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Today's News

  • SCHS girls’ soccer team nips Paris for 5th in a row

    Freshman Cali Mills’ goal in the final minute of regulation gave the Shelby County girls’ soccer team its fifth consecutive victory – 1-0 over Paris – Wednesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Senior Alex Patterson assisted Mills’ winning-goal.

    “We played well throughout the game, very solid defensively and our offense dominated but again could not finish,” Rockets Coach Joe Turner reported. “[I] loved the back line of our defense – Anna [Collins], Haleigh [Olsson] and Taylor [Claspill].”

  • Driver Pearcy wrapping up championship season

    Collins eighth-grader Daniel Pearcy concludes a successful season in RFR (Ralph Firman Racing) Cars Indy Karting Series this weekend in the 10th annual Mooresville (Ind.) Grand Prix.

    Saturday and Sunday, Pearcy will compete in the Junior Supercan division on the .625-mile counter-clockwise road course.

    “I think it [Mooresville] is a fun track and always leads to good racing,” Pearcy, 13, of Shelbyville said in a press release earlier this week. “It will also be cool this year because everybody will be going counter-clockwise.”

  • Ag Report: Sept. 30, 2011

    CAIP grant application

    deadline is next Friday

    Deadline for Phase I of the Shelby County Community Agriculture Investment Program is next Friday. That’s when agricultural producers in the county must  submit applications for grants through the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Shelby author's new book tackles ills of health-care plans

    “Changes in employee health care are coming. The time is now for employers to act,” said F. Randall Childers Jr.

    And Childers, a Shelby County resident, is attempting to do that very thing through his new book, Forensics of a Medical Plan: Dissecting Health Benefits on a Company Level.

    He asserts that both employers and employees have a say in the types of benefits and the costs of benefits offered in employer-sponsored health plans.

  • Prescription drug drop off set for Saturday

    Anyone wishing to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs may do so Saturday at a prescription drug drop off set for 9 a.m. to noon.

    The event will be held at the Emergency Management Agency office at 98 N. 7th St. in Shelbyville.

    Assistant Shelby County Fire Chief Jeff Ivers said residents don’t have to worry about marking through names on medicine bottle labels.

    “We will take care of all of that and will also recycle the containers,” he said.

  • Time to vote on parcel near park

    That highly controversial zone change will get its final review from Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday.

    That zone change request, by Midwest Metals, a recycling company, for property located at 478 Kentucky St., near Red Orchard Park, was narrowly passed by the Triple S Planning Commission in July and then given a first reading by magistrates on Sept. 6.

  • Shelby's 2011 grads were better prepared than most students statewide

    Students in the Class of 2011 from Shelby County were more ready for life after high school than most in Kentucky.

    Data released Tuesday by the Kentucky Department of Education shows that nearly 60 percent of 2011  high school graduates statewide left school unprepared for college or the workforce, but Shelby’s two high schools fared significantly better than that.

  • Gas prices go bump (down) at the pump

    All across Shelby County – and probably everywhere else in the U.S. – people are revving p the conversation this week about a topic that never gets old: the drop – and sometimes variation – in gas prices.

     “Just yesterday, I changed prices downwards four times, for a total of nine cents,” William Hill, manager of Swifty gas station on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, said on Wednesday.

  • Williams' visit to Shelby is all about jobs plan

    With the campaign for governor heading toward its final month, State Senate President David Williams, the Republican who wants the job, brought his platform for economic reform to the Stratton Center in Shelbyville early Tuesday morning.

    An enthusiastic crowd of maybe two dozen of mostly Shelby County Republican leaders – and one curious student – listened attentively as Williams described not only what he thought was wrong with the business environment in the state but also the way Gov. Steve Beshear and President Barack Obama were doing their jobs.

  • Business Briefcase: Sept. 30, 2011

    Business help erect

    new board at SCHS

    Two business leaders in Shelby County brought their organizations together to help their alma mater.

    Pat Hargadon of Shelby County Farm Bureau and Belinda Baker Nichols of Commonwealth Bank & Trust, 1979 graduates of Shelby County High School and also parents of students at SCHS.