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Today's News

  • LeCompte throws perfect game against Eminence

    The SCHS softball team came out and took care of business Monday in a 10-0 victory over visiting Eminence.

    The Lady Rockets (10-7) scored early and often and Haleigh LeCompte almost single-handedly took care of the Lady Warriors (2-6).

    LeCompte struck out the first three batters and then struck out two in each of the final four innings, finishing with 11 strikeouts in a 5-inning perfect game.

  • Shelby unemployment nearly doubles in past year

    Nearly twice as many laborers in the Shelby County workforce were looking for work in March 2009 as there were in March 2008.

    Unemployment rates have jumped in all 120 Kentucky counties in that yearlong time frame.

    Data recently released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, shows that there are 213,885 unemployed statewide,

  • Injured construction workers recovering

    Two men who fell through the roof of a business under construction Tuesday are recovering.

    Ray Fulcher, who suffered from a broken femur and possible hip complications, is in fair condition at the University of Louisville, where he was transported after the accident.

    Bruce Werner Jr. is also doing well, having received only minor scrapes and bruises and a cut on his face, said Denny Williams, district manager of Tradesmen International.

    Another man was also on the roof when it fell, but he was not hospitalized, Williams said.

  • Busy or not, Shelby does Derby

    Downtown Shelbyville has plenty to offer those readying themselves for the

    135th running of the Kentucky Derby. That is, if anybody really cares this

    year.

    “Unfortunately, it’s just not what it used to be. It’s not in its heyday

    anymore,” Patti Wilson, designer with Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, said of

    the declining Derby boom in Shelbyville.

    “It’s pretty dead now, and Derby day will be dead. It has been the last

  • District Court Report April 20

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Teresa M. Brown, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- plead guilty -- 150-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    Stacie L. Hope, theft by deception under $300 -- plead guilty -- $174 costs.

    William Seay III, failure of parent/custodian to send child to school -- plead guilty -- $244 fine and costs.

    Arthur Grigsby, non support -- plead guilty -- 12-month sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

  • Lady Rockets get no Mercy, 8-3

    Shelby County’s Lady Rockets fell into an 7-run hole against eighth-ranked Mercy on Wednesday night and lost, 8-3, at the Shelby County Sports Complex.

    Mercy scored seven runs in the top of the first against Rockets ace Haleigh LeCompte, and that was too much to overcome.

    “We dug ourselves a big hole, but we kept battling,” SCHS Coach Kelly Cable told The Courier-Journal. “We just couldn’t get out of the hole.”

  • Rockets blast No. 10 Flyers, 11-1

    Shelby County knocked Franklin County for a loop Wednesday night, as the  Rockets zoomed past the Flyers, 11-1, in six innings.

    The Rockets stopped the Flyers' offense on the launching pad, holding them to only four hits, with their only run coming in the first inning.

    After the 10th-ranked Flyers (16-2) tied the score at 1, the Rockets blasted off, putting up one run in the second inning off an error and exploding for five runs off one hit and three errors in the fourth inning.

  • Community Datebook

    Support groups

    April 27 -- An ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) support group meets 6 p.m. at Cardinal Hill Rehab Center on Bluegrass Parkway (Bluegrass Industrial Park, I-64 and Hurstbourne Lane) in Louisville. For more information, call 800-406-7702.

    Thursday -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Community meetings

  • New business: Shelby Nails

    Shelby Nails

    Phone: 502-633-0071

    Address: 201 Boone Station Road, Shelbyville. (Next to Kroger)

    Working hours: Mon-Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.,

    What we do: Since it opened a month ago, Shelby Nails has offered full service on nails; pedicures, manicures, etc. to Shelbyville. Walk ins are welcome.

  • EARLIER: Casey fights for his life

    Former Shelby County and UK basketball star Mike Casey continues to fight an ever-critical battle for his life at a hospital in Nashville.

    Casey underwent a 6-hour procedure Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Hospital to install a bilateral pump in support of his increasingly malfunctioning heart. His condition is critical, but doctors are hopeful this pump will help to relieve his body of a raging infection and allow him to receive a heart transplant that is necessary to extend his life.