Today's News

  • Offense, rebounding struggles lead to Shelby's 64-54 loss to Eastern

    FAIRDALE -- Shelby  County saw its chances at a comeback Saturday night slip away early in the fourth quarter Friday night, as first-half pitfalls resurfaced in the form of haphazard offense and sluggish rebounding, and the Rockets fell to Eastern, 64-54, in the quarterfinals of King of the Bluegrass Tournament.

    Down by as many as 18 to Eastern in the first half, the Rockets closed the gap to 47-41 going into the fourth.

  • EARLIER: Make sure water pipes are ready for winter

    Old Man Winter has finally settled in, with temperatures predicted to fall into the single digits this weekend and the forecast of significant snow on Thursday.

    That means, it's time to take a few minutes to make sure your house is ready.

    Every year about a quarter of a million people report having at least one room with frozen pipes.

    Tom Doyle, manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission, wants to remind people that frozen pipes can be easy to avoid.

  • Shelby woman leaves baby in car while shopping

    Jeffersontown Police have charged a Shelbyville woman with leaving her 9-month-old son in her minivan while she went shopping.

    The incident happened at Lowe's on Hurstbourne Parkway around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures were below freezing.

    Erica Robison, 26, of Bald Mountain Circle was cited for second-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    She told police she left the child in the car while she was shopping because the infant was sleeping.

  • One killed, one injured in separate but related crashes

    A Finchville man was killed Saturday night when he ran off the road and hit a tree head-on. After that accident, an elderly man was injured when he struck the first vehicle, which had spun back out in the road after hitting the tree.A report from Kentucky State Police said that Dennis C. Murphy, Jr., 28, died from injuries he sustained when he was ejected from his 2001 pickup truck. The report said that Calvin A.

  • Shelby man indicted for murder

    A Shelby County man has been indicted on murder charges in connection with a stabbing death at Lynne Acres in October.

    Melvin Hawkins, 35, of 102 Lynne Acres, was arrested Oct. 30 at his apartment complex and charged with stabbing Rickey Wright in the chest.

  • Kitchen cabinets stolen

    When homeowners at a residence on Tealwood Drive found out that their new house had been broken into, they discovered that the kitchen sink was still there – but not the kitchen cabinets.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that Tuesday night, officers saw a suspicious sight – a man traveling westbound on Interstate 64 at the 34-mile marker with a large number of boxes.

  • Lady Rockets finish second in tournament

    Shelby County nearly found redemption in its rematch with Rockastle County. Rockcastle (7-2) had beaten Shelby (3-6) by 32 points in early December.

    But Rockcastle triumphed again, beating Shelby 43-38 in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational championship game Wednesday night.

    "When you beat a team by 32, it's hard to get your girls motivated," Rockcastle coach Chrysti Noble said. "[Shelby] came ready to play. I think our girls realized that after the first half."

  • EARLIER: Shelby County schools closed Friday

    Shelby County Public schools will remained closed Friday.

    Citing continued freezing temperatures overnight and a predicted 3-degree wind chill Friday morning at 6 a.m., Gary Kidwell, SCPS director of student accounting and support services, said it was a unanimous decision.

  • Shelby can't topple undefeated Anderson County

    In what characterized the Lady Rockets' first-half offense, Leeara Cardwell drove the lane, shook her defender on a bump-and-spin, then missed the open 7-footer.

    Shot after shot, wide open or forced in traffic, had the look of Cardwell's: a little backboard, a lot of rim and no net. With poor shooting and inconsistent defense, Shelby County (1-5) couldn't hang with visiting Anderson County, losing, 61-46, Friday night.

    The Lady Rockets shot 14 percent from the field in the first half and were outscored 11-2 in the second quarter.

  • EARLIER: Rockets hold off Iroquois in OT

    FAIRDALE -- Though the SCHS boys’ basketball dominated much of the game against Iroquois on Thursday afternoon, the Raiders wouldn’t go away easily.

    Iroquois (5-3) turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter spurring a 17-3 run that eventually led the Raiders to force overtime.

    But the Rockets (5-1) regained their composure, scored the first seven points in the extra period and held on for the 79-75 victory in the opening game of the King of the Bluegrass Tournament at Fairdale High School.