Today's News

  • Veterans remembered

    They fought in the Battle of Okinawa. They liberated captives from Nazi death camps. They played part in the defeat of one of the greatest evil empires this world has ever known. And every year there are fewer of these heroes in Shelby County still alive to retell their stories.

    In an effort to preserve a first-hand account of what it was like to live and serve in war, the Shelby County Historical society archives the oral history of our hometown heroes.

  • Protect your business from crime

    Shelby County has had four bank robberies and at least 20 armed robberies in the past eight months, according to Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice.

    "This isn't Mayberry anymore," Rice said. "People are still surprised this is happening here."

    But Rice agrees they shouldn't be surprised.

    No city or county -- especially one in close proximity to a major metropolitan area such as Louisville -- is going to be immune from the rising rate of robberies and burglaries often committed for cash to feed a drug addiction.

  • Eden sets sights on state cross country title

    Shelby County sophomore Stacey Eden has a little work left to do.

    After winning the Region 3 meet last weekend, the Rocket cross country runner is focused solely on the State Meet this Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and Eden isn't short on motivation.

    Eden was disappointed after last year's 22nd place finish, something he hasn't forgotten.

    "Yeah, I haven't forgotten about that," he said. "It's something I think about every day at practice."

  • Simpsonville seeks to annex interchange

    The Simpsonville City Commission Tuesday took first reading on an ordinance that would annex into the city 42 acres at the interchange with I-64 and Buckcreek Road.

    Nearly all of the land is owned by the state and includes the interstate itself, its median and the land within the cloverleafs. But just under 7 acres is owned by Redline Properties, which will seek to re-zone the land to allow for commercial development, according to the company's general manager, Mike Ford.

  • Dear governor: Fight crime, fight drugs

    Over the last several months, Kentuckians have heard hundreds of commercials from the candidates for governor promising to cure the rising cost of health care, restore good relations in the legislature, balance the budget without raising taxes all the while adding dozens of new programs, and fix a cold, rainy day.

    That is a wonderful to-do list for the governor and the General Assembly over the next four years. But what we really need is a double-fisted approach to fighting crime and the drug problem that underlies most of it.

  • The Sandwich Generation

    I am part of the Sandwich Generation, caught between caring for my children, caring for my parents and caring for myself.

    My children need lots of attention. One college kid cannot keep enough pocket change to support his habit for Little Debbie Fudge Rounds. The high schooler wants a ride to the mall. And a middle schooler needs crickets for his lizard. It is quite a bit of running. But I do it gladly. Well, sort of.

  • Thanks for help

    July 24 2007 we lost our home, most of our belongings and some sanity to a fire but didn't lose each other, which is what counts the most.

    We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Bagdad Fire Protection District, Shelby County Fire Department, Pleasureville Fire Department and the Red Cross. Without the quick response of the fire departments, we would not have been able to salvage anything. The firefighters were able to save some of our pictures that were valuable to us.

  • After the election

    To the victor belong the spoils. Shelby's top Republican officials are hoping Beshear's victory Tuesday does not spoil the county's hopes for a good spot at the table waiting for handouts from state government.

    "Gov. Fletcher was very good to Shelby County, I'll say that," state Sen. Gary Tapp said. "But I'll do my best to work with him {Gov.-elect Beshear} to take care of Shelby County and the whole Senate district."

  • Bulldogs open season with a bang

    The Cornerstone Christian Academy is on the brink of a big, big season.

    The Bulldogs are the defending Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state champs, they lost three starters from last season's team and they're slowly moving on to a bigger stage -- the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    Cornerstone opened their season Tuesday with 75-60 win over Lakeside, a team entering its first season in the KCAA.

  • Rockets whip Oldham County 40-18

    Shelby County got a boost Friday when Alex Matthews returned from injury to lead the Rockets to a 40-18 win at Oldham County in the final game of the football regular season.

    "He's our guy and it's always good to have him back there," SCHS head coach Todd Shipley said. "The big thing is he's back for the playoffs. It was a good boost for our team, but more than anything it's reassuring for him. To come out and perform like that after sitting out -- he had a nice game."

    Matthews completed 23 of 36 passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns to pace the Rockets (6-4).