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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sports Digest: Sept. 8, 2010

    Girls golf: SCHS 3rd in tourney  

    The Shelby County High School girls golf team, tuning up for a run toward a possible state championship, finished third in the Gene Hilen Invitational at Juniper Hills in Frankfort on Saturday, shooting their highest score of the season.

    Playing a dry, rock-hard golf course, the Rockets shot 340, 15 shots behind winner Green County and six behind runner-up Notre Dame.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 10, 2010

      

    ‘American Pickers’ looking in Shelby

  • Marion Co. at SCHS, 7:30 p.m.: Another week, another tough foe

    It has been a tough road for Shelby County High School’s football team in its first season under the local two-school system, and tonight’s game with Marion County could prove to be equally bumpy.

    Experiencing a natural dilution of talent because of the formation of cross-town rival Collins High School, the Rockets (0-3) have been further hampered by injuries to key two-way starters Brandon Ford, Justin Stewart and Logan Forrest.

  • EARLIER: School tax may rise by 2 cents