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Today's News

  • Lady Rocket runners look to get healthy

    Every week it seems like it has been been something different. The SCHS girls’ cross-country team has had a tough time staying healthy this season.

    “We’ve had our ups and downs this year,” SCHS Coach Brian Crumbo said. “Mostly, we’ve had trouble keeping everybody on the race course.”

  • WICHE: Predictions for winter, does the deer rut count?

    Everyone seems to have a theory about predicting the severity of winter weather.  I have a wait-and-see attitude, but for fun let’s consider some of the natural predictors that may or may not be of sound authority.

    The woolly worm is a favorite, and the folklore says that winter will be a long cold one if the worms are predominantly black and they start moving about before the first hard frost. 

  • Business briefcase: Nov. 6, 2009

     Shelby Energy employees

    honored, given new roles

    Shelby Energy honored a worker for service and announced new assignments for several of its employees.

  • Continual rain makes it hard for farmers to bring in tobacco

    This year's tobacco crop should be a good one for area farmers, if they can just bring it in.

    The harvest has been delayed by all the rainfall, more than 10 inches above normal this year, and some farmers say they are two to three weeks behind schedule.

    "Basically the whole season's been a challenge," said Stuart Chadwell. "We needed the rain, but we had too much at one time, I guess. Overall we have a decent crop."

  • Health a concern as Rocket finish cross-country season

    Facing injuries and illness all season, it came as no surprise that SCHS boys’ cross-country team had go young last week at Franklin-Simpson.

    “We’ve had a tough season as far as injuries go, and it culminated last weekend when we were without our numbers two [Will Thompson], three [Travis Adams] and five [Justin Downs] runners. And Stacey [Eden, the team’s No. 1] was running with strep,” Coach Randall McDowell said.

  • EARLIER: Defense carries Rockets at Oldham

    BUCKNER -- When the Shelby/Oldham football game was moved from Friday night to Thursday because of the weather, most thought that would benefit the Rockets’ offense.

    However, it was the defense that came up with the biggest plays Thursday night in their 28-13 victory over the Colonels.

  • County seeks 'aesthetic' improvements

    Magistrates voted Tuesday night to propose a text amendment to local zoning regulations that would create a design standard for a scenic corridor along Mount Eden Road and U.S. 60 east.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said the amendment – so called overlay districts – if approved, would establish some guidelines about the way that buildings would have to be designed in the eastern part of the county in the future.

  • Business briefcase: Oct. 30, 2009

     New faces at Cornerstone

  • These horse people talk the walk

    In the performance arena music competes with dust for air space, and the carnival tunes ebb and flow as from a hand-cranked box while around the ring the horses respond: slow walk to fast walk to canter.

    Pockets of the crowd whoop and holler for their favorites. But all is still when it's time for the judges to march around the horses and riders.

  • EARLIER: Former police officer says firing range too near school

     

    A former Shelbyville policeman says officers are shooting high-powered weapons at an outdoor firing range that is dangerously close to an elementary school.

    John Wilson, an 8-year employee and former sergeant, resigned from the department in August after telling his superiors that the range was too near Clear Creek Elementary, he told The Sentinel-News.