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  • Goo-ood employee

    Allen Purnell rose to his feet to grip Ray Barnes’ hand in a warm handshake as the latter stepped into his office at F.B. Purnell Sausage, Inc.in Simpsonville.

    “How are you this morning, Hoss?” asked Purnell with a grin. “Set yourself down.”

    Purnell, CEO and co-owner of the company, along with his brother, Bob, chatted with Barnes as they waited for Bob and Todd Purnell, Allen’s son and president of the company, to arrive for an informal presentation to Barnes.

  • Shelby faces off with Meade tonight

    In what is expected to be a water-logged, slugfest of a ground game, Shelby County will welcome 6A Meade County to Robert Doyle Stadium tonight at 7:30.

    Both teams run a version of the triple option offense, with the Green Wave (1-1) opting for a Wing-T rushing attack that was led by several different rushers last season.

    Senior running back Zach Babb led the pack for Meade in 2016, with 663 yards and seven touchdowns last season.

    Last week in the 48-0 win over Anderson County, Babb compiled a team-leading 196 yards on the ground in the victory.

  • Collins grabs district win at Anderson

    Collins volleyball’s quest for a fourth consecutive district title marches on, with the Titans heading into Lawrenceburg and defeating Anderson County (2-3) in straight sets on Tuesday night.

    The team from Shelbyville took the first set by a relatively narrow 25-21 margin before closing out the Bearcats with second and third set scores of 25-7 and 25-14.

    With the win, Collins moves to 2-0 in matches against 30th District foes.

  • Shelby defeats Spencer in straight sets

    While Spencer County may have fought and clawed to stay in the 30th District volleyball match against Shelby County on Tuesday night, the Rockets showed it had the superior team.

    The Rockets (6-4) used its depth and solid net play to defeat the Bears (6-4), as Shelby moved to 1-0 in district play in the process.

    “[The match] was fun to say the least,” Rockets coach Kristen Kapp said. “The girls played relaxed and got the job done. I tried not to apply too much pressure to win, instead, I told them to play point by point.”

  • Titans shut out Amazons in road matchup

    The Titan girls’ soccer team was in mid-season form on Monday, cruising to a 5-0-road win over host Louisville Collegiate.

    Senior midfielder Caroline Burkhardt grabbed the initial lead for the Titans (3-1), and eventually put the game out of reach with a three-goal performance.

    The Amazons (2-3) had no answer for Collins on offense or defense, as the Titans cruised to its third win of the season.

  • Rockets continue growing on links

    In what was described as a ‘frustrating’ day on the course by Shelby County coach Casey Page, the Rockets took a tough 21-stroke loss to Anderson County at Weissinger Hills Golf Course on Tuesday.

    Although SCHS was led by freshman Zach Houchin’s nine-hole round of 34, the home team could not find a way to outplay its opponent.

  • Helping in Houston

     A company that thrives on destruction is eager to help bring restoration into some lives next week.

  • KSP investigate pursuit and fatality collision

    A chase that began in Shelby County in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning ended up with a murder charge for a Willisburg man, police say.

    Kentucky State Police Spokesperson Bernie Napier said Nathaniel Harper, 38, of Willisburg was released from the hospital and lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center after the accident which caused the death of a homeless man in Lexington.

    He is charged with murder, fleeing and evading police, wanton Endangerment, and theft by unlawful taking (auto) $10,000 or more. Other charges are pending.

  • State reports 4 cases of West Nile

    State health officials have reported four cases of West Nile Virus in humans around Kentucky so far this year – that’s less than last year’s 10 reported cases.

    “West Nile Virus is not more widespread this year as compared to previous years,” said Beth Fisher, public information officer for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.“We average about ten cases per year and this is typically the time of year we see reports.”

  • Datebook | Aug. 30, 2017

    This week

    Gold Wing Riders meeting

    Shelbyville Saddlebred Wings, Chapter KY-H The local Chapter of Gold Wing Road Riders Association, meets Friday at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension Office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Social time is 6:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. The group welcomes all makes of bikes. For more information, visit www.saddlebredwings.org.

    Lincoln Institute Alumni

    Shelby Area Chapter of Lincoln Institute Alumni meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. John United Methodist Church.

    First Saturday Walk