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Today's News

  • Notting Hill plan finally approved

    Triple S Planning & Zoning on Tuesday night gave final approval for a housing development that has been in the works for more than two years.

    The commission approved a preliminary plat for 17 lots for single-family homes in Estates of Notting Hill, which is being developed west of Simpsonville.

  • EARLIER: Back from tragedy: Barnett selected as Homecoming queen

    Shelby County High School senior Lana Jo Barnett was elected Homecoming queen for 2009.

    Barnett was escorted across the field by an ROTC cadet to take her place of honor on the stage during halftime of Friday's game.

    Barnett's crowning was a significant achievement for her. She was severely injured in a ATV accident in 2004.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 9: The defeat of Col. John Floyd

    As soon as the survivors of the Long Run Massacre started to drift into Linn Station, Col. John Floyd, as County Lieutenant charged with the defense of Jefferson County and command of its militia, gathered what men he could from his station, in present-day St. Matthews, and the nearby stations.

  • Cross country: Lady Rockets struggle

    The SCHS girls’ cross-country team placed 22nd out of 25 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park.

    Running without their top runner, Caterina Karas, and two more of their usual top five, the girls had just two place in the top half of the 187 individual runners.

  • One step at a time

    Like other customers at McDonald's restaurant at Governor's Square on Wednesday, Sam Neace was just passing through.

    "I just stopped in to get a bite of breakfast on my way to Chicago," he said, taking a last sip of coffee before hitting the road again.

  • Offensive woes slowing Lady Rockets

    The SCHS girls’ soccer team has hit a rough patch.

    After winning six of their first seven, the girls are 1-3-1 over the last five games, and Coach Joe Turner seems to be at a loss.

    “We just can't seem to get our act together,” he said. “We seem to be struggling with the concept of team. We have a lot of talented players, but we just won't play together.”

    Most of the team’s recent struggles have come on the offensive end. The Lady Rockets had 28 shots Monday against Western Hills but wound up with just a 3-0 victory.

  • EARLIER: Basketball star Hicks returning to Shelby County

    Standout basketball player Darryl Hicks appears headed back to Shelby County High School.

    Hicks, a freshman, had enrolled at North Oldham High School this year for better educational opportunities, according to his father Darryl Hicks Sr.

  • Court Reports Oct. 7, 2009
  • County gets grant money for traffic safety

    Local law enforcement officials were on hand Wednesday at the Stratton Center to accept more than $21,000 in state grant money.

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety presented two checks, one to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for $10,300 and the other to the Simpsonville Police Department for $10,900.

  • We congratulate: Darryl Hicks on his decision to come home

    Basketball player and student Darryl Hicks’ return to Shelby County High School could be good news for everyone.

    We’re sure his family is happy to have him back, and we assume his coaches and teammates will be, too. The latter will play out on the court.

    But the real winner here is the statement that is made in favor of loyalty and tradition.