Today's News

  • It's official: Bypass to open today

     The Shelbyville Bypass, nearly 4.5 years under construction, will get its long-awaited and much-delayed debut on Wednesday, when the road opens to its first legal driver.

    There is one caveat: Traffic signals have to be checked to ensure they are functional.

    But Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Andrea Clifford said there is a 'ninety percent chance" the roadway will open.

  • WICHE: Plant garlic now for 2011 summer harvest

    For most of us, garlic has become a cooking staple. You can give anything flavor by adding a little garlic to the recipe, and you can grow it yourself if you have a little space in the back yard.

    For centuries garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Colonels down Rockets

    BUCKNER -- After losing most of her 2009 region semifinalist team to graduation and to the new cross-town school, Shelby County volleyball coach Felicia Pace kept her goals simple this season.

    “Our season goal was to make it to the regional tournament, so I have to say I am proud of that,” Pace said. “We reached our first goal.”

    The Rockets’ season ended Tuesday evening when they lost to host, and 18th-ranked, Oldham County, 25-7, 25-17, in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament.

  • Oldham at SCHS: Rockets hope to build on momentum

    As he walked off the field at Southern High School, just few minutes after his team’s first victory of the season, the mind of Shelby County football coach Todd Shipley was already in motion.

    “This gives us a shot of adrenaline for next week,” he said.

    “Next week” is now tonight for Shipley and his Rockets (1-8), who host Oldham County (5-4) at 7:30 p.m.

  • Karas first, Webb second at DeSales invite

    Collins’ Caterina Karas and Shelby County’s Taylor Webb finished 1-2 Saturday at the 18th annual DeSales Invitational at McNeely Lake Park in Louisville.

    Karas, the Titans' junior who sat out last week’s meet, won the 5,000-meter race in 18 minutes, 49 seconds.

    “Caterina Karas ran what I thought was her best race of the year,” Collins Coach Stephen Drawbaugh said. “She did not have anyone to push her but she still ran a fast time.”

  • What would happen if no one followed the rules on Halloween?

    There is a perfect costume for this Halloween, and it has nothing to do with politics, movies or the sprite-of-the-moment spiffery.

    This Sunday, simply slip into a pair of striped pajamas – broad, horizontal, black-and-white stripes, preferably – and go ring a doorbell for trick or treat.

    You not only will be dressing the part of a Scofflaw, but you will be playing it, too.

  • Oldham 35, SCHS 19: Colonels end Rockets' season

    In many ways Friday night was a microcosm of the season for the Shelby County High School football team.


    There were some highs and some lows, but more of the latter and not enough of the former in Oldham County’s 35-19 victory over the Rockets at Robert Doyle Stadium.


    Colonel Brett Leary rushed for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the first half, and Shelby County committed five turnovers in its season finale and on Senior Night.


  • Breaking NewsHornback wins state Senate seat

    Republican Paul Hornback stormed to an early lead in the race for the 20th District State Senate seat and routed Democrat David Eaton to win the 20th District state Senate seat.

    Hornback received 59.4 percent of the vote in Shelby, nearly two-thirds in Spencer and about 55 percent in Bullitt County, which has more registered voters that both other counties in the district.

  • Regional volleyball: Dragons down Titans in two

    BUCKNER -- The Collins High School volleyball team got the match-up it wanted in the Eighth Region Tournament.

    Just not the result.

  • Barn, farm machinery destroyed in fire

    The Shelby County Fire Department is still looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a barn and some farm machinery in the Eminence Pike area early Thursday morning.

    Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said his department received a call from Eddie Mathis shortly before 4:30 a.m. that one of his barns at his property on Mathis Lane was on fire.

    Firefighters were unable to save the structure, which also destroyed two tractors, he said.