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Today's News

  • Rockets slip past St. X

    Shelby County's Donovan Johnson drove hard to the rim with 6.8 seconds left in the game. After his shot bounced around the rim and fell, the Rocket gymnasium erupted. Johnson then nailed the free throw, putting Shelby ahead of St. Xavier 43-41 Friday.

    But the Rockets still had to hold on and watch a St. X 3-pointer bounce off the rim as time expired. The win moved the Rockets to 14-14, and secured a six-game win streak to carry into the playoffs, which start next week at Anderson County.

  • What we think: Open government must be reinforced

    Even more troubling to those of us who watch out for your interests is another bill that seems to be gaining momentum under the leading members of both the Senate and the House.

    In Senate Bill 188, Senate President David Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo are proposing the creation of a state oversight agency that would be responsible for checks and balances on all aspects of government and those who hold office.

  • A tribute to Robert A. Fay Part 1

    We often speak of unsung heroes whose acts of kindness or courage, strokes of genius or divine luck, words of inspiration or encouragement; leave their mark on an individual or even a community. In an era when respect for people of the media is at an unprecedented and unfortunate low, there is one former publisher/editor whose good works even now, over 35 years after his retirement from journalism and departure from Shelby County, benefit our community.

    I recently learned that Robert A.

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  • District Court Report Feb, 11, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Paul A. Corbin, license to be in possession and possession of open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle -- plead guilty -- $198 fine and costs.

  • Seasons looking better than as they wind down

    The basketball season locally looked bleak not long ago. Actually, it looked downright dismal.

    But throw a recent winning streak in there, and despite the chilling temperatures, the outlook has improved.

    The 30th District Tournaments are just around the corner. Both Anderson County teams will tipoff play against Eminence on Tuesday in Lawrenceburg, and Shelby's boys and girls will face Spencer County on Wednesday.

    There's not a lot of drama for Tuesday.

  • Obama's housing package: Will it help in Shelby?

    President Barack Obama announced a plan Wednesday that aims to help homeowners who are struggling to pay their mortgages and rescue the country’s declining housing market.

    Though there is rampant discussion about how well it might work, there is one consensus of opinion: It's too early to tell.

  • Teen killed; suspect still at-large

    A teen-ager is dead after being shot and killed  near downtown Shelbyville on Wednesday night, and police have not yet apprehended his killer.

    Joel Diego Mena, 17,  of Shelbyville died of a single gunshot wound after an altercation at the intersection of 9th and College Streets, near the old Northside Elementary School,  about 8 p.m., police said.

  • CASA needs new casa

    The organization that advocates for children who are in out-of-home care could use a home itself. Actually, a good-sized room will do.

    For the past year, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children has been housed in the basement of Dr. Dan Bowersox's optometry business on Washington Street in Shelbyville. By early April the organization needs to get out.

    "He's been wonderful to us, but he needs the space," CASA Director Beverly Hilger said. "He told us when he let us come in we would have to move eventually."

  • Rockets ease past E-town

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team took control early Friday and held off visiting Elizabethtown (9-14), 70-57.

    The Rockets (11-13) extended that lead throughout the second half.

    “I was very pleased with our offense,” SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. “We had exceptional passing, and we shot well from the free-throw line, especially late in the game.”