Today's News

  • EARLIER: Rockets take title, prep for Anderson Saturday

    The SCHS boys’ basketball team held off an pesky Russell County squad, 45-35, Wednesday for the American Founders Bank Rocket Invitational title.

    Shelby County (9-3) used a 15-0 run at the end of the first half to take a 22-17 lead, and then held on for the victory. The loss was Russell County's (10-1) first this year.

    The Rockets can now turn their attention to rival and defending 30th District and 8th Region champs Anderson County. The Bearcats (8-2) will visit Shelby County Saturday with the JV game at 6:30 p.m. and the varsity at 8 p.m.

  • Shelby's victory over Spencer a work-in-progress

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  • Rockets' defense wins it on slow offensive night

    Boomer Beckley's layup with 44 seconds remaining in the game helped Shelby County defeat Anderson County, 32-30, at home Friday night.

    "I'm real pleased with the fact that we were able to win the game because we really had to grind it out in the half-court," Rockets Coach Mike Clark said. "Boomer made a tremendous play, and it forced them to have to play offensively."

  • School board, new National Board teachers to be recognized

    In honor of National School Board Recognition Month, members of the Shelby County Board of Education will be recognized at a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

    “I hope the community realizes that our board members don’t just serve this community when they attend meetings,” Superintendent James Neihof said. “They support various academic and athletic events, offering countless hours most of the general public never sees.”

  • Offense, rebounding struggles lead to Shelby's 64-54 loss to Eastern

    FAIRDALE -- Shelby  County saw its chances at a comeback Saturday night slip away early in the fourth quarter Friday night, as first-half pitfalls resurfaced in the form of haphazard offense and sluggish rebounding, and the Rockets fell to Eastern, 64-54, in the quarterfinals of King of the Bluegrass Tournament.

    Down by as many as 18 to Eastern in the first half, the Rockets closed the gap to 47-41 going into the fourth.

  • EARLIER: Make sure water pipes are ready for winter

    Old Man Winter has finally settled in, with temperatures predicted to fall into the single digits this weekend and the forecast of significant snow on Thursday.

    That means, it's time to take a few minutes to make sure your house is ready.

    Every year about a quarter of a million people report having at least one room with frozen pipes.

    Tom Doyle, manager of the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission, wants to remind people that frozen pipes can be easy to avoid.

  • Shelby woman leaves baby in car while shopping

    Jeffersontown Police have charged a Shelbyville woman with leaving her 9-month-old son in her minivan while she went shopping.

    The incident happened at Lowe's on Hurstbourne Parkway around 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures were below freezing.

    Erica Robison, 26, of Bald Mountain Circle was cited for second-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

    She told police she left the child in the car while she was shopping because the infant was sleeping.

  • One killed, one injured in separate but related crashes

    A Finchville man was killed Saturday night when he ran off the road and hit a tree head-on. After that accident, an elderly man was injured when he struck the first vehicle, which had spun back out in the road after hitting the tree.A report from Kentucky State Police said that Dennis C. Murphy, Jr., 28, died from injuries he sustained when he was ejected from his 2001 pickup truck. The report said that Calvin A.

  • Shelby man indicted for murder

    A Shelby County man has been indicted on murder charges in connection with a stabbing death at Lynne Acres in October.

    Melvin Hawkins, 35, of 102 Lynne Acres, was arrested Oct. 30 at his apartment complex and charged with stabbing Rickey Wright in the chest.

  • Kitchen cabinets stolen

    When homeowners at a residence on Tealwood Drive found out that their new house had been broken into, they discovered that the kitchen sink was still there – but not the kitchen cabinets.

    Shelbyville Police Chief Robert Schutte said that Tuesday night, officers saw a suspicious sight – a man traveling westbound on Interstate 64 at the 34-mile marker with a large number of boxes.