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Today's News

  • Rockets host Spencer in district showdown

    Tonight, Shelby County football will face off with a Spencer County team that has struggled to establish an offensive identity this season.

    After going 8-4 and winning a playoff game in 2016, the Bears have stumbled to a 2-6 mark this year and have lost three consecutive games coming into tonight’s matchup.

    Most recently, the Bears took a tough 20-0 shutout loss at the hands of Franklin County last Friday, amassing just 106 yards of total offense against the Flyers.

  • Collins welcomes North Oldham in district matchup

    Collins will look to move to 3-0 in district play and 6-2 overall this season when the Titans welcome a resurgent North Oldham tonight.

    The Mustangs (2-5) had a rocky start to the season before righting the ship behind an impressive and improving offense in recent weeks.

    Last Friday, North Oldham played tightly with Shelby County before the Rockets earned the victory on a last-second field goal.

  • Rockets end season on winning streak

    Shelby County brought its regular season to a close on a winning streak, defeating each of the Anderson County and Henry County teams over the past week.

    Results of Thursday’s season finale on the road at Manual were not available by press time.

    “[Thursday] is our last match against Manual,” SCHS coach Kristen Kapp said. “It is their chance to bring it all and leave it all. It’s our one last shot to get the game experience before tournament time.”

    Shelby County 2, Henry County 0

  • Stinkin’ bugs

     If you’ve noticed some extra pesky pests creeping up your walls and invading your home lately, you’re not alone.

    Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs are taking over homes across the state as the warmer season fades and the weather begins to cool. Typically seen gathering in large groups on the sides of buildings, these little stinkers sneak into our homes and other buildings through cracks and openings seeking shelter from the falling temperatures.

  • Seeking support

      In the midst of many Shelby afternoon commutes Wednesday, drivers slowed to exchange waves and smiles at nearly 20 members of the Church of the Annunciation standing at several intersection corners along Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    With signs in tote expressing support for immigrants and refugees, supporters noted they hoped to build some solidarity within the Latino community in Shelbyville.

  • Keeping the faith

    Next week, Lori Clarkson is going for her first mammogram after having breast cancer surgery last fall.

    "I am going on the twentieth for my very first mammogram since all of this has taken place--it will be a year and a day," she said, admitting to being "a little nervous."

    Clarkson, who has been a kindergarten assistant at Painted Stone Elementary School for 14 years, said she discovered she was in the early stages of breast cancer after a routine screening turned up a slight abnormality.

  • Birthday bash

    The crowd was small, but enthusiasm was high Saturday when a handful of people turned out to celebrate the county’s 225th birthday.

    The event, held at the Stratton Center, hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society, consisted of a PowerPoint presentation by the Kentucky Historical Society.

    The program centered mostly around the history of Kentucky, sprinkled with a few details about Shelby’s history, said John Graham, vice president of the Shelby County Historical Society.

  • Onward and upward

    The company flag was flying high above the Martinrea Heavy Stamping plant Friday, but not as high as employees’ morale as companies officials showed their appreciation with a catered meal in recognition for exceptional quality work.

    Plant Manager Mark Witten took the podium that had been set up on the lawn along with several huge tents bearing food for a lavish lunch for all of the plant’s employees.

    Witten praised them for their efforts in helping the plant regain a certification that had been lost in May 2016.

  • Second community drug abuse forum has good turnout

    A second drug forum hosted Thursday night at the Stratton Center mirrored the first event held in April in terms of format and speakers, but an increased community participation and turnout gave organizers hope.

    “I thought that people asked some very good questions and were very interested and eager to get involved,” said Shelby County Emergency Services Director Jeff Ivers, who was part of the panel of experts that answered questions from the audience.

  • Rockets take 9th at state meet

    With perfect conditions on the first day of competition Friday, and some less-than-ideal weather on Saturday, Shelby County’s girls golf team gutted out a ninth-place finish at the KHSAA State Golf Tournament over the weekend.

    As a team the Rockets shot 693 over the two combined days, finishing behind overall winner Sacred Heart, which finished with a team score of 617.