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Today's News

  • Datebook Aug. 26, 2009

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  • Home destroyed by fire

    Keyshia Patterson, captain of the Shelby County High School volleyball team, stood beside a backyard trampoline early Monday morning, sorting through damaged family mementoes, all that seemed to be left after her family’s home was destroyed by a sudden and violent blaze.

  • Rockets can’t hold off St. X in soccer

    The Shelby County boys’ soccer team gave visiting St. Xavier all it could handle Tuesday, but came up just short in a 2-1 loss.

    The Rockets (No. 14, 0-1) dominated the first half, controlling the ball on the Tigers (No. 4, 1-0) and earning several shots on goal but came up empty until a penalty kick in the 37th minute.

    Luis Cervantes was taken down by a St. X defender on the right side just inside the box.

    Taylor Shaver took the kick and buried his shot inside the top right corner, giving the Rockets a 1-0 lead.

  • County to approve Goals and Objectives

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court will consider a variety of items when they meet Tuesday night, including approving  the Goals and Objectives of the county’s updated Comprehensive Plan.

    The G&Os comes before the fiscal court after two workshops to refine the plan to fit the wishes of the magistrates and County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger, who met with Triple S Planning and Zoning Executive Director Ryan Libke on those occasions.

  • Shelbyville Post office reducing hours

    The revenue shortfall that is causing so many problems for the United States Postal Service has delivered some bad news in Shelbyville.

    The Shelbyville Post Office will but curtailing its hours as part of its effort to help the agency absorb about $7 billion in lost revenue.

  • Volunteers help care for animals during Louisville flood

    Employees and volunteers at the Shelby County Humane Society are always helping out animals in need in the county. But when flood waters filled the Metro Animal Services shelter in Louisville last Tuesday, they went out of their way to lend a helping hand. 

    Several people took supplies to Louisville and helped care for the animals, which had been relocated to the fairgrounds, said Nancy Guilliom, volunteer coordinator for the Shelby County Humane Society. 

  • EARLIER: Rockets hammer Bullitt Central, 62-12

    Whatever they wanted to do, whenever they wanted to do it.

    That’s what the SCHS football team’s offense did Friday against Bullitt Central in the final scrimmage.

    The offense rolled up 446 yards, and the defense stymied Bullitt Central all night, allowing a meager 149 yards.

    Despite the gaudy statistics, the Rockets' coaches were left wondering after the two preseason victories.

  • 'One of the best shows in U.S.'

    The parties have ended, the food is gone and the show is over until next year, but attendees say the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show was a show fitting the anniversary.

    Officials say it was one of the best crowds ever for a show that attracts people from all over the country.

    Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show, said Friday and Saturday brought some of the biggest daily crowds the show has ever had.

    “We've never used as many bracelets as we did on Saturday,” Ray said.

  • SCHS Hall of Fame announcement postponed

    Shelby County High School has postponed the first Hall of Fame induction for athletic and academic standouts in the school’s history.

    The first class was scheduled to be inducted during the first home football, which is Friday.

    However, the school has said it won’t meet that timetable, and no time has been rescheduled for the first class.

  • Child found wandering on roadway

    A toddler was found wandering in the middle of Mount Eden Road early Friday morning.

    The child, approximately 2-3 years old, was walking in the middle of the roadway on the bridge next to the I-64 ramps around 3 a.m., according to Chevron employees.

    A truck driver traveling down the road saw the toddler and stopped his truck in the middle of the road, in order to block traffic to keep the child from being struck a car, said Lori Witt, an employee at the nearby Chevron Station.

    The truck driver brought the child into the station and called police.