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Today's News

  • EARLIER: LaRue 19, SCHS 7: Early lead doesn't stand up

    For two quarters, it looked like Shelby County High School’s football team was going to ease the sting of a winless early season on Friday night, but a second-half rally by host LaRue County dealt the Rockets another loss, 19-7.

    SCHS (0-3) led a team for the first time this season when senior running back Quinten Cottrell scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter, and an opportunistic defense held the Hawks at bay for a 7-0 lead at the intermission.

  • WICHE: Crabgrass’s history reveals its multiple uses

    I heard someone lamenting their crabgrass the other day; they were convinced that this was the worst year ever.

    Maybe so, but usually by this time crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseed its self to ensure the continuation of the species.

    Sounds a bit sinister for a grass, I suppose, but it sure is difficult to control.

  • Simpsonville bumps property tax 4%

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved at a special meeting Thursday morning a half-cent increase in its property taxes for 2010.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday night at Simpsonville City Hall, commissioners passed the first reading of an ordinance to establish the tax rate at .097 cents per $100 of assessed value.

  • Agencies applying for help

    Some city and county agencies in Shelby soon will have some help bouncing back from a storm in mid-July that put residents through a harrowing 24 hours and left them with a lot of damage. Although no help will be forthcoming from FEMA for individual property owners, many local agencies, such as city and county fire departments, Shelby County Fiscal Court and others, will be receiving some reimbursement for their efforts in recuperating from the storm, Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee said. “The FEMA team has been here for a couple of wee

  • These goats are old hand at winning

    Sixty-five goats and counting. That is the number of goats that Howard “Cadle” Shelburne and his wife, Joann, have on heir farm outside Simpsonville. 

    “This is just a hobby,” Shelburne says. “My wife just won’t get rid of them. Yep, it is a very expensive hobby.”

  • Two parades highlight Labor Day celebrations

    From morning to noon to night, Shelby County will be rocking with Labor Day celebrations on Monday.

    Waddy hosts the biggest day, starting at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast on the Ruritan Club grounds, but you can't eat too much because a 5K Fun Run starts at 8 p.m.

    Greg Darst, the club's treasurer, said the Waddy Labor Day parade a celebration has deep roots.

  • What we think: One political approach that is much preferred

    We like it when our top elected leaders come to town.

    We like it a whole lot better when we actually can speak to them rather than just listen to what they have to say.

  • Shelby Countians who won at Kentucky State Fair

     Shelby Countians who won at Kentucky State Fair

    As posted on kystatefair.org by Wednesday

      Egg show White

    1 Brandon L. Curtsinger, Bagdad

    3 Brandon L. Curtsinger, Bagdad

  • District road opens for Collins, SCHS

    District play begins this week on the local high school football scene, and with it comes a more focused sense of urgency for the Collins and Shelby County squads.

    Both the Titans (2-0) and Rockets (0-2) open Class 4A District 4 action on the road this week, with Collins traveling to Marion County (0-1) and SCHS to LaRue County (0-1)to start the long path to potential playoff berths.

  • SOUDER: Back to school: It’s all about the ‘who’

    Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It's the first day of school.”

    “But, Mom, I don't want to go,” he said.

    “Give me two reasons why you don't want to go,” his mother demanded.

    “Well, the kids make fun of me for one, and the teachers don’t like me either!”