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Today's News

  • Shelby rallies to beat Garrard County

    Entering the game with a lot of question marks, the Shelby County High School football team came out with a lot of answers Friday.

    Listed as a two-touchdown underdog by some, the Rockets went down to the wire at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl and came out with a tough, hard fought 31-30 road win to open the season.

    “It went right down to the wire for sure,” Shelby County senior Michael Perry said. “It was a good game for us. A lot of our younger guys played really well tonight.”

  • Fire destroys house on Eminence Pike

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a vacant home on Eminence Pike Saturday night but fire officials are labeling the blaze as suspicious.

    At 9:22 p.m., the Shelby County Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fully involved structure fire at 198 Eminence Pike.

    Upon arrival, Major Andy White, reported it was a working structure fire.

    No one was living at the house at the time of the blaze, as the occupants had just been evicted; the home is owned by Larry Sams.

  • Birth: Summitt daughter

    Steven and Denise Summitt of Shelbyvilleannounce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on June 27, 2015, at Baptist Health. She has been named Jordyn Faith Summitt. She was born at 5:10 a.m., weighing 7 pounds and 15.4 ounces and 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Jim and Kim Raper of Cox’s Creek, Theresa Hedden of Shelbyville, Steve and Holly Summitt, Dean Moffett and Mary Rose, all of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Hazel Summitt and Alice Ryan.

  • SHS class of 1965 reunion
  • Wedding: Rachel and Spencer Young

    Rachel and Spencer Young were married on June 13, 2015 at Highview Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Brian and Becky Woodrow of Mt. Washington. The groom is the son of David and Robin Young of Bagdad.

    Wedding music was provided by Geoffrey McGillen of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Andy Schmitz officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    The maid of honor was Katie Woodrow of Mt. Washington, sister of the bride.

  • Datebook: Aug. 26, 2015

    This week
    Homemakers book club
    The Homemakers book club, meets at noon today at the Shelby County Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road. Participants can bring their lunches and favorite books they have read to tell other club members about them and then take home a new book to read. To register for the book club or for more information, call 633-4593.
    MAPP meeting

  • Forster’s Tern finds homes near Kentucky’s lakes

    The Forster’s Tern migrates through Kentucky and has been seen as early as March 7 and as late as June 10 in the spring. It has even been seen on June 25 and June 29 in the summer with a late autumn date of Dec. 20.

  • Collins volleyball falls to Male

    Opponents may want to take a closer look at the Collins volleyball team this year after the Titans pushed No. 25 Male to the limit Wednesday, falling to the Bulldogs in three tough games.

    “We are not going to back down from anybody,” Collins coach Cary Clark said. “We knew Male would be a very tough game, but the girls really stepped up and went at them. We let some opportunities get away from us, but that’s to be expected with a young team.”

  • Shelby to face off with Garrard

    In what they hope will be the start of a banner season in 4A, the Shelby County High School football season is jumping right into the fray facing off with one of the states’ top 3A programs at Garrard County in the Hall of Fame Bowl at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    “They are a good football team,” Shelby County coach Todd Shipley said. “They were good last year and have a lot of guys back.”

  • Collins will take on Montgomery County

    Two teams looking to get back to their normal winning ways in football will square off in the 68th Recreation Bowl in Mt. Sterling at 8 p.m. Saturday.

    Collins High School, 4-7 last year and Montgomery County, 2-8, will play in the second game of the state’s oldest bowl game immediately after Class 1A powers Paris and Frankfort play in a 6 p.m. kickoff.

    Like Collins, Montgomery County is looking to bounce back in a big way this season.