Today's News

  • SCHS volleyball team wins Bath tourney

    The Shelby County volleyball team captured the Citizens Bank Volleyball Throwdown at Bath County on Saturday.
    “The girls played like champions,” Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace said.
    The Rockets beat Powell County, 2-1 (18-25, 25-14, 15-13), Boyd County, 2-0 (25-8, 25-18), and Bath County, 2-0 (25-14, 25-18), in pool play to advance to the gold bracket tournament.
    In that competition, Shelby County topped Raceland, 2-1 (19-25, 25-11, 15-10), East Ridge, 2-1 (25-23, 23-25, 15-11), and, in the final, Greenup County, 2-0 (25-6, 25-14).

  • Big moves spark Homecoming dance

    Coming into last Friday night’s football game against Henry County, Shelby County senior Michael Barry ranked as the No. 2 receiver, statistically speaking, in Class 5A.
    Against the Wildcats, though, it wasn’t one of Barry’s receptions that sparked the Rockets.
    It was an interception.
    Barry’s 30-yard interception return for a touchdown – a “pick six” as it is known – coupled with Zach Shipley’s 64-yard TD run early in the third quarter spurred Shelby County to a 21-0 victory over the Wildcats on Homecoming at Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • News briefs: Sept. 19, 2012

    Public meeting to discuss

    downtown arts center idea


    Officials Shelby County Public Schools and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at West Middle School to review the conceptual ideas for a downtown arts/convention center in Shelbyville.

    The meeting will be hosted by Leon Mooneyhan, the CEO of OVEC and organizer of the effort to build a City Center, and SCPS Superintendent James Neihof.

  • My Morning Jacket has Shelby County roots

    Johnny Quaid said he never set out to be anything but honest with his music and his work.

    On his grandparent’s farm near Shelbyville, where corn and soybeans grew, so did Johnny and his cousin Jim’s band, My Morning Jacket. Comprised of members from Pleasureville, Buckner, and Shelbyville, the band’s music reached international acclaim with its first albums recorded mostly on the family farm.

  • Shelbyville's building fees may get OK to increase

    The Shelbyville City Council will be taking up some familiar issues when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Most of the items council members are scheduled to consider mirror those they discussed on Sept. 6, their last meeting, including the second readings – and potential passages – of three ordinances that received their first pass at that meeting.

    Principal among those is an ordinance that would increase the amount residents would pay for building permits, putting them on par with those in Shelby County.

  • Well-hidden, this owl is difficult to find

    The Northern Saw-Whet Owl, what a name!

    It apparently came from early on bird observers who seemed to think that this little owl's mating call resembled the sound made by a saw being sharpened by a whetstone.

    Modern day ornithologists describe the song as being a repeated low, whistled toot such as “poo poo poo” or “toit toit toit.” In addition you might hear a wheezy, rising, catlike screech “shweeee,” a soft nasal bark “keew” or “pew” and a soft whining “eeeooi.”

  • Court report: Sept. 17, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Linda Armstrong:

    Greg D. Haynes, first-offense DUI – plead guilty – 30-day sentence, serve 5 days, balance probated for 2 years, operator's license suspended for 30 days and $728 fine and costs.

    Hannah Toby, theft by unlawful taking/shoplifting – plead guilty – $434 fine and costs.

    Talania P. Hinkle, second-degree disorderly conduct – plead guilty – $204 fine and costs plus restitution.

  • Simpsonville property taxes rise to 11.1 cents

    SIMPSONVILLE – Property owners in Simpsonville will pay a little more in ad valorem property taxes this year.

    The Simpsonville City Commission approved on second reading at a special called meeting on Friday morning its 2012 rate of 11.1 cents per $100 of assessed value.

    The measure, which had been approved on first reading on Aug. 15, won unanimous OK, although Commissioners Scott McDowell and Vicky Wise were absent.

    A required public hearing on the new rate was convened at 8:15 a.m. Friday, but no one showed up to comment.

  • Titans slam Spencer, clinch top seeding for soccer district

    The newly-sixth-ranked Collins boys’ soccer team slammed host Spencer County, 7-1, Tuesday night in Taylorsville to clinch the regular-season district title and the top seed in next month’s 30th District Tournament.
    The Titans (7-0-1, 3-0) tallied five times in the first 17 minutes on their way to an easy victory. Their first goal came in the fifth minute, when Chris Shuck headed home Mark Lanham’s corner kick.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Sept. 15, 2012

    Cornerstone instructional bball camp