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Today's News

  • I-64 eastbound has lane closed till noon at mile 32

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this morning that the right lane on I-64 eastbound at mile marker 32 will be closed Monday from 9 a.m. to noon for pavement repairs.

    The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also get traffic information for the District 5 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict5.

  • 550 swimmers set to splash into Winter Classic

    The pool will be packed Saturday at the Family Activity Center.

    That’s because more than 550 swimmers and nearly 20 teams will be in Clear Creek Park’s aquatic facility for Collins’ and Shelby County’s Winter Classic.

    “It’s a huge meet,” said Collins and Shelby County Coach J.P. LaVertu, who said he had so much interest in the meet that he had to turn away teams.

    “It’s top-level competition, and it’s right before regionals,” LaVertu said.

  • Color this one all Rockets

    Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers was blue Tuesday night.

    But the color didn’t describe his mood. Nope, the hue characterized the coach’s coif.

    Sowers colored his hair blue, and a little gold, in honor of his team’s winning 10 games this season.

    “I told them if they won 10 games before the beginning of the season I’d do it, and a bet’s a bet,” said Sowers, whose first Shelby team won three games last season. “Whatever it takes to motivate the kids.”

  • Rockets dump 13-game slump

    The last month has been rough for the Shelby County boys’ basketball, but Tuesday night those recent frustrations and frowns were replaced by smiles and high-fives.

    The Rockets ended their 13-game losing streak by beating Western Hills, 66-63 at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “It feels really good,” senior guard Eric Schreiner said. “It always feels good to win, but especially when you play as a team. Everybody had something to do with this win.”

  • Johnson leads Titans’ rout

    The Collins boys’ basketball team turned up the tempo Tuesday night.

    The Titans took advantage of their opportunities to run as they routed visiting Marion County, 76-46.

    Junior guard Buddy Johnson scored a season-high 19 points – including 13 in the first half – to lead Collins (14-8) to its fifth victory in its past six games.

    It was the third time this season the Titans, who are 9-0 when scoring at least 63 points, have tallied 76 – their second-highest, single-game point total – this season.

  • Family opens artisan cheese business in Shelby County

    Say cheese, Shelby County.

    But you better be specific.

    HomeTown Farm and Creamery is up and running on Vigo Road, and it's such a family business that not only do Mom and Dad and sons all put in work but even their cows are family

    "They all have names, and each one has its own personality," said Tracy Curtsinger, who with her husband, Mark, and sons, Travis and Brandon, have created one of Shelby County's newest agribusinesses.

  • Midwest Metals gets OK for new site

    Amid a small crowd of 10 people Thursday night at the Stratton Center, half of whom were company officials, Midwest Metals gained what it worked for all last year, the right to locate in Shelby County.
    At the meeting of the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals, the board granted the company a conditional use permit to locate a scrap metal facility at the intersection of Old Brunerstown Road and Windhurst Way, near what soon will be the new location of the Shelby County Convenience Center.

  • Masonic honored as top employer

    That list of best places to work in Kentucky now includes a Shelby County address: Masonic Home Shelbyville.

    The list, compiled by the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, for eight years has included large companies with offices in Shelby – and it does so again this year – but for the first time a business listed as being from the county has been included.

  • New business: Shear Happiness Salon

    Address: 448 Old Seven Mile Pike, Shelbyville

     
    Who we are: Melissa Drawbaugh Prewitt, owner and cosmetologist, graduated from the Hair Design School in January of 2004. She has been working as a licensed hair dresser in Shelby and Henry County. Deanna Bradshaw, cosmetologist, graduated from the Hair Design School in December of 1999 and has been working as a licensed hair dresser in Shelbyville for 12 years.

     

  • SOUDER: Up, down, in & out – but keeping politically correct

    With the Republican presidential primaries in full swing and the annual “State of the Union” address this week, some of you might have been expecting a column focusing on political matters.  However, at least for this week, I am going to employ the rule that my mother always told me and that I’m guessing most of your mothers told you: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. 

    So, while I’m sure I won’t be able to remain silent until November, today I’ll go a different direction.