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Today's News

  • SCHS equals opening score

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team equaled its score from its first invitational of the season in its second.

    The Rockets carded a collective 428 Wednesday in the Owen County Invitational at Perry Park County Club to match the score they put up in Monday’s Henry County Invitational. 

    Sophomore Jordan Webb and freshman Madison Thomas led Shelby, and tied for eighth-place, with 5-over-par 77s.

    “They both played really well,” Coach Anna Simpson said.

  • Kessinger, Sell swim well at zone event

    Shelby Sharks Collin Kessinger and Sydney Sell did well this past weekend for the Kentucky team in the Southern Zone Age Group Swimming Championships in Cary, N.C.

    Kessinger won the 15-18-year-old 200-meter breaststroke (2 minutes, 41.74 seconds), and Sell won the Girls 13-14 200 backstroke (2:20.36).

    “Both girls improved their times, setting new team records in both events,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.  

  • This season could be different for Rockets

    This volleyball season, maybe even more so than last year, will be unlike any Felicia Pace has had at Shelby County.

    “This will be the smallest and youngest team that I have coached at SC,” the Rockets’ coach said.

    That on the heels of a season in which post “split” Shelby County went 13-15 and was swept by Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    The Rockets graduated four seniors from that team and return only two seniors – Caty Hawkins and Chelsey Howell.

  • It's Miller time at Lindsey Wilson

    Powell Miller has been back home in Kentucky for a couple of months.

    But it should really hit home today when football players report to Lindsey Wilson College, where the 2004 Shelby County graduate is the first-year running backs coach for the NAIA school.

    After a couple of college coaching stints outside the state, Miller, a former Rockets quarterback, has returned to his Bluegrass roots.

    “My wife [Ashley] and I are very happy to be back in Kentucky,” Miller said Sunday evening. 

  • Brandon Brown runs away with Kentucky Open

    Brandon Brown has been the hottest golfer on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour this season.

    This week he had to beat the heat, as well as two sizzling performances by Blake Watts, to win the 2011 PowerBilt Kentucky Open by four strokes.

    Brown, a Shelbyville resident, fired a 5-under-par 67 in Thursday’s final round at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club to hold off Watts, who shot a course-record 65 for the second time in three days.

  • Outdoor furniture story may open distribution center in Simpsonville

    Casual Living, a Louisville-based outdoor furniture store, is preparing to open a distribution center in the Kingbrook Industrial Park in Simpsonville.

    An affiliate of Brown Jordan International, Casual Living is the largest outdoor furniture manufacturer in the U.S. with manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Mexico and China.

  • Simpsonville's New concession stand to be finished soon

    The new concession stand and press box at the Simpsonville recreational complex is running a little behind schedule, but it’s also nearly complete.

    “It’s a little behind,” City Administrator David Eaton said. “Nothing real bad.”

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved in the spring replacing the 60-year-old building with a larger, modern facility that is two stories and includes storage space and a vantage point for scorekeepers and officials.

  • Collins teacher arrested on sex charges

    Shannon Hirchert, a special needs teacher at Collins High School, was arrested and charged Wednesday with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors dating back to fall 2010.
    Hirchert, 42, of La Grange was released Wednesday night on $5,000 bond.
    Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said investigators believe the sexual conduct was consensual, but it falls under KRS statute 510.110, the charge of sexual abuse first degree when a person is in a position of authority or special trust, which includes teachers.

  • Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville limited to 1 lane Thursday night

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet  advises motorists that KY 1848 will be reduced to one lane tonight between Interstate 64 and US 60 in Shelby County (Buck Creek Road).

  • Ag Report: Aug. 5, 2011

    Simpsonville resident

    joins angus association
    Carrie T. Jacoby of Simpsonville is a new junior member of the American Angus Association.