Today's News

  • May is ALS month

    Every year during the month of May, Yolanda Hickman makes a special effort to raise awareness about the disease that took her husband's life.

    On April 25, 2004, Yolanda's husband, Rev. Michael Hickman, died after an 11-month battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The disease, which is more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks the body's motor neuron system and causes the body to shut down.

    The cause of the disease is not yet fully known.

    It is estimated that 300,000 Americans currently suffer from the disease.

  • New Business - Betsye's Blooms

    We are: Betsye's Blooms

    Owned by: Audrey Petty, Nancy Rankin and other partners.

    Location: 6804 Shelbyville Road

    Services: Fresh flowers, decor items, plants, funeral arrangements, special occasions such as weddings, event design and management.

    We say: "Ownership remains local, continuing the relationship Betsye (Spaulding) had with the community for 30 years," Rankin said.

    Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.

  • Volunteers are driving force

    Since 1917 the American Red Cross has been a presence in Shelby County. From the very first meeting of local leaders, volunteers have been the driving force behind the American Red Cross.

    Ninety-one years later we are still here thanks to the generosity of our volunteers.

  • Rockets bounce back to beat Oldham - Boys fall to Bullitt East

    SCHS head coach Bart Roettger used every adjective he could think of to describe the Rocket baseball team's play Tuesday against Bullitt East -- "lackadaisical, listless, dead, it was almost like our guys had a hangover from prom," he said.

    However, after a little post-game talking -- and running -- the Rockets came out with a fresh attitude and approach on Wednesday at Oldham County.

    Bullitt East beat Shelby 7-3, but the Rockets took a hard-fought game 9-8 against the Colonels.

  • Softball team goes young at Capital City Classic - Lady Rockets go 3-2 in tourney

    Due to the SCHS prom Saturday, the Lady Rocket softball team was forced to call up seven players from the freshman team for most of the Capital City Classic in Frankfort.

    However, that didn't dampen the team's results.

    The girls went 3-2 over the weekend, playing just one game with their full varsity roster.

  • School menus - May 5-9


    Southwest pizza slice or taco and chips, tossed salad, sour cream/salsa, corn, Mexican rice, banana, pineapple or peaches, milk

    B = Pizza strip or cinnamon pancakes


    Turkey sandwich or ham sandwich with or without cheese, salad dressing/ mustard, lettuce/tomato, vegetable medley, baked cheetos, pineapple, banana or peaches, milk

    B = Chicken biscuit or breakfast bun


  • Bitter rivals, now better buddies

    When Shelby County's Haleigh LeCompte stepped into the batter's box for the first time back on March 29, she knew the sounds coming from behind her.

    "Tiffany was talking," LeCompte says of Anderson County catcher Tiffany Davenport. "She was trying to get me to talk to her."

    If the grins on both faces were any indication, Davenport was successful.

    "The umpire said to me, 'I take it you know each other,'" Davenport says. "I told him, 'We are best friends.'"

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    May 5 -- Bridges Center at Rural Communities Hospice, (for adults grieving the death of a loved one) will meet 6-7:30 p.m. To pre-register for classes or for more information about support groups, call (502) 456-5451 or 1-888-345-8197.

    Public can attend

    May 1 -- Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    May 3 -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

  • Volunteers 'do it all' at local hospital

    Helen Poole is everywhere.

    If she isn't running a bake sale, she is collecting money for a silent auction, organizing a fundraiser or bustling around the coffee shop at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville, where she is beginning her 13th year as a volunteer.

    She laughed when asked about the last time she worked at the coffee shop.

    "I spilled coffee all over my feet," she chuckled.

  • Peters joins Beshear's cabinet

    When Governor Steve Beshear announces his new Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet in a few weeks, Shelby County resident Dr. Leonard Peters will become Kentucky's next Energy and Environmental Secretary.

    With as much experience as Peters has dealing with important energy issues, Beshear said in a press release that Peters, 68, is "a perfect selection in helping balance energy needs with environmental concerns."