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  • A ‘taste’ of something different


    A feast by any other name would taste as sweet, as Shelby County Chamber of Commerce officials will set out to prove this year.

    The chamber’s main fund-raiser, now in its 24th year, will have a new name – Tastes and Tunes – when it rolls around in September.

    And not only the name will be new, but many other aspects of the event will be changed – for the better, Chamber Executive Directory Shelley Goodwin said.

  • EARLIER: Collins 27, LaRue 7: Defense, Cresap, Elzy power Titans

    Collins High School’s football team once again coupled a bend-but-don’t-break defense with an explosive offense and came away with a 27-7 Class 4A District-4 victory at LaRue County Friday night.

    The Titans (4-1, 1-1) yielded a touchdown to the Hawks (2-2, 1-1) on the their first drive of the game, but then held their hosts scoreless the rest of the way while scoring four consecutive TDs – the last three on passes from senior quarterback Branden Cresap.

  • EARLIER: Bullitt East 21, SCHS 19: Rockets turn over leads, game

    Shelby County held leads of 13-0 and 19-14 in the first half of its high school football game at Bullitt East on Friday night, but ultimately the Rockets lost, 21-19, in a Class 4A District-4 game marked by turnovers.


    The Rockets (0-5, 0-3) opened quickly on a pair of touchdown runs from senior running back Quentin Cottrell, but the Chargers (3-2, 1-0) rallied with three touchdowns in the first half, including two off turnover returns.


    After combining for 40 points before halftime, both teams went scoreless after the intermission.

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  • Hamming it up

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  • We congratulate: Rothenburger’s bid for agriculture job

    A couple of weeks ago we commended Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger for his thoughtful review of a bid to run for governor. Our position was – and remains – that we like to see Shelby Countians step forward and seek h

  • House damaged by fire caused by lightning strike

    Two people were injured when a  home in the eastern portion of the county caught fire after being struck by lightning Saturday night, fire officials reported.

    A Shelby County firefighter, Robert Purvis, was transported to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where he was treated and released for a minor knee injury. He is fine and is already back on duty, Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said.

    Homeowner Barbara Rogers was also taken to the hospital with chest pains, but she also has been released.

  • Gas leak closes street in Simpsonville

    A contractor drilling for soil test samples accidentally ruptured a gas line in downtown Simpsonville on Monday afternoon, forcing Third Street to be shut down for several hours while it was repaired.

    The incident occurred at 310 Third Street, near the railroad track about a half-mile north of U.S. 60, at about 5:45 p.m.

    The contractor notified the Simpsonville Fire Department immediately, Captain Bobby Cravens said.