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Today's News

  • WICHE: Break out the shade devices early

    Boy, from the frying pan into the fire these first few weeks of May! The vegetable garden will be responding – for better and for worse – to in the upper 80s so early in the season. One thing we can do to alleviate a little heat stress is to employ some shade devices for our spring crops and seedlings.

    The vegetable garden can start doing some funny things during a heat wave. When temperatures start to rise into the upper 80s and 90s, many vegetables drop flowers before pollination and fruit set and stop blooming all together.

  • Engagement: Cook-Cornwell

    Steven Lee and Angela Cook of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Leigh Cook of Shelbyville, to Lary Dean Cornwell of Lexington. He is the son of Michelle Cornwell of Richmond, and Larry and Debbie Cornwell of Morehead.

    She is a graduate of Shelby County High School and a 2008 elementary education graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. She will receive her master’s degree this summer in elementary education from the University of the Cumberlands and is a teacher at Eminence Elementary School.

  • Engagement: Cromer-Bolton

    Lee Cromer Cordesannounces the engagement of her daughter, Alex Cromer, to Roscoe Bolton of Shelbyville. He is the son of Lee and Joy Bolton of Shelbyville. Cromer and her mother both live in South Carolina.

    She is a graduate of West Ashley High School and the University of South Carolina.

    He is graduate of Shelby County High School and the University of South Carolina.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. June 16, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The couple will live in Charleston.

  • Engagement: Bruner-Barnes

    Mark W. Bruner and Mary Ann Bruner of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Bruner, to Jonathan Miller Barnes of Shelbyville. He is the son of Merion Miller Barnes Jr. and Sue Ann Barnes of Campbellsburg.

    The wedding will take place at 3 p.m. July 21, 2012 at Beechridge Baptist Church in Bagdad.

  • Couch new Shelby County boys' basketball coach

    Jason Couch will be introduced as the new Shelby County boys' basketball coach Wednesday afternoon.

    Couch, who recently completed his ninth season as the head coach at 7th Region power Eastern High School, will be formerly introduced as the Rockets’ new coach around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Shelby County’s library.

    Couch replaces Rick Parsons, who resigned in March due to “personal reasons.”

  • SCHS presents ‘Carnival’

    Shelby County High School will present the Broadway musical Carnivalat 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Olivia Scholl (center) stars as Lili, and playing puppeteers are Ramsay Randeel (left) as Paul and Shane Allen as Jacquot. The production is directed by Jack Wann. The musical director is Courtney Richardson, and the choreographer is Cyndi Skellie. Assistant to the director is Elizabeth Slucher, and the rehearsal accompanist is Lynn Chenault.

  • Datebook: May 14, 2012

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. today at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall. The meeting will be preceded at 8:15 a.m. by a public hearing on the road fund budget.

  • Loss to West Jessamine mars Rockets' weekend

    Shelby County sandwiched a pair of victories around a lopsided loss in a recent five-day stretch.

    The Rockets (19-9) beat host Louisville Central, 12-3, on Thursday before losing, 13-1, at 11th-ranked West Jessamine and beating visiting Henry County, 4-1, on Monday night.

     

    SCHS 12, Central 3

  • Collins’ Thomas tosses perfect softball game

    Collins senior pitcher Jeneca Thomas tossed a perfect game Monday evening in the Titans’ 10-0, 6-inning triumph over host Nelson County.

    Thomas struck out half of the 18 batters she faced as she hurled her second no-hitter of the season (she also threw one in a 6-inning game against Southern on April 21 in the Thunder Round Robin in Louisville).

  • Shelby players near state tourney berths

    FRANKFORT – Doug Martin and Jeron Russell, Shelby County’s top boys’ doubles duo, dug themselves a deep hole against a pair of familiar faces in their second-round match of the 8th Region Tennis Tournament.

    However the Rockets rallied to beat the Collins tandem of Derek Stivers and Cy Dutton, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, Monday at Franklin County to earn a spot in Tuesday afternoon’s quarterfinals.