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Today's News

  • Monday is deadline to register to vote

    Those who haven't yet registered to vote for this fall's Presidential election have just a few more days to do so.

    "You have to register in the county where you live by the end of the day on Monday," Shelby County Clerk Sue Carol Perry said.

    Voters on Nov. 4 not only will choose a new President from among John McCain, Barrack Obama and others, but they also will elect a U.S. Senator, a new member of Congress and a state representative. The school board and city councils in Shelbyville and Simpsonville also will be contested.

  • Rocket girls tie No. 8 South Oldham

    The SCHS girls' soccer team withstood an onslaught of shots from South Oldham late in the second half Wednesday to come out all even at 1 after 80 minutes.

    The tie was like a victory for the Rockets (9-6-1) after they were outshot, 25-1, and visiting South Oldham (11-3-2, No. 8 in the state) took 13 corner kicks.

    "They just punched us in the mouth over and over again," SCHS Coach Joe Turner said. "I told them we could bend, but we couldn't break, and that's what our defense did. That, and Laura Metcalf was absolutely phenomenal in the goal."

  • At last Rockets get long awaited home game

    It's already October, but the Shelby County High School football team will play its first home football game tonight when DuPont Manual visits Robert Doyle Stadium.

    "It's great to finally be at home," SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said. "If I had my choice, we'd play every game at home."

    Not having to board a bus is a big plus for the Rockets (0-4), but that doesn't mean much to Manual (3-1, No. 7 in the state and No. 5 in Class 6A in The Courier-Journal's Litratings).

  • East's physical play overpowers West

    After 10 years, East Middle School stood up and punched rival West in the mouth Tuesday.

    Well, at least on the football field.

    The Missiles (9-0) controlled the line of scrimmage on offense and defense with a steady running game and a high-pressure pass rush to beat West for the first time in 10 years, 36-14.

    Both teams entered the game undefeated and looking to win the regular-season title in the Mid-Bluegrass Conference, but East's defense took over late in the second quarter after West (8-1) had cut its lead to 16-14.

  • Sometimes kids teach us about sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship is a fickle thing. Sometimes, doing the right thing can have awful repercussions.

    That nearly happened to Michaela Manley during the Lady Rockets' victory in the Girls Region 5 Golf Tournament on Monday.

    Manley finished her round with an 82, but she didn't realize that she had signed a scorecard that gave her an 81.

    That turned a runaway for the Rockets into a 1-stroke victory and almost cost Shelby County a region title.

    But Manley did the right thing: She pointed out the mistake and took the requisite disqualification.

    That takes a lot guts.

  • Lady Rocket golfers take first regional title

    Candice Wiley finished with a 1-under par 71 to win the individual title, but Shelby County's girls golf team needed Madison Thomas' 99 to take the team title in Monday's Region 5 Tournament at Weissinger Hills Golf Course.

    It appeared that the Lady Rockets would coast to the title with Wiley's strong showing, which included her first hole-in-one, leading to a 333-352 lead over second-place Sacred Heart.

  • Think about buying American

    After the trauma subsided over our decision to accept the offer of the O'Brien Team for our 78-year-old family business [Pearce Motors], I began to think about the future of American manufacturing in general and the three remaining American car manufacturers in particular.

  • Cardinals wear down Rockets, 40-9

    Shelby County High School's football team hung tough as long as it could Friday before Scott County's relentless rushing attack took over and led the Cardinals to victory, 40-9.

    The Rockets (0-4, 0-1 District 8) scored the game's first nine points and held that lead through the first quarter before Scott County (3-1, 1-0) took control of the game.

    "We were very, very competitive for the first half and much of the third quarter," SCHS Coach Todd Shipley said.

  • King pleads in 1998 murder

    A Mount Eden woman facing murder for a 1998 incident involving her on-again, off-again boyfriend pleaded guilty to manslaughter last Thursday in Spencer County Circuit Court.

    Susan Jean King, 48, told Circuit Judge Charles Hickman she wanted to enter the amended plea of second-degree manslaughter pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, meaning King does not admit guilt, but she believes it is in her best interest to plead guilty because of the evidence against her.

    King was indicted by the grand jury in April 2007 in the murder of Kyle "Deannie" Breeden.

  • SCHS tabs Zimmerman as new AD

    SCHS girls' basketball coach Sally Zimmerman got the call of a lifetime Friday when she was picked by the school to run its athletics department.

    "The tradition here is pretty amazing, so to be the one picked to oversee that and keep it going is something special," she said. "Just one day in, and I already have a regional championship [with the Lady Rockets' golf title Monday]."