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Today's News

  • Lady Rockets fall 4-0 in title game - Anderson's hot first inning takes title

    The Lady Rocket softball played Anderson County for the sixth time, with the final one Thursday in the 8th Region championship game. The Lady Rockets got two during the regular season, but Anderson completed the postseason sweep with a 4-0 win to claim the 8th Region Championship, just a week after topping the Lady Rockets 1-0 in the 30th District title game.

    The Lady Bearcats got all the work done early, putting up four runs on five straight hits in the first inning.

  • The check is in the mail - Stimulus payments arriving locally

    Over the next seven weeks, thousands of federal checks will be delivered locally that are expected to bring millions of dollars into the community.

    Suzette Boesing, officer-in-charge at the Simpsonville post office, said the first of the federal economic stimulus package checks started being delivered locally two weeks ago.

  • Seniors rake in over $100k

    Going into the senior awards ceremony on Tuesday night, Kelly Hill thought she had little to no chance of winning a $20,000 college scholarship.

    Each year at ceremony, the winner of the year's Pflughaupt scholarship is announced. Hill, along with five other Shelby County High School seniors, was a finalist for the scholarship. Much to Hill's surprise and delight, she was named the winner of the scholarship. Hill, who plans to attend Miami (Ohio) University next year, will receive $5,000 a year for her college education.

  • Thanks for support

    We would like to thank all of the parents, friends and sponsors who made the Mystery Dinner Theatre held on April 18 and April 19 such a success.

    The night would not have been possible without the help and support of everyone involved.

    Kentucky Junior Historical Society,

    East Middle School

  • Movies with a message - Local filmmaker tells positive stories

    It's not everyday that a movie is filmed in Shelby County. In fact, a major studio has yet to release a film made here.

    This is something that Jefferson Moore hopes to change.

    Moore, a Finchville resident, has been working on his latest movie for the last 10 months. It is his hope that the film will inspire audiences across the nation.

    The movie is entitled "Clancy," and it tells the story of how an abused runaway helps change the life a homeless Gulf War veteran.

  • County says no to Sunday alcohol sales

    Once again, the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in the county has been tapped out.

    The ordinance, which would have allowed liquor to be sold by the glass in county establishments on Sunday, did not pass a second reading on Tuesday at the meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court.

    Magistrates were split on the issue, with the vote 3-3. There are seven magistrates, but Allen Ruble recused himself from the vote on the grounds that he was strongly opposed to alcohol consumption.

  • Skate or die trying

    Pain is an unavoidable part of life. And now that Shelbyville has a skate park, that part of life has become a whole lot harder to avoid for the more than 100 local kids who can now commonly be seen there launching themselves into the air.

    If you haven't been by the skate park next to Daniel Field you should stop and check it out. It's pretty awesome. The park is a young daredevil's dream - full of obstacles, rails and ramps that seem to make gravity a bit less binding.

  • Small SCHS state team has lots of promise - Eden a favorite in 3,200-meter

    The SCHS boys' track team will compete in just four events at the class 3A state meet today and Saturday at the University of Louisville, but they are loaded with potential.

    The team has entries in two running events -- the 3,200-meter and the 4x800 relay -- and two field events -- the shot put and discus -- but head coach Jerry Lucas said he likes his team's chances in their events.

    "In all four events that we're entered in we have a shot to do well, and that's exciting," he said. "I think we're going to be right in the thick of it with all four."

  • Teachers request more money

    After receiving only the minimum yearly salary increase for next year, local public school teachers are asking for a raise.

    A representative from the Shelby County Educators Association made an appeal to the Shelby County Board of Education last Thursday night to give local teachers more than the state-mandated 1 percent salary increase.

  • Lady Rockets rally into regional semis

    It took a few innings, but the Lady Rockets finally got things rolling in the 8th Region Softball Tournament at Oldham County Monday.

    The Shelby County girls fell behind early, and needed all seven innings before finally taking the lead in the seventh on the way to an 8-5 first-win over Henry County.

    The Lady Rockets got behind 4-0 after two innings, but started chipping away with two runs in the fourth and one more in the fifth and sixth innings. But Henry County still held a 5-4 lead going into the seventh. That's when the Lady Rockets finally opened up.