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Today's News

  • Rockets hope to have fun, then maybe make a run

    Shelby County girls’ golf coach Anna Simpson has one major goal for her team at this weekend’s State Tournament.

    Nope, it’s not a state championship, although she’d gladly take that too.

    Simpson’s objective for her squad today and tomorrow at the Bowling Green Country Club is a lot simpler than that. 

    “Just go down and have fun, because they all play better when they’re having fun,” said Simpson, whose team is making its fourth consecutive trip to State.

  • They’re much the same – even in their answers

    It should come as no surprise that the Olsson twins, Shelby County seniors Christian and Haleigh, each shared the joy of finding a quarter on the ground just inside the gates of the Shelby County Athletic Complex less than a minute apart Wednesday night.

    The two share a car, for their first two years of high school they shared a class rank, they nearly share the same grade-point average (do they share the same brain?), and they also share a love of soccer.

  • Hall’s heroics give Rockets the last say

    Freshman Logan Hall sent the Shelby County senior girls’ soccer players out in memorable fashion Wednesday night.

    Her buzzer-beating goal capped an incredible comeback and gave the Rockets a 4-3 victory over Sayre on their Senior Night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “Will someone please start my heart?” Shelby County Coach Joe Turner asked his team after the finish of the match.

    Hall’s shot ended a furious finish by the Rockets, who scored all four of their goals in the last 20 minutes, 27 seconds.

  • County buys property to merge waste facilities

    The Shelby County Convenience Center may become more convenient for Shelbyville residents.

    The Shelby County 109 Taxing District, listed on county tax bills as the landfill, spent nearly $655,000 last month on a little more than 25 acres on Windhurst Way, a parcel that is across from Ryerson Inc. at 920 Old Brunerstown Road.

    Director of Solid Waste Russell Thomas said Thursday that the new location will provide room to combine the two locations - the 7th Street Recycling Center and the Shelby County Convenience Center in Waddy - plus leave room for growth.

  • Ford's plans good news for Martinrea

    As Ford Motor Company keeps pumping money into its Louisville assembly plants, news keeps getting better and better for Shelby County.

    Earlier this year, Martinrea Heavy Stamping had announced the addition of 150 new jobs and that it would be rehiring 45 more employees, and now with Ford and the United Auto Workers union agreeing to a new contact, the plant in Shelbyville could see an even bigger increase.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Elementary fails NCLB growth model

    After reading reports of increased scores and improvement across the board for the district in the Kentucky Core Content Tests, parents of students at Simpsonville Elementary School may have been surprised this week by what they read in a letter they received from the school.

    By only meeting nine of 10 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals this year and hitting only 10 of 12 in 2010, Simpsonville missed meeting the federal government's No Child Left Behind AYP goals two years in row, which means the school falls into the School Improvement Plan, Year 1 category.

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 7, 2011

    Through the Looking Glass

    will close on Oct. 22

    Through the Looking Glass, the unique tea-and-eats shop in downtown Shelbyville, is closing, effective Oct. 22.

    Owner Regan Wann announced the decision in an E-mail and on the store’s Facebook page, saying that the past few months had been rough for her both personally and professionally.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 7, 2011

    Conservation program

    launches sign-up period

    Conservation Farm Bill programs are in effect, and there are programs that could be of benefit to producers in Shelby County.

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • SOUDER: When bad things happen to good people

    Perhaps no question is more misunderstood or has kept more people away from God than this: Why do bad things happen to good people?

    The implied questions are more direct: Why didn’t God keep this from happening? How could a good God allow evil, pain and suffering – particularly to “good” people?

  • Shelby woman gets diversion for embezzling

    A Shelby County woman sentenced in September in Jefferson Circuit Court to 5 years in prison for embezzling more than $70,000 from her employer will not have to serve any time.

    Andrea Nicole Murphy, 31, of 30 Lees Court in Shelbyville pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to fraudulent use of a credit card, theft by deception and misuse of electronic information.