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Today's News

  • Simpsonville sewer project may be started by Oct. 1

    Simpsonville city officials on Wednesday signed a formal contract with Salmon Construction to complete its Cardinal Club Force Main Extension Project.

    The bid by Salmon of $153,470.50, approved by the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting on Sept. 6, covers construction of a force main line from the pump station at Cardinal Club to the main pump station near the Purnell’s factory.

  • Woman escapes injury in flipped car

    Amber Delong, of Frankfort, was not injured when she flipped her car on the interstate Wednesday morning.

    The accident happened on I-64 westbound at the 39th mile marker at about 10 a.m. in a heavy rainstorm.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Frank Flowers said no other vehicles were involved in the accident, which left Delong’s car upside down on the left-hand side of the roadway.

    Flowers said the weather could have been a contributing factor in the rain.

  • 50th anniversary: Joyce and Leon Creech

    Leon and Joyce Creech celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, 2011, at their home with family and friends. They were married Sept. 16, 1961, at David’s Fork Baptist Church in Lexington. They have three children, Cheryl Kersey, Scott Creech and Sarah Embry. They also have two grandchildren, Kyle Kersey and Chris Embry.

  • 4 generations: Cline

    Four generations of the John Cline family gathered recently for a photograph. Pictured are (from left) William Cline, David Cook, holding Logan Cooke, and Lauri Cline (Cooke).

  • I'm one: Collin Dale Sloan

    Collin Dale Sloan celebrated her first birthday Aug. 30, 2011.

    He is the son of Chad Sloan and Chaye Sloan, both of Henry County.

    Grandparents are Roger and Jean Sloan of Bagdad, Donald Ingram of Henry County and the late Irene Ingram. Great-grandparents are Billie Sloan of Bagdad and Josephine Ingram of Shelbyville.

  • SCHS Homecoming court

    Shelby County High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday and will crown a queen during halftime of the Rockets' game against Oldham County. The members of the Homecoming court are (back row, from left) freshmen Miranda Tirbs and Claire Schaeffer, juniors Heather Kirby and Whitney Jeffries and sophomores Rachel Travis and Morgan Downey. The queen candidates are (middle row, from left) LaBrittany Mooney, Haleigh Olsson, Ashley Travis, Amy Curtsinger; and front row, from left) Gwen Martin and Sarah Bryant.

  • Bears on Patrol drive

  • SCHS girls finish 4th in golf tourney

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished fourth at the Henry Clay Invitational on Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course in Lexington.

    The Rockets carded a collective 341, 15 shots behind winner Sacred Heart, last year’s state runner-up and likely the prohibitive favorite this season. They were also two shots behind Glasgow, which tied for third last year at State, and one back of defending state champ Green County.

  • ‘Dizzy’ Karas below par but others set records

    The Trinity and Valkyrie cross-country invitationals produced some mixed emotions but mostly positive reactions Saturday.

    Two girls cracked the Top 50, led by Collins senior Caterina Karas in 20th-place, in Sacred Heart’s Valkyrie meet, and one county boy broke the Top 100 in the Shamrocks’ race.

    The races, which are run back-to-back at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, featured fields with some of the top teams from several surrounding states and likely the best competition both Shelby County and the Titans will see all season.

  • Rockets ride Shipley, Ford, Bailey to victory

    NEW CASTLE – The Shelby County football team’s motto for last week was “take care of us,” Coach Todd Shipley said.

    This past Friday night the Rockets not only took care of themselves, they also took care of business, beating host Henry County, 35-13, for their first victory of the season. 

    “We just worried about us. We said, ‘We’ve got to get better at what we do,’ and I thought we did that,” said Shipley, whose team had lost its first three games of the season.