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Today's News

  • Sometimes the things that we take for granted are not so simple

     How many of you arise early every morning, put your child in your car and drive him to school?

    Maybe you drive only a few blocks or maybe a mile, or 5 miles, or 10 miles, perhaps even more. Your route and your routine are rote.

    These mornings, it’s dark until nearly 7:30. Sometimes the dew has left your windows fogged, and soon there will be frost that will require extra time to be removed.

  • Male slips past Rockets

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  • News Briefs: Oct. 9, 2009

     Second Sunday event

    This year's Second Sunday event will take place on Sunday and will offer Kentuckians the opportunity to take advantage of a statewide day for physical activity and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes.

  • Community Datebook Oct. 7, 2009
  • How the East End might look

    Around 30 government officials, business owners and community members gathered back in July and put their ideas for the future of Shelbyville’s East End into words.

    On Tuesday night those their words became pictures.

    During a final public input session at Stratton Center, Amy Williams and Scott Siefker of HNTB Corporation in Louisville presented conceptual images and maps of how those ideas might look.

  • Soccer: Rockets hammer North Oldham

    The SCHS boys’ soccer team needed to beat North Oldham on Thursday to earn the No. 2 seeding in the 16th District Tournament, which starts next week.

    The Rockets (8-3-5, 2-0-2 in the district), did more than just win at North Oldham; they sent a message by dominating the Mustangs (6-10-1, 1-3), 4-0.

    Scoring a combined eight goals in their last two games, the Rockets seem to have figured out their scoring issues.

  • Cross country: Rockets look strong at GLC

    Led by senior Stacey Eden’s second-place finish, the SCHS boys’ cross country team placed 10th out of 26 teams at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday.

    Eden’s time of 15 minutes, 59 seconds was just behind Greenwood’s Ryan Eaton, the defending state champion, but he held off challenges from Franklin County’s Robert Sandlin and Apollo’s Justin House.

    Running on the fast track at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, the Rockets were just nine points behind ninth-place Manual.

  • 100 years ago: Lincoln Institute settles on Simpsonville

    In a way, Dorethea Richmond’s history with the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center was born before she was.

    The property near Simpsonville where Whitney Young has rested for the past 37 years  actually was purchased for the Lincoln Institute in 1909. And Richmond, an employee of the center’s records department, has seen a lot of it.

  • Notting Hill plan finally approved

    Triple S Planning & Zoning on Tuesday night gave final approval for a housing development that has been in the works for more than two years.

    The commission approved a preliminary plat for 17 lots for single-family homes in Estates of Notting Hill, which is being developed west of Simpsonville.

  • EARLIER: Back from tragedy: Barnett selected as Homecoming queen

    Shelby County High School senior Lana Jo Barnett was elected Homecoming queen for 2009.

    Barnett was escorted across the field by an ROTC cadet to take her place of honor on the stage during halftime of Friday's game.

    Barnett's crowning was a significant achievement for her. She was severely injured in a ATV accident in 2004.