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Today's News

  • Football: 2 Rockets earn All-State honorable mention

    After earning 10 all-district team spots, the Rockets had two members gain attention with The Associated Press All-State Team. Offensive lineman Matt Axline and kicker Matt Nakatani both received honorable mention spots. They were two of only nine Louisville-area players to receive votes for the first or second teams and honorable mention.

  • Shelby schools could oppose state proposal

    When the Shelby County School Board meets Thursday it will consider the approval of a Resolution of Opposition to a proposed plan that would allow the state to capture local school district contingency funds to help with its projected fiscal shortfall for the 2010-12 fiscal biennium.

    Kentucky state law requires local school districts to maintain a contingency fund equal to at least 2 percent of their annual budgets.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 11, 2009

    Lowe, Myles named to Speed board

    The Speed Art Museum announces the appointment of Todd P. Lowe of Shelby County as

    Chairman of The Speed Board of Governors. The museum also welcomes new board members,

    Julie Ballard, Robert E. Kulp, Jr. and Woodford Van Meter, M.D., National Board members Brice

  • Girls come up short at Dunbar

    The SCHS girls’ basketball team tried to rally late in the game at Dunbar Tuesday, but the Lady Rockets came up short, 85-70.

    Dunbar (6-2) slowly pulled away throughout the first half and pushed the lead to 22 in the third quarter before Shelby County started to claw back in to the game.

    The Lady Rockets cut the lead to 13 but could get no closer.

    Although the loss dropped Shelby to 1-4 on the season, SCHS Coach Phillip Conder isn’t discouraged.

  • County completes circle on Harley land

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted on a zoning issue Tuesday morning just as it had three months ago to the day – but this time the result was the opposite.

    Magistrates unanimously approved a motion to rescind a 150-acre zone change from agricultural to industrial for the Shelby County Industrial Park, one of the parcels targeted to attract Harley-Davidson.

  • EARLIER: It's time to get ready for winter weather

    If you've ignored the wooly worms and the squirrels and all the other dire forecasts that a cruel winter may be upon us, Shelby County Fiscal Court wants to make sure you don't miss the news.

    Magistrates proclaimed this week as Winter Weather Awareness week, and that's more than just a slogan to Emergency Management Agency Director Charlie Frazee, the man who proposed it.

  • WICHE: Here’s how to have a homemade holiday

    I’m considering a predominately homemade holiday. My friend Pernilla suggested that all gifts should be ones that can “be used up” for a good purpose. So, something one could eat, use to cook with, to bathe with; perhaps something we could decorate with and when finished it would be a good addition to the compost pile? 

  • Fiscal Court approves sheriff's 2010 budget

    Shelby County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to accept the 2010 budget submitted by Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong that included a slight increase from 2009.  Armstrong’s 2010 budget is projected to include $1,310,200 in tax receipt

  • A joyful noise

    The Christmas Parade held Saturday in downtown Shelbyville had something for everyone, for kids from 1 to 92.

    No one complained as Jack Frost nipped at their noses, and the crowd delighted in floats, marching bands, fire trucks decked out in holiday bows, dancing groups, and best of all, the jolly old elf himself as Santa Claus brought up the rear of a nearly 2-hour procession.

  • Frankfort Road accident victim dies

    A Frankfort woman who had been in critical condition since being injured in a single-vehicle auto accident Wednesday has died. Clarice Agnes Barber Burch, 46, of Frankfort, died Saturday at the University of Louisville Hospital, where she had been airlifted following the accident late Wednesday afternoon.