Today's News

  • A Christmas Medley

    Sam and Joyce Medley may not be Mr. and Mrs. Claus, but they are the closest things to them this side of the North Pole.

    The Medleys, who live in Finchville, love Christmas so much that walking into their home around Christmastime is like walking into Santa’s toy shop or stepping into a magical land, where one first encounters a miniature village decked out for the holidays, with wreaths on every tiny door and candles glowing in its windows, nestled into a snow bank of fluffy white cotton.

  • Devine intervention fro Carroll

    It wasn’t quite divine intervention for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Saturday.

    But Carroll County junior guard Hannah Devine scored 32 points, and the visiting Panthers held the Rockets to two points in the first quarter on their way to a 61-32 victory over Shelby at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Chargers down Rockets

    Another slow start doomed the Shelby County High School boys’ basketball team Saturday night.

    Visiting Bullitt East outscored the Rockets, 27-9, in the first quarter on its way to a 94-56 victory at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    It was the third time this season Shelby County has failed to reach double digits in the first period.

  • Sports Digest: Dec. 15, 2010

    13 players make all-district

    Nine players from Collins High School and four from Shelby County High School have been named to the Class 4-A, District 4 all-district team by the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association.

  • Clay County routs Rockets

    Friday night was a special night in Clay County, just not for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    Former Clay County High School star Richie Farmer and legendary Coach Bobby Keith were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame as part of the Bobby Keith Classic, which was broadcast on local television. Then the Tigers routed the Rockets, 85-64.

  • What we think: Let's light flame under smoking issue

    The report last week by the U.S Surgeon General about the even more damaging effects of smoking – that brief exposures to even second-hand smoke can cause immediate and significant problems for your body – should light a fire under discussions in Shelby County about creating a smoking policy for restaurants.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 10 2010

     Kentucky adds 1 millionth name

    to the Organ Donor Registry

    One million Kentuckians – including more than 10,000 in Shelby County alone – have joined the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, Circuit Court Clerk Lowry Miller announced Wednesday.

  • We congratulate: Ford’s big plans for Kentucky

    Normally a huge manufacturing company’s decision for changes both good and bad would escape the range of our focus.

    But the Ford Motor Company’s announcement Thursday of a huge investment in one of its plants in Louisville, an investment that will add hundreds of jobs to the market, can’t escape our gratitude.

  • Songs for the season start -- but don't end -- with A for Andy


    If you are charmed by Christmas and its songs, you probably have developed a very evolved palate for those tunes you like, those you tolerate and those you wish would get run over by a reindeer.

    They fall, for me, in four basic categories: Those sung to commemorate the Reason For The Season, the classics, the annual newcomers and the sillies.

  • School board handles formal steps, review

    The Shelby County Board of Education Thursday appointed two members to the Architect Selection Committee and approved the revised District Improvement Plan in an unusually quick meeting at East Middle School.

    Board members Doug Butler and Eddie Mathis will join the Architect Selection Committee, which will head the process for the new buildings at both the Northside and Southside locations.