Today's News

  • County to fund events, prepare for winter weather

    Shelby County Fiscal Court met Monday this week, because of a KACo (Kentucky Association of Counties) conference that magistrates attended Tuesday.

    The agenda was a short one.

    The court approved a request by magistrate Tony Carriss, who asked that $500 be allotted to help fund Christmas in Mount Eden.

    That event, sponsored by the Mount Eden Ruritan Club, will take place Dec. 4.

  • News Briefs: Nov. 13, 2009

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  • EARLIER: What we think: A note to Harley: You'll love us

    An open letter to the board members of the Harley-Davidson Company:

    We were sure happy last week to read that you were thinking even more seriously of moving your big production plant from Pennsylvania to here.

    Heck, a couple of us have been to York, and although it’s not a bad place, we don’t think it compares with our bluegrass-covered paradise.

  • Boys team takes ninth in state; Eden and Karas lead teams

    The boys team took ninth place in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Saturday afternoon.

    Leader Stacey Eden said that would ease his personal disappointment in taking fourth place with a time of 16:14.59.

    "I think they did a great job," he said. "We trained our butts off all season. It seems like we had pretty much the best race we've had all season."

  • Karas leads Lady Rockets' solid performance

    LEXINGTON -- Caterina Karas led the three individual Lady Rockets competing in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday afternoon -- but she wasn't the only success story.

    The sophomore, seeded second going into the race, placed fourth in a time of 19 minutes, 8.92 seconds,. which was "totally good," Karas said, because she's battling a sinus infection.

  • Cross country: State Meet runs Saturday

    The SCHS boys’ cross-country team and three members of the girls’ squad will battle for top honors Saturday afternoon at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

    Rockets’ senior Stacey Eden is gunning for his first cross-county state championship. Eden has finished in the top 10 the last two years. Eden will lead the boys’ team hoping to finish in the top 10. The boys’ Class 3A race will begin at 2:15 p.m.

  • Scouting Report: SCHS at Trinity

    7:30 p.m. Friday, at Marshall Stadium

    Radio: WXLN-FM (93.3)

    Records: Shelby County, 9-2; Trinity, 7-4

    Last week: Shelby County beat visiting Seneca, 37-14; Trinity beat visiting Southern, 55-0.

    Previous meetings: Shelby County last played Trinity in 2006, and the Shamrocks won, 38-7. Trinity Coach Bob Beatty is 6-0 against the Rockets.

    Coaches: SCHS, Todd Shipley (53-58, 10th year at school); Trinity, Beatty (123-19, 10th year at school)

  • Trinity upends Rockets, season

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  • EARLIER: What we think: Fiscal Court has made a bold bid for Harley

    Though the minutes of its meeting will not mention the name Harley-Davidson, Shelby County Fiscal Court’s vote Tuesday morning may well have been the most  significant card the county could play in its bid to lure Harley-Davidson’s plant from southern Pennsylvania.

    By voting to introduce a zoning change on two large parcels of land that would be appropriately positioned for such an industry, Fiscal Court has confronted what is likely the most sensitive aspect of this project with unprecedented boldness.

  • EARLIER: My Word: Let's send the money directly to the students

    I recently read Rep. Brett Guthrie’s explanation for voting against the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, and I was very surprised by his statement that he feared it would be “a government takeover of the student loan industry,” The main crux of this piece of legislation was to end the subsidies to private student loan companies and send that money directly to the students.