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Today's News

  • Triple S to consider regulations on satellite dishes

    Triple S Planning and Zoning is considering new regulations that would dictate where homeowners can install satellite dishes.

    Amended regulations discussed at Tuesday’s meeting would require a new permit process for the installation of dishes greater than three feet in diameter and would create explicit language specifying where on a house a homeowner could place a dish that is three feet or smaller.

  • Resident kills intruder

    Eric Reynolds and a visitor were in his home on Brown Ave. in Shelbyville late Saturday night when three apparently unarmed men tried to enter the home.

    Reynolds, 23, opened fire at the intruders. David L. Fletcher, 28, of LaGrange was struck once before being helped away by his companions.

    Police say the three fled the scene in a pickup truck and tried to find a hospital to seek treatment for Fletcher's wounds, but they became lost and called police dispatch on a cell phone.

  • Rockets to face Oldham for third time

    SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot wasn't happy with his team's play against Oldham County in the 16th District title game last week, a 2-0 loss. But Andriot knows his team will be better when it meets host Oldham County at 7 p.m. today in the 8th Region Tournament championship.

    "The deal this time is lose, and you go home," he said. "I know these guys don't want to go home, so they'll be ready. This team, when they play with the intensity they had [Monday] against CAL, can hang with anybody."

  • New voting machines to handle record turnout

    This presidential election, Shelby County will be on the cutting edge, joining 33 other Kentucky counties in using the latest in voting technology.

    There are 33 new voting machines - one for each precinct - being installed and expected to be ready to go by Nov. 4.

    These new E-Scan machines are aptly named, said Susan Curry of the Shelby County Clerk's office.

    "You just fill out the ballot, then feed it into the scanner, and you're done," she said. "It's easy."

  • Food banks worried: Shelves nearly bare

    The shelves are almost bare at local food banks, and officials are hoping that no one will have to go hungry.

    The Shelby Family Service Center, located at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency on Washington Street, had only a few dozen cans of vegetables and a few loaves of bread as of Tuesday.

    And the problem is just as bad if not worse at two other free food-distribution centers in Shelby County. Centro Latino is awaiting a delivery, and Operation Care's food supply is the lowest it has been in its 20-year history.

  • It's scary how big Halloween has become

    Sometime during the last couple of decades, the exact moment seems to have gone unrecorded, a witch toiling over a boiling caldron somehow threw in the right mix of eye of newt, cats whiskers and the dander of Cousin It to conjure up a spell that suddenly made Halloween very important.

    What always had seemed to be a fun little candyfest that captured the attention of small children, their parents and their dentists for, oh, maybe two weeks now has become some sort of monthslong homage to all things scary and saccharine.

  • Rockets pull away from CAL

    The SCHS boys' soccer team used a 4-1 victory over Christian Academy Louisville on Monday to advance to tonight's 8th Region championship game at Oldham County High School.

    "These guys really wanted it tonight," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "It was unbelievable - their intensity was amazing."

    SCHS will play host Oldham County at 7 o'clock.

  • Eastern rolls over Rockets, 48-25

    The highlights for Shelby County were few and far between on Friday, when the Rockets traveled to Eastern High School.

    The Eagles (6-1) sprinted out to a 20-0 lead and never looked back, whipping Shelby County (0-7,) 48-25.

    When asked if he was disappointed in his team's play, SCHS Coach Todd Shipley didn't hide it. "I'd say that's right on the money," he said. "Defensively, we didn't play like we had the last three games. We moved the ball some on offense, but defensively we were out of position too many times."

  • Shelby Artists on Main anniversary event to benefit CASA

    Shelby Artists on Main will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a fund-raising event Thursday night to help troubled children.

    From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the gallery, located at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville, will donate a portion of all art sales to the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which aids abused or neglected children in Shelby and Spencer counties.

    CASA volunteers help children who have been ordered to get help by a family court judge, actively participating in the children's lives.

  • Time for a change

    With the mess this country is in under a Republican president and the mess our ex-Republican governor left the state in, why would we want to turn the country over to more Republicans? President Bush led us into a war in Iraq, which has bled this country dry. Would we be in as bad of shape with the Wall Street meltdown if we had not spent all our money on an un-winnable war? In the last eight years I have watched my retirement fund melt down to less than half what it was when Bush took office. I know the rest of you are hurting also. Had Bush, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen.