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Today's News

  • VAN STOCKUM: My Marine Corps Journal 1937-42: Part 31, The last of the series – For those in peril on the sea!

    July 25, 1942

    M.B. New River, N.C. – I was detached from WASP on 25 June after my request to remain on board was disapproved by headquarters.

  • I-64 fatality claims one

    A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on I-64 Tuesday night.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Long, who was returning from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

    Long was a longtime jockey in Kentucky and at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

    He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

     

    He was the only occupant of his vehicle.

  • Equine event to be held at Metzgers

    If you’re in the mood to befriend a horse and help out a worthy cause at the same time, you might want to take in Help A Horse Day Sunday and Monday at Metzger’s Country Store in Simpsonville.

    The event will feature orphaned horses – a miniature named Lil’ Sebastian and foal, Dwight – brought in by the Kentucky Humane Society Equine program known as CARE (Connect, Assist, Rescue and Educate) helps horses, as well as cats.

  • Farmers taking freaky weather in stride

    Unusually warm temperatures have both backyard gardeners and farmers looking at crops early this year.

    The Kentucky Climate Summary for April 10 to April 16, a report compiled by several agencies, including the UK Ag Weather Center, extension agents, farmers, and the state and national departments of agriculture, reports that above normal temperatures remained in place throughout that period throughout the state, peaking Friday and Saturday with highs in the low to middle 80s for much of Kentucky, pushing the state to a fourth straight week of above normal temperatures.

  • Mother Nature eggs it up

    A beautiful sunny day, great weather, with lots of laughing children scrambling to find the most brightly colored Easter eggs made for a very enjoyable Easter/Earth Day event on Saturday.

    With the Easter Bunny and Mother Nature sharing the spotlight at Red Orchard Park on the same day this year, Earth Day and Bunny Day drew quite a crowd, he said.

  • Human remains undergoing forensic exam

    After trying unsuccessfully to identity human remains that were found in Waddy in January, investigators have turned to forensic experts for help.

    A human skull brought home by a dog in January and additional skeletal remains that were later found, have been turned over to the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, said investigators.

  • Oldham leads Collins past Shelby

    Starting pitcher Paige Oldham did a bit of everything for Collins softball to help top rival Shelby County on Saturday afternoon.

    Oldham led the team at the plate, with three hits and two RBIs, while tossing four-and-a-third innings, allowing the Titans to mount a comeback win over the Rockets.

    Down 3-1 after just one inning, Collins (14-4-1) added three runs of its own in the third, along with one final run in the fourth to close out SCHS (5-5-1) by a score of 5-4 and take its 14th win of the year.

  • Shelby halts rally for win over Eastern

    Saturday’s matchup between Shelby County and Eastern came down to a bang-bang play in the final inning when Brandon Davis brought the game to an end.

    Eastern (8-9) was in the midst of a two-run, two-out rally in the top of the seventh inning when the Eagles’ base runner thought he should test Davis’ arm. And Davis passed with flying colors, gunning down the runner attempting to go from first to third. The outfield assist gave the Rockets (8-8-1) the 5-3 win.

  • Oldham, Butler trip up Titans

    The Titans ended a trio of weekend games with a loss at the hands of Oldham County on Saturday morning.

    The Colonels (9-8-1) peppered runs throughout each of the six innings en route to the 14-4 win while allowing the Titans (11-10) few opportunities to score.

    Despite the disparity in the final score, Collins was out hit by just a 10-8 margin. But a pair of big hits by Oldham put the game out of reach.

  • Lady Rocket Invitational provides competitive games

    In addition to its loss to Collins on Saturday, Shelby County softball ended its slate of weekend games with a win, a loss, and a tie to close out the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament.

    Shelby County 8, Williamstown 0
    While Shelby’s weekend slate may have opened on a rocky note, the Rockets ended Saturday with a strong showing against Williamstown (9-4).

    SCHS plated six runs in the first two innings while not allowing the Demons to do much of anything offensively.