Today's News

  • Rockets take free (throw) but not easy way to victory

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team used big second and third quarters Tuesday night to post its fourth victory in its past five games.

    The Rockets outscored host Collegiate, 31-16, in the middle two periods on their way to a 58-44 victory in Louisville.

    Shelby County (8-5), coming off a 52-24 victory over Kentucky Country Day, fell behind the Amazons (7-5 after the loss) early.

  • Flyers soar past Rockets’ early run

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team played one of its better halves of the season Tuesday night.

    Unfortunately for the Rockets, Franklin County played like one of the better teams in the 11th Region in the second half to beat Shelby County, 78-54, at Mike Casey Gymnasium. 

  • Shelbyville City Council: Window closing on zone change review

    The Shelbyville City Council's push to have 70-plus acres of farmland rezoned to light industrial appears to be coming to an end – at least for now.

    The city has until Monday to review a recommendation by the Triple S Planning Commission on Oct. 18 that the property, at the corner of the Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way, remain zoned agricultural, or that recommendation goes into effect.

    As of Thursday evening, Mayor Tom Hardesty said no meetings are planned, and city government is closed on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

  • $1 million winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.

    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.

    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • 2 Collins students arrested in Facebook-hacking incident

    An incident involving three Collins High School students and Facebook left school and county officials worried about possible problems during the school day on Wednesday.

    Two students had learned another students' login and password for a Facebook account and posted a racial slur as her status update.

    After several threatening comments were posted on the site, school officials and the Shelby County Sheriff's office were alerted to the situation and that the girl did not post the comment.

  • Young’s new event highlights MLK Day

    The Whitney M. Young Job Crops Center is hoping to start an annual event with its first Martin Luther King Jr. Educational and Basketball Tournament this weekend.

    "This is the first time, but, if it turns out well, we're hoping it can be an annual event," said Felicia Lee, the business and community liaison for the center.

    The participants are from three other Job Corps centers, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Conn., and Cassadega, N.Y.

    But the event is much more than a 4-team basketball tournament.

  • Don’t chance your blow

    You have a snow shovel. We all do.

    And it's time to break them out. A winter weather advisory is here, our first of the season, so it's time to dig through the garage, wipe off those cobwebs and get ready for that back-breaking fun.

    If you happen be one of the few without a shovel, you can find them stacked in all the hardware stores, right next to the deicer and the salt.

  • Shelby woman up for top equestrian

    Jannie Giles’ career in the horse industry has featured success with a variety of breeds and disciplines, and that diversity has helped earn her a nomination as “Equestrian of the Year” for 2011 by the United States Equestrian Federation.

    Giles, who operates Black Horse Manor in Pleasureville, is one of eight nominees for the USEF honor, which will be announced Saturday during the annual Pegasus Awards event at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.

  • King named county employee of the year

    Jenny L. King, administrative assistant to Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, has been named Shelby County Employee of the Year for 2011.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs presented a plaque to King in recognition of the honor at the county’s Christmas dinner in December.

    King became a county employee in 2005, when she was hired as secretary for the county building inspector.

    After only three months, she moved up to her current position in Rothenburger’s office.

  • Election 2012: Montell files to run for 6th term

    State Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will seek his sixth term serving the 58th District.

    Montell filed Monday in Frankfort with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office to run for re-election.

    He so far is unopposed.

    "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of the 58th district in Frankfort,” Montell said in his announcement.