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Today's News

  • Volunteers help care for animals during Louisville flood

    Employees and volunteers at the Shelby County Humane Society are always helping out animals in need in the county. But when flood waters filled the Metro Animal Services shelter in Louisville last Tuesday, they went out of their way to lend a helping hand. 

    Several people took supplies to Louisville and helped care for the animals, which had been relocated to the fairgrounds, said Nancy Guilliom, volunteer coordinator for the Shelby County Humane Society. 

  • EARLIER: Rockets hammer Bullitt Central, 62-12

    Whatever they wanted to do, whenever they wanted to do it.

    That’s what the SCHS football team’s offense did Friday against Bullitt Central in the final scrimmage.

    The offense rolled up 446 yards, and the defense stymied Bullitt Central all night, allowing a meager 149 yards.

    Despite the gaudy statistics, the Rockets' coaches were left wondering after the two preseason victories.

  • 'One of the best shows in U.S.'

    The parties have ended, the food is gone and the show is over until next year, but attendees say the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show was a show fitting the anniversary.

    Officials say it was one of the best crowds ever for a show that attracts people from all over the country.

    Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show, said Friday and Saturday brought some of the biggest daily crowds the show has ever had.

    “We've never used as many bracelets as we did on Saturday,” Ray said.

  • SCHS Hall of Fame announcement postponed

    Shelby County High School has postponed the first Hall of Fame induction for athletic and academic standouts in the school’s history.

    The first class was scheduled to be inducted during the first home football, which is Friday.

    However, the school has said it won’t meet that timetable, and no time has been rescheduled for the first class.

  • Child found wandering on roadway

    A toddler was found wandering in the middle of Mount Eden Road early Friday morning.

    The child, approximately 2-3 years old, was walking in the middle of the roadway on the bridge next to the I-64 ramps around 3 a.m., according to Chevron employees.

    A truck driver traveling down the road saw the toddler and stopped his truck in the middle of the road, in order to block traffic to keep the child from being struck a car, said Lori Witt, an employee at the nearby Chevron Station.

    The truck driver brought the child into the station and called police.

  • Toddler found wandering at night in road

    Toddler found wandering at night in road 3-year-boy rescued by trucker   By Lisa King/Sentinel-News staff writer  

    A toddler found walking out in the middle of Mount Eden Road at 3 a.m. has been reunited unharmed with his parents.

    Three-year-old Jonathan Purvis had apparently gotten up in the middle of the night and somehow unlocked the front door of his home and walked outside, unknown to his parents, who were sound asleep, Shelby County Sheriff Mike Armstrong said.

  • WICHE: Too much mulch not a good thing

    It literally pains me to see so many trees out in home landscapes smothered by volcano mounds of mulch.

    Last year some oaks were planted along the road I live on. They had been planted properly…not too deep with some apparent root flare at the base. This year their leaves were small, which is not unusual as the trees focus their energy on developing their root systems.

  • Some folks in my family could form their own Food Network

      One of the most popular channels on television is the Food Channel.

    You can tune in and watch experts produce perfect dishes with immaculate presentation in less than 30 minutes. In an hour you can get a seven-course meal.

    These are, of course, creations of pure genius using the bark of the elm tree, the juice of the maple and a wild herb that only grows in Lithuania, which the cook picked up at Kroger on a Senior Citizen Day discount. I mean, there’s nothing to this stuff.

  • EARLIER: County finishes review of plan

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  • SCHS golfers stay perfect

    With two more victories this week, the SCHS boys’ golf team has moved to 5-0 in matches and 4-0 against Central Kentucky Conference opponents.

    The Rockets held off Mercer County, 158-167, on the road at Brightleaf Golf Course on Wednesday, and that was on the heels of dominating Spencer County, 162-208, Tuesday at Weissinger Hills.