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Today's News

  • 'Ride and Drive' to benefit Relay for Life

    Motorcyclists and car drivers are invited to take a tour of the county - and a historic home - for a good cause.

    The second annual Ride and Drive to benefit Relay for Life will start out at Shelby County High School on Friday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Riders pay $10 to enter.

    The ride will head down Zaring Mill Road where drivers will stop for a tour of historic Undulata. From there, riders will head west, tour the Simpsonville area and end back at the high school, where the Relay for Life will be in progress. The event is expected to take about two hours.

  • Lady Rockets split extra-inning games

    The Shelby County softball team traveled to Anderson County on Monday for the fourth meeting between the two teams.

    Anderson came out on top in this one 2-1 in eight innings, but SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said it doesn't mean much for the upcoming postseason tournaments.

    "I doesn't take anything away from us," she said. "I think they needed this win more than we did, and hopefully it will give them a false sense of security. But really, I don't think it has much bearing on the district or regional tournaments."

  • Crestview goes green

    Crestview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Shelbyville has joined the ranks of those who have decided to start recycling with its "Go Green" kickoff last Friday.

    The center held a small reception Friday, attended by city officials, to celebrate its decision to begin recycling. Suanne Brooks-Doyle, administration and marketing director for Crestview, said the staff and residents wanted to begin recycling "to make a difference in the environment and in the community."

  • Volunteer of the year

    Over a year ago when Christy Meredith learned that many children at Southside Elementary School went home on the weekend to a house without food, she felt a strong urge to help them somehow.

    Over the past year, Meredith's compassion for local children has led her to organize and lead a community outreach that now provides food for over 170 local students.

  • Rockets top Dragons 4-1

    The Shelby County baseball team moved to 14-9 on the season with a 4-1 win over visiting South Oldham Thursday behind a strong start from Coty Minnis.

  • KCHA may find new home in Shelby

    The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association could return to Shelby County by late summer.

    KCHA held numerous events at the Shelby County Fairgrounds last year, but was unable to reach an agreement with the fairgrounds to continue using the space in 2008.

    "We like the location and everything, but we just weren't able to reach an agreement," said Henry Taylor, president of KCHA. "But we're going to hopefully be moving back to Shelby County."

  • About 150 to attend STLP state competition

    The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6-7, at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena. The championship event is open to the public from 1- 8 p.m. May 6.

  • Propane tanks could be used in meth production

    As spring blossoms into summer, more and more people will be grilling out, and they should be aware that propane gas tanks are sometimes used in methamphetamine production, police say.

  • Short-handed Rockets run well at Eastern

    The Shelby County boys' track team competed in the Eastern Relays meet at Eastern High School over the weekend.

    SCHS head coach Jerry Lucas said his boys ran well, despite missing several runners due to the SCHS prom Saturday night.

    "It was a tough meet with great competition," he said. "We had several that had prom (Saturday) so we had to shift some people around in some events, but we got to run in the majority of the races."

  • Preventing a tragedy - FAC offers water rescue for infants

    Susan Groves brought her sons Vaughn, 5, and Gentry, 2, to the indoor pool at Clear Creek Family Activity Center Monday evening to begin their second week of lessons offered by Infant Swimming Resource (ISR). As she watched Gentry calmly float in the pool, she said she was amazed by how comfortable he had become in the water in just a week's time.

    "Brilliant," she said. "Every parent should do this."