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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Sept. 9, 2009

    Traffic-Related

    Manuel Marcus, 36, of 23 Lees Court in Shelbyville was arrested Thursday on Midland Trail at Stone Crest and charged with no operator’s license, disregarding a traffic-control device, reckless driving, failure to maintain insurance.

    Jose Elvis Vazquez, 30, of 457 Seven Mile Pike No. 2 in Shelbyville was arrested Saturday on Midland Boulevard and charged with no operator’s license and speeding.

     Drug-Related

  • Soccer: Lady Rockets hammer Henry County

    Despite a slow start the SCHS girls’ soccer team hammered host Henry County, 9-0, Thursday.

    The Lady Rockets (5-1) got two goals from Alex Patterson, two assists from Callie Greiner and a goal from Maggie Goetzinger in the first half, but Coach Joe Turner wasn’t pleased with the team’s play early on.

    “The first half was a slow process,” he said. “We played very flat from the beginning.”

    The second half, however, was a different story. The girls stormed out of the gate and ended Henry County’s (0-4) chances early on.

  • Cross Country: Beat up Lady Rockets fare well at home meet

    Despite being down two runners and have several banged up girls competing, the SCHS girls’ cross-country team had a strong showing Saturday at the SCHS Invitational at East Middle School.

    Taylor Webb played 12th out of 125 runners with a time of 20:49 to lead Shelby County to a 10th-place finish out of 16 teams.

    “Taylor ran a very fine race in a quality field,” Coach Brian Crumbo said. “She ran faster [on Shelby’s hilly course] than on the flat course at the Tiger Run [20:54], so that is big plus.”

  • Cross Country: Depleted Rockets finish 9th at SCHS Invitational

    Running without four of the team's top seven, the SCHS boys' cross-country team placed ninth out of 17 teams Saturday in the Shelby County Invitational at East Middle School.

    "You always hope to do well in your home meet, but it just wasn't going to happen for us this time," SCHS Coach Randall McDowell said.

    Though he said he knew challenging two-time meet champion Butler and Butler’s Darius Berry, the individual winner, would be nearly impossible, McDowell said he was hoping for better results.

  • The old State Fair ain't what she used to be

    My last trip to the State Fair probably came on a vacation about the time Jimmy Carter was figuring out he might not get re-elected.

    Growing up I had attended frequently, great times with my grandparents and, when old enough, my friends, but as I became more entrenched in the demands of career and family in another state, my personal calendar never really coincided with the fair’s.

    So as we often do when transition scoops up our lives and deposits them in cones of change, I replaced tradition with memory.

  • Old-fashioned ‘dial a news’ is hung up

    Dial A News, the phone-based news service covering Spencer and Shelby counties since the 1960s, disconnected last week.

    For no charge, callers could dial a local telephone number 24 hours a day and hear pre-recorded news briefs and advertising deals from their community.

  • Labor Day parades at Waddy and downtown Shelbyville

    Labor Day festivities this year will include two parades as well as a youth pageant.

    The pageant will be held at 6 p.m. at the Stratton Center on Monday and is open to ages 1 through 18.

    The parade in Waddy will begin at 10 a.m. and will run through downtown Waddy.

  • Golf: Rockets drop first match

    The SCHS boys’ golf team dropped its first match of the season Thursday, a 145-161 loss at home to Scott County.

    “They’re a very, very good team,” SCHS Coach Michael Griffin said. “The Scott County team total was only 1 over par, and they were led by two seniors, Kyle Wilshire with a 3-under 33 and Adam Venci with a 1-under 35.”

    Junior Josh Griffin led the Rockets with an even-par 36. Rounding out the varsity squad was Tayler Adams with a 40, Turner Mayton with a 41, Jared Redmon with a 44 and Josh Kuhn with a 46.

  • What we think: School boundaries a precarious course

    We know this wasn’t the case, but we have to say that we think those original new zoning boundaries for Martha Lane Collins High School looked like they were created using a dartboard from a school board member’s game room.

    Those dots that identified specific neighborhoods from which students would be shipped across town to the more remote high school seemed arbitrary and perhaps ill-conceived.

    We understand there are many demands on a school district, and geography does not always solve the most routine problems.

  • Soccer: John Hardin shocks Rockets, 3-2

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team struggled Saturday, getting upset by visiting John Hardin, 3-2.

    The Bulldogs (5-2) took a 2-0 lead in the first half with two counter-attack goals that caught SCHS (3-2-2) sleeping.

    “We started out awesome,” SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. “Our possession was great, it was one-two touch all over the field. But our defense was flat-footed just watching.”