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Today's News

  • Sports Digest: Sept. 10, 2010

    Boys golf: Collins upset

    Collins was upset by Lexington Sayre on Wednesday at the Shelbyville Country Club, 160-161. The Titans (7-2) were led by senior Josh Griffin’s 2-over-par 38.

    The JV team continued its winning streak by beating Sayre, 169-226. Brandon Sanner led with a 40. The Titans traveled to Brightleaf Golf Course in Harrodsburg Thursday to play against Mercer County.

  • Shelby helps Equestrian Games get flowing

    On Friday, a Shelby County woman proved that not only can you lead a horse to water but people as well – and on a global scale.

  • Cross country: Karas wins invitational

    Collins runner Caterina Karas continued her dominance on the girls’ cross-country competition by winning Saturday’s Shelby County Invitational.

    Both Collins and SCHS competed among 17 teams in boys and girls varsity and JV races.

  • The error of our ways can be an overwhelming

     Many years ago, when I was a young reporter working in Jackson, Miss., I wrote an editorial on a sports opinion page about a new stadium lease agreement the Jackson Mets were seeking with the City of Jackson.

    In those six or eight paragraphs, all well-developed logic that prodded the city to get in the game, I included one very large and significant error in the way I stated the percentage of increase the city was seeking.

  • WICHE: Eupatorium species fill the fall garden

    Despite the horrendous heat and late-season drought conditions this summer, the perennial borders are still looking pretty good.

    We did do some spot watering but mostly careful consideration and selection of late summer bloomers has saved the day. Bold and rather hardy perennials like Tartarian asters, helianthus, salvias, golden rod, Russian sage, Japanese anemone, ornamental grasses and Joe Pye weed are still stalwart and in bloom. They have all anchored the fall garden well.

  • Casey to be honored Saturday at UK

    Shelby County High School basketball legend Mike Casey will enter yet another – and perhaps a bit overdue – hall of fame Saturday.

    Casey will be inducted into the University of Kentucky Hall of Fame during ceremonies at halftime of UK’s home football game with Western Kentucky on Saturday night, nearly 40 years after he played his last game there.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 8, 2010

    7th Street corridor workshops The first of three public workshops to discuss the 7th Street corridor will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 Thursday at the old fire station on 7th Street. The workshop, which will be led by City Solutions Center and Triple S Planning, gives the public a chance to have input on the direction the city and county should take for zoning regulations in the area. The next workshop will be Sept. 23 from 5:30 t o 8, and the final workshop will be Oct.

  • 5 more Rockets sign baseball grants

    Five Rockets baseball players joined the long list of athletes from the class of 2010 to continue their sport at the next level.

    Matthew Purdom, Tayor Boone, John Hunter, Trey Bailey and Eric Standafer were honored in a ceremony preceeding the baseball team’s year-end banquet Tuesday at SCHS.

    “They’re a wanted commodity,” Rocket Coach Bart Roettger said, adding how fun it was to be bombarded by college recruiters. “We truly were a family in this last year.”

  • EARLIER: A concrete date for bypass? Best guess is next year

    The Shelbyville Bypass, eagerly awaited for more than four years and expected to be completed early this month, won't be open on schedule – and likely not even this year.

  • SOUDER: Sept. 17, 2010: It’s Still a Mad, Mad, Mad World

    A preacher came across a small group of boys who had circled around a small dog and were talking among themselves. “What are you boys…”

    We interrupt this regularly-scheduled column to bring you an update from the mad, mad, mad world of political correctness.