Today's News

  • A Christmas wish that someone other than Santa must deliver

     'Twas the night before Christmas.

  • Rockets slip past Woodford in OT

    On a night when Shelby County honored it's two past Mr. Basketball winners, the Rockets and Lady Rockets could have used some of that scoring flash that Mike Casey and Terry Davis used to provide.

    The Rockets needed four extra minutes but topped a scrappy Woodford County squad, 64-61, snapping a four-game losing streak.

    The Lady Rockets held off the Lady Yellowjackets, 56-53, after being tied at 46 with 3:30 to play, snapping a two-game slide of their own.

  • A most special Christmas gift

    We’d never spent a Christmas season more than six inches apart from at least one member of our immediate family – until last year.

    We find ourselves nearly 8,000 miles away – literally on the other side of the world. We sit not by a decorated tree but in a chilly, dimly lit and officious conference room.

  • EARLIER: Shelby pounded by historic storm


    The beauty of a winter storm turned into a beast for Shelby Countians.

    They awoke this morning to their fourth day of dealing with a blanket of ice and snow now frozen very solid by single-digit temperatures that were predicted to register overnight.

    The state's most historic winter storm blew through the county from Monday night until midday Wednesday and coated homes, cars and streets with snow and ice that will linger for several days.

  • KSP: Arrests, deaths both increased in 2008

    The Kentucky State Police's Post 12 in Frankfort conducted more than 30 percent more arrests in 2008, based on statistics released this week for criminal investigations, arrests, collisions, fatalities, traffic enforcement and calls for service.

    In 2008, Post 12 troopers and detectives responded to 10,890 calls for service, up by just more than 1 percent from 2007, but criminal investigations increased by about 13 percent (to 866), leading to the explosion in arrests.

  • Reese takes over as ag agent

    Brett Reese is getting back to his roots – not his plant roots but his farm roots.

    Reese grew up on a farm in Scott County and his father was the Extension agent for agriculture there. Now Reese, who hired on as Shelby County's horticulture agent in 2005, is the ag agent here.

  • Lady Rockets open season with win

    It wasn't pretty, but Shelby County's girls basketball team won its season opener Monday against Carroll County.

    Leading by one, 33-32, going into the fourth quarter, the SCHS girls held Carroll County to just two points to win going away, 44-34.

  • Eden takes second at state meet

    Shelby County runners had a strong individual showing in the State Cross Country Meet Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Stacey Eden led finished second overall in the boys’ race to lead the Rockets’ to a seventh-place team finish, and Shelby’s Caterina Karas finished sixth in the girls’ race.

    Both Eden and Karas agreed that the cold, rainy weather didn’t help anyone, but it wasn’t much of a factor in the race.

  • Promises, promises

    New Year's Day is sort of like a Monday.

    A new year has many things in common with a new week. People vow they won't overeat, they will exercise, they will quit smoking, and so on.

    But now we’re a week into the new year. Have you kept your resolutions? Can you expect them to be kept for the rest of the year?

  • New life for an old machine

    You would expect that a piece of farm machinery that had been sitting in a barn unused for more than 30 years would be long ossified into a nearly worthless piece of junk metal.

    But a couple of local farmers this summer brought back to life an old combine that was headed for the scrap heap.