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Today's News

  • Rockets back on road at Eastern tonight

    The Eagles (5-1) squeaked out a 38-35 victory at Seneca last week but have been on cruise control most of the season. Outside a 49-0 loss at home to Trinity, Eastern has won its other four games by an average of more than 27 points.

    "They're pretty good, and they're fast," SCHS Coach Shipley said. "But our JV team beat them earlier this week, so maybe that's a good omen."

  • Shelby flat in title-game loss to Colonels

    SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot wasn't happy after his team's 2-0 loss to Oldham County in the 16th District championship game Wednesday at the SCHS athletic complex.

    But it wasn't just the loss to Oldham County (17-4-1) that he was upset with; it was how the Rockets (8-6-4) lost.

    "We didn't play very well at all," he said. "We were very, very flat, we looked tired, our first touch was bad, our decision-making was bad, and we were selfish. It was frustrating to watch."

  • Lady Rockets take volleyball district

    Shelby County jumped out quickly but had to rally in the third set to top host Anderson County, 2-1 (25-13, 18-25, 25-17), in the 28th District Volleyball Championship match Tuesday.

    The Rockets (13-7) raced out to a 10-0 lead behind Christy Hatter's serve and coasted past the Bearcats (18-12) in the first game.

    A late serving streak gave Anderson County the victory in game two, but the Rockets fought back to take game three behind a balanced attack.

  • All signs point to elections

    Just as falling leaves sprinkle about Shelbyville to signify the arrival of autumn, political campaign signs are beginning to pepper the city, indicating that Election Day is approaching.

    Seven candidates are vying for six spots on the Shelbyville City Council. And with Nov. 4 drawing near, the hopefuls are actively spreading their names and listening to the concerns of the people of Shelbyville.

    Council members are elected on a non-partisan basis every two years, and the Mayor is elected to a 4-year term.

  • Rockets come up just short in district title game

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team battled Oldham County to the wire Wednesday but came up just short.

    Oldham scored late in the first half and again just minutes before the game ended, taking a 2-0 win in the 16th District championship game Wednesday at the SCHS athletic complex.

    The Rockets had several chances throughout the second half, but the Colonels seemed to have an answer each time Shelby County looked to build up a scoring option.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    Oct. 16 -- Parents of Children with Learning Differences and Attention Difficulties meets at 7 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Ln., #118, Louisville. For additional information call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    Oct. 16 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    Oct. 20 -- Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at 1059 Washington St.

  • Let's all recycle

    I am 9 years old, and I would like to tell everyone about our Shelbyville Recycling Center and the nice people who work there. I am learning about "going green" in home schooling. We started recycling, and we took a tour of the recycling center. We saw what we could recycle and what we couldn't recycle. A couple of weeks later, we took our recyclables to the same place and they truly seemed happy to see us again. They were so helpful. We drove up, and they even helped us unload our car!

  • Auto Pointe to shut down

    One of Shelbyville's biggest car dealerships is driving off the lot and out of business: Auto Pointe of Shelbyville will close its doors Oct. 31.

    Owner Matt Fetter said a plummeting economy has made buying and selling automobiles difficult.

    "It's the economy," he said. "We are suffering from it just like everyone else."

    Auto Pointe, which sells pre-owned vehicles of all makes and models at 200 Boone Station Road, has been in the community since January 2005.

  • Drug advisory council saved by grant

    A local agency dedicated to preventing drug abuse has received a grant that will allow it to continue to operate.

    Terry Graney, treasurer and board member of the Shelby County Drug/Alcohol Advisory Council, Inc., said the council has received a $125,000 Drug Free Communities federal grant, renewable for five years, bringing the total grant amount to $625,000.

    This funding will allow the non-profit organization to hire some staff members, including a director-without which continued operation would be impossible, Graney said.

  • Hospital named in law suit

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville has now been added to the list of parties being sued by a Waddy man who says his penis was amputated by mistake last fall.

    Phillip Seaton, 61, and his wife, Deborah, filed suit Oct. 7 in Shelby County Circuit Court against the hospital where the surgery was performed last October.

    Seaton has previously filed suit against the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. John Patterson, the anesthesiologist, Dr. Oliver James, as well as Commonwealth Urology, PSC, in Frankfort, which employs Patterson.