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Today's News

  • Wind storm knocking out power in Shelby
  • SCHS to adopt 3-term calendar

    Shelby County High School will switch its school calendar next year from the semester schedule that has been in place for years to a 3-session structure, Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said Friday.

    That new calendar, consisting of three 12-week sessions, was approved this week by the school's site-based decision-making council. That means this change does not require approval by the school board.

  • Heavy hauling company will be on themove

    In tough economic times when many companies are having trouble staying in business, one local company is preparing to expand.

    Edwards Moving and Rigging, located at 2695 Aiken Road, was established in Louisville in 1961 and moved to Shelby County in 1974, and it’s about to move again.

    Mark Edwards, president of the company, said he is excited about the company's move to Zaring Mill Road in Shelbyville.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns on I-64; driver unhurt

    A semi-tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 64 on Thursday morning just east of the Jefferson/Shelby County line.

    The accident happened just after 9 a.m. when the rig left the roadway, traveling east on I-64.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Ron Turley said he did not any information he could release on the accident, except that the driver of the truck was not injured.

  • Johnson’s 33 carries Shelby over Simon Kenton

    The Rockets (9-13) showed flashes of being the high-powered team many expected this year in a 75-69 victory over visiting Simon Kenton (7-12) Friday.

    Donovan Johnson exploded for 33 points – on 13-of-17 shooting – and eight rebounds to lead Shelby County.

    “That was definitely Donovan’s best game as a Rocket,” SCHS Coach Mike Clark said. “But the most impressive thing I saw when I looked at the stat sheet was his zero turnovers. Against their [Simon Kenton’s] four-guard line-up, that was very impressive for him.”

  • Niehof: We must move along our students

    James Neihof, Shelby County School superintendent, was the keynote speaker Tuesday at a luncheon for the Home Builders Association held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

    Neihof spoke about challenges in education, which includes building new schools to keep up with the county's growing student population.

    Neihof had brought along a sketch of the new secondary center for Shelby County Schools. The facility, as yet unnamed, to be located on Discovery Boulevard near Simpsonville on U.S. 60., is expected to open in 2010.

  • Lady Rockets struggle with back-to-back games

    A busy weekend didn’t turn out well for the SCHS girls’ basketball team.

    A slow start doomed the Lady Rockets (8-14) in a 62-53 loss at Anderson County (13-3) Friday, and a poor third quarter ended Shelby’s chances Saturday in a 50-37 loss to visiting Tates Creek (13-8).

    The girls seemed to be suffering from an Anderson County-hangover Saturday. After the teams ended the first quarter tied at 11, Tates Creek outscored Shelby, 30-10, during the second and third quarters.

  • Kids get a kick out of martial arts

    Visitors to the Shelby County Public Library on a recent Thursday evening would have been very surprised upon nearing its Hudson Room.   

    The silence that they usually would expect to find had been replaced that night by a cacophony, complete with yelling and loud exclamations.    

    And that was OK.

    A martial arts demonstration claimed the attention of several dozen people who had come hoping to learn how to defend themselves from physical attack. 

  • Principal: Schedule will help kids catch up

    Teachers will have to make some adjustments to their curriculum, and the school will have to send out more report cards, but Shelby County High School Principal Michael Rowe said the school's recently adopted trimester schedule will be a plus to students who are behind in math and reading.

    “Any student who is behind grade level in math will be able to take an elective in the third semester that will be a math lab,” Rowe said. “It will be more one-on-one and more hands-on learning.”

  • District Court Report Feb. 4, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge

    Donna Dutton:

    Joseph D. Brooks, disorderly conduct -- plead guilty -- 90-day sentence, serve 15 days, balance conditionally discharged for two years.

    William Shawn Fleming, second-offense DUI -- guilty -- 60-day sentence, serve seven days, balance conditionally discharged for two years, operator's license suspended for 12 months, and $878 fine and costs.