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Today's News

  • Rocket golfers top Anderson, Western Hills

    After rain shortened their match against Anderson County on Monday, the Shelby County Rockets invited the Bearcats back to Weissinger Hills Friday to complete the match.

    Shelby County was in the lead when the rain hit Monday and didn’t let up on the return to the course, holding on for a 158-161 victory. Josh Griffin was the medalist, leading the way with a 38. The Rockets were grouped right behind Griffin, with Josh Kuhn next at 39, Jared Redmon at 40 and Tayler Adams at 41.

  • Guthrie visiting Shelby on Friday

    U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be in Shelbyville on Friday to meet with citizens at a variety of events as part of a tour of the district he is completing during Congress’s summer break.

    Guthrie will make four appearances to address Shelby Countians about his first term in office and progress on issues they may find important.

    The key will be a session at 3:30 when he will spend about an hour taking questions from the public during an event at the Kentucky Farm Bureau office on Mount Eden Road.

  • EARLIER: Bypass contractor loaded with jobs

    State officials’ dissatisfaction with the contractors working on the Shelbyville Bypass hasn’t stopped that company from winning and beginning nearly $142 million in state contracts since 2005. Kay and Kay Contracting, which began construction on the bypass in May 2006, has 11 other open contracts with the Transportation Cabinet and since May 1 has started seven more projects to build highways and related structures. Kay and Kay has completed just 56 percent of the 4.5-mile road that would connect Kentucky 55

  • Brown grabs top-10 finish on Nationwide Tour

    Shelby County’s Brandon Brown took Wichita by storm this past weekend.

    Brown finished tied for ninth at Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open on the Nationwide Tour, by far his best finish of the year.

    “I wasn’t real surprised because I’ve played well out here,” Brown said of his four events on the Nationwide Tour. “I made the cut twice, and really even in the two where I missed the cut, I had a chance to make it. I’ve just had a couple of holes with big numbers that cost me.

  • Rockets' Soccerama bringing in state’s best

    The SCHS boys’ soccer season doesn’t kick off until Tuesday, when it hosts St. Xavier at 7 p.m., but the Rockets will get to see some of the state’s top teams this Saturday during Shelby County’s annual Soccerama.

  • Shelby Energy ‘improving safety practices’

    Audit results are in, and it appears electricity and gas provider Shelby Energy Cooperative is making strides in improving work safety. The co-op underwent a state audit in 2008 after Cosby Carroll, an employee of Dobson Power, a former contractor of Shelby Energy, fell to his death from an bucket truck on Nov. 12, 2007.

  • EARLIER: Bypass construction stalled by weather

    Construction on the Shelbyville Bypass has all but come to a standstill, and state officials say it's because the county had such a rainy spring.

    "It's been raining, and even when it stops, they've got to wait for the ground to dry out," said Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

  • EARLIER: First day at new school just another challenge for Patterson

    Seventeen-year-old Brittany Patterson has moved to Finchville to be with family and become a senior at Shelby County High School. Like any teen in that situation, she's nervous. She won't know anybody at school and isn't familiar with the facility. She's the new kid.

    But the adventure is also one Patterson is eager to embark. After all, she has spent her life facing challenges that most teens never could imagine.

  • Shelby Industries launches new Web site

    Shelby Industries, an established company dating back to 1982, has launched a new Web site that will help customers take advantage of new products and services.

    During the past 18 months, Shelby Industries has expanded into new markets by promoting services in metal stamping, custom metal fabrication, welding, zinc plating, engineering services, construction products, logistic services and subassemblies.

  • Meeting with contractors set for Friday

    State officials and the contractors for the Shelbyville Bypass will meet this morning in Frankfort to discuss the progress of construction of the bypass.

    Mike Hancock, who was appointed as interim head the Transportation Cabinet after Joe Prather resigned this week, will attend the meeting, as will Chief District Engineer Matt Bullock, Kay and Kay officials and Shelby County's two state legislators, Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) and state Sen. Gary Tapp (R-Shelbyville).