns to lead Collins to a 56-0 victory at winless Atherton in its Class 4A, District 3 finale.

  • Rockets wake up (at halftime) and smell the roses of victory

    A season of mostly frustration was forgotten for a half Friday night.

    The Shelby County football team blitzed visiting Bullitt East, 29-0, in the second half on its way to a 32-13 victory in the Class 5A, District 4 finale for both.

    “I’m just excited, mostly for the kids,” said Rockets Coach Todd Shipley, whose team ended a four-game losing streak despite having trailed, 13-3, at halftime. “They work and work and work, it’s good to see the fruits of their labor.”

  • Webb, Byrnside lead SCHS girls

    LOUISVILLE – Taylor Webb’s hip and Kayce Byrnside’s legs showed no ill effects Saturday. 

    The Shelby County duo placed second and fourth, respectively, in the surprisingly small field at the 19th DeSales Invitational at McNeely Lake Park.

    Webb covered the 5,000-meter course in 21 minutes, and Byrnside was just 1:17 behind in the 19-runner meet.

    Webb and Byrnside were the only runners for the Rockets, who were short-handed because of illness, injury and the ACT.

  • Collins’ cross-country teams do well in Henry invitational

    The Collins boys’ cross-country team finished third and the girls’ team was fifth Saturday in the Henry County Invitational.

    On the boys’ side the Titans were led by junior Devon Fielding, who covered the 5.000-meter course at Renaissance Park in Eminence in 17 minutes, 3.91 seconds. Oldham County senior Luke Weishaar won the race in 16:00.15.

    North Oldham, which had finishers 2-4, won the event with 24 points, and Oldham was second with 51, with Collins third with 86.

  • Tough finale for Titans

    When Collins football coach Jerry Lucas saw that his team would be playing Waggener and Atherton, two teams who combined to go 1-20 in 2010, in back-to-back weeks late in the season, he said he knew he had to make his final regular-season game a tough one.

    So, in order to get the Titans ready for the postseason, Lucas finished up his schedule with Bryan Station, whom Collins (7-2) will play host to at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Finchville’s Burnett wins Pan Am gold, silver

    Shelby County native Hannah Burnett may have to stop at customs on her way back from Guadalajara, Mexico.

    Burnett, 25, who now hails from The Plains, Va., helped the U.S. win gold during Pan American Games team eventing competition and then took her own silver in the individual eventing competition on Sunday.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Workshop to review industrial zoning

    The Shelbyville City Council will have an informational workshop with the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation tonight at 6 at city hall

    The purpose of the workshop, Mayor Tom Hardesty said, is to talk about the zoning, particularly light and heavy industrial, in the city.

  • CUB donates parcels for downtown project

    The idea of a new downtown convention center has taken a step forward.

    Citizens Union Bank announced the donation of two parcels of land – the two “shotgun” houses at 818 and 820 Washington Street, adjacent to CUB’s branch at 9th and Main  – to the project.