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Today's News

  • Rockets drop opener to Male

    Visiting Male took advantage of five errors and a balk by SCHS on Monday and spoiled the Rockets' season-opener, 6-2.

    However, SCHS Coach Bart Roettger didn’t force the Rockets to run after the defeat. Instead, he noted several positives despite the outcome.

  • A dramatic change of circumstances

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.:  “Your food stamps will be stopped, effective March 1992, because we received notice that you passed away.  May God bless you.  You may reapply if your circumstances change.”

  • Simpsonville property owners now responsible for sidewalks

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday passed on second reading an ordinance that will require property owners to repair broken sidewalks or assume the liability those cracks and crevices could cause. There never had been an ordinance to address this issue, and the city feared that it could be liable for any injuries caused by breaches in those areas.   What it means

    If you own property that has sidewalks around it that have breaks, cracks or drop-offs that could cause an accident, the city could require you to have it repaired.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 20, 2007

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Christina R. Bracey of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, trafficking in marijuana, complicity, second-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Crime stoppers seeks information about graffit, break-in

    Crime Stoppers is asking for help in solving two vandalism-type crimes that happened last week.

    The first occurred between 11 p.m on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday in the 40 block of Plantation Drive.

    In that incident, someone used white spray paint to write offensive words and symbols on a brick house.

  • Court's resolution backs Ardmore-area sewer project

    Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night passed a resolution backing the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission's plan to bring sewers to 75 lots in the Ardmore/Arlington Lane areas.

    The project is part of the commission's sewer expansion, which will serve the new schools being built in  the area as well as new residential and commercial development. The total cost of the project is $1.6 million.

  • 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.