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Today's News

  • Election 2011: Focus now turns to the race for governor

    After a disappointing loss in his first statewide race, Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said he is not planning a comeback anytime soon, instead concentrating on what he said he does best.
    “My plans are to provide one-hundred percent of my attention to Shelby County,” said Rothenburger, who lost the Republican nomination for agriculture commissioner to state Rep. James Comer on Tuesday. “That’s my primary focus at this point.”

  • News briefs: May 20, 2011

    Guthrie visits Masonic Home

    for Older Americans Month

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be in Shelby County today for two meetings at Masonic Home Shelbyville as part of the celebration of Older Americans Month.

    Guthrie will give a legislative update in a meeting at 10:30 a.m. and then sit down at 11:30 for a roundtable discussion for health-care professionals.

  • EARLIER: Chappell steps down as Simpsonville chief

    Scott Chappell, the police chief in Simpsonville for six years, is returning to the ranks.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday accepted Chappell’s request to resign as chief.

    City Administrator David Eaton expressed surprise at Chappell’s request and said he had asked to remain on the force as a sergeant.

    “I just got his letter a couple of days ago,” Eaton said. “He requested to step down as chief for personal reasons.”

  • Shelby soldier injured in explosion in Afghanistan

    Army Staff Sgt. William Scott Lear, 34, of Shelbyville is in critical condition at a military hospital in Germany for injuries received in an accident in southern Afghanistan.

    Lear, who had only been in Afghanistan for a short time, has a fractured skull, crushed eye socket and broken ribs, said his father, Doug Lear.

    He was able to speak with his wife, Jane, via telephone earlier today.

  • Ag Report: May 20, 2011

    Shelby farmers eligible

    for federal disaster loans

    Shelby County is among those slated as contiguous to the 14 in Kentucky declared federal disaster areas, and its farm families are eligible to qualify for FSA EM loans.

    President Obama declared disaster areas because of damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred starting April 26. They included Oldham County.

  • WICHE: How to deal with carpenter bees and ants

    The carpenter bees are doing a number on our house! We perfectly fit the profile of a desirable place to lay your eggs for this rather docile bee, and they are busy around the frame of the garage as I write. I do have a plan.

    Carpenter bees are essentially harmless. The male, who hovers about, has no stinger. The female tunnels and lays her eggs. When she does come out, you would have to handle her for her to sting.

    I’ve never been stung by one and they sort of become acquaintances, because they are always there hovering about.

  • Kregor rallies into final, state berth

    FRANKFORT – Collins freshman Paige Kregor was content to make it to the 8th Region girls’ tennis quarterfinals…until she learned she could make it to State if she advanced to the semifinals.

    Of course she didn’t find that out until she was already down a set to North Oldham sixth-grader Maddie Waits in Tuesday morning’s quarterfinals at Western Hills.

    No worries.

  • Titans sandwich rout of Oldham in big week

    The Collins baseball team continued its recent hot hitting, while also continuing to run roughshod over the 8th Region, during its past three games.

    The Titans (17-4) topped DeSales on Friday night, Oldham County on Saturday morning and Louisville Southern on Monday night.

    Collins is now 7-0 against 8th Region opponents.

     

    Collins 8, DeSales 6

  • Rockets rebound, rally impressively

    The Shelby County baseball team bounced back from a lopsided loss to its cross-town rival – and a recent skid – by producing one of its biggest comebacks of the season.

    The Rockets rallied from an early 6-0 deficit to beat visiting Western Hills, 14-12, this past Thursday – one night after falling, 15-3, to Collins, their sixth loss in their previous seven games.

  • SCHS trims North Oldham; Collins faces district finale

    The Shelby County softball team celebrated its fourth victory of the season Monday night.

    After a strong showing in the Boyle County Invitational, the Collins softball team had a rougher go-round this past weekend in the Crusade for Children Tournament.

    The Rockets (4-14) rallied from an early 1-0 deficit to beat host North Oldham, 5-2.