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Today's News

  • Rockets’ boys win; Titans’ girls finish 4th

    The Shelby County boys’ track & field team made an early-season statement Tuesday evening.

    The Rockets won their own all-comers meet, which was cut short because of lightning in the area. They scored 74 points to beat Class 3-A Trinity and Bardstown, which finished third in Class A last year, by 14 points.

    The Shelby County girls’ team, meanwhile, placed seventh.

  • Titans walk off with 1st home victory

    The Collins softball team didn’t have much time on its new field in the preseason, but the Titans made themselves right at home Tuesday.

    Kara Owens’ RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Collins a 5-4 victory over Bullitt Central in its home opener.

    “It was very exciting to get the first win on our home field,” said senior center fielder Kristina Gramig, who scored the game-winning run.

  • SCHS softball team claims its 1st victory

    Shelby County’s softball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday, bouncing back from their season-opening loss to Boyle County by beating visiting Trimble County, 5-2.

    “It’s always good to get that first win,” Shelby County Coach Kelly Cable said.

    Shelby County scored in the first inning before scoring four times in the sixth against the Raiders, who tallied two runs in the seventh.

  • Shelby man at home on the political trail

    While he was weaving through Washington D.C.'s political circles, Michael Biagi said he always knew he wanted to come back to Kentucky.

    Growing up in Shelbyville, he knew the commonwealth would some day be his long-term home.

    Now, returning from political stomping grounds, Biagi has found a spot as the Louisville-area field representative for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).

    He didn't know it then as a young child, but his future was right out there in front of him.

    Actually, it was on the same block.

  • EARLIER: Sidewalk ordinance foes taking fight to City Hall

    A group of Shelbyville business and homeowners that have been organizing in opposition of the city's sidewalk ordinance have announced a plan to attend the next Shelbyville City Council meeting, which will be April 7.

    The group began with a meeting in January and has been collecting signatures for a petition against the sidewalk ordinance since then.

  • Humane Society puts on the dog

    The Shelby County Humane Society is normally more black Lab than black tie, but that will change Saturday night with Runway & Rescue.

    The event, which will be at the Henry Clay Building, 604 South 3rd Street in Louisville, is bringing together a high-end fashion show by designer Christian Siriano, sponsored by Glasscock and Chic Boutique, a gourmet dinner from The Silver Spoon and special guest Carson Kressley.

    All proceeds from the night, which still has seats available for $100 apiece, will benefit the Shelby County Humane Society.

  • Unexpectedly large crowd greets opening of new Kroger

    Where would you expect to see a crowd of 1,400, a plane trailing a pennant overhead, free food of all kinds, clowns and people tapping their feet to the strains of Bluegrass music?

    No, it wasn’t a carnival or even a festival, it was opening day at Shelbyville’s new Kroger store.

    “We had all these activities planned because we knew it would be big, but we never expected a crowd like this,” store manager Jeff Disponette said. “We’re tickled to death!”

  • Business Briefcase: March 25, 2011

    Bagdad resident McCants
    to lead KFB commodities

    Jay McCants, a resident of Bagdad, has been named the new director of the commodity division Kentucky Farm Bureau, effective Monday.
    McCants’ division will be KFB’s liaison to the various agricultural commodity groups and will work closely with the organization’s advisory committees that review policies and programs affecting the respective farm commodities.

  • New Business: Green Solutions

    Address: Serving Shelby, Jefferson, Franklin, Henry, and Oldham Counties

    Who we are: Green Solutions is a lawncare and landscape business owned and operated by Anthony Smith, a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in horticulture and turf grass science.  Smith has 12 years experience in the lawn and landscape industry.

  • Big theft nets no time behind bars

    A Jefferson County man who pleaded guilty last week to what police have called “one of the largest merchandise thefts” ever seen in Shelby County won’t be spending any time in jail if he stays clear of trouble.
    Jack H. McIntosh, 43, of Jeffersontown was arrested last April and charged with the theft of  $512,000 worth of plastic containers. In an agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty in Shelby Circuit Court March 17 to theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison.