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Today's News

  • Man charged with 3-day crime spree

    A Shelbyville man has been arrested after a 3-day crime spree charged with a string of offenses, ranging from sex abuse, burglary and vandalism to theft.

    Kenneth R. Downey, 20, of 1016 Amanda Drive was arrested Saturday and charged with theft by unlawful taking for allegedly shoplifting $6.24 worth of stolen merchandise from Thorntons, an offense that occurred on that day.

    After his arrest, Shelbyville Police have charged Downey with first-degree sex abuse of a 14-year-old girl, who police said is acquainted with Downey.

  • Girls’ basketball: J-town’s rally ends Collins’ streak

    The Collins girls' basketball team couldn't hold off momentum or the Jeffersontown Chargers on Monday, dropping a 50-46 decision in overtime.

    The Titans (17-9) took the lead in the second quarter after a slow start, and pushed it out to 10, 31-21, after three periods before J-town came storming back.

    The Chargers outscored Collins, 21-11, in the fourth quarter in no small part by hitting five 3-pointers. J-town forced overtime, where the Chargers’ momentum carried them through, outscoring Collins, 8-4, in the extra period for the win.

  • Boys’ basketball: Titans turn it on to win

    The Collins boys' basketball team started slow, but pulled away from Central Hardin for a 67-52 victory Friday.

    "We came out flat, but it was good to see them get back into the game and put that effort out," Titans Coach Chris Gaither said.

    The Titans (17-9) were outscored, 16-12, in the first, but outscored the Bruins (11-12), 55-36, the rest of the way.

    "I'd still like to see us put four full quarters together," Gaither said. "But I was proud of their effort to come out after that flat start."

  • Boys’ basketball: Rockets are rolled over

    The Shelby County boys' basketball team paid the price for past scheduling on Saturday.

    The Rockets traveled to John Hardin and got hammered, 86-39.

    "That was a make-up game from about three years ago," SCHS Coach Rick Parsons said. "Our goal going in was to not get anybody hurt, and we accomplished that."

    The Rockets (4-21) hung close through the first part of the first quarter before the Bulldogs (13-8) pulled away, going up, 20-10.

  • Girls’ basketball: SCHS sweeps 2

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team picked up two big victories last week.

    The Rockets hammered Beth Haven, 48-27, on the road Thursday and then came home Saturday and held off Western Hills, 66-58, for the team's fifth triumph in its past six games.

    With the scored tied at 28 against Western Hills, the Rockets came out of the break with some key adjustments.

  • WICHE: Gear up for orchard maintenance

    I am so grateful that my husband, Andy, is in charge of the orchard. Fruit-tree maintenance, I am convinced, is an art.

    There are details to pruning that can make or break good fruit set, branch structure and ability to pick when the limbs are laden with ripe fruit. Although I understand the basics, I am glad Andy is the one that executes the task.

  • MY WORD: Painful lessons about being American learned abroad

    I departed Dec. 26 for London, England, for an advertising class that lasted two weeks, but would also count as college credit for a course at UK.  As I knew absolutely no one else going on this trip, to say I was nervous would be an understatement.
    I woke up every morning at 7 a.m., which would be 2 am here.  I had a complimentary breakfast provided by one of London’s finest hotels.  I would then attend a 30-minute class with around 30 other students from 12 different other universities in the U.S.

  • News briefs: Feb. 8, 2012

    Health and Family Services chief

    resigns after recent criticism

  • Bagdad man arrested on child sex charges in Scott Co.

    GEORGETOWN – A 66-year-old Bagdad man has been charged with sexually abusing two students at Scott County's Royal Spring Middle School where he worked as a substitute teacher.

    Edwin Casper was arrested by Kentucky State Police at his home on Saturday, one day after Scott County Schools officials notified Georgetown police of allegations that a substitute teacher had inappropriately touched two students.

    Casper was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. He was released from the Shelby County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.

  • Shelby native helped coach Giants to Super Bowl victory

    You may not have known this, but as quarterback Eli Manning drove the New York Giants to their game-winning touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI, he did so with the help of a Shelby Countian standing right there on the Giants’ sideline.