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Today's News

  • Datebook: Jan. 26, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p,m. Tuesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • News Briefs: Jan. 26, 2011

    Kentucky unemployment
    highest rate since May

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate increased to 10.3 percent in December 2010 from a revised 10.2 percent in November 2010, according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    The December 2010 jobless rate is .3 of a percentage point lower than the 10.6 percent rate recorded in December 2009  but is the highest rate since May 2010, when it was 10.4 percent.

  • ‘Chesty’ Puller Part I: The Marines’ greatest hero

    In columns about my 30 years service in the regular U. S. Marine Corps, I have occasionally mentioned a unique and memorable individual, one not lost in the crowd of his associates, but separate and apart, known in the service as a “character.”
    The first of this breed that I met in the corps was Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller

  • Titans toss away their shot at Oldham

    The Collins boys’ basketball team couldn’t overcome some early carelessness at Oldham County on Saturday night.

    The Titans turned the ball over at key moments in the first half, before rallying in the fourth quarter, but fell short in the end, 60-56, in an 8th Region battle.

  • No offense, Rockets played well

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team ran its offense well Monday night, just not well enough.

    The Rockets fell to 8th Region rival Gallatin County, 68-23, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Wildcats (10-7) led, 23-2, at the end of the first quarter and 41-9 at intermission against Shelby County (0-15) in its penultimate home game of the season.

  • Rockets get close but can’t finish

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team was seconds away from its second victory of the season Saturday night.

    However the Rockets were left to ask “What if?” after North Laurel beat them, 51-49, in the Al Prewitt Classic at Henry Clay.

    “It was one of those, ‘If [we do this],’ ‘If [we don’t do that],’ games,” Shelby County Coach Rick Parsons said. “It makes ‘if’ the longest word in the dictionary.”

  • Sports Digest

    Collins girls 4TH, SCHS  boys 5TH in Brown Bear Sprint

    The Collins girls’ swimming and diving team finished fourth, and the Shelby County boys’ team finished fifth in the 5th annual Brown Bear Sprint meet Saturday at Shawnee High School in Louisville.

    In the girls’ meet, Collins finished with 104 points, 83 behind team-champ Sacred Heart Academy. Shelby County was sixth with 54 points.  

  • Late-game heroics turn back Colonels

    Coming off a pair of close loses to quality teams, the Collins girls’ basketball team was on the ropes again Saturday night.

    But this time the Titans bounced back.

    Trailing by five points with just less than four minutes to play, Collins outscored Oldham County, 13-2, during a  2 ½-minute span on its way to a 53-49 victory.

  • EARLIER: Group to fight city on sidewalk law

    Several property owners and city residents will test a Shelbyville city ordinance that requires landowners to repair sidewalks in what ultimately could be a landmark case.

    No ordinance similar to this one has been tested in court, according to both the Shelbyville City Attorney Frank Chuppe and the three lawyers - Vic Brizendine, Gilmore Dutton and Austin Hays - that have rallied the group.

  • A taste of a different life

    Baghdad and Korea might seem like one in the same as hotspots with tense U.S. relations.

    But Sean Chandler, a Shelby County High School and Centre graduate with a masters from the University of Kentucky, would be quick to tell you that Bagdad (Kentucky) and South Korea have a lot in common, too.

    Chandler is five months into a yearlong stay in South Korea, where he's teaching English in a middle school in Ildong, a small town near Pocheon, north of Seoul and about 20 miles from the Demilitarized Zone and border with North Korea.