Today's News

  • Rockets look for repeat against Spencer

    We saw the preview just 15 days ago, when Shelby whipped Spencer County, 65-49, on the road, and now the main attraction tips off tonight at 7:30 at Anderson County.

    Shelby and Spencer will battle to see who will face host Anderson County in the championship game Friday at 7:30.

    Though the Rockets seemed to coast through much of the second half of that victory on Feb. 10, SCHS Coach Mike Clark thinks focus will be the key tonight.

  • A tribune to Robert A. Fay: Part II

    Another championed cause that took years to gain the attention it needed began with Bob Fay sending me down an alley in Shelbyville that he said deserved a photo page. What I saw in the short drive down the alley, unknown to most residents along Main Street, brought me to tears.

    Houses  with front doors resting on rusted hinges and leaving a gap at the top and bottom were crumbling to the ground. Old men sitting on porches that had holes in the floor with weeds growing through them waved shyly as I passed.

  • Murder warrant issued in shooting

    The man who was wanted for questioning in Wednesday night's shooting of Joel Mena, 17, is now wanted for murder.

    Shelbyville Police said Friday that a murder warrant has been issued for Salomon Caballero Gomez, who they believe gunned down Mena in the middle in Shelbyville Wednesday night.

    Police say Gomez should be considered armed.

    Originally, police released the name of  Santiago Caballero, but they now believe that name to have been an alias.

  • Rockets rally past St. Xavier

    Despite having made just 2 of his previous 10 free throws, Donovan Johnson calmly sank one with 6.8 seconds remaining Friday to give the Rockets (13-13) a 43-41 victory over St. Xavier (13-12).

    Johnson’s free throw followed an off-balance runner in the lane that put the Rockets ahead for the first time since a 34-33 lead nearly six minutes earlier.

  • Court Reports Feb. 18, 2009

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Alejandro Ortega, no operator's/moped license -- guilty -- 30-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $243 fine and costs.

    James L. Shuck, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting under $300 -- guilty -- 30-day sentence and $194 fine and costs.

    William O'Daniel, non-support -- guilty -- 120-day sentence conditionally discharged for two years and $144 costs.

    David Aldridge, third-degree terroristic threatening -- dismissed without prejudice.

  • Seasoned with love

    Rob Rothenburger was adamant, clacking his spaghetti tongs together as he spoke.

    “No, no, I can't give up Mama Rothenburger's secret family chili recipe. But I will tell you this,” he said, leaning forward and glancing at the other contestant at the chili cook-off with a mischievous gleam in his eye, “this guy's secret ingredient is road kill!”

    After a chuckle as hearty as his chili, Shelby County’s Judge Executive excused himself to turn his attention to a question posed by a diner.

  • What we think: Senator Tapp's bill is not a good idea

    State Senator Gary Tapp is coming under a lot of fire these days from columnists, letter writers and even editorial cartoonists around the state for his proposed Senate Bill 68, which would place tight restrictions on the types of individuals who could adopt children or become foster parents. We agree with those who oppose this bill.

    A law that limits by arbitrary definition the pool of individuals willing to step forward and volunteer to help the save the life of an innocent child is not well-conceived or even necessary.

  • Burglary on the rise in Shelby


     Residents should be extra vigilant when it comes to home security because detectives think "serial burglars" are at work throughout the county.

    The Shelby County Sheriff's Office wants to put the word out that people should be aware that residential burglaries have increased significantly over the past few months.

    Detective Jason Rice said that although the crimes have not occurred in any part of the county, but Finchville, the Aiken Road area and Waddy have seen more home burglaries than any other area.

  • Spencer is no pushover

    On Jan. 5 it came down to 3 seconds and one point.

    So when the Lady Rockets (9-16) and Spencer County (13-11) tip off tonight at 6 in the first round of the Girls’ 30th District Tournament at Anderson County, you can expect another close, hard fought game.

    “This is the best Spencer County team I’ve seen,” SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. “They have all the tools necessary to do well in the postseason.”

  • Rockets slip past St. X

    Shelby County's Donovan Johnson drove hard to the rim with 6.8 seconds left in the game. After his shot bounced around the rim and fell, the Rocket gymnasium erupted. Johnson then nailed the free throw, putting Shelby ahead of St. Xavier 43-41 Friday.

    But the Rockets still had to hold on and watch a St. X 3-pointer bounce off the rim as time expired. The win moved the Rockets to 14-14, and secured a six-game win streak to carry into the playoffs, which start next week at Anderson County.