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Today's News

  • EARLIER: Jailed minister admits he is HIV positive

    A minister of a Shelbyville church who was arraigned Tuesday on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old while knowing that he was HIV positive.

     

    In addition to third-degree sodomy, James H. Bell, 47, pastor of Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ, has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and first-degree wanton endangerment, which could be in conjunction with the HIV situation.

     

  • Rockets go for two in a row

    The SCHS football team will try to put back-to-back victories together tonight after finally getting their first last week.

    The Rockets (1-8) will face Oldham County (7-2) in the annual grudge match, but this year the Colonels seemingly have the upper hand.

    After starting the year 1-2, Oldham County has reeled off six consecutive victories by an average of 29.3 points. In its seven victories Oldham has averaged 48 points, but in its two losses, against St. Xavier and Madison Central, the Colonels scored just six points.

  • Lady Rockets shoot for state

    Last season Shelby County’s girls’ cross-country team missed qualifying for the state finals by a single point.

    When a competition is that close, the difference between advancing and being sent home comes down to seconds and strides.

    After a year of thinking about the loss, the Rockets are looking at the regional qualification meet this Saturday to make up for lost time, settle some scores, and send the team to state meet for the first time since 2001.

  • Farris named Interim Commissioner

    A former Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent has temporarily been named to the highest education post in the state.

    Elaine Farris has named as the interim commissioner of education as the Kentucky Board of Education looks for a permanent commissioner.

    During a specially-called meeting on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education agreed to accept the resignation of Kentucky Education Commissioner Jon E. Draud.

  • Rockets look to unseat Trinity at regional

    The Shelby County boys’ cross-country team faces a tough task Saturday at the regional meet.

    But it’s not Seneca Park’s 5K course. Instead, it’s trying to unseat No. 1-ranked Trinity.

    “They’re going to be very hard to catch,” SCHS Coach Randall McDowell said. “Their top five all run under 17 [minutes], and their top three are in the low 16s. There is a reason they are ranked No. 1 in the state.”

  • Late interception sinks Rockets

    The SCHS football team came up short again, falling, 28-6, at Madison Central Friday in a District 8 showdown.

    Trailing 21-6, the Rockets (0-8, 0-3) had a chance to pull within one score of the Indians (7-1, 2-1) early in the fourth quarter. Shelby had moved the ball to the Madison Central 30-yard line, but Madison Central’s third interception of the game ended the drive. The Indians then went 78 yards for the final score.

  • Karas takes second at region

    The Shelby County girls' cross-country team just can't seem to get over the hump.

    For the third consecutive year the Lady Rockets finished fifth as a team in the Region 4, Class 3A meet. The top four teams advance to the state meet.

  • Cornerstone turns in banner volleyball year

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy volleyball teams put together a season for the ages.

    From middle school to junior varsity through varsity, the Bulldogs lost just one regular-season game, amassing an incredible 44-1 record.

    The middle school team went on to win the tournament title in its league at Whitefield Christian in Louisville and to finish undefeated, the JV team placed second in the KCAA State Tournament, and the varsity squad won the regional and placed third at state.

  • Rockets run by South Oldham for first victory

    One trick turned into a big treat for the Rockets on Halloween, as Shelby County abandoned the passing game completely in a 62-7 whipping of visiting South Oldham.

    The Rockets have lived on the arms of their quarterbacks the last few years, but they threw just one pass (an incompletion) while compiling 487 yards and nine touchdowns in the team's first victory of the season on Homecoming night Friday.

  • Oldham slips past Shelby, 14-9

    The Rockets seemed to do nearly everything right on Friday.

    They forced punts, they stuffed Oldham County's potent offense, they controlled the clock and moved the ball, but they still came up short.

    Oldham County scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 36-yard run with 6:40 to go and held on for a 14-9 victory over the host Rockets.