Today's News

  • Shelby County farmers rode ups and downs of the ag economy in '08

    While the general economy went into a tailspin in 2008, the nation's and the county's agriculture sector rode a roller coaster. Commodity prices hit delirious highs and gut wrenching lows -- sometimes within the span of a few months.

    While some farmers enjoyed record setting prices in 2008 -- at least for a few months -- all farmers had to endure higher input costs, especially of fuel and nitrogen fertilizer. Diesel fuel topped $5 a gallon for a period of a few months in late summer.

  • Ready for next year

    The SCHS football team was already young when this season started, then the Rockets lost several players early on to injuries.

    Most of those players returned by the end of year, but Shelby County never recovered from the loss of quarterback Branden Cresap for the season and several others for key games.

    However, despite finishing this year with a 1-10 record, the staff and players are already preparing for next season.

  • The case of Benjamin Button is curious, and thoroughly absorbing

    Since its release on Christmas day, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has made a serious case for some awards.

    Spawning from the 1920s short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, this fantasy-drama takes movie magic and makeup a long way. Brad Pitt takes many forms as Benjamin Button, a man who is born in his 80s and ages backwards.

    The story is unique, the performances engaging, and the sets look like they were dumped straight from a time machine.

  • SCHS girls finish 2nd at Meet of Champions

    Finally approaching healthy, the SCHS girls' cross-country team got a chance to show what they could do on Saturday.

    With seven of the team's top-10 runners getting their first chance to run together, the Lady Rockets took second place in the Class 3A Meet of Champions at Masterson Park.

    The boys' squad rested most of itsr top runners to begin training for the regional and state meets but still managed a 10th-place finish in the 16-team Class 3A field.


  • Puss Greenwell Youth football playoffs

    Puss Greenwell Youth football league playoff results.

    Peewee tackle

    Consolation game

    Commonwealth Bank 12

    Kyle Signs 6


    State Farm 32

    Sports Legends 0

    Junior tackle

    Consolation game

    Max Performance 28

    Citizens Union Bank 16


    American Founders Bank 32

    Tracey’s 0

    Senior tackle

  • Wiley makes it official

    Shelby County golfer Candice Wiley made her commitment official on Friday, signing her letter-of-intent to play golf for the University of Louisville next year.

    “U of L was an instant fit,” she said. “It’s a top academic school, a great team, and I knew from the start that I wanted to be a part of a fast-growing U of L women’s golf team.”

    Wiley has been a major player on the state scene for a long time.

  • Eden, Rockets in the running for a title

    The KHSAA State Cross Country Meet will begin with Class A races at 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday morning.

    Shelby County will run in the Class 3A races, with the boys starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. and the girls ending the day of races at 2:15 p.m.

    A quick look at the 3A races


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  • Oldham too much for Shelby

    Shelby County got down early and couldn't recover in a 3-0 loss to Oldham County in the 8th Region Championship at Oldham County on Wednesday.

    Oldham's Jacob Kemper took a pass from Shawn Parker and lofted a shot over SCHS keeper David Breen and into the side net for a 1-0 lead less than 40 seconds into the first half, forcing the Rockets to play from behind all night.

    "We just weren't sharp coming out of the gate," SCHS Coach B.J. Andriot said. "You can't give him [Kemper] a look from anywhere, because he'll take it."

  • 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 at 7 o'clock.

  • Karas raising the bar

    SCHS cross-country coach Slone Barnett said she knew freshman Caterina Karas was pretty good.

    Barnett had watched her in practice, and Karas' old coach had called before the season, telling her a little about the Rockets' new runner. But Barnett said she had no idea what she really had until the first race.