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Today's News

  • Stealing should not be protected sin

    It could almost be time for some truth in spending.

    On Nov. 6 a Republican senator sent TV Evangelists Kenneth and Gloria Copeland a set of written questions about how they spend their money.

    As church leaders, they pay no taxes but are supposed to put some of the money they receive back into serving the public welfare.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, decided the Copelands' flights to Hawaii and Fiji just might not really qualify as legitimate business trips.

  • Simpsonville postpones annexation vote

    The usually sedate Wednesday morning meeting of the Simpsonville City Commission was anything but calm this week as dozens of opponents of annexation of land near I-64 showed up to assault the plan.

  • Lady Rockets being overlooked

    The SCHS girls' basketball team is the 8th Region champs until someone knocks them off in March, but you would never know from the preseason projections.

    Anderson County and South Oldham are trendy picks to win the region this year so the Lady Rockets will have to prove once again that they are top dogs -- despite being the only preseason ranked team in the region, at No. 16.

  • Rockets face tall task against Boone County

    While the Shelby County football team's defense has improved in the playoffs, a punishing rushing game has been the Rockets' Achilles heel all year.

    SCHS will find out exactly how much the defense has improved tonight when the Rockets face Boone County, which boasts the Class 6A leading rusher. Cory Farris averaged 225 yards a game in the regular season. That average has dipped to 207 since the playoffs began, but that does not mean that slowing him down has become any easier.

  • Opportunity for high school students

    Representatives of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University will conduct an informational meeting for high school students and their parents as well as interested community members 6 p.m. Nov. 27 in Crestwood at the Oldham County Arts Center.

  • Triple S considers rule change

    The Shelby County Industrial and Development Foundation submitted a formal objection to proposed changes to the local landscape and buffer zone regulations last night during a public hearing on the subject.

    Ryan Libke, executive director of Triple S, said that although only one person spoke about the change at the meeting, a representative from the industrial foundation handed in a letter voicing their concerns about the changes.

    In the statement, the foundation said that the proposed regulations would hinder local business opportunities.

  • County asks senator for help with illegals

    After a debate about what can be backed up with hard data and what can't, magistrates approved a letter Tuesday to be sent to Republican Senator Jim Bunning asking for help with county problems stemming from illegal immigration.

    Magistrate Michael Riggs said he would like to have statistics to back up any specific comments regarding the effect of the illegal population on county services such as law enforcement, the jail, hospital. clinics and schools.

  • Schools struggle to hire minorities

    Although 26 percent of the students in the Shelby County public school system are from an ethnic minority, only 5 percent of the education positions in the district are filled by minorities, according to a recent report.

  • Rockets take district title

    The SCHS football team went 0-3 in the district during the regular season but got the last laugh after beating Madison Central 37-20 Friday to win the Class 6A District 8 title.

    The Rockets (8-4) led 17-14 at the half and then outscored the Indians (7-5) 20-0 in the third quarter on their way to the win.

    SCHS quarterback Alex Matthews threw for more than 450 yards with four touchdowns and one interception in the win.

    It was a far cry from the more 500 yards and nine touchdowns Matthews had in the first-round win over Scott County, but the senior wasn't disappointed.

  • SCHS student faces weapons charge

    A 16-year-old male was arrested Wednesday and charged with bringing a knife to Shelby County High School and threatening another male student.

    According to a Shelby County Sheriff's report, the boy, who is a junior, made a verbal threat in a classroom involving another student and was taken to the office where administrators then discovered he had a fold-out hunting knife in his possession.

    A note that mentioned the word "murder" was also found in the student's possession, the report said.