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Today's News

  • Rocket baseball opens season with bang

    The SCHS baseball team needed just 10 hits to pick up 20 runs in a 20-0 five-inning rout of visiting Eminence in the season opener Monday.

    One reason the Rockets were able to put up so many runs was because of the Warriors' pitching woes. The Rockets got free bases nine times after being hit by pitches, and four of those runners came into score. Shelby County also earned three walks in the game.

  • Miller named Republican chair

    The Shelby County Republican Party came under new leadership recently when a local caucus elected a man who has been a Republican for only eight years as their chair.

    Steve Miller said after a week and a half as the party's chairman he is enjoying the job and the opportunity to serve Shelby County.

    Miller, 58, won the county caucus on March 15 and replaces Charles Bates as head of the party.

    He said his major focus as chair will be working to keep good candidates in office and having a good relationship with the local representatives.

  • Rockets fall one game shy of finals

    Playing in their third game at Rupp Arena in as many days, the Shelby County Rockets fell shy of making the state finals, losing to the Mason County Royals in a semifinals matchup Saturday, 60-50, in the 2008 National City/KHSAA Boys' Sweet 16 tournament.

    Against a favored Mason County team, the Rockets stayed close throughout the contest, holding the lead for most of the first quarter. Down only 22-19 at the half, the Rockets stayed right on the heels of the Royals until the final minute of the game.

  • Woman killed in I-64 wreck

    A Simpsonville woman was killed Sunday morning after she hit another car head-on while traveling in the wrong direction on I-64.

    According to a sheriff's deputy's report, Helen Hulett, 83, was traveling east in the westbound lane of I-64 near the Simpsonville exit at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Her 1996 Ford Contour struck head-on a 2000 Buick driven by William Martin, 59, of Franklin, Ind. between mile markers 29 and 30. Hulett sustained multiple injuries, according to the report, and was flown by Life Net to University of Louisville Hospital. She died there about five hours later.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    March 27 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    April 7 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

  • Picture me healthy

    A group of students from Shelby County High School will gain a bit of celebrity status in coming weeks because of their involvement in a health an wellness poster campaign.

    The posters, which will be placed in each of the 10 schools in the district, feature students promoting healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle habits and practices.

    From drinking milk and eating fruits and vegetables to getting physical exercise and having proper hygiene, the posters show students participating in a wide variety of healthy habits.

  • Earth Day '08

    There was farm equipment operating on Red Orchard Farm again Monday morning. But the workers were setting not tobacco but 5,000 native Kentucky trees.

    "We put them out in rows to make them easier to maintain," said Ben Lyle, with the Kentucky Division of Forestry. The division is partnering with Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation to plant the seedlings.

  • Train derails near Waddy

    A Norfolk Southern train that derailed early Sunday morning may turn out to be a blessing for local farmers.

  • Health scare closes Claudia Sanders

    After 28 people reported becoming ill from food they ate at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Easter Sunday, the county health department has asked the restaurant to close until they receive back tests that identify the organism responsible for causing the illnesses.

    North Central Public Health Director Renee Blair said the department is working with the restaurant to determine what has caused the illnesses.

    "We don't have any definitive results yet," she said. "We have gone out and quarantined all the food in the refrigerator that was left over from Sunday."

  • Board criticizes then approves school plan

    After much discussion, the Shelby County Board of Education approved the design for the building that will become the district's second high school at its March 20 meeting.

    Despite several of the board members leveling heavy criticism against the plan, the design was approved by a vote of four to one. Board members took issue with the design because of the position of the building and the number of entrances and exits that the campus will initially have.