Today's News

  • WICHE: Lily species fill the garden

    The first lilies of the season are in bloom in the perennial bed. Short and orange, they are the beacon that summer has arrived for me. These Asiatic hybrids are among the most common lilies we see, with upward facing blooms atop a straight leaf-whorled stem.

    Though I am no lily expert, I do have a new fascination with them as I add more variety to the garden. Up until now the only variety that existed was between the shorter Asiatic and the towering Oriental hybrids.

  • What is happening in the Gulf is a very ugly picture

    The photo is grainy in that 1960s, take-your-film-to-the-drugstore kind of Kodachrome way.

    But it is indelible in its image of a family enjoying time in a large body of water, the sort that drifts into the horizon, never to be seen again. Two little boys and their Mom and another family wade in the obviously warm and nearly knee-deep salt water, wonder on their faces and in their body language.

  • We congratulate: Those who created Slaughter Memorial

    There is a wonderful new monument in our community that not all of you see.

    It’s the new memorial to the Slaughter Massacre that has been under construction on U.S. 60 just west of Simpsonville.

    Under the direction of a caring Shelby County native, Jerry Miller, a hardworking group has taken significant effort to memorialize the spot where a group of African-American soldiers were ambushed and killed in 1865.

  • EARLIER: Shelby 32, Eminence 0 in district opener

  • Softball, baseball teams advance to 8th Region Semis

    CARROLLTON -- The SCHS baseball and softball teams won handily in the first round of the 8th Region Monday at Carroll County.

    The baseball team defeated Walton Verona 12-4. The Rockets were led by Tyler Tipton, who had five RBIs. Pitcher Eric Standafer picked up the win. Shelby will play North Oldham in the semifinal game at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

    The softball team defeated North Oldham 15-2 in five and a half innings. Pitcher Jeneca Thomas had a no-hitter going until the top of the fifth. Shelby will play Walton Verona in the semifinal game at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • Soler Jiminez loses close regional final

     FRANKFORT -- Antonio Soler Jiminez battled injury and a little bit of the elements, but couldn’t overcome his opponent in the 8th Region Tennis Tournament at Franklin County High School on Thursday.

    Shelby County High School’s Soler Jiminez (15-1), a senior exchange student from Spain, rallied from a quick, first-set loss to North Oldham’s Cyrus Moslemi (16-0), but ultimately fell in a test of unbeatens, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.

  • It's official: SCHS gym to bear Casey's name


  • Simpsonville’s budget is official

    The Simpsonville city budget for 2010-11 is official.

    The city commission approved unanimously Tuesday night the second reading of its new financial plan, which will take effect July 1.

    The budget is $927,000, about 5 percent more than this fiscal year. Revenue totals $1.3 million, including a $400,000 carryover, which the city does not spend. That serves as an emergency fund.

  • EARLIER: Solid hitting, pitching carry Rockets past Spencer


  • 59 is so fine!

     Brandon Brown shot a 13-under-par 59 Saturday to set a course record at Shelbyville Country Club.