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Today's News

  • SOFTBALL: Rockets, Titans lose to Jefferson County teams

    The Shelby County softball team suffered its second narrow defeat of the young season as host Manual topped the Rockets, 5-3, Wednesday in Louisville.

    Shelby (0-2), which lost its season-opener, 6-5, at North Oldham on Monday, fell behind the Crimsons (1-1) early when Manual plated one run in the bottom of the first.

  • Rockets get off and running – and jumping

    The Shelby County track and field teams began their outdoor seasons Tuesday.

    The Rockets’ boys’ team finished seventh and their girls’ squad 15th in their All-Comers meet at Robert Doyle Stadium.

     

    Boys 8th out of 15

    The Rockets won one event on the track, and they scored ample points in the field events on their way to tallying 50.5 points to finish seventh among 18 teams. Fort Knox, which finished fifth in Class A at last year’s state championships, won the meet with 86 points.

  • Collins’ multipurpose field taken down to the dirt

    Collins High School’s multipurpose athletic field has hit yet another snag as it lies awaiting repair: The dirt beneath it isn’t suitable.

    The field, which was closed for use 10 months ago after soft spots were found underneath the turf, is now just dirt, with the entire turf and drainage system removed and the original hope that it would be finished by the end of March is now not possible. The field cost $868,000 when the school opened in 2010.

  • Simpsonville hopes to ‘light up’ downtown sidewalks

    If all goes according to plans, the south side of U.S. 60 in Simpsonville will have a charming new look by the time the holiday lights are turned on next fall.

    That’s the timetable and concept under which the Simpsonville City Commission heard a presentation from Joe Grider of HNB, the firm that is engineering the construction of its new Village Center sidewalk project.

  • New Business: Gone Fishing Guide Service

    Address: 7901 Mount Eden Road, Shelbyville

  • SOUDER: This week’s sign that the apocalypse is upon us

    Odd things happen all the time. That it was 80 degrees on the last day of winter this week comes to mind.

    Along these lines, every week Sports Illustratedincludes in its magazine an item titled “This Week’s Sign that the Apocalypse is Upon Us,” which highlights things that have happened in the world that are somewhat odd or even bizarre in nature.

    Basically, they are things that make you scratch your head and say, “If that is going on, the end of the world must be near.”

  • Shelby’s beef prices jumping

    If you’re a cattle producer, things are looking up, experts say.

    Corinne Kephart, who heads up the animal science and horticulture department at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office, said cattle prices are really looking good right now.

    “Right now, cattle prices are really good compared to last year,” she said. “A decrease in cattle production out West because of a drought has really driven prices up.”

  • Catalpagreen officially dead

    A dream came to an official end Tuesday night for the developers of Catalpagreen.

    Or maybe it was more like a nightmare, as the Triple S Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant a request to revoke the subdivision plat.

    The development by WAZE Development Company, LLC of Louisville, which was to be located next to Collins High School, was to have encompassed 440 acres and hundreds of homes, situated on the east side of Discovery Boulevard.

  • SENTINEL NEWS EXCLUSIVE: How Williams’ case was investigated

    A few days after a grand jury in Shelby County cleared a Shelbyville Police Officer of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of teenager Trey F. Williams, attorneys representing Williams’ family asked a pointed question about that finding.

    The grand jury had returned its decision that officer Suzanna Marcum was not guilty of murder, and attorney Ann Oldfather of Louisville, co-counsel with attorney Frank Mascagni, said she wondered why the grand jury wasn’t offered options other than murder, such as manslaughter or reckless homicide.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Tire center OK'd with some limits

    The Triple S Planning Commission gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a development plan for Ken Towery’s Retail Tire Center, planned for 1801 Midland Trail in Shelbyville, although commissioners declined to grant some waivers that developers requested.

    The tire center, to be located on property that is zoned commercial, will feature a 6,607-square-foot building, with 67 parking spaces.