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Today's News

  • GARNETT ‘NEWT’ NEWTON: SEPT. 4, 1930 TO AUG. 5, 2016

    It would seem the entire Bagdad community was in attendance Monday at Bagdad Baptist Church to pay final respects to a man so revered in the town, he was recognized as the unofficial mayor. No election was ever necessary.

  • A helping hand in disasters

    Although very recently graduated from college, Michael Ducharm has thrown himself in the midst of a whirlwind training session to prepare him for just about anything.

    “I’m still in training, and I’m really excited about the possibilities on what kind of work I’ll be getting into,” he said.

    The Pleasureville resident who moved to Kentucky from California at the age of 12 is two weeks into a training program for AmeriCorps.

  • A selfless rescue

    It was just another workday at the scrap yard for Shelly Jamison until the sound of crying kittens turned his ordinary Thursday on end.

    “I was sitting on a forklift and I thought I heard kittens wining,” Jamison said.  “I got off and looked and sure enough, that’s what it was.”

    Jamison said it took some patience, but he eventually coaxed two tiny kittens out of a pile of twisted scrap metal at Midwest Metals.

    Without hesitation, Jamison took them home to care for them, but his efforts at the scrap yard were not done.

  • Kentucky is ahead of CDC opioid recommendations

    New federal guidelines for treating pain are encouraging doctors to prescribe fewer narcotics, especially high-powered pain pills such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

    The Centers for Disease Control recently released an appeal to the medical community in what it termed an “urgent response” to an epidemic of overdose deaths in the United States.

  • JHS receives C rating

    Jewish Hospital Shelbyville recently earned a grade of C for patient safety through information comprised by Hospital Safety Score and while hospital officials say the information is useful, it’s not absolute.

  • Shelby Energy to host Lineman’s Rodeo

    When the power goes out after a storm or accident, linemen from Shelby Energy are out in force working to restore electricity. But what does it take to get up on the poles?

    It takes practice, and next weekend linemen from electric co-ops across the state will be in Shelbyville to showcase their best.

    Hosted by Shelby Energy, the 12th annual Lineman’s Rodeo will take place Sept. 29-30 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, including two three-man teams from Shelby Energy, and the public is invited to attend.

  • Rockets could pick up a win

    Bullitt East has to be kicking itself.

    After defeating Shelby County 56-31 last Friday night for its first win of the season, the Chargers may have to forfeit the game.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association charged yesterday that Bullitt East kicker Christian Foster had not participated in enough practices to be eligible to play in her first game.

    The violation was self-reported according to Bullitt East athletic director Troy Barr.

  • Titans reel off 2 straight

    The Collins volleyball team has taken its last two opponents to the woodshed in a pair of straight set victories.

    The most recent came on Wednesday night, when the Titans traveled to Frankfort to take on Western Hills.

    Collins handled the Wolverines with ease, picking up wins of 25-12, 25-10, and 25-17 on its way to sweeping WHHS. Once again the team served at an incredibly high 93 percent rate in the win.

  • Collins faces tough test in Spencer

    Having suffered its first loss of the season last Friday at the hands of Boyle County, Collins will look to get back to winning football this week when it welcomes Spencer County for its district opener.

    The Bears had a rocky start to the 2016 season, falling to Bardstown 29-13 in the season opener.

    But Spencer has rebounded since, winning its next four games over Nelson County, East Jessamine, Bullitt East, and Bullitt Central.

    Spencer County’s strength lies with its running backs, Brandon Leff and Kadin Smith.

  • Banged-up Shelby hosts Franklin

    After losing more than a handful of starters in a loss to Bullitt East last week, the Shelby County Rockets football team could still be missing several players tonight when Franklin County visits the Rockets at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    SCHS coach Todd Shipley said on Monday that chances are good the Rockets (3-2) will be without starters Caleb Morehead and Keshawn Catlett, who both left last Friday’s contest with head injuries.