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Today's News

  • 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)

  • Max Performance to partner with Louisville Fire football

    Max Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, LLC has announced a partnership with the Louisville Fire Arena Football team for the 2008 arenafootball2 season.

    The Max Performance clinic, located in Shelbyville, was created by Alice Creque. Creque is one of only seven Sports Certified Specialists in Kentucky.

    Her father and Max Performance co-owner, Ron Creque Sr., said the partnership is exciting for a county that is becoming increasingly unique because of the vast services it offers.

  • Awesome services

    What turned out to be one of the worst days of my life lead me to discover some awesome services available here in Shelby County. I would like to share this knowledge so that other people will know about this as well.

  • Alternative fuel company may locate here

    Louisville Clean Energy, a company that produces electricity, biodiesel, ethanol and natural gas - all without the use of fossil fuels - may locate in Shelby County.

    On Thursday, the company received preliminary approval for tax credits from the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Association (KIPDA). The money comes through the Kentucky Energy Independence Act, which encourages the growth of alternative fuel companies.

    Louisville Clean Energy President Bill Bivins said he expects to gain final approval from KIPDA for the funds.