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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Rockets hold off Iroquois in OT

    FAIRDALE -- Though the SCHS boys’ basketball dominated much of the game against Iroquois on Thursday afternoon, the Raiders wouldn’t go away easily.

    Iroquois (5-3) turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter spurring a 17-3 run that eventually led the Raiders to force overtime.

    But the Rockets (5-1) regained their composure, scored the first seven points in the extra period and held on for the 79-75 victory in the opening game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament at Fairdale High School.

  • EARLIER: Lady Rockets top Barren in semifinals

    Shelby County made 10 of 12 foul shots down the stretch Tuesday night to defeat Barren County, 56-44, and advance to the championship game of the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational.

    The victory started with assertive play at both ends of the court in the first half. Shelby trailed, 7-6, early in the first quarter when Marissa Raisor stole the ball and made a layup to take back a lead the Lady Rockets would not relinquish.

  • EARLIER: Charities hope to meet growing need this holiday season

    When applications for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program began pouring in, Chairperson Bonnie Roberts said she quickly realized she wouldn't have enough room on the trees for all the angels.  

    She has 815 children being adopted in Shelby County, up from 558 last year. The Angel Tree program works through area schools to find children who otherwise would not have a special Christmas.  

  • WICHE: Starlings and the bird count

    The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here.

    It’s another story of one good intention going bad! Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, 60 European starlings were released. The following year another 40 were released, and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America. 

  • EARLIER: No one injured in snowy accident

    No one was injured Thursday morning when a driver lost control of her car in the snow in Interstate 64.

    Shelby County Sheriff's deputy Riley Kennedy said that Beverly Sewell of Georgia lost control on the snowy roadway eastbound near the Simpsonville exit and hit a concrete barrier in the construction zone.

  • EARLIER: Road crews get ready for snow

    With snow on the horizon, city and county road crews say they are ready for anything.

    The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a winter storm watch for Shelby County and surrounding areas for Wednesday night through Thursday.

    County Road Supervisor Carl Henry said his 12 salt trucks and two brine trucks are ready to roll, and Jennifer Herrell, city engineer and public works director for the city of Shelbyville, said the same.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Mike Zoeller

    Mike Zoeller has spent the last six years on the Shelbyville City Council, and he's not ready to stop just yet.

    Zoeller, an assistant principal at Shelby County High School, has filed for a fourth term.

    He has been on the city's finance committee for his full tenure on the council and said he believes the city is in good shape.

    "The city of Shelbyville is in good financial shape because of proper planning and fiscal management," he said.

    Zoeller linked that success to the city's aggressive commitment to safety.

  • Here’s a late Christmas present of joy and inspiration

    Today you were supposed to read some pithy commentary about the new year, the past decade and one man’s 10-year graduate degree in life. You were to be enlightened, informed, entertained and inspired.

  • New banners, new Hall of Fame members dominate 2009

    While 2009 left Shelby County with new banners in the SCHS gym, more state titles and more Hall of Fame members; the biggest headlines came from one that left us and another that's joining us.

    While the Rocket family said goodbye to former Mr. Basketball and University of Kentucky star Mike Casey (see Those we lost in 2009), SCHS will say hello to - and make room for - the Martha Layne Collins High School Titans in 2010.

  • EARLIER: County to rescind zone change for Harley

    Now that it's official that Harley-Davidson is not coming to Shelby County, Shelby County Fiscal Court has put the wheels in motion to rescind the zone change for the larger parcel of the property that had been earmarked for the company's motorcycle plant.

    At a special-called meeting on Monday, magistrates agreed to put the matter on the court's agenda for their next regular meeting, which is Tuesday.

    County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said that date was suggested by County Attorney Hart Megibben.