Today's News

  • EARLIER: Rockets revved, ready

    In preparing to face Shelby County today, Ballard has predictably done its homework: scrutinizing players and game tapes.

    The Bruins will  know where Cache Tomlinson likes to spot up for a 3-point shot and to which side Donovan Johnson likes to drive. They may have watched some of those key games to see how opponents put Shelby County on the cusp of losing.

  • EARLIER: Beckleys share a State of mind

  • EARLIER: One more title run

    For 35 years and 17 State Tournament appearance,  it has been a one-act show -- 41,000 strong, all behind the Rockets.

    Now, with Martha Layne Collins High School on the horizon and ready to open this fall, it’s time for one last run.

    After the football team put together one of its strongest regular seasons in a long time, now it’s the basketball team’s turn.

  • Flurry of candidates file at the deadline

    Tuesday was the last day to file for election for the May Primary, and numerous last-minute candidates filed their paperwork with the county clerk's office.

    A huge slate of candidates already has entered the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Republican Jim Bunning, and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) picked up some competition for his seat in District 2, which includes Shelby County.

    Six Republicans and five Democrats will vie for Bunning’s slot, and Democrat Ed Marksberry of Owensboro has filed to face Guthrie.

  • A year later, teen's shooter still at large

    A year has passed, and justice is ever more fleeting for the family of Joel Mena.

    On Friday night, flowers and flickering candles encircled a tree on College Street in commemoration of the spot where a year ago Mena, 17, was gunned down in a dispute about a girl.

    "She [the girl] told the other man that she wanted to go back to Joe, that she didn't want to be with him anymore because he was older than her and had a pregnant wife," said Mena's mother, Loretta Mena. "And he told her if he couldn't have her, then nobody would."

  • EARLIER: SCHS rockets to State

  • Growth of meth labs not a problem in Shelby

    A report by Kentucky State Police released Friday said 2009 methamphetamine labs in the state are increasing at alarming rates.

    But in Shelby County there does not seem to have much problem in this area, law enforcement officers said.

    Maj. D. Goodwin with the Shelbyville Police said that although he couldn't answer for the sheriff's office, meth has not been a big problem in the city.

  • EARLIER: Ex-SCHS coach Turley to lead Collins basketball

  • State Senate candidates cover several topics at Farm Bureau forum

    Despite a sparse crowd, the candidates for the 20th District State Senate seat were ready and willing to go at the Tuesday's Kentucky Farm Bureau forum at the Stratton Center.

    All four candidates - Republicans David Glauber, Bullitt County, and Paul Hornback, Shelby County, and Democrats David Eaton, Shelby, and John Spainhour, Bullitt – turned out to define their positions on topics ranging from agriculture to education and from taxes to infrastructure.

  • Miles to home

    When we last left this story, Megan Terry of Simpsonville was embarking on a journey that few of us will experience.

    She was headed to the war-torn Congo in southern Africa, where there are more than 5 million orphans and where 400 kids die each day from malaria.