Today's News

  • EARLIER: Schools closed on Friday


  • Fiscal Court handles first business of new year

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night and approved the following items of business for the county:

    • Second reading of an ordinance relating to the placement of satellite dishes

    • First reading of an ordinance relating to the following budget amendments: repayment from governtment agency of $4,850; and an insurance reimbursement of $17,978 to go in general fund

    • First reading of a zone change for 68 acres on Zaring Mill Road at Kentucky Street from AG to F-C

  • Turnovers plague Rockets again

    Trailing by two at the start of the fourth quarter, the SCHS boys' basketball team turned the game over to Trinity, falling 70-48 Saturday.

    Seven straight Rocket turnovers turned a 39-37 Trinity lead into a 51-37 lead with 4:55 to play.

    The Shamrocks then pushed the lead out to as much as 24 before both teams emptied their benches.

    The Rockets were coming off a come-from-behind win against Daviess County on Friday, but Shelby didn't seem to have that fourth quarter magic on Saturday.

  • Longtime veterinarian Coots retiring at year's end

    When veterinarian James Coots first started pulling calves in the county, his fee to the farmer would run $9 or $10 assuming there were no complications.

    That was in 1968.

    Now, after more than 40 years in practice, Coots is retiring. His last day at Shelby Veterinary Clinic will be Dec. 31.

    Coots, who specializes in large-animal practice, said the time has come to slow down.

    "In large-animal practice you have to get out of the way sometimes," Coots said. "And I don't get out of the way as fast as I used to."

  • Lady Rockets all about the backcourt

    The Shelby County girls' basketball team doesn't have that one star that it has had in the past.

    However, a host of talented and under-the-radar guards will lead the Lady Rockets, starting with Haleigh LeCompte. The senior wing is the team's top returning scorer, after averaging 10.3 per game last year.

    "She's a shooter, but she gets to the basket well," SCHS Coach Sally Zimmerman said. "She's going to lead us in scoring, and we expect that, but after her it's going to be a balanced attack.

  • Why wreck a good thing

    When the Shelby County boys’ basketball team takes the court against Anderson County Saturday night, how many will be there to notice it?

    I’ve talked to a lot of people that don’t even realize that the game is being played Saturday.

    Usually the gym is packed, hot, and you can’t find a seat.

    The girls’ game kicks things off, and the heat, both literally and in conjunction with the student sections and rivalry, boils over into and through the boys’ game.

  • Lexington woman killed in crash on I-64

    A  Lexington woman was killed in an accident on 1-64 eastbound just inside the Shelby County line Monday morning.

    Natasha Lewis, 24, was killed when she was ejected through the back window of a vehicle driven by Ieshia Ford, 19, also of Lexington, at 8:49 a.m.

    Kentucky State Police said Ford apparently lost control of her 1989 Chevrolet, over-corrected, clipped another vehicle, and overturned a couple of times before coming to rest on an embankment after striking a group of trees.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Jan. 14, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    No Operator's License

    Margarito Gonsalez-Mendoz, 21, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 9 at 4th and Main streets and charged with no operator's license.

    Henry Tillis, 22, of Shelbyville, was arrested Jan. 9 on Old Finchville Road and charged with no operator's license and reckless driving.

    Juan Doe of Shelbyville was arrested Jan. 7 on Main Street and charged with no operator's license.


  • Maybe now we can feel better about our society


    There are many of us who did not think we ever would see what happened Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    Whether we are 80 or even 8, many of us did not think we would see anyone but a white man – maybe, in a far-off dream, a woman – serve as President of the United States.

    You may be heartened, energized or disgusted by the fact that Barack Obama is our president today, but the reality is there and may be faced with the awe that comes along with simply stating that fact.

  • Close is starting to slow Rockets

    If this were the Rockets' horseshoe team, a state championship no doubt would be on the horizon.

    Unfortunately, close doesn't count in basketball.

    At 7-13 on the season, the Rockets have had some bad luck, some bad breaks and, honestly, some bad decisions.

    Oh so close, oh so many times. The Rockets have lost 10 games by fewer than 10 points, and nine of those by fewer than 5. And only one time did they win a game by five points or fewer.