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Today's News

  • Mike Casey survives critical heart surgery
  • Shelbyville Wedding Show

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  • Lady Rockets open tennis season with a victory

    staff photo by Todd Martin

    Shatia Rogers, who has moved from doubles to singles this year, returns a shot Monday against Frankfort. Rogers won her match, 6-1, 6-1, to help the Lady Rockets to a 5-0 victory in the season opener.

    The Shelby County girls' tennis team picked up where it left off last season with a 5-0 victory over visiting Frankfort in the season opener Monday.

  • Lady Rockets win opener

    The defense was a little shaky, but Dee Dee Davis’ big hit got the Lady Rockets a big season-opening road victory, 7-5, at Oldham County on Monday.

    Trailing, 5-4, in the top of the sixth, Davis ripped a two-out, two-run home run, scoring Hannah Stucker. The shot just squeaked over the fence, but it was by far the biggest hit for the Lady Rockets and Davis’ first career home run.

    Davis also added a single and an RBI double to cap off a big night.

  • Rockets top Henry County in region semis

  • Fired Up

      Some of his friends smile when they hear his name mentioned. Some call him a character.

    But whatever you call him, when you call him to come through for his community, he will be there.

    Elmer Brown, former Waddy fire chief, is still a familiar face around the firehouse. He has been a volunteer firefighter at Waddy since 1975, with a 2-year stint as chief in the 1980s.

    “It gets in your blood,” he said, with a crooked grin for which he is famous far beyond the fringes of Waddy.

  • City Council approves moratorium in Shelbyville

    Shelbyville City Council has approved an ordinance declaring a building and zoning moratorium on the east end of Shelbyville.

  • Sharks wrap short-course season at state

    The Shelby Sharks swim team sent 19 individuals to the 13-and-over United States Swimming Kentucky State Championship this past weekend in Lexington.

    Competing at the University of Kentucky’s Lancaster Aquatic Center, the Sharks came out firing, posting best times in 32 events.

    Amanda Skinner, Addison Barlow and Collin Kessinger all qualified for finals.

    “We had a great weekend and it was nice to see the individuals that are learning the value of hard work and dedication do well,” Sharks Coach Jeremiah Heath said.

  • New test could replace CATS

    While Shelby County School officials are waiting for the governor to sign a bill that would eliminate CATS testing, they say they will continue do things the way they have been.

    “Should the governor choose to sign the bill into law, KDE will develop policies and practices that follow the “spirit of the law,” said Kerry Fanine, assistant superintendent, student achievement division of Shelby County Schools. “Only at that time can the district begin to advise our stakeholders on how we will proceed with educational policy and practice.”

  • SCHS soccer player going Division I

    The culmination of a dream and years of hard work came together for Bradley Shuck on Tuesday afternoon in the SCHS cafeteria.

    Shuck, a senior leader and defenseman for the Rockets' soccer team, signed his letter-of-intent to play soccer at Belmont University in Nashville.

    “This is what Bradley’s been working for, and it’s an amazing accomplishment,” SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. “All his hard work, the camps, the travel, it’s all paid off.”