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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local woman missing since Sunday

    A Shelby County woman is still missing after a massive search has turned up no traces of her.

    Maj. Danny Goodwin with the Shelbyville Police Department, which is heading up the search, said Tuesday just before the newspaper went to press that police have "no clue" of the whereabouts of Maxine Ethington.

    "We have scoured every square inch of this county that I'm aware of, and we have absolutely no leads," he said.

  • Open arms

    Sixty seven.

    That's how many children have been cared for under Sue Newton's roof since 1996.

    It was 12 years ago when working in a school cafeteria that Sue Newton encountered a little girl who was a foster child. Newton said something drew her to the girl, and it was then that she realized she had work outside of the cafeteria to tend to.

  • Spare a buck?

    County firefighters are getting ready to begin collecting for the annual Crusade for Children fundraiser.

    Shelby County Firechief Bobby Cowherd said he hopes the event will take in as much as last year's total of $186,791. The Crusade, which was begun in 1954, is an annual telethon broadcast by WHAS-TV and WHAS-AM in Louisville. The telethon benefits a wide range of childrens' charities throughout Kentucky and southern Indiana.

  • Triple S to decide conditions for arena

    With Michael McIntosh's cutting horse arena plans approved, it appears the Kentucky Cutting Horse Association is likely to return to Shelby County. But the conditions for the permit will be decided at the Triple S Board of Adjustments and Appeals meeting on May 29.

    At its April 24 meeting, the board gave approval to Michael and Kelly McIntosh to move forward with plans for constructing a cutting horse arena on their farm, Rocky Fork Feeders, off of Dover Road. The arena would be offered as a venue capable of holding KCHA events.

  • To remember

    The rain held off for those who gathered at Grove Hill Cemetery Monday to pay tribute to the nation's and the county's war dead.

    Col. Roger Green, local VFW commander, who organized the event, noted the appropriateness of the cemetery as a site for the ceremony.

    "Every section of this cemetery has a veteran in it," Green said.

    The featured speaker was Col. Ron Turner with the Army National Guard, who praised America's war on terrorism.

  • Henry County trips up Rockets in region opener

    The SCHS baseball lost its bid for a third straight 8th Region crown Monday when host Henry County upset the Rockets in the opening round of the region tournament.

    Shelby County jumped out to a 4-0 lead when Clay Minor and John Hunter picked up RBIs in the first inning, and Hunter and Daniel Davenport picked up RBIs in the second. The four-run outburst knocked Henry County's starting pitcher from the game.