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Today's News

  • EARLIER: First ice, then snow pound county

    The winter storm that bore into Kentucky from the North and West pounded Shelby County mercilessly Tuesday and early Wednesday.

  • Readers offer their scenes from the winter storm
  • Bullitt East rolls past Lady Rockets

    As the first half wound down, the Lady Rockets looked to be in good shape Tuesday.

    But after the break, the Shelby (7-10) girls broke down, falling, 63-43, to Bullitt East (16-4).

  • Sharing inauguration history

    Simpsonville Elementary students and many of their parents packed into the school’s dimly lit gym Tuesday to watch history unfold.

    There were spatters of applause throughout the inauguration ceremony, but none greater than when Barack Obama was pronounced the 44th President of the United States.

  • ‘Simpsonville Slaughter’ memorial ceremony set for Sunday

    A ceremony will be held Sunday to remember the "Simpsonville Slaughter" of 1865, when a group from the Colored Calvary were brutally slain near the spot just west of Simpsonville, where the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center now stands.

  • Road employees earn new certifications

    Shelby County Judge Executive Rob Rothenburger announced recently that seven county road department employees have been recognized by the University of Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet upon their completion of the Roads Scholar and Master Scholar Training Program.

    This voluntary training series provides local and state government employees with information on properly maintaining local streets and roads.

  • Rockets come up short again

    The Shelby County Rockets just can't get over the hump.

    Shelby (7-11) rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit and had a chance to win the game late, but came up short again in a 62-60 loss at Grant County (13-6) Tuesday.

    The Braves were the eighth team this season to beat the Rockets by five points or fewer.

  • Simon Kenton rolls past Lady Rockets

    A hot Simon Kenton start buried the Lady Rockets in the first quarter Saturday, and the Shelby girls’ couldn’t dig out, losing, 73-57.

    The host Pioneers (13-4) raced out to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Rockets (7-9) finally put a dent in the lead in the fourth quarter. Trailing 55-36, Shelby outscored Simon Kenton, 21-13, in the fourth quarter.

  • The Inauguration: ‘I was there’

    Like most Americans, I watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office via TV screen.

    But instead of sitting on a sofa or standing around with co-workers in the break room, I stood shivering, shoulder to shoulder with a throng of total strangers just seven blocks away from where Obama placed his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and became the first African-American President of the United States of America.

  • GRA-KAT's co-owner gets prestigious award

    Shelby's own GRA-KAT Environmental Services have been doing landscape, excavation and erosion contracting work since 1978.

    The company has worked some major land-management projects in the county, including the demolition on Shelby Manor Nursing Home and the development of sidewalks at the Court House and on Rocket Lane. It also provides environmental inspections and universal waste recycling.