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Today's News

  • Officials reviving human rights commission

    Officials from the county's three governments plan to resuscitate a local human rights commission that has been inactive for more than a decade.

    Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger, Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty and Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden said they will appoint members to a human rights commission board that will serve as a local adjunct of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. The state rights commission is charged with enforcing the state's Civil Rights Act, which forbids discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

  • County gets FEMA grant for windstorm damage

    Shelby County will be one of 33 counties in Kentucky to receive federal aid to clean up after last month's windstorm.

    Local Disaster and Emergency Services officials said the county will receive $154,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) because of the downed trees, roof damage and other destruction caused when the remnants of Hurricane Ike brought 70-mile-per-hour winds to the county on Sept. 14.

  • A personal note to Simpsonville

    As a person with a vested interest, I have but three words to the Simpsonville City Council about its consideration of building a downtown along the U.S. 60 corridor: Please be careful.

    Though I grew up about a mile outside its borders, for the first two decades of my life I went to it or through Simpsonville for just about everything. I called Simpsonville home, even if my address was Rural Route 2, Shelbyville.

    Always affectionately known as Simp, this was place of, you might say, simplicity: quaint, quiet and quintessentially personal.

  • Exciting find in Shelby County

    On Saturday a week ago, my wife, two guests from Kansas and I had the opportunity to take a tour of a Saddlebred horse farm with our guide, Charlie Kramer, executive director of Shelby County Tourism Bureau. Charlie was very knowledgeable and was patient answering all our questions about the farm, the horses and the history of Shelbyville and made us feel he truly wanted us to learn.

  • Lady Rockets rip Spencer, 6-0

    Shelby County's girls' soccer team started slow but added a second-half flurry of goals to beat Spencer County, 6-0, in the first round of the 16th District Tournament at Spencer County on Monday.

    The victory put the Rockets (11-7-1) into the second round of the district tournament against Oldham County on Tuesday.

    The championship game is tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Spencer County.

    Goals from Sarah Robinson and Alex Patterson gave the Rockets a 2-0 halftime lead, but Coach Joe Turner said he wasn't pleased.

  • Rocket soccer team hammers Henry County, 9-0

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team dominated Henry County, 9-0,in the opening round of the 16th District Tournament at the SCHS athletic complex Monday.

    First-half goals from Taylor Shaver, Brandon Shuck, Carlos Carias and Steven Bradley gave the Rockets a comfortable lead, and Shelby never backed down.

    The Rockets (6-5-4) led Henry County (1-7-1), 5-0, at the half and added four more goals in the second half.

    "I thought we played well," Coach B.J. Andriot said. "We got a chance to play everybody, and the second-string guys played great."

  • Oh so close: Rockets fall to 0-6 in 14-7 loss to GRC

    Shelby County High School's defense caused two turnovers and held George Rogers Clark to a total of 37 yards in the second half, but the Rockets (0-6, 0-2) came up just short in a 14-7 home loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

    George Rogers Clark's Ryan Williams reeled off two long touchdown runs in the first half - 52 and 68 yards - and that proved to be enough for the Cardinals (5-2, 1-1).

  • West takes conference tournament title

    West Middle School got its payback and the Mid Bluegrass Conference Tournament Football Championship with a 6-0 victory over rival East Middle on Saturday at North Oldham.

    "We knew we'd have to win it with defense, and every kid stepped up and did exactly what we worked on," West Coach Roy Bailey said. "We got away from the blitz, focused on stopping the run and just played fundamental football."

  • Rockets advance to 16th District title game

    The Shelby County boys' soccer team beat visiting North Oldham 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the 16th District title game.

    The Rockets got two goals from Sawyer Abshire, one in the first half and one in the second, and held off North Oldham over the final few minutes for the win.

    Shelby will now play Oldham County in the championship game Wednesday at the SCHS athletic complex. The Colonels topped South Oldham 6-1 in the night's first semifinal.

  • SCHS volleyball team tops Henry

    The Shelby County girls' volleyball team upended Henry County, 2-1 (23-25, 25-28, 25-21), Monday in the 28th District Tournament at Anderson County.

    "I could not have asked for a better match from the girls," SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said. "They worked hard and never backed down."

    Henry County won the first game, but the Rockets battled back to take games two and three.

    "The girls rallied with offense from Leanna Armstrong and serving from Caty Hawkins to win game two," Pace said. "The third game was a great team effort with blocking and digging."