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Today's News

  • Rockets split doubleheader

    Mother Nature and her spring cold snap whipped Shelby County on Monday and Tuesday, as the Rockets were forced to cancel games.

    But the weather was so nice on Saturday the Rockets got to play two.

    Shelby came out hot in the morning, whipping Bishop Brossart (4-3), 10-3, but a long afternoon layoff wore the Rockets down, allowing Scott High (3-3) to battle back and win the nightcap, 7-6.

  • Horse farms lead agricultural boom

    About five years ago, Karen and the late Ed Frickey decided to move their 40-head Saddlebred and hackney pony operation from Lafayette, Ind., to Harrington Mill Road in Shelby County.

    “All of our friends in the industry were here, and all of the shows we wanted to go to are here,” Karen Frickey said. “And we've always loved Kentucky.”

  • Whitehouse signs with Georgetown

    Tyler Whitehouse said he wasn’t sure what he was going to do about college, but he knew he wanted to play soccer.

    “I was kind of up in the air about it until [SCHS Coach] B.J. [Andriot] told me he knew the coach at Georgetown [College],” Whitehouse said. “He made a couple of calls, and once I went up there, I loved it. I knew that’s where I wanted to go.”

    Whitehouse made a couple of trips to the Georgetown campus, and once an offer was made, he was ready to sign.

  • Anderson slams past Shelby

    One big hit changed the Lady Rockets’ game at Anderson County on  Thursday.

    Anderson County’s Courtney Turpin ripped a shot over the left-field fence with the bases loaded to give Anderson a 4-0 lead in the second inning and that proved to be enough to beat the Lady Rockets, 6-1.

    The Lady Rockets (4-1) got one run back in the top of the sixth, when Hannah Abbott ripped Turpin’s pitch over the left-field fence for a solo home run.

  • Lady Rockets whip Walton-Verona

    The SCHS softball team moved to 4-0 with very different victories against Walton-Verona and Garrard County this week.

    The girls hammered Walton-Verona, 14-1, in five innings on Wednesday, but on Tuesday they had to work to get by Garrard County, 4-2.

    “We executed well two nights in a row,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. “We had to manufacture runs [Tuesday], and we hit the ball very well [Wednesday].”

    The Lady Rockets pounded out 11 hits, including two triples, in routing Walton-Verona (1-5).

  • Don't mock me: These are simply uneducated guesses for the 2009 NFL Draft

    The NFL Draft is on Saturday, and here are one football-phile's opinions about how the day selections will fall in the first round. This is the first half of the selections.

    1. Detroit Lions (Record: 0-16): Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

  • What we think: Passing the boot can be dangerous

    A sure sign of spring is the first sighting of a group of people wearing similar shirts and holding up buckets for donations at an intersection near you.

    They’re there for good causes – they always are – but they’re also there at some peril, and that should require more scrutiny.

    Primary locations for those gathering days are the arteries leading to and from Interstate 64, and therein lies the problem: The traffic is just a little too jammed for this practice to be safe.

  • Keeping vets down on the farm

    The Holstein cows lined up on the Kalmey Dairy Farm on Tuesday morning were calmly eating a silage mix while a plastic-sleeved Dr. Melissa Lipps checked them one at a time for pregnancy. These black-and-white bovines gave no indication that they minded the intrusion – or even noticed.

    Lipps, like the dairy farm where she was working, is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity in Kentucky.

  • Cycling series to roll through Waddy

    If you’ve ever watched Lance Armstrong ride past the throngs of fans in the Tour de France, here’s your chance to get a taste of it.

    It’s not exactly the French countryside, but the McDonald’s Kentuckiana Spring Classic Series will roll through Waddy on Sunday. Cyclists will speed through a 10-mile loop that will test everyone from beginning amateurs to junior and professionals.

  • Part III: Hitting the beach on Guam