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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Acklin receives Teacher Achievement Award

    Shelby County educators continue to rack up honors for their quality of work.

    Artavia Acklin, a third-grade teacher at Clear Creek Elementary, has been named by the Kentucky Department of Education as one of 24 winners of the 2010 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards and is a finalist to be named the state's teacher of the year.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 10: Legislator and land locator

    On Sept. 17, 1781, four days after the Long Run Massacre and three days after Floyd’s Defeat, Squire Boone and his family and that of the widow Hinton, were accompanied to Linn’s Station by the large body of militia that had come to their rescue.

  • Local tutoring program receives state award

    Hispanic students have found a friend in Shelbyville. And on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education took notice, presenting the annual Dr. Samuel Robinson Award to Arriba Niños.

    The Arriba Niños (Upward Children) program was established by four Shelby County churches in 2003 to assistance Hispanic students with their schoolwork and to help with English Language Learning.

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDDATE: Judicial Center coming along well

    Anyone who travels up and down Main Street on a regular basis can't help but notice that construction on the new Judicial Center has really been coming along lately.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the construction progress has been amazing when one considers how inclement the weather has been this year.

  • Big Blue Madness is the tent revival to end all tent revivals

    I have now been baptized into the rite of Big Blue basketball. It may not have been full immersion, but I have received a very steady sprinkling of UK’s holy water.

    For Friday night I watched that tent revival known as Big Blue Madness, and I felt the holy spirit of Adolph Rupp seize me with a ferocious grip. Had I actually been in Rupp Arena, I’m sure I would have responded to the alter call of  Rev. John Calipari. It seemed as if thousands did that even before the preaching.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Oct. 16, 2009

     

    Traffic-Related   Ricky Davis, 55, of 1327 LaGrange Road No. 3 in Louisville was arrested Thursday at 7th and College streets and charged with theft of a motor vehicle plate.

    Douglas E. Stivers, 18, of 1401 Indian Ridge in Shelbyville was arrested Tuesday at Kentucky and 10th streets and charged with DUI first offense, no operator's license and no tail lights.

  • We congratulate: SCHS for earning home playoff game

    The Shelby County Rockets are playing their last football season as a unified high school. For the first time in more than three decades, there will be two football teams representing the county next fall.

    And this team is trying to make its last season as one truly memorable.

    The Rockets, who won just a single game last fall, have rebounded to win seven this year, and with their rout of Southern last Friday night, they have earned the school’s first home playoff game since 1995.

  • News Briefs: Oct. 23, 2009

     Candlelight vigil for Duckett set for Nov. 9

     

    The family of murder victim James Duckett is holding a candlelight vigil has at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rockbridge United Methodist Church at 5317 Rockbridge Road.

    Duckett, who lived across the street from the church and worked there, was murdered one year ago on that date. His killer remains at large.

     

    Mooneyhan to address Rotary

  • Rockets manhandle Southern, 55-0

    The SCHS football team’s victory over Southern on Friday night was a lot like a train ride: The start was slow, but once the Rockets’ started rolling, there was not stopping them.

    Shelby County (7-2, 2-1 in District 4) fumbled on its first two possessions and then scored on its next eight that spanned halftime and into the third quarter en route to a 55-0 win.

    The Trojans (1-8, 0-3) had no answer on offense or defense against the Rockets.

  • Main Street Music and More presents two concerts Saturday