Today's News

  • Lane of I-64 eastbound closed today near Waddy

    One lane of Interstate 64 eastbound near Waddy will be closed today to allow for repairs.

    The state's Department of Highways says the plan calls for one eastbound lane to be closed at Mile Marker 40 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for cross-drain repairs.

    The times of this work could vary based on conditions.

  • Campus: Raisor on dean's list

    Marissa Raisor was named to the dean's list at Northern Kentucky University. This honor is given only to full-time students with superior academic performance. She is the daughter of Kelly Raisor and Victoria Raisor.

  • Oldham resident killed in crash

    Sean Holland was a teenager who wanted so badly to be a firefighter that for two years he has been devoting a lot of his spare time to learning that job, serving as sort of a  junior firefighter.
    But that dream ended abruptly Saturday afternoon, when Holland became the first person to die in accident connected with the new Shelbyville Bypass.
    The car he was driving ran the red light at the intersection of La Grange Road and Freedom’s Way and was struck broadside, triggering a 3-vehicle collision that left him dead at the scene.

  • 30th District Tournament basketball schedule

    Here is the schedule for the 30th District boys' and girls' basketball tournaments, which will be held at Spencer County the week of Feb. 20, as decided today at the meeting of the schools' athletic directors:

    Monday, Feb. 21

    GIRLS - (4) Shelby County vs. (5) Eminence, 6 p.m.

     BOYS - (4) Anderson County vs. (5) Eminence, 7:45 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 22

    GIRLS - (1) Anderson County vs. Shelby-Eminence winner, 6 p.m.

  • SPD officer Gentry settles case with Oldham County

    Oldham County government has reached a settlement with Shelbyville Police Sgt. Bruce Gentry, who a jury awarded $600,000 for his discrimination suit against the county's police department.

  • Ag Report: Feb. 11, 2011

    Farmer wins donation

    for SCHS FFA
    Robert Ellis of Eminence has won $2,5000 for the Shelby County High School FFA program through the America’s Farmer Grow Communities fund presented by Monsanto.

    He was being honored at a ceremony Thursday night at SCHS.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 11, 2011

    Joint Project Graduation
    scheduled for SCHS, Collins

    The 2011 graduating seniors from Shelby County and Collins high schools will have a joint Project Graduation to be held at Shelby County High School on June 11 (date pending more snow days).
    Project Graduation is an event that will be supervised for approximately 414 graduating seniors, to provide a fun, safe environment that is alcohol and chemical free.
    Volunteers are needed for 2-hour blocks at check-in, games, prizes and food between the hours of 11 p.m.-5 a.m.

  • 4th-quarter shutout launches Titans

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Curtis Turley calls his team’s defense its “bread and butter.”

    Well, Wednesday night the Titans laid it on thick and smooth, especially in the fourth quarter, in their 56-49, overtime victory over visiting Fairdale.

    Collins, which trailed by 10 points entering the final period of regulation, used its 1-3-1 half-court trap to hold the Bulldogs scoreless in the fourth quarter and to just five points in overtime.

  • A strong salve for old wounds

    If the South Oldham girls’ basketball team had any lingering frustrations from a first-round loss to Shelby County in last season’s 8th Region Tournament, the Dragons likely alleviated those Tuesday.

    South Oldham routed the visiting Rockets, 80-12.

    The Dragons (16-5), one of the frontrunners in the 8th Region this season, outscored Shelby, 19-0, in the first quarter, 26-1 in the third and 18-0 in the fourth on their way to their second-highest point total of the season.

  • Technically, Rockets earn district match with Titans

    TAYLORSVILLE – Shelby County boys’ basketball coach Rick Parsons knew, that because of the 30th District’s odd tiebreaker, the Rockets would be the third-seeded team in the upcoming district tourney even before their game at Spencer County on Tuesday night.

    But he didn’t care. He wanted to win, and win some respect.

    He had to settle for 1 out of 2.

    The Bears (18-5, 4-0) capped off their perfect district campaign with a 61-56 victory over stubborn Shelby in front of a standing-room only crowd at their gym.