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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets headed back to State

    MIDDLETOWN -- With four of the final groups having finished play, the Lady Rockets were right in the thick of it during a blustery day at the Region 5 Golf Tournament on Monday.

    The Lady Rockets trailed Sacred Heart but had a slim two-stroke lead on Oldham County. It appeared that the Lady Rockets wouldn’t defend their region title, but a trip back to Bowling Green and the State Tournament was still in reach.

  • EARLIER: Sophomores aging before our eyes

    Most of the time coaches are hoping that sophomores can spell starters, help out, learn and be ready when they’re juniors.

    But it’s hard to keep your best players off the field.

    Middle linebacker Michael Brooks and cornerback Cedric Hinkle, only sophomores, found their way into the starting lineup at the beginning of the season, and both look like they’ll be starting in Shelby County for a long time.

  • Newton 'cowgirls up' in honor of her brother

    Suebeth Newton's blond ponytail nearly reaches the ground as she bends over to strap on her long chaps and spurs. This 16-year-old smiles at the people around her, but she casts a nervous glance at the empty ring over her shoulder.

    Newton's boyfriend, Tyler Chesser, tapes the wrist of a leather glove on her right hand. Then she grabs her helmet and the black vest with "Cowgirl Up!" written on the back. She makes her way through ankle-deep mud to the holding pen containing a bull named Monsoon.

  • Scouting Report: Eastern at SCHS

    Radio: WXLN-FM (9.33)

    Records: Eastern 2-3; Shelby County 4-1

    Last week: Eastern won at Bullitt East, 27-25; Shelby County won at Nelson County, 20-16.

    Coaches: Eastern, Ken Whalen (30-30, 6th year at school); SCHS, Todd Shipley (48-57, 10th year at school).

    When Eastern has the ball:

  • City takes steps to handle storm water runoff

    Shelbyville City Council approved on Thursday night the first reading of an ordinance that regulates post-development storm-water runoff in an effort to protect local water resources.

    City Engineer Jennifer Herrell presented the ordinance that aims to minimize runoff, post-construction soil erosion, stream channel erosion and other pollution associated with runoff.

  • Clay Village holds first October Fest

    Magistrate Betty Curtsinger is very excited about Clay Village’s first festival ever, coming up this Friday and Saturday.

    “I have pushed for this for the last 15 years,” she said. “The people here have worked very hard for this, and I’m so proud of them,” she said of her friends and neighbors.

    The Clay Village October Fest will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with several bands, followed by a pig roast at 5:30 at the former Henry Clay School.

  • Shelbyville Police reports Oct. 1, 2009

    Jerry L. Lancaster, 34, of  406 8th St. in Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday at that address and charged with alcohol intoxication. K. Scott Wright, 27, of 455 Lot No. 41 in Jones Lake in Frankfort was arrested Wednesday at 38 Main St. (Convenient No. 40), and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

    Brian David Cable, 28, of 122 Chautauqua Dr. No. A in Lawrenceburg was arrested Tuesday at Speedway on Midland Trail and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period.

  • EARLIER: Obama speech to students optional in Shelby schools

    When President Barack Obama addresses American students Tuesday through TV and the Internet, Shelby County’s school principals will decide if local students get to see it.

    Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof gave the option to the schools, which in turn would notify parents of their decisions either through a note or by using the OneCall Now system.

  • Gov. Beshear announces agriculture, energy support

    With clear blue skies and a cool gentle breeze, it was already a good day for farming Wednesday. Gov. Steve Beshear’s major announcements made it a great one.

    Beshear made a stop at the Shelbyville farm of Doug Langley and his family to announce that more than $2 million in stimulus funds would be devoted to agriculture in the Commonwealth in an effort to support on-farm energy conservation and renewable energy production.

  • Art for the ages

    Most of us know the story of how Michelangelo lay on his back as he painted his incredible mural of God and man on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, his skill, love and genius coming together to create an artistic gift for the ages.

    Though it might not be quite of the same historical proportions, some richly talented art students and their teacher have created their own impressive work of art on a ceiling right here in Shelby County.