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Today's News

  • The man of aces - Jeffries has carded 22 holes-in-one

    Bennie Jeffries says the game of golf is easy, the objective being to hit the ball into the hole.

    So every time he tees one up, he expects the ball wind up in the cup.

    Twenty-two times Jeffries has teed it up and done just that, and that's not including the three times he has made par on a par 3 when his first shot went into the water.

    And don't forget his four double-eagles.

  • Thief drops in at local pharmacy - Police say intruder punched hole in roof in attempt to steal drugs

    When the owner of Smith-McKinney Pharmacy on Midland Trail found out his store had been broken into, he didn't go through the roof - but the intruder already had.

    Ralph Taylor Williams, 50, of 42 Johnathon Circle was arrested Friday for breaking into the drugstore by cutting a hole in the roof, Shelbyville Police said.

    "He cut a hole in the roof and lowered himself down with a rope with a toe strap on it," Maj. Danny Goodwin said.

  • Rockets offense continues to struggle - Shelby falls 35-13 to No. No. 4 Manual

    The Shelby County offense, once a high-octane force continued to sputter Friday because of injuries throughout its lineup.

    The Rockets, playing without 13 injured players, managed a meager 258 yards in a 35-13 home loss to Class 6A No. 4 Manual.

    While the offense continues to look for answers, the defense has stepped up its play, despite the final score.

  • Montell picks up three endorsements

    State Rep. Brad Montell announced three endorsements Tuesday that he said, "represent the cornerstone endorsements that are key to my campaign."

    He announced he has been endorsed by Kentucky Right to Life, the National Rifle Association and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    "These endorsements are central to my message," Montell said.

    Montell, a Republican, is running for a fourth term as state representative for the 58th House district, which covers Shelby and Spencer counties. His challenger is Democrat Bill Young. Montell defeated Young two years ago.

  • State tournament play suspended, will resume Thursday

    The KHSAA Girls' State Golf Tournament will continue one more day.

    Officials' suspended play at 6:30 p.m. CDT Wednesday, meaning the tournament champion will be crowned Thursday morning.

    That doesn't mean there is much drama for the individual champion. Emma Talley, of Caldwell County, was 10-under for the tournament through 15 holes of the second round.

    North Hardin's Lydia Gumm is 1-under through 14, and Shelby County's Candice Wiley is tied for third at 3-over through with two more holes to play.

  • Prosecutor to appeal drug dealer's sentence - Judge too lenient, she says

    A Shelbyville man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison - a sentence that Shelby County Commonwealth's Attorney Laura Donnell plans to appeal because of its lenience.

    Josh Hall, 24, was sentenced on three Class B felonies, including trafficking in cocaine and being a persistent felony offender.

    Donnell said she believes the sentence from Senior Judge Tom McDonald doesn't go as far as the law requires.

  • Louisville race leaves bad taste for Shelby - SCHS girls finish 8th, boys place 6th

    The Shelby County cross-country teams headed to E.P. Tom Sawyer Park Saturday for the Greater Louisville Classic.

    Both teams had solid results but finished a little lower than they expected.

    The Shelby boys took sixth place overall but were more than 40 points behind second-place Butler, a team Shelby has faced several times this season.

    The girls finished eighth, and Coach Slone Jacobi said her team wasn't pleased.

  • Lady Rockets finish round, poised to advance

    The Shelby County girls' golf team finished their first round of play Wednesday with a team score of 347, which should be enough to advance to the second round of the State Golf Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club.

    The top 11 teams make the cut. Shelby County is currently at No. 6 on the board, but is second among teams that have finished their rounds.

    The KHSAA decided to have the second round tee off today at 1:30 p.m. CDT, instead of calling the tournament after 18 holes as had been expected.

  • SCHS falls, 4-0, to No. 17 Anderson - Girls loose focus on senior night

    SCHS Coach Joe Turner said he's not sure why, but every time his girls' soccer team faces a talented squad its focus is solely on defense.

    "We have trouble against talented and skilled teams because they [his players] just want to fall back and play defense," he said. "We just pack in the back and don't get out on offense at all."

    That's exactly what happened on Monday as the Rockets (9-7-1) fell 4-0 to visiting Anderson County (15-2-1, ranked No. 17 in the state).

  • Rain delays Girls' State Golf Tournament

    The Shelby County girls' golf team's pursuit of a state championship was put on hold Tuesday when play was halted due to a thunderstorm passing through the Bowling Green area.

    The teams were pulled off the course at 12:15 p.m. CDST, because of lightning, and the delay lasted three hours and 15 minutes.

    Michaela Manley was the only Lady Rocket on the course when the delay started; she had hit one shot on her opening round.