Today's News

  • New business spotlight: New doc in town

    We are: Future Hope Pediatrics

    Owned by: Dr. Laura White. White has her medical degree from the University of Louisville and did pediatrics residency at Kosair Children's Hospital. She worked in Shelby County for one year before spending the last 10 years working with a pediatrics group in Louisville. She and her family live in Waddy.

    "We know the need is out here," White said. "When they can't build enough schools to keep up with the kids, that's good news for pediatricians."

  • Heritage to get parking project

    A five-year traffic headache will soon come to an end for parents and teachers at Heritage Elementary School.

    On March 20, the Shelby County Board of Education unanimously approved a construction plan that would give the school more parking and ensure that parents who are dropping off their children do not have to wait in line on U.S. 60 to get on to the school's campus.

    Principal Cindy Adkins was jubilant after the board made the decision.

    "I am so thrilled," she said. "It is just so needed"

  • Public decency shouldn't be taken for granted

    Social skills are important. One social skill that most people over the age of four have mastered is keeping their clothes on in public. Unfortunately, state lawmakers seem to be struggling with this idea. It's not that legislators have been convening in Frankfort in the buff, but they've got nothing to hide behind when it comes to passing a statewide public decency law.

  • March Madness or Jesus Madness?

    It's tournament time again and everyone is excited about their team. College basketball is a big favorite everywhere in this country, but I think most of all here in Kentucky. So as you know the team that gets a great run, makes no mistakes, and really wants it bad enough will receive the ultimate prize at the end, The National Championship.

  • Fire destroys home near Simpsonville

    A fire that may have started in a chimney destroyed a home at 573 Henry Smith Road near Simpsonville Tuesday. A tenant, Jessica Barnett, was home at the time the fire started, but she was not injured.

    Firefighters from Simpsonville, Shelby County and Eastwood fire departments fought the blaze. The fire was in the walls of the building when firefighters arrived on the scene just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, Simpsonville Fire Chief Walter Jones said.

  • Preliminary tests point to staph bacteria at Claudia Sanders

    The North Central Health District reported that preliminary tests indicate a common staph bacteria may have resulted in the 115 reported cases of illness from individuals who had eaten at Claudia Sanders restaurant Easter Sunday.

    The district stressed the findings were not definitive. Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria commonly found on food and on the human body, was found in some samples provided by victims but not from all, the district said.

  • Rockets continue routs

    The SCHS baseball team moved to 2-0 on the season Wednesday with a 10-0, five-inning win over Atherton.

    Through two games this season the Rockets have yet to give up a run, and they've won by a combined scored of 30-0.

    "I don't care who you're playing, starting out with two straight shutouts is impressive," SCHS head coach Bart Roettger said. "It doesn't matter if it's T-ball or little league, you're playing well if you've got two straight shutouts."

    Roettger said those two wins to open the season mean a lot up and down the roster.

  • Woman sentenced in poisoning case

    A babysitter who was accused of trying to poison the family she was caring for was sentenced to a four-year sentence with five years diversion last week.

  • Lady Rockets fall at Scott County

    The Shelby County softball team fell 5-3 to a quick-starting Scott County squad Wednesday.

    The Lady Rockets got on the board first when Jessica Williams ripped a solo homerun in the top of the first, her second this season.

    But Scott County answered with two runs in the bottom of the first and added two more in the second. The Lady Cardinals tacked on an insurance run in the sixth.

  • School menus - March 31-April 4

    Spring break, last day of classes: Friday, April 4 - Classes resume: Monday, April 14

    Monday -- Sausage or ham slice, egg patty, hash brown stick w/ketchup, baked apples, jelly, biscuit w/margarine, apples, milk

    B = Cinnamon French toast or uncrustable

    Tuesday --

    Pork BBQ on bun or pizza strip, corn, green beans, apple, mandarin oranges or pears, milk (Painted Stone has Little Caesar's pizza)