Today's News

  • Rockets drill South Oldham for first win
  • Holiday season gets true start this week

    It's the most wonderful time of the year.

    That's not just for the Christmas song, but also for the start of basketball season.

    Colleges are under way, and as of Monday, high schools across the Commonwealth are starting to play games.

    Yes, the holiday season officially starts with Thanksgiving, but for me it really begins around the middle of November, when meaningful games start tipping off.

  • Rockets struggle, fall at Boyle County

    At just 2-9 going into Tuesday's game, Boyle County didn't look like a team that would cause the Rockets much of a problem.

    However, a quick look at the beginning of the seasons says a lot.

    Boyle County's football team, which has several basketball players on it, advanced to the 4A State Championship game, and many of those players are just now hitting their basketball strides.

  • EARLIER: Jailed minister admits he is HIV positive

    A minister of a Shelbyville church who was arraigned Tuesday on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old while knowing that he was HIV positive.


    In addition to third-degree sodomy, James H. Bell, 47, pastor of Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ, has been charged with second-degree sexual abuse and first-degree wanton endangerment, which could be in conjunction with the HIV situation.


  • Rockets go for two in a row

    The SCHS football team will try to put back-to-back victories together tonight after finally getting their first last week.

    The Rockets (1-8) will face Oldham County (7-2) in the annual grudge match, but this year the Colonels seemingly have the upper hand.

    After starting the year 1-2, Oldham County has reeled off six consecutive victories by an average of 29.3 points. In its seven victories Oldham has averaged 48 points, but in its two losses, against St. Xavier and Madison Central, the Colonels scored just six points.

  • Lady Rockets shoot for state

    Last season Shelby County’s girls’ cross-country team missed qualifying for the state finals by a single point.

    When a competition is that close, the difference between advancing and being sent home comes down to seconds and strides.

    After a year of thinking about the loss, the Rockets are looking at the regional qualification meet this Saturday to make up for lost time, settle some scores, and send the team to state meet for the first time since 2001.

  • Farris named Interim Commissioner

    A former Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent has temporarily been named to the highest education post in the state.

    Elaine Farris has named as the interim commissioner of education as the Kentucky Board of Education looks for a permanent commissioner.

    During a specially-called meeting on Wednesday, the Kentucky Board of Education agreed to accept the resignation of Kentucky Education Commissioner Jon E. Draud.

  • Rockets look to unseat Trinity at regional

    The Shelby County boys’ cross-country team faces a tough task Saturday at the regional meet.

    But it’s not Seneca Park’s 5K course. Instead, it’s trying to unseat No. 1-ranked Trinity.

    “They’re going to be very hard to catch,” SCHS Coach Randall McDowell said. “Their top five all run under 17 [minutes], and their top three are in the low 16s. There is a reason they are ranked No. 1 in the state.”

  • Late interception sinks Rockets

    The SCHS football team came up short again, falling, 28-6, at Madison Central Friday in a District 8 showdown.

    Trailing 21-6, the Rockets (0-8, 0-3) had a chance to pull within one score of the Indians (7-1, 2-1) early in the fourth quarter. Shelby had moved the ball to the Madison Central 30-yard line, but Madison Central’s third interception of the game ended the drive. The Indians then went 78 yards for the final score.

  • Karas takes second at region

    The Shelby County girls' cross-country team just can't seem to get over the hump.

    For the third consecutive year the Lady Rockets finished fifth as a team in the Region 4, Class 3A meet. The top four teams advance to the state meet.