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Today's News

  • Doing one's civic duty should not be a thing of dread, judges say

    Have you ever heard the story of the man who threw a party and offered a million dollars or his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man who could successfully swim the length of his pool, which was filled with hungry sharks?

    Well, one guest made it, and when he climbed out, dripping, the man asked the guest what he wanted.

    “The only thing I want is to know who pushed me into the pool?” the man demanded.

  • A history lesson seldom learned

    During a month when we celebrate African-American history, many in Shelby County can look back at through their families and see the impact made by a former slave from Simpsonville – a story only a relative few even have heard.

    Elijah P. Marrs left his indentured life of the 1840s on Clark Station Road and fought his way to the classrooms not only as a student but as a teacher and an administrator who brought knowledge to those long denied the basic process of learning – and in the process created a legacy that too often goes unnoticed.

  • Magistrate pushing for new bypass light

    Shelby County Magistrate Allen Ruble is the latest to jump in the fast lane of concerns about the new Shelbyville Bypass.

    Ruble, whose District 3 incorporates most of KY between U.S. 60 and Eminence Pike, is also an employee of  Katayama American Co. Inc. in the Midland Industrial Park, and he said he thinks that the intersection of Midland Industrial Drive and Freedom’s Way is in need of a traffic light and turning lanes.

  • 7th-grader Martin (17 points, 17 rebounds) powers Rockets

    TAYLORSVILLE – Justus Martin has had to grow up quickly for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team this season.

    Monday night Martin, a 6-foot seventh-grader, put her maturing game on display in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County, scoring 17 points and grabbing 17 rebounds to lead the fourth-seeded Rockets to a 46-30 victory over fifth-seeded Eminence.

  • Good effort, good start but 3-point burial

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team closed out its regular season with one of its best efforts.

    The Rockets started strong before falling, 74-31, at Frankfort on Thursday.

    Shelby County trailed by just six early in the second quarter before the Panthers hit a flurry of 3-pointers. With her team leading, 22-16, junior forward Sheree Brown hit the first of five 3-pointers to help the Panthers to a 39-23 lead.

    Frankfort, which hit 10 3-pointers in the game, outscored the Rockets, 35-8, in the second half.

  • Rockets rally but fall short in finale

    The 2010-11 Shelby County boys’ basketball season will likely be remembered as the first of “the split.”

    Friday night the Rockets’ six seniors nearly sent themselves out with a memorable victory.

    Shelby County rallied back from a 6-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, then dramatically forced overtime before falling to Gallatin County, 60-54, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Rockets, Titans: No. 4 means more

     

    Ding, ding, ding, it’s time for Round 4 of Collins vs. Shelby County.

    Their boys’ basketball teams will meet for the fourth and final time, this season at 7 p.m. Thursday night in the 30th District Tournament semifinals at Spencer County.

    Unlike the previous three meetings, though, this is a winner-take-all match-up between the Titans (17-10) and the Rockets (4-23). The victor will have its ticket punched into the 30th District final on Saturday as well as next week’s 8th Regional Tournament.

  • Another late rally comes up short this time for Titans

    The Collins boys’ basketball team closed out its regular season with another close call (surprise!).

    This time, though, the Titans’ comeback came up short.

    Collins, which had made a habit of come-from-behind victories in its late-season four-game winning streak (two of which came in overtime), fell behind early at Woodford County. But this time the Titans couldn’t complete the rally, falling, 58-55.

  • Another late rally comes up short

    The Collins boys’ basketball team closed out its regular season with another close call (surprise!).

    This time, though, the Titans’ comeback came up short.

    Collins, which had made a habit of come-from-behind victories in its late-season four-game winning streak (two of which came in overtime), fell behind early at Woodford County. But this time the Titans couldn’t complete the rally, falling, 58-55.

  • Girls' game: Anderson County 52, Shelby County 16 Season ends sadly but optimistically

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Shelby County girls' basketball team's season came to an end Tuesday night, but as far as Rockets Coach Mike Sowers is concerned, it was merely the foundation for the future.