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Today's News

  • We congratulate: Those who help save stray animals

    Shelby County’s animal shelters are now touting themselves as the first in the state to earn the status of no-kill.

    That means that at least 90 percent of the animals they take in are preserved, and that seems a lofty level of success, given that hundreds of homeless creatures are collected each year.

    And many of you deserve to share in that accomplishment.

    We know it’s cool to have a hot breed of dog purchased directly from a breeder, but isn’t there something more enduring in finding an animal that is in need of a home and giving it one?

  • Rockets draw Grant in region opener

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  • Lady Rockets begin region play Monday

    After upsetting Anderson County in the 30th District Championship game, the Shelby County softball team will enter Monday's 8th Region Tournament with back-to-back victories.

    "Hopefully that emotional win can carry over in a positive way," SCHS Coach Kelly Cable said. "I hope we can ride that wave."

    Shelby (16-13) and Anderson (23-7) can't meet again until the region championship game, but the two rivals will likely be the favorites to advance.

  • Expectations high as SCHS track teams prepare for the state championship

    “The next time you go hard will be Saturday,” Shelby County High School Girls Track Coach Marcus Henderson told both the boys and girls as they stretched over hurdles to work their flexibility Wednesday evening.

    SCHS will send 12 athletes to compete Saturday in 11 events in the 2009 Kentucky Track & Field Championships at Owsley Park of the University of Louisville.

    In preparation, the runners had pretty strenuous practices on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday was a lighter workout.

  • Rockets whip Grant in region opener

    The SCHS baseball team jumped out quickly, and finished Grant County (10-16) off early in a 15-5 six inning win in the 8th Region opener Monday.

    Fighting off rain, the Rockets (18-12) got ahead 2-0 in the top of the first when Jared Clarkson ripped a two-run homer that also scored Nick Hamblen.

    That was just the start of the day for Clarkson. He also had a two-run single and an RBI double. The double pushed the Rockets’ last run across.

    Ben Glassner then relieved starter Jordan Bailey and pitched a perfect three-strikeout sixth to end the game.

  • Lady Rockets draw South Oldham in regional

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  • What we think: Cutting expenses is the right approach

    Gov. Steve Beshear is saying he will approach the state’s revenue shortfall without adding any new taxes.

    After hitting cigarette and alcohol buyers hard with new – and appropriate – revenue expansions in February, he says he will look to expense cutting as a way to bring balance to his increasingly imbalanced books.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports May 27, 2009

    DUIs and Traffic-Related  

    John D. Yuhasty, 32, of Louisville was arrested Sunday at Old Mount Eden and Seven Mile Road and charged with DUI first offense with aggravating circumstance and careless driving.

    Lincoln K. Washington, 39, of Frankfort was arrested Saturday on Taylorsville Road and charged with DUI.

      Other  

    Dennis K. Douthitt, 49, of Shelbyville was arrested Friday on 1st Street and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offense.

  • Lady Rockets roll to title

    The Shelby County Lady Rockets rolled up 11 hits enroute to an 11-5 win over Anderson County to take the 30th District Championship Monday at Eminence.

    As the girls were celebrating, the Rockets were taking care of business at home, dropping Spencer County 19-3 in the first round of the 30th District Baseball Tournament.

    The Lady Rockets trailed 5-0, but scored 11 unanswered runs including five in the third and five more in the seventh for the win. It was the Lady Rockets first win over Anderson County in the last five meetings.

  • Bearcats top Rockets for district title

    The SCHS baseball team couldn't keep an aggressive Anderson County squad down during a 13-4 loss Wednesday in the 30th District Championship game at the Shelby athletic complex.

    The Bearcats had eight hits and stole five bases in the first two innings on the way to a 7-2 lead and never looked back.

    "It was just a matter of we couldn't make plays and we weren't aggressive at the plate," SCHS Coach Bart Roettger said. "And Anderson just flat hit the baseball, and they were aggressive on the bases. They just outplayed us in every aspect of the game.