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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Oct. 11, 2011

    Mobile app provides parents with info on the go

  • What we think: All candidates need to stop here

    We were encouraged to see that David Williams, the Republican candidate for governor, came to Shelby County recently and had an early morning roundtable to discuss his platform and answer questions.

    Mr. Williams, the state Senate president, spent an hour talking with familiar faces, explaining his policies in detail and then answering a few harmless questions.

  • We congratulate: Fiscal court’s zoning decision

    Shelby County Fiscal Court did the right thing in rejecting the zone change Midwest Metals had requested near Red Orchard Park.

    We believe that Magistrate Eddie Kingsolver addressed the appropriate issues in his motion to deny the request, citing the fundamental point that it was not in agreement with the county’s long-range plan and that there was no mitigating reason for fiscal court to change that plan.

  • Collins boys' soccer team falls 2-1 in 16th District final

    Two wind-aided goals - one early in the first half, the other early in the second half - lifted host Oldham County to a 2-1 victory over Collins in the 16th District boys' soccer final on a blustery Saturday afternoon.
    The Titans (11-6-2) will take on sixth-ranked, and host, Ballard (13-6-3) at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the 8th Region semifinals. The 13th-ranked Colonels (13-6-4) will play No. 21 Christian Academy of Louisville (8-9-5) at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the second semifinal. The winners will play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the region final at Ballard.

  • Blackburn escapees are suspects in Finchville burglary

    Police are still searching for two men who escaped from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County on Oct. 2.

    Shelby County Sheriff Detective Jason Rice said Tuesday that the pair are suspected in a burglary that occurred last Wednesday at a residence on Fisherville Road in Finchville.

    He added that although there’s a strong possibility the pair have left the area, that it’s not a certainty, so he is urging people to remain on the lookout for them.

  • Court report: Oct. 12, 2011

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Catalino Castillo Contreras, no operator's/moped license and second-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $1393 fine and costs.

    Robert Dempsey, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license – guilty – 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

  • North Bullitt edges Shelby County 14-13

    The Shelby County football team lost a heart-breaking district opener Friday night.

    The Rockets couldn’t hang on to an early 13-0 as host North Bullitt rallied for a 14-13 victory in Shelby’s first game in Class 5A, District 4 in Shepherdsville.

    Patrick Egnor’s two-point conversion pass to Ryan Collins – on the heels of Todd Asbury’s 20-yard touchdown run – with 4:48 to shot down the Rockets’ chances.

  • Shelby County girls finish 4th at State; Webb ties for 9th

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished fourth at the two-day KHSAA State Tournament, which concluded Saturday at the Bowling Green Country Club.

    The Rockets carded a collective 694, one shot behind third-place Williamsburg and two shots behind second-place Green County in the team race for first-place. Sacred Heart easily captured the state title with a 649.

  • Collins nips North Oldham 24-22

    The Collins football team took a giant step toward the Class 4A, District 3 title Friday night.

    Austin Nakatani’s 23-yard field goal with 3:51 to play propelled the Titans to a 24-22 victory over previously-unbeaten North Oldham in the de facto district championship game at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    “It was a very good high school football game, we came up just a little bit short,” North Oldham Coach Billy Martin said.

    Less than a yard to be exact.

  • New Business: Samples Custom Archery LLC

    Address:  6036 Frankfort Road Suite 102, Shelbyville, 40065

    Who We Are: Kyle Samples is a Shelby County native, the son of the late Robert Samples, a local businessman, and Kathy Samples, a teacher. Kyle worked in the archery department at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Lexington for 4 years, with 1.5 of those as the archery manager. He has been shooting bows recreationally and competitively for more than 12 years.