Today's News

  • Why did gas prices jump?

    Although the nearly 50-cent increase in gas prices Thursday at stations on the west side of Shelbyville was dramatic, it didn’t come without explanation.

    Patrick DeHann, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, said the instability in the gas futures market made the conditions ripe for a large move.

  • Eastern clobbers Collins in second half, wins 49-28

    Visiting Eastern scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to rally for a 49-28 victory over Collins on Saturday night at Shelby County's Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The Titans scored three touchdowns in the final 2 minutes and 19 seconds of the first half to lead 28-14 at intermission, but Collins couldn't carry that momentum over into the second half.

    The Eagles scored on their first five possessions of the second half, including three times on the heels of Titans' turnovers, to take command of the game.

  • Chargers rout Rockets, 41-7

    Jeffersontown quarterback Demichael Jackson rushed for 247 yards and four touchdowns, and returned a kickoff 93 yards for another score, as the Chargers slammed Shelby County 41-7 Friday night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Jackson scored on TD runs of 35, 35, 88 and 13 yards as J-town, No. 8 in the Associated Press Class 5A poll, rolled up 351 yards of total offense.

    "We couldn't stop him," Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley said.

    Meanwhile the Rockets, once again, stopped themselves with four lost fumbles and 10 penalties.

  • Court report: Sept. 9, 2011

    District Court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Matthew Eckert:

    Mary Mandoza, fourth-degree assault minor injury – plead guilty – 30-day sentence and $144 costs.

    John J. Medley, giving officer false name or address – plead guilty – 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for 2 years and $144 costs.

    Jessica Dutschke, no tail lamps and person 18-20 poss/pur/att purchase/have another purchase alcohol – plead guilty – $269 fine and costs.

  • Arts Briefs: Sept. 9, 2011

    Tickets on sale for
    ‘Mulan Jr.’ at SCCT

    Mulan Jr. opens Friday night at Shelby County Community Theatre, and a seventh performance has been added.
    Tickets went on sale last week for this Disney musical, directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie, which features more than 50 actors between the ages of 7 and 14.
    Because of demand a show was added for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22.
    Shows now will be Sept. 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 and 25 at 2:30 p.m.

  • Re-enactment, festivals, pets highlight weekend

    If you’re looking for something to do, Shelby County has a full lineup of activities in what is the busiest weekend of the fall.

    From historical re-enactments and lectures to parades and festivals to celebrating pets and commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-11, there are three days of activities all over the county.

    The annual commemoration of the Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat, presented by the Painted Stone Settlers already began for students today and continues through Sunday at Red Orchard Park.

  • News briefs: Sept. 9, 2011

    State touts growth

    in higher ed statistics

    Kentucky has improved faster than any state in the nation on key higher education performance measures, according to a report issued by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.

  • Datebook: September 9, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Hounddogs at Clear Creek

    Children in Jennifer Gilbert’s class at Clear Creek Elementary used their hands as big ears while singing their class song about being hound dogs....because they are always sniffing out ways to learn. The lyrics were to the tune of Elvis Presley’s “You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog.” The rock-n-roll singer would have been proud how the children sang but more so because of their literacy and thinking lesson on “metacognition.” Enjoying the music were Principal Karen Downs and Superintendent James Neihof.

  • Back-to-School at Cornerstone

    The Cornerstone annual Back-to-School Picnic was Aug. 26. Families enjoyed a cookout, horseback rides, the playground and outdoor activities.