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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Schools told to license daycare

    Because of changes in state regulations, all local after-school programs are being required to obtain state day-care licenses.

    Though it is uncertain how the new regulations will affect local programs, some parents fear that the changes will discontinue childcare during breaks from school.

    District personnel said jumping to such a conclusion is unwarranted at this time.

    In a press release from the district, Lisa Smith, director of Student Programs and Services said no immediate changes are planned for the programs being provided by Shelby County Public Schools.

  • The best 'doctor'

    Recently my close friend from New York City discovered he had a serious medical problem and needed extensive surgery. The hospital had two specialists on staff who would be able to perform said surgery. One of the surgeons had about 8 years of medical surgical experience and the other about 35 years of experience and knowledge. My friend, realizing the seriousness of the medical problem and the threat to his life and his future, took his time to evaluate both doctors.

  • Guthrie defends company's practice

    CLARKSON - Brett Guthrie continues to challenge the notion that his family's business was responsible for sending jobs to Mexico.

    The Republican's campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat brought him Thursday to Clarkson where he stopped at Mid-Park's Roadway Construction Products plant. Some equipment in that operation used to reside in his family's manufacturing plant in Warren County.

  • 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.

  • Food pantries low

    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.