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Today's News

  • News Briefs: Sept. 9, 2009

     2010 legislative calendar set

    A schedule for the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2010 session was approved today by legislative leaders. The session is scheduled to convene on Jan. 5 and adjourn April 13. It is expected to last 60 working days – the maximum allowed by the state constitution in even-numbered years.

  • Lady Rockets' golfers full of all-stars

    As the high school golf season opens, Shelby County can already count one victory.

    The Lady Rockets' squad is the only team in the state with three Player of the Year winners on the Pepsi Tour this summer.

    “It’s pretty exciting,” SCHS Coach Anna Simpson said. “No other coach can say that.”

    Some of the girls were moving up in age group or competition level, but none of the girls expected this kind of success.

  • EARLIER: After dark, Downs at its best

    If you weren't among the estimated 28,011 horse-racing enthusiasts, Southern socialites and downright drunkards who attended last week's debut of "Downs After Dark" -- don't worry. This Friday you can repent when Churchill Downs hosts the second-coming of three night-time racing sessions aimed at luring larger crowds to the struggling track.

  • Lady Rockets finish top 10

    Caterina Karas led the SCHS girls’ cross-country team to a 10th-place finish at the St. Xavier Tiger Run at Old River Run Country Club in Louisville on Saturday.

    The Lady Rockets had 286 points, and Sacred Heart won the event with 88.

    Karas placed fourth out of 221 individuals with a time of 19:11, just 40 seconds behind winner Emma Brink of Sacred Heart.

    Taylor Webb was also in the top 30, finishing with a time of 20:54.

  • SCHS cross-country teams host meet

    The Shelby County Invitational Cross Country Meet will get under way Saturday with some big name teams and runners coming to the course East Middle School.

    Although the field isn’t completely set, on the boys’ side Butler is a top-five school that will be the main team competition, and Franklin County’s Robert Sandlin and Walton-Verona’s Trevin Petersen will no doubt challenge for first place.

  • Pampering your pet

    A few of the collies and Great Danes have figured it out, especially those canine film fans who’ve been catching an afternoon flick such as the slobbering St. Bernard movie Beethoven, and so havethe senior pooches who already are taking naps on the couch in the new doggie lounge.

  • Jubilee Youth Art Show open to entries

    Once again, the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee and AT&T are sponsoring a youth art contest open to students in the region from kindergarten through grade 12.

    Entries are already stacking up in the offices of the Shelby Development Corporation, but Executive Director Eilene Collins said there is room for more.

    The show has two-dimensional categories for all grades and three-dimensional categories for middle and high school students. Participants may enter one item per category.

  • Police chase couple, corner them near downtown

    Shelbyville Police have arrested two people after chasing them first by car and then on foot.

    The incident started when Shelbyville detective Jerry Warman tried to serve a warrant on James A. Watkins, 38, of 1428 1/2 Walnut Street, police said.

    Watkins and Tammy Vest, 33, also of that address, fled in a vehicle.

    The police report said that Watkins led officers on a high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods, running three stop signs and almost causing a collision at Adair and Main Street.

  • Loss of jerseys motivates Rockets

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team got a wake-up call Saturday when they lost to John Hardin. The loss was bad enough, but SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot had seen enough.

    “I told them to bring a white T-shirt with their number on it [for Tuesday’s game against Oldham County],” he said. “They weren’t wearing their jerseys. They weren’t allowed to wear them.”

    Andriot took that motivational move a step further as well, not announcing the starters at the game either.

  • EARLIER: Axline 'doing well' after scary moment in SCHS loss

    Shelby County football player Ben Axline is doing well today after a frightening moment in the Rockets’ season-opening loss to Bryan Station, 38-26, at Lexington on Friday night.