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Today's News

  • My Word: A Shelby family's connection to death of Lincoln

    Many of you read Scott McDaniel’s recent story on Mary Surratt (“The Story of the First Woman to be Hung by U.S. Government” 7/8/2009) who was found guilty of conspiracy to murder President Lincoln.  I dare say, however, that only a handful of people know of the Shelby County connection to Mrs. Surratt. The connection is my great-great grandmother Emily Barry, but first, you need some history of the Surratts. 

  • Persimmon Ridge adds two holes

    Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, located in the northwest corner of Shelby County, will begin challenging golfers in a new way.

    As the course celebrates its 20th anniversary, it will also offer 20 holes.

    According to Lawren Just, president of Persimmon Ridge, construction to add the third nine holes began four years ago, but with the downturn in the real estate market, only two of the holes have been completed.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 8: The Long Run Massacre

    No settled station was more exposed to Indian attack in the late summer of 1781 than Squire Boone’s Painted Stone Station. It had lost several of its defenders in recent harassing attacks, and venturing beyond its wall was a hazardous undertaking.

  • A lost & found story that will have you on pins and needles

    My family loves Disney World. One of the things they love about it is pin trading.

    For the uninitiated, pin trading is a sport at Disney World where you buy pins that depict various Disney characters, rides or experiences and then you display them on a lanyard that is worn around your neck (or held by your dad when you’re riding a roller coaster).  Then you take the pins you have purchased and trade them with other people. 

  • EARLIER: Rockets slip past Seneca, 31-30

    Seneca quarterback Jordan Bender had slipped away from Shelby County's  defenders all night.

    Branden Cresap had just passed to Edwin Thomas in the back of the end zone for a touchdown after escaping a collapsed pocket to put the Rockets (2-1) ahead.

    Now, holding a 31-30 lead with about 3 minutes to play, the Rockets' defense had to contain Bender, a wily, dual-threat playmaker.

    With just three plays, he marched the Redhawks (2-2) from their own 8-yard line out to the 35, and that’s where it finally happened.

  • Colors bleed through in rivalry

    Falling nearly smack-dab in the middle of the universities of Kentucky and Louisville means Shelby County can be a hostile environment, no matter who you root for.

    And this week the trash-talk reaches a level we won’t see again until late December and early January.

    The Wildcats will play host to the Cardinals on Saturday with a noon kickoff at Commonwealth Stadium.

    So what does the rivalry mean to fans in the county?

  • Woman makes a dash for groceries, charity

    When Debbie Colvin found out she had won a drawing at Commonwealth Bank to make a dash through Kroger for as many groceries as she could grab in 4 minutes, she said she was excited.

    “I entered twice and was surprised and excited when they called,” she said.

    So Colvin, a postal employee from Shelbyville, did what you’re supposed to do: She went to Kroger and scouted a route and made a plan, which paid off Wednesday morning when Colvin grabbed her basket and took off.

  • UK-U of L: Here's how the cash registers

    You won’t find too many public displays of affection in the windows or on the marquees, but local merchants are embracing the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry with a variety of items that can help fans be prepared for Saturday’s big game.

    The most obvious symbol of loyalty, in fact, may be among those iconic rocking chairs in front of Cracker Barrel: A few of them are painted blue and carry UK logos.

  • Lady Rockets assert themselves in district

    A slow start doomed the SCHS volleyball team in the opening game against Anderson County on Tuesday, but the Lady Rockets (14-4) dominated after that, whipping the visiting Lady ‘Cats (7-9,) 2-1 (16-25, 25-13, 25-14).

    The Lady Rockets got behind, 15-5, in that opening game and then trailed, 7-2,  in the second game before coming alive.

    The finally grabbed a lead at 8-7 behind two consecutive kills from Akia Jones and a five-serve run from Keyshia Patterson.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 16, 2009

      

    Historian at library Thursday

    Betty Gorin, historian, lecturer and author, will be at the Shelby County Public Library at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday to speak about the raids of Confederate general John Hunt Morgan. Her book "Morgan is coming!" describes the raids north of Morgan who probably passed through Henry and Shelby counties on an escape from prison in Ohio.