Today's News

  • Kidz Biz

    Fifth graders at Clear Creek Elementary got a head start on becoming CEOs and business executives on Wednesday when they received hands-on training in economics, business strategy and financial management.

    Students in Stephanie Herndon's class took part in "Money, Markets and Moguls," a two-hour financial literacy program sponsored by the Kentucky Council on Economic Education that taught the students entrepreneurship, money choices, product and market management and the need for philanthropy.

  • Recycling on the rise; local schools pitch in

    With a 20 percent increase in recycling in the county this year, Shelby County experts say that local recycling efforts are helping protect the environment and are allowing the county to save thousands of dollars.

    Russell Thomas, Shelby County solid waste director, said the recycling center has seen a steady increase in traffic this year.

    Last year the facility recycled 232 tons of plastic, metal, glass and paper. This year the amount grew to 270 tons.

    Thomas credits the change to an increased awareness about the center and the services it provides.

  • Lady Rockets top Scott County, 63-59

    The Lady Rockets scored a big win while knocking off a perennial rival Friday.

    The girls held off Scott County -- a preseason top 10 team -- over the closing minute to grab a 63-59 road win.

    Raechele Gray led the way with 31 points to top all scorers, but it was Haleigh LeCompte's two three pointers in the final 1:40 of the game that put the Lady Rockets over the top.

  • City wants to tap into pipeline

    Shelbyville City Council endorsed a proposed pipeline Thursday that would route Louisville Water Co. lines to Frankfort, via a Shelby County extension.

    Tom Doyle, manager of the Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission, said the pipe could provide local relief in times of drought and offer alternative water supplies to the region.

    "The commission would like to see Louisville water reach Shelbyville," Doyle said. "We feel like this is a good plan to bring Louisville water through Shelby County and hopefully bring it to Frankfort."

  • Band marches new governor into office

    The Shelby County High School marching band was one of 120 bands across the state that welcomed Gov. Steve Beshear to his first day in the governor's office during the inaugural parade Tuesday morning.

    Bryan Ellis, SCHS band director, said that the band was excited to have the privilege of playing in the parade. He said that the band has been performing at a high level this year.

    "Shelby County will definitely be well represented," he said.

  • School board may act on building plans Thursday

    The Shelby County Board of Education will discuss and possibly take action on the new school construction plans at their meeting this Thursday night at Shelby County High School.

    Board members discussed a wide variety of possible timelines and building functions for planned construction on the new west campus off U.S. 60, at a work session on Monday night.

    Interim Superintendent Susan Cook said the board discussed the different plans during the session in an effort to explore all of the options before the board voted on the matter.

  • Superintendent search begins

    Applications have started to come in for the position of superintendent of the Shelby County school system.

    The Kentucky School Board Association, which is helping the district process the applications, has received five applications since the position was publicly advertised at the beginning of the month. KSBA expects to receive 15 to 20 total applications before the cutoff date on Feb. 25.

    Mike Oder, KSBA superintendent search consultant, said that he is pleased with the initial response to the position.

  • Woman injured in I-64 wreck

    A Louisville woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on I-64 that left traffic backed up for several hours.

    Lauren Walter, 19, was traveling east on I-64 near Waddy just after 2 p.m. when she apparently lost control of her vehicle and went off the road. Her 2001 Nissan ended up back in the middle of the interstate flipped on its top. According to a sheriff's report, Walter apparently crawled out of the vehicle to search for a cat that had been in the car with her.

    Walter was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • JHS breaks ground on ER expansion

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville marked the beginning of construction on the second phase of its emergency room expansion at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday. When completed, the work will double the capacity of the hospital's emergency room.

    JHS President and CEO Michael Collins and ER Director Tina Ethington thanked volunteers and donors to the project at the groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Guadalupe students race through competition

    Caterina and Gabriella Karas, students at Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy in Simpsonville, ran through the competition at local, district and state AAU cross country competitions and earned the chance to compete at the national AAU meet on Dec. 1.

    Caterina, an eighth-grader, finished 18th and Gabriella, a third-grader, took 15th in their respective age groups at the national meet on Dec. 1 in Virginia Beach, Va.

    While both sisters were the Louisville city champs in their age groups, Caterina said she was not so sure she made the national meet.