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Today's News

  • Slaughter bound for NBA summer league

  • Matthews to be a voice for SCHS football this fall

    When Alex Matthews made the decision to quit football, he said the choice wasn’t easy. But being able to immediately trade his helmet for a pair of headphones in the radio booth made the transition bearable, and soon he was following another passion with the same gusto he brought to the playing field.

     

    As a quarterback, Matthews, a 2008 graduate of SCHS, set multiple passing records. He was recruited to play for Georgetown College and found himself starting by the end of his freshman year.

     

  • We congratulate: Casey’s induction into UK shrine

    The University of Kentucky announced this week that Shelby County’s Mike Casey would be added this fall to its athletic hall-of-fame.

    We are perplexed: He wasn’t already in UK’s hall of fame?

    One of the top 15 career scorers for college basketball’s most successful program and one of its landmark coaches hadn’t been inducted in the past four decades?

  • Jubliant Jubilee

    The economy may not be booming, but if the enthusiasm for this  year's Horse Show Jubilee is any indication, people in Shelby County are still just as interested in having a good time as they ever were.

    The Jubilee, in its 14th year, began Thursday with a successful Kick off Breakfast as Undulata Farm hosted 326 guests. And the events continued throughout Saturday with some downtown events featuring fun for all.

  • We congratulate: Preschool worker who stopped choking

    Amy Wells listened in class, and as a result, one of her students escaped a difficult situation.

    Ms. Wells is a staff member at Jacob’s Ladder Preschool in Shelbyville, and about a week ago, she was there when a chip became stuck in the throat of one of the students.

  • Brown's in the swing of things

    The pursuit of excellence is a driving force for most professional athletes.

    The difference between them and golfer Brandon Brown is that he knows perfection is out of reach.

    "That's what makes it such a challenge," Brown, 28, said. "Knowing you're trying to perfect it, but it’s unperfectable."

  • Shelbyville man arrested for car break ins

    A Shelbyville man is charged with breaking into cars on a car lot in Shelbyville, law enforcement officials say.

    Scott A. Gribbins, 32, of 706 Village Lane is charged with theft from auto, second-degree criminal mischief, theft of parts from auto and second-degree criminal trespass.

    Shelbyville Police arrested Gribbins on Tuesday just before daylight at the Shell station on Taylorsville Road.

  • Sports Digest: August 6, 2010

    Brown in hunt for Kentucky Open

    Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown is in the running to win the 2010 Powerbilt Kentucky Open at Lexington Country Club. Thursday marked the third day of play, and results were unavailable at press time.

    After the second round, Brown was tied for second place with a 3-under-par 141. He shot a 1-under-par 71 in the first round, which had him two strokes off the lead. His second-round score of 2-under-par 70 was the second-best score of the day.

  • Old hands at new aluminum

    Most people started taking aluminum cans and foil for recycling in the mid-1980s, but the process has been around much longer.

    Ohio Valley Aluminum Company -- which on Saturday celebrated its 50th anniversary in Shelbyville -- is proof of that.

  • First Person: England rises through rodeo ranks

    Chris England, 12, competed in the Sixth Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo from June 27 through July 3 in Gallup, N. M., He was a member of the Kentucky National Junior High rodeo team, earning his position by placing in the top four in the wrangler division. England’s competitions included the team roping and breakaway calf roping events. England will be in seventh grade at East Middle School.

    On getting into the rodeo: