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Today's News

  • A Killer Goes Free Part 3: Shock probation started in Ohio, around '60s

    Ohio, in 1965, was the first state to initiate a shock-probation program, which it calls “judicial release.”

    The recidivism rate refers to committing a crime after release from incarceration, and for Ohio, that rate is higher than in Kentucky.

    The latest rate released by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, which tabulates recidivism rates on a 3-year cycle, was 38 percent, compared to 33.3 percent for Kentucky’s latest figures.

  • News briefs: Sept. 28, 2011

    Williams brings campaign

    to Shelbyville on Thursday

    State Sen. President David Williams, the Republican candidate for governor, will be in Shelby County on Thursday to meet with business leaders and discuss his plan to create and retain jobs.

    The session is being called a business leader roundtable, and it will be at 7 a.m. at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

  • Webb’s 71 takes title, leads SCHS back to State

    NEW CASTLE – Given the course and conditions, Shelby County girls’ golf coach Anna Simpson said she didn’t think anyone would break par in Tuesday’s Region 5 Tournament.

    As it turned out Simpson was surprised, very pleasantly in fact.

    That’s because Rockets sophomore Jordan Webb carded a 1-under-par 71 at Henry County Country Club to win region medalist honors and help Shelby earn a fourth consecutive berth in the State Tournament.

  • Webb wins region; SCHS places 2nd

    Shelby County sophomore Jordan Webb fired a 1-under-par 71 to win the Region 5 girls' golf tournament Tuesday at Henry County Country Club.

    Led by Webb the Rockets finished second in the team competition - seven shots behind top-ranked Sacred Heart - to also qualify for next week's State Tournament, which will take place next Friday and Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Simpsonville honored for ball-field project

    The City of Simpsonville’s civic projects continue to gain laurels.

    The city’s work on its softball fields – leveling the playing field and putting up fences, with the help of the Eaton Corporation, and building a new concession stand – has been selected by the Kentucky League of Cities as the top project in the state for cities of fewer than 5,000 population.

    This is the second time in four years Simpsonville has won this award, having been honored in 2007 for its construction of Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Collins shuts out Spencer County, 21-0

    The Collins football team started district play with a 21-0 shutout of host Spencer County on Friday night in Taylorsville.

    The Titans got a titanic effort from Michael Brooks. The senior running back/linebacker rushed for 113 yards and one touchdown while recording 25 tackles and forcing two fumbles to lead Collins (3-2) to a victory in its Class 4A, District 3 opener.

    “It’s a big win for us, it’s our first win in the district,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Rockets fall to Oldham County, 48-14

    Oldham County spoiled Shelby County’s Homecoming with a 48-14 victory Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The Colonels built a 41-7 halftime lead, scoring on every one of their first-half possessions, on their way to ending their four-game losing streak.

    Oldham County junior quarterback Brett Strnad threw four touchdown passes, three to Cody Oldham, and senior playmaker Kerry Smith tallied two TDs – on a 90-yard kickoff return and a 36-yard reception.

  • News briefs: Sept. 23, 2011

    Unemployment in Shelby

    plummets to 7.7 percent

    The unemployment picture improved dramatically in Shelby County in August, dropping 1.5 percent from July to a 2-year low of 7.7 percent.

  • Datebook: Sept. 23, 2011

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at City Hall.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Kelly in Georgetown court

    Lauren Kelly (right) of Shelbyville, a sophomore communication and media studies major at Georgetown College, was escorted by Bill Ngha of Charlotte, N.C., in the Georgetown College Homecoming court during halftime ceremonies of the Tigers’ football game against Shorter University on Saturday. Kelly is an equine scholar and is involved with the fishing team and student life. She is a 2010 graduate of Shelby County High School and is the daughter of Jackie Wilcox of Morehead City, N.C., and Larry Kelly of Miami.