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Today's News

  • Powell’s grand slam propels SCHS softball

    Hayley Powell’s grand slam helped the Shelby County softball team end its regular season on a high note.

    The Rockets (8-24), who lost, 11-0, at Bullitt East in six innings Thursday, bounced back to beat host Montgomery County, 6-3, Friday night, thanks in large part to Powell’s 2-out, fifth-inning slam in their regular-season finale. 

  • Shelby boasts 3 state track champs

    LOUISVILLE – Shelby County High School junior Zach Shipley won his first state championship, and Collins sisters Caterina and Gabby Karas added to their total Friday night at the Class AA State Track & Field Championships.

    Shipley held off several challengers to win the boys’ 300-meter hurdles at the University of Louisville’s Owsley Frazier Cardinal Park, while senior Caterina Karas captured the 800 and her seventh-grade sister, Gabby, took home the title in the 1,600.

  • Victory suits Rockets to a Tee

    Tuesday night was Tee time.

    Shelby County senior catcher Tee Goble went 2-for-6 with three RBIs – the final two coming on a double in the top of the 11th inning that gave the fourth-seeded Rockets a 10-8 upset of  top-seeded Collins in the 30th District Tournament baseball semifinals at Collins.

    “This feels good, this feels real good,” Goble said soaking in the significance of the moment after the game. “Everybody expected us to lose.”

  • District softball: Collins falls to Anderson in 10 innings

    TAYLORSVILLE – In the end, an old enemy showed up at Collins' gate Tuesday night.

    Anderson County took advantage of numerous Collins defensive miscues to defeat the Titans, 7-4, in a 10-inning, semifinal thriller at the 30th District Tournament at Spencer County High School.

    An unofficial count by The Anderson Newscredited Collins with 10 errors leading to six unearned runs. Officially, Collins Coach Jim Axline said he knew his team had far too many to beat an Anderson team that was playing well heading into the post-season.

  • MY WORD: Remembering true spirit of Memorial Day

    In his address following the battle at Gettysburg, Kentucky native President Abraham Lincoln stated that we as Americans need “…to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”

  • Shelbyville City Council: Election might not be over

    With six spots up for grabs among seven candidates in the Democratic primary for Shelbyville City Council, a close election could get even closer today.

    Suzanne White, a newcomer to the local political scene, came in seventh but lost by 11 votes to incumbent by Shane Suttor. The top six move on to face five Republicans in the General Election.

    White said a vote that close might need to be looked at again.

  • Adkins, Massie dominate District 4 primaries in Shelby

    Democrat William Adkins, a lawyer from Williamstown, and Republican Thomas Massie, the Lewis County judge-executive, ran away with the their respective races in Shelby County for the District 4 congressional seat.

    Adkins, running against the largely reclusive Greg Frank, took a resounding 68 percent of the 2,074 votes cast.

  • Court report: May 23, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Eved C. Cardona, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $643 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

    Raymond B. Medley, possessing open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle and second-offense aggravator DUI – guilty – 28 days home incarceration program, operator's license suspended for 12 months and $913 fine and costs.

  • Shelby County softball falls to Spencer County in district tourney; Collins-Anderson County suspended by rain

    TAYLORSVILLE - The Shelby County softball team's season came to an end Monday evening as host Spencer County beat the Rockets 7-1 in the 30th District Tournament semifinals.

    The Bears (16-14) are scheduled to face the winner of the Collins-Anderson County semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the district final.

    The semi between the Titans and the Bearcats was suspended after one batter - Anderson's Anna Marie Hyatt grounded out - in the top of the first inning. It is slated to resume at 6 p.m. Tuesday night at Spencer County.

  • This bird is a tenant you will want to keep

    Everyone loves the Purple Martin and rightfully so.

    By the time the Europeans arrived in this great country, the Native Americans had already recognized the benefits of  having these birds as neighbors. The fact that Purple Martins, because of their aerial feeding habits, helped rid an area of pesky mosquitoes, flies and gnats was well known.

    The native tribes were already installing the first man-made bird houses by growing gourds, drying them out, cutting the proper entrance holes in each gourd and placing them high in dead trees or on tall poles.