.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • News briefs: July 24, 2009

      

    KACo board changes spending practices

    The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Association of Counties announced Thursday that, effective immediately, credit cards will no longer be used by KACo.

    That organization and the Kentucky League of Cities have been under fire since June when an investigation by The Herald-Leader in Lexington found questionable spending by the organizations and their officers. 

  • EARLIER: 13-year-olds win District

    Scott County got a whipping – twice – from Shelby County’s 13-year-old team in the Babe Ruth League District Tournament this past weekend.

    Shelby County pounded  Scott County, 16-1, on Friday and took the tournament title with a victory  over the same team, 20-7, in the championship round Saturday.

  • EARLIER: Horse Show: 20 years old and still growing

    At the first Shelbyville Horse Show, in 1989, volunteers would scurry home each night and cook casseroles, bake brownies and arrange meat trays for the next day's show.

    The first show was run from an 8-foot table and chair by one person – Beth Snider, who operated out of a rented hall. Sons and husbands of volunteers served as bartenders. Most of the horses, trainers and riders were locals.

  • EARLIER: Rockets make final 4 at UK

    After the summer’s first passing tournament, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley seemed to have  mixed feelings.

    He saw some good things, but also some bad.

    After this week’s run, Shipley was much more excited.

    The Rockets went undefeated in pool play and advanced to the semifinals of the 16-team tournament play at the University of Kentucky’s passing tournament.

  • Shooting for the moon: 1 landing, 1 near miss

    Remember in It’s A Wonderful Life when George Bailey says he’s going to “lasso the moon”? It gave us a sobriquet for what later became the cliché “reaching for the stars.”

    Well, on Monday, we could celebrate two men who did reach for the stars, one of whom did lasso the moon in a manner of speaking and another who just missed.

    One gave us a moment to study the past and what it has meant to the present and our future.

  • Post 37 loses opener of district tourney

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 baseball squad dropped a close game in the opening round of the American Legion District Tournament Tuesday, falling to Danville, 5-4.

    Post 37 was scheduled to play the loser of Oldham and Danville on Thursday at 6 p.m., weather permitting.

    Coach Jim Wiley said he knew Danville would be a tough challenge because that team already had beaten Post 37 earlier in the season, but it was the pressure of playing them again in tournament play that got the better of his team.

  • 13-year-old all-stars come up just short

    Playing in its second game Monday, Shelby County’s 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars nearly made the comeback of the State Tournament in St. Matthews.

    But a 7-2 loss sent South Lexington on to the Regional Tournament in Indiana.

    After falling, 13-1, in five innings to South Lexington in the championship game of the winners’ bracket just the day before, Shelby was set to face the reigning champs again in the title game Monday.

  • School board votes to seek bids for Collins athletic fields

    The Shelby County Board of Education voted Thursday to seek bids for the athletic facilities for the new Martha Layne Collins High School.

    The base package of $4.6 million includes a multipurpose stadium for football, soccer and track, as well as game fields for baseball and softball. Alternates (upgrades), which could be added after the board sees the final cost, could bring the total to $6.5 million.

  • Jr. Legion squad 2nd at state

    The American Legion Post 37 team takes on their State Tournament this week, the Jr. Legion team finished up last weekend in Ashland as state runners-up, matching last year’s finish.

    “We were up-and-down throughout the season, but the guys really came together,” Coach Bart Roettger said.

    Though most Jr. Legion teams can draw from several areas, Shelby County’s team is only players from Shelby County.

  • Whos Who 2009

    To view this section in full screen, please click on the arrow at the top right of the Print2Flash viewer and select Open In New Window.