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Today's News

  • Severe thunderstorm pounding Shelby

    Severe weather is pounding Shelby County as the National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning. A tornado watch continues.

    The storm front sweeping across Kentucky has spawned tornadoes in the southern part of the state with reports of injuries at a plant in Hopkinsville. Trees are down, and there is severe lightning.

    A high wind advisory continues for the county, with gusts in the 40 mph range or higher. And large damaging hail is a possibility, too.

    Here is an update from the state office of emergency management.

  • This bird takes a walk on the wild side

    As a young boy, I called this bird the upside-down bird, because it moved up and down trees while a woodpecker only moved up.

    The White-Breasted Nuthatch actually walks up, down and around tree trunks and limbs.

    They are named for their habit of wedging a hard food item, such as a nut, into a bar crevice and hammering or hacking (“hatching”) it with the bill to open it.

    A year-around resident, this bird’s presence as a breeding population in a certain forest area is supposed to e a good indicator that the forest is healthy.

  • News Briefs: April 1, 2011

    Shelby’s unemployment rate

    at 9.3 percent for February

    Shelby County’s unemployment in February was 9.3 percent – seventh best in the state – and among the 93 counties that improved over its performance from  February 2010, this according to the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Rates increased in 24 counties and stayed the same in three.

  • Datebook: April 1, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.
    Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

  • Rockets’ boys dominate; Collins’ girls tie for 4th

    The Shelby County boys track-and-field team ran away with its own meet for the second consecutive week.

    The Rockets won six events Tuesday night on their way to 119 points, which was 30 more than second-place Collins.

  • Titans play tough slate

    Collins baseball coach Roy Bailey wants his team to play the most difficult schedule it can in order to get ready for the postseason.

    “We’re playing a real tough schedule,” he said. “We want to play the best and hopefully by the end of the season we’re going to have seen everything that we can see.”

  • Final Four preview

    KENTUCKY

    Record:29-8.

    How it got to the Final Four:The fourth-seeded Wildcats, who earned the Southeastern Conference's automatic bid, beat No. 13 seeded Princeton, 59-57, in the second round; fifth-seeded West Virginia 71-63 in the third round; No. 1 overall seed Ohio State, 62-60, in the Round of 16 and No. 2 seed North Carolina, 76-69, in the East Regional final.

    Coach:John Calipari.

  • Collins rally in 9th short of Anderson’s

    The Collins softball team’s last-at-bat rally came up just short Tuesday night.

    The Titans fell to visiting Anderson County, 6-5, in nine innings. The Bearcats scored four runs in the top of the ninth – the final two innings were played under international rules – before Collins rallied with three in the bottom of the inning before its comeback ended.

  • The game is always on for SCHS senior

    Be forewarned, if you ever go over to Michaela Manley's house, you better have your game-face on. Literally.

    “Whenever someone comes over, I ask them, ‘Do you want to play a game?’” Manley said.

    And if you take her up on her offer, you better proceed with caution.

    "I'm very competitive," she said.

    She proved that on the golf course, where she helped the Rockets to three consecutive appearances at State – the last two as the team’s top player.

  • 85th birthday

    Family and friends will celebrate Martha Mason's 85th birthday at 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Mulberry Building. All are invited to attend.