Today's News

  • EARLIER: Roof collapses at construction site for second time

    When and if construction resumes on one local business, the third time would be the charm.

    The roof of the building that eventually would house Family Video on Midland Trail in Shelbyville collapsed Friday night for the second time this year.

    The first time the roof collapsed in April, three construction workers were injured. This time, however, no one was present at the construction site because it was 9:30 p.m.

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  • EARLIER: Hicks making a national name

    Basketball fans around the county and state got to know Darryl Hicks last season.

    Now the upcoming freshman is working on spreading his name around the country.

    Hicks was invited to the Freshman All-American Camp at the University of Kentucky this past weekend. The camp was for the top 150 players in the class of 2013.

    While there, Hicks averaged about 18-20 points per game and made the camp’s top 20 and played in its all-star game, in which he posted 11 points and eight rebounds.

  • Colonels nip Shelby in OT

    After five ties during the regular season, including a scoreless one against Oldham County, it’s only fitting the SCHS boys soccer team would need extra time in the 16th District Tournament on Tuesday.

    But the extra session wasn’t kind to the Rockets (9-4-5, 2-1-2 in the district), who fell. 2-1. in overtime to the Colonels (8-9-2, 3-1-1) in the semifinals at South Oldham.

  • EARLIER: Hicks' move: 'What Darryl wanted'

     While Internet message boards lit up this week with rumors and comments  about Shelby County basketball player Darryl Hicks’ decision to enroll at North Oldham High School, his father and officials at North Oldham maintain that his transfer across the 8th Region is indeed legitimate.

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  • Garage heavily damaged by fire

    Fire caused heavy damage to a garage at a residence on Shelbyville Road just west of before Shelbyville early Monday afternoon.

    The home owner, Renee Simon, said she was working in the backyard when the fire broke out.

    "I just flipped on the light in there, and the ceiling light started melting," she said. "I called the fire department quick because there is a gas stove hooked up in there."

  • LeCompte grabs Athlete of the Year honor

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  • EARLIER: COMMENTARY: Hicks saga leaving many with questions

    Is Darryl Hicks going to North Oldham or not?

    There hasn’t been a topic this hot in the county since the Colonel’s secret recipe turned up.

    As an eighth-grader last season, Hicks played varsity basketball at Shelby County High School and averaged 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds as an integral part of the team.

    This summer Hicks’ profile on the national scene exploded with his work at the Freshman 150 camp at the University of Kentucky and his AAU team’s adidas Super64 national title in Las Vegas.

  • Tractor safety at the top of farmers' concerns

     Before Jeff Hardin climbs into the tractor's cab, he says he goes through precautions like a flight check.

    He inspects the power takeoff shaft and the equipment attached to it. He circles the tractor, making sure each tire is properly inflated.