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Today's News

  • Ag Report: March 11, 2011

    Kentuckians celebrate Ag Day on Wednesday

    Wednesday is National Ag Day around the country, and Kentuckians are embracing the celebration.

  • News Briefs: March 11, 2011

    Stratton Center’s remodeling forces
    Fiscal Court’s meeting to be moved

    The location of the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court set for Tuesday has been changed because of remodeling at the Stratton Center.
    The meeting will be held at the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Building, which is located at 98 7th St.
    The time of the meeting will remain 10 a.m.
    Galbraith-Riley get new campaign manger

  • Shelby schools place in Mason-Dixon

    In one of the biggest kickoff track & field meets in the state, the Collins and Shelby County teams started their springs a little early at the 51st annual Mason-Dixon Games.

    Louisville Central won both Class AA meets at Broadbent Arena in Louisville, but the Rockets’ boys’ and girls’ team each finished 13th, and the Titans’ boys’ squad tied for 24th-place.

  • Real estate deeds: March 9, 2011

    Meadowbrook Estates LLC to Steve Clark, 141.467 acres, Mulberry Pike, $10 and considerations

    Federal National Mortgage Association to Todd J. Clifford, Lot 23 Midland Estates Sec. 1, $79,500

    Joseph D. and Ashlyn P. O’Brien to Shelbyville Properties LLC, Tract 2, Sunny Meadows, $1

    Bret D. and Joy Osborne to Bret D. and Joy Osborne, Lot 182, Midland Estates Sec. 7, $1

    James W. and Ann Murphy to James A. and Jillian M. Kiger, Lot 6, Todds Station Phase 1, $177,500

  • Gov. Beshear calls special session on Medicaid issue

    Frankfort - Gov. Steve Beshear today issued a call for a special session to begin on Monday, March 14 to address a gap in the Medicaid budget that will cause at least 30 percent rate cuts to Medicaid providers, such as hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, pharmacists and mental health providers.

  • Rockets in new races with some old runners

    The Shelby County track & field teams suffered substantial losses with graduation and the school split, but several key cogs return for the Rockets’ boys’ and girls’ squad. 

    First, and foremost, this year’s teams are in a new class and a new region as they drop from Class AAA, Region 4 to Class AA, Region 3.

  • Karas is brightest star in the field

    In track & field you need numbers to have success.

    Collins Coach Jerry Lucas has one, and he hopes that will lead to the other this season.

    “I think by the end of the year we’ll have strong boys’ and girls’ teams,” said Lucas, who had more than 90 on his roster early last week. “A lot of them don’t have a lot of track and field experience, but we’ve got some pretty good athletes.”

  • Rebuilding year’s goals: ‘Have fun’

    The Shelby County girls’ tennis team returns only a twosome from among its top players on a squad that finished 17-3 last season.

    “It’s going to be different,” Rockets Coach Marc Johnson said. “I just hope the girls have fun. We’re not going to worry about wins and losses.”

    This year’s Rockets’ team will be led by Micah Broughton and Patty Dempsey, both of whom were vital members last year.

  • Young coach adds excitement for Rockets

    What the Shelby County boys’ tennis team may lack in experience this season it will likely make up for in youthful exuberance.

    Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Bissmeyer, a 2005 graduate of St. Xavier High School, will guide the Rockets this spring.

    “We’re a young team, but we still have high expectations,” Bissmeyer said. “We’re looking to turn some heads.”

    Bissmeyer will look to senior Michael Karas to lead the way.

  • Not much experience on new team

    The Collins boys’ tennis team enters its first season with a decent-sized team, but with only a duo’s worth of experience.

    The Titans have a pair of players who have played at the high school level – juniors Hunter Purnell and Sam Rathke.

    Coach Ken Cates looks for those two to lead the way, along with a senior who has swiftly picked up the sport.