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Today's News

  • Rockets battle, but fall to visiting Anderson

    The Shelby County softball team made sure its rematch against Anderson County wasn’t a repeat.

    The Rockets, who lost 12-1 to the Bearcats in Lawrenceburg on March 27, hung with Anderson for the first four innings Tuesday before the Bearcats scored nine runs in a row. Shelby County made a late rally, but it fell short as Anderson won the match-up of 30th District foes 12-6 at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Collins baseball beats reigning 8th Region champs

    The Collins baseball team won its eighth-straight game, beating defending 8th Region champion North Oldham 5-2 Tuesday in Goshen.

    The Titans (15-3) tallied one run in the third, three in the fifth and one in the sixth to beat the Mustangs (7-4), who scored two runs in the fifth.

  • A not-so-minor Miracle

    Being in front of 2,000 people laughing at you in your underwear is a nightmare for most people.

    For Eric Miracle it was just another night of work on a rainy January evening earlier this year. Miracle, a teacher at Clear Creek Elementary School, was running around Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall in heart-adorned boxer shorts during a timeout of a Knights’ men’s basketball game as part of a ZOOperstars skit.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Twin Springs development drops condo concept for individual lots

    The Reserve at Twin Springs on Hooper Station Road may have started a new trend in Shelby County during Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting.

    The neighborhood’s developer, Bill Bardenwerper, requested an amended development plan that would take the duplexes — also called patio homes or condos — and split the single lots into two with a zero-lot line running between the two. So instead of buying into a complex, the individuals are buying their own place, although it’s connected to another home.

  • Court report: April 16, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Stephanie C. Miller, speeding 22 mph over limit  operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – pleaded guilty – 30-day sentence probated for two years and $296 fines.

  • On campus: April 20, 2012

    Sullivan University has accepted Matthew Lancaster of Shelby County for admission to the University beginning in the 2012 academic year.

    Sullivan University awards certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees in career-oriented programs ranging from business and logistics to dispute resolution and early childhood education.

  • Simpsonville uses grant to repair some uneven sidewalks

    Some residents in Simpsonville who have sidewalks in need of repair are getting those repairs – but not the bills for them that they might have expected.

    Because of a $6,000 grant the city of Simpsonville received from the Kentucky League of Cities, some of those sidewalks are being squared, leveled and neatened at no cost to the homeowners who by ordinance are responsible for that cost.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments April 18, 2012

    Charles E. Hawkins, 50, of 804 Sycamore Terrace was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce a registration receipt and operating a motor vehicle on an expired license plate.

    Jeff Schroader, 45, of 1644 West Drive in Murray was indicted for theft by unlawful taking over $500 and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Anderson man rejects plea offer on porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.

    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down Monday in Shelby Circuit Court.

    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell said during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”

  • Earth Day at Red Orchard Park

    The scene at Red Orchard Park on Saturday was jovial, with a steady stream of people lugging electronic castoffs to a recycling truck and kids running and playing, or trying to play, on wet playground equipment.

    Although rain and cool temperatures limited the crowd to a few hundred people at the Earth Day festivities, those who did attend appeared to have a great time, and Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said he considered the event a success.