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Today's News

  • Court report: March 23, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    David L. Carey, theft by unlawful taking - plead guilty - 30-day sentence concurrent with previous sentence.

    Felix Calvillo-Del Rio, disregarding stop sign and no operator's/moped license - plead guilty - 30-day sentence probated for 2 years and $413 fine and costs.

    Zachary T. Gillahan, first-offense DUI - plead guilty - operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

  • Sharks gobble up records

    The Shelby Sharks had several strong swims during the past two weekends in the Kentucky Swimming Short Course State Championships.

    The 13 & over age group competed two weekends ago at the Lancaster Aquatic Center on the University of Kentucky campus, while the 12 & under division competed at the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center in Louisville.

    In all the Sharks posted 88 best times, eight individual team records, three relay records, 38 Top 16 finishes (26 individual, 12 relays) and 15 Top 8 finishes(13 individual, two relays).

  • Collins’ softball team wins opener on road

    The Collins softball team went on the road to pick up its first victory Monday.

    The Titans, who were supposed to host Sacred Heart Academy but couldn’t because of soft field conditions, beat the Valkyries in Louisville, 2-0.

  • Eades stands tall in Rockets’ romp

    Tyler Eades admits that the Shelby County baseball coaches were generous in listing his height and weight on the team’s roster.

    “But it’s okay, it makes me look more intimidating,” he said.

    The sophomore, who is listed at 6 feet 4, 190 pounds but is slightly smaller than those measurements (about 6-2, 160), didn’t need any help in that regard Monday night.

  • Rough second makes for rough opener

    Shelby County, the defending 8th Region softball champs, had a rough start to their season Monday.

    However the Rockets’ 11-0 loss to visiting Boyle County was more encouraging than discouraging to Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable.

    “I saw a lot of improvement from our scrimmage,” said Cable, whose team scrimmaged Sacred Heart last Thursday. “As far as people knowing where they need to be and hitting our cutoffs, things like that.”

  • These books you can sink your teeth into

    Cookbooks are always a good source for food inspiration, but Collins High School teachers Beth Jones and Bethany Farmer suggested their students look a little deeper.

    Jones, the library media specialist, and Farmer, the family and consumer science teacher, banded together to have students from a culinary arts class work on an edible book show.

    “I get a newsletter from the library, and one month it had an article on edible book shows, so I talked to Mrs. Farmer, and we both though ‘Let’s do it,’” Jones said.

  • Graduation set for June 4 at the high schools’ gyms

    Seniors at Shelby County and Collins high schools now know when – and where – they will receive their diplomas.

    At the school board meeting March 10, the school calendar was adjusted to move the last day of school June 3, and now graduation will follow on June 4 at the schools’ gyms – ending many years of commencements at the Frankfort Civic Center.

    Shelby County High School will have graduation at 1 p.m., and Collins will follow at 7 p.m.

  • EARLIER: New Kroger Marketplace with lots of fanfare

    Kroger No. 39's grand opening on Wednesday was a smashing success, store officials said, with more than 1,400 shoppers coming out to check out the new store.

    Several items were given away, and the store had live entertainment from the Bluegrass band, Kentucky Blue.

    Excitement has been so high among Kroger employees this past week as they put the final touches on Shelbyville’s new Kroger Marketplace that you can see it in the air – literally.

  • What we think: Census figures show what we already knew

    By now you have read the description of the new statistical face of Shelby County as drawn by the 2010 census. We doubt you were surprised any more than we were about what this analysis discerned about our community.
    To understand that Shelby County has seen burgeoning growth in the past decade – 38 percent more residents than in 2000 – doesn’t require a degree in statistics or even a detailed market analysis.
    We’ve seen the growth just by driving around our communities.

  • House OKs compromise on Medicaid

    There may be good news on the horizon for the Medicaid impasse created two weeks ago when a heated squabble broke out in Frankfort, leaving a $166 million deficit in next year’s budget unresolved.

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) said Tuesday that a compromise bill passed the House very favorably, with only 4 nays against it, that he is very hopeful will be accepted by the Senate.