Today's News

  • My memory of George Cottrell


    My first impression of George Cottrell will also be my lasting memory of him.

  • Hicks plays again in Shelby – for a day

    It wasn’t quite a homecoming for Darryl Hicks, considering he still lives in Shelbyville.

    However, Wednesday was his return to a basketball court in Shelby County.

    Hicks, a senior-to-be at Trinity, and his Shamrocks came back from an early double-digit deficit to defeat host Collins, 93-66, in boys’ summer basketball.

  • Cain, Long nosed out of state senor golf event


    Shelbyville’s Rick Cain came up short in his bid to repeat as the Kentucky Senior Golf Association’s Match Play Champion.

    Lexington’s Bruce Walters defeated Cain, the event’s defending champ, 3 and 2, in Thursday’s semifinals at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville.

  • News briefs: June 8, 2012

    Funeral for George Cottrell

    to be held in SCHS gym


    The funeral for longtime Shelby County teacher, coach George Cottrell will be in Shelby County High School’s Mike Casey Gymnasium at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cottrell was diagnosed with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — commonly called Lou Gehrig’s Disease — in Feb. 2011 and died at his home on Tuesday because of complications from the disease.

  • Arts Briefs: June 8, 2012

    Shelby actor performs
    in Frankfort show

    Clint Gill of Shelbyville has a role in Director Kathi E.B. Ellis’s production of The Tempest, which is today and Saturday and June 14-16 Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road in Frankfort. Tickets are $10 for the shows, which start at 7 p.m.
    Ellis has directed numerous shows at Shelby County Community Theatre, and Gill has performed there many times as well.

  • Ag Report: June 8, 2012

    Brookshier departs extension

    for governor’s ag policy board

    Tammy Brookshier has left her role as ag programs coordinator/CAIP administrator for Shelby County to join the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy in Frankfort as a programs coordinator.

    Brookshier had worked at the Shelby County Extension Office for the past 5-plus years and oversaw the distribution of ag development funds to enterprises in the county, and her interaction with the governor’s ag office led to the new position.

  • Graffiti spray painted on 3 schools

    An investigation is under way into several incidences of vandalism that occurred Monday night at three Shelby County schools.

    Shelby County school officials said that the vandalism occurred in the form of graffiti at East Middle, Shelby County High School and the Education Center @ Cropper, which were spray painted with curse words, racial slurs and phallic symbols.

    Duanne Puckett, public relations coordinator for SCPS, said the district’s maintenance department has cleaned up the vandalism at the sites.

  • WICHE: Spinosad is a new weapon among natural insecticides

    After the heat-wave in late May the blueberries ripened like wildfire, the Colorado potato beetle larva peppered the Pontiac potato patch and the cabbage worms nearly devoured my kale.

    I would pick and squish and drown, but so much was happening at once I needed a little assistance.

    As you know, I do not use chemical pesticides in the vegetable garden. I will reach for a bio-insecticide if I must, however.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville officially limits fireworks to July 3-4

    If you live in Simpsonville and are planning to celebrate Independence Day in an explosive way, you have a new schedule to follow.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday gave final, unanimous approval – Commissioner Vicky Wise was absent – to an ordinance that restricts the use of fireworks in the city to July 3 and July 4.

    Those dates could be adjusted if the city determines the legal holiday would be celebrated on July 5, but otherwise residents have a 2-day window.

  • Titans tuning up for next season with tough summer

    To say that Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither has scheduled ambitiously for his team this summer would be an understatement.

    A major one.